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Free Online eBooks and Audio eBooks for Children

With print library books unavailable for the time being, digital reading formats like eBooks and Audio eBooks are a great way to keep kids and families reading and accessing new books. 

Here are some excellent, free resources for finding eBooks and Audio eBooks that are always available to read and listen to online.

eBooks

International Children’s Digital Library

Free ​​digital library of more than 4,500 children's eBooks in 59 languages from around the world.

  • Materials for kids in PreK-3rd grade
  • Spanish language children’s materials available​
  • Books viewable in browser
  • Kid-friendly search engine with categories that include: Age, Language, Genre, Length, Cover Color, Type of Character, Rating

Oxford Owl

British publisher Oxford University Press provides access to an expanded library of over 100 free eBooks during school closures. Create a free account for unlimited access.

  • Materials for kids in PreK-6th grade
  • Books viewable in browser
  • After creating a free account, click the Browse the eBook Library button or click here to access the eBook Library
  • Browse by: Age, Series, Oxford Level, Book Type

Unite for Literacy

Online library providing free access to more than 400 original picture eBooks, one fourth of them written in Spanish, including audio narrations in more than 40 languages, spoken by native speakers.

  • Materials for kids in PreK-3rd grade
  • Spanish language children's materials available
  • Books viewable in browser
  • Languages of narration include indigenous and endangered languages along with languages most widely spoken in the US
  • Search by: Written Language (English or Spanish), Narration Language, Keyword, Book Information ​

TeenBookCloud

Free access to online database of YA eBooks and Audiobooks.

  • Materials for kids in 6th-12th grade
  • Enhanced eBooks include audio narration and line by line highlighting
  • Books readable and listenable in browser
  • Search by: Title, Author, Genre, Keyword, Length, Lexile, AR Level
  • Genres include: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Drama & Poetry, Graphic Novels, Classics, AP English

Audio eBooks

Audible Free Streaming

Audible Stories is offering a limited number of free Audio eBooks available without a subscription. 

  • Materials for kids in PreK-12th grade
  • Spanish language children’s materials available​
  • Books listenable in browser

AudioBookCloud

Collection of free Audio eBooks including children's and YA collections and books in Spanish.

  • Materials for kids in PreK-12th grade
  • Spanish language children’s materials available​
  • Books listenable in browser

TeenBookCloud

Free access to online database of YA eBooks and Audiobooks.

  • Materials for kids in 6th-12th grade
  • Enhanced eBooks include audio narration and line by line highlighting
  • Books readable and listenable in browser
  • Search by: Title, Author, Genre, Keyword, Length, Lexile, AR Level
  • Genres include: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Drama & Poetry, Graphic Novels, Classics, AP English