Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Read Aloud Websites

Who doesn’t love a read aloud?  In the past few years one of the coolest things I’ve seen is the increase in websites offering read alouds.  I thought it might be fun to share a few of my favorite read aloud websites.

Storyline Online is a collection of 25 books read aloud by famous actors.  Some of the stories read aloud are Stellaluna, A Bad Case of Strips,  Enemy Pie, and My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother!  

Fallsmead Storytime is a collection of 13 books read by teachers at Fallsmead Elementary School.  I am featured reading My Many Colored Days and Falling for Rapunzel, which are 2 of my favorite books.  This website was created by my friend and former teammate, Jessica Shevitz.  I don’t work at Fallsmead anymore and have been trying to encourage my current school to do the same thing.  Students LOVE going to Fallsmead Storytime during their center time to hear their favorite teacher read them a story.  Try it out at your school and let me know how it goes!!

Barnes and Nobel has an online reading feature too called Online Storytime. There are 16 books featuring some great books like, Where the Wild Things Are, Olivia, The Kissing Hand and Strega Nona.

Pinterest and You Tube are also great resources for finding read alouds.   One More Story and Tumble Books are 2 greats sites that are full of wonderful books too.  These 2 sites require subscriptions, but many school districts have subscriptions so check with your media specialists to see if your school subscribes to either of them.  I have also found that some public library systems have subscriptions to them so you can access them through the public library’s website.  

I’d love to hear back from you, especially if you have some other great read aloud websites to share with us.  

Happy Read Across America Day everyone!


  1. Wow! I didn't know about online storybooks, so cool! Thanks for sharing!

    Erika teachtraintriumph

  2. I had not heard of this online storybook! Love it and can't wait to use it in my class. Thanks!

    Tiny Toes

  3. I also like it doesn't read the books out loud, but it has lots of books to read for free- you just have to sign up. It's great do if you have a projector/smartboard in your room!

    Everyone deServes to Learn

    1. Maria,
      I forgot all about that site (! Thanks for reminding me! I will have to go back there and check it out again!

  4. Thanks for sharing these! I am going to have to bookmark them and check to see if I can access them at school!!


  5. Laura,

    I am always looking for great read aloud websites! I pinned this post for future reference. I have used Storyline Online, but not the others. Thanks for sharing! :)

    The Applicious Teacher