Book Resources For Readers Stuck At Home

Hello readers. Many of us are quarantined for the foreseeable future. I want to help you out the best way I can: sharing resources. There will be resources for everyone from young & pre-readers to middle/high school readers to you Booklanders, (who are likely adult readers).

Some of the resources may be directed towards parents/adults of a particular age group since you are now likely home educating your children.

I will update this post as I can with new links.

Last updated: 5/20/20

Related: I’ve got a Pinterest board for those who unexpectedly homeschooling their kids.

Young Readers and Pre-readers

Authors Everywhere!

Youtube Channel filled with videos from various authors (picture books & chapter books)

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems

Hang out with Mo weekdays at 1 pm EST

Storyline Online

Brought to you by the Screen Actor’s Guild. Actors/Actresses read picture books. Approved by the publisher. Plus activities guide/teachers guide.

Storytime Online Resources

The wonderful ladies at Jbrary compiled a great list of resources for our youngest readers/listeners.

Audible Stories

Free audiobooks! Titles for young listeners include: Winnie-the-Pooh, Timeless Tales of Beatrix Potter, Just So Stories, and more.

Free Kindle Books

Amazon, authors, & publishers are offering a wide variety of books for free. Sesame Street and various picture books are available for the youngest fans.

Elementary Age Readers

Draw Every Day With JJK

Live webcast with author Jarrett J Krosoczka weekdays at 2 pm EST

Full Kidlit Calendar

Google calendar (with links!) to the many, MANY author events happening online. All times are EST.

You can also check out the hashtag #KidLitQuarantine on Twitter for more posts.

Scholastic Learn at Home

The publisher is posting daily lessons (videos, books, articles, activities). Pre-K through 5th grade. Materials are available for 6-12th graders.

Storytime from Space

Astronauts read children’s books from outer space!

Audible Stories

Free audiobooks! Titles for elementary readers include: Anne of Green Gables, The Birchbark House, Arlo Finch in the Valley of Fire, and more.

Free Kindle Books

Amazon, authors, & publishers are offering a variety of books for free. Craft books, cookbooks, and others might be of interest.

Papercutz Comics

The comic publisher Papercutz is giving away graphic novels of Dinosaur Explorers, Chloe: The New Girl, Geeky Fab 5, & Smurfs.

TOON Books

TOON Books publishers easy comic books for young readers. TOON Readers is down a bit on the front page. The online reader will let the child listen to the book or simply give prompts when needing help. A variety of books are available AND they’re in a variety of languages as well.

Middle School Readers

Book Club for Kids

Podcast featuring middle graders talking about books.

Audible Stories

Free audiobooks! Titles for tweens include: Cirque du Freak, Book of a Thousand Days, White Fang, and more.

High School Readers

Epic Reads

Audible Stories

Free audiobooks! Titles for teens include: Hollow City, The Bone Witch, Shade’s Children, The Near Witch, and more.

Hogwarts Digital Escape Room

Compete with the people you’re social distancing isolating with. Send to your friends and see who finishes first.

ComiXology Unlimited

This is a paid subscription to 25,000+ comics. The free trial has been upgraded to 60 days.

Audiobook Sync

Free program during the Spring and Summer (4/30-7/29). Two audiobooks are offered for free each week. Download during that week and listen to them later. This year books are available globally.

Adult Readers

Your Local Library

Your local library is likely physically closed but the elibrary is always open. Overdrive and Hoopla are the two big ebook apps. Check to see what your library uses. Libraries, publishers, and content providers are working behind the scenes to get people access to more books.

Overdrive & publishers are now offering book packages for deep discounts for libraries. My Hoopla account is now offering double the check outs allowed this month.

Scribd

Scribd’s library will be available for the next 30 days to anyone for free. More information.

SimplyE (New York Residents Only)

New York Residents, ages 13+, can get a virtual library card to borrow books.

Audible Stories

Free audiobooks! A wide variety of audiobooks are available including literary classics as well as select audiobooks in French, German, Spanish, and Italian.

Kindle Unlimited

2 months of free Kindle Unlimited. Offer only available to new subscribers.

Free Kindle Books

Amazon, authors, & publishers are offering a variety of books for free. Adult selections include books from: Rhys Bowen, Barry Eisler, and more.

Audiobook Sync

Free program during the Spring and Summer (4/30-7/29). Two audiobooks are offered for free each week. Download during that week and listen to them later. This year books are available globally.

Feel free to share additional resources in the comments.

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