As schools become more digital and virtual learning becomes more of the norm, it’s more important than ever to find picture book bread aloud videos. What is more unifying than the shared experience of a story? I mean this for EVERY GRADE! Read aloud videos for kindergarten, first, second, third, fourth, fifth grade AND BEYOND! Video read alouds are becoming more popular because people NEED them! Here are some great sites and Youtube channels to check out with (as far as I am aware) legal video read aloud books. There are even some Spanish read aloud videos for all of my bilingual teachers!
First, do you want to know how to do your own video read alouds?
A library of popular and classic picture books read by actors!
Free for teachers for a year. Picture books turned into videos.
Books read by astronauts on the International Space Station! There are even some Spanish read aloud videos!
Youtube channel for popular publisher Harper Collins. Lots of picture book read aloud videos.
Some popular video read alouds with both fiction and nonfiction as well as diverse picture book read alouds.
Fun interactive read alouds. Questions and talking points are included along the way, so you may not want this if you just want to hear the story.
A nice selection of diverse read alouds are part of this collection with sections for choosing books most suitable to your audience.
Beloved author Kate Messner is doing her part to help kids keep connecting with books!
The popular publisher has read aloud videos of some of their LOVELY picture books including a few award-winning picture books.
English and Spanish video read alouds with nonfiction texts. Switch to Spanish by clicking on the word English in the menu.
Did I miss any amazing picture book read aloud video sites?
There are obviously many more, and of course, many that do not follow copyright laws. These are just some of the ones that I used and had high quality books. I might have missed some, though! Let me know in the comments if there any amazing ones that I should add!