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!
Best Read Aloud Video Sites
A library of popular and classic picture books read by actors! They have a huge library of story books online!
Free for teachers for a year. Picture books turned into videos. Now also available on Netflix!
Story Time From Space
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.
Mai Story Book
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!
Little, Brown Young Readers
The popular publisher has read aloud videos of some of their LOVELY picture books including a few award-winning picture books.
Unite For Literacy
English and Spanish video read alouds with nonfiction texts. Switch to Spanish by clicking on the word English in the menu.
Author Susan Tan created this Youtube channel to bring authors and illustrators of children’s books together to present lessons and read alouds of their books. A wide variety of authors and illustrators!
Children’s Storybooks Online
Illustrated children’s stories for kids, upper elementary and through young adult!
A variety of free books for kids as young as 3 with videos to full text middle grade novels.
Storytime with Ryan and Craig
A HUGE library of video read alouds of some popular books like Pete the Cat and lesser known ones by two funny, engaging guys.
Do you want to know how to do your own video read alouds?
Click here to learn about the easy way to do video read alouds!
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. If you want an online story online read aloud, these are some of my favorites and are of the highest quality. 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!
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