This guide was created to help Education instructors, preservice teachers, and educators to access children's and young adult books during the COVID-19 confinement.
Here is a 19 minute video that walks you through the highlights of the four tabs and their content.
If you are not satisfied with the resources here, you may want to check the digital libraries of the public library where you currently live.
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Bookflix from Scholastic is an online literacy tool that pairs up fiction with nonfiction with engaging videos, read-alouds, vocabulary games and other literacy activities. During the COVID-19 school closings, a free login is being offered:
Otherwise, you can create a free account for educators and librarians for full access.
Axel Scheffler has illustrated a digital book for primary school age children, free for anyone to read on screen or print out, about the coronavirus and the measures taken to control it. Published by Nosy Crow and written by staff within the company, with consulting by Professor Graham Medley of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. The book answers key questions in simple language appropriate for 5 to 9 year olds.
EPIC is a digital library with children's books in various formats. You must create a free account as if you were a teacher or librarian. This will then give you full access. Click on the Explore search box, then scroll down to see the categories and choices.
We Are Teachers Storytime is a series of videos of books being read aloud. Most of the books are read by the author, and some are read by teachers. All videos are under 10 minutes and come with a bonus Q&A at the end.