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Read Online (e-books)

Here you will find some resources to find books available to read online or listen to for a storytime.

Open E-Books
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Open eBooks is a library containing thousands of popular and award-winning titles that are free for our children. These eBooks can be read without checkouts or holds. The goal of Open eBooks is to encourage a love of reading and serve as a gateway to children reading even more often, whether in school, at libraries, or through other eBook reading apps.  Please contact Mrs. Ladwig for your user name & password.

Story Time from Space
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Story Time from Space is a project of the Global Space Education Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit education foundation.  We send children’s books to the International Space Station.  While in space, astronauts are videotaping themselves reading these books to the children of Earth. These videos are being edited and placed on this Story Time From Space website- look under the heading ” Story Time Videos”.

All You Can Books
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Enjoy a free, one-month trial of this eBooks service which allows you to download from their library of over 40,000 titles and language courses. The best part? You can keep the downloads even if you cancel your subscription.

Eye Discover
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EyeDiscover is designed to inspire children at the Kindergarten to Grade 2 levels in a fresh new way. EyeDiscover Media Enhanced Books bridge the gap between print and digital.  Please ask your teacher for the user name & password.  Books can be accessed both at home or at school.

Storyline Online
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Great for storytime!  A collection of streaming videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations.  

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Epic! is available free while at school (if your teacher has signed up) & as a paid for app while at home. Epic includes books, learning videos, quizzes and more!  It also provides AR levels and testing information so you can be ready to test comprehension.  Ask your teacher for your class code to get started. 

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Available through the Hennessey Public Library, OverDrive allows library members access to 1000s of books!  All you need is your (FREE) library card number & the phone number on your account to access e-books.  E-books can then be downloaded to any reading device and checked out just like a physical library book.  

Project Gutenberg
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Project Gutenberg is a library of over 60,000 free eBooks. Choose among free epub and Kindle eBooks, download them or read them online. You will find the world's great literature here, with focus on older works for which U.S. copyright has expired. Thousands of volunteers digitized and diligently proofread the eBooks, for enjoyment and education.

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