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This article from Reading Rockets details a variety of local and national resources for bringing children and books together.
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Alternative Reading: Read Books Online
With today’s technology, it is possible to cozy up with a child and read a story online. But even without a tablet computer or handheld device, a computer and Internet connection can bring you and your child many free online children’s books to enjoy. Try these resources:
The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress provides a number of children's classic books online.
The International Children’s Digital Library collection offers readers around the world free online access to some 4,459 exemplary children's books in more than 50 languages. There’s also a free iPhone app for reading on the go.
Follow along as Children's Choice Book Awards’ authors read aloud their award winning books.
Each month, Barnes & Noble.com shares a different book read by an author or celebrity during its free Online Storytime. Listen to the story and see the illustrations from the books as the story is read.
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