Our favorite resources for digital picture books

Searching for good picture books online? Here are some of our favorite digital resources!

Your digital library

Babybug & Cricket on Flipster: Find stories just for kids in two award-winning magazines.

Hoopla: Easy to navigate and use, the app offers educational and fun options for young readers of all ages.

Media on Demand & Libby: From nursery rhymes and classic tales to robots and pirates, young readers can explore fun books for all ages in a special reading section just for kids.

New! National Geographic Kids: NatGeo Kids offers a complete run of the magazine from 2009 to the present, as well as books, videos, images, and more.

TumbleBookLibrary: Collection of animated, talking picture books that teach young children the joys of reading in a format they’ll love.

Found online

Free ebook collections

Paid ebook subscriptions

Readaloud videos

  • Storytime Online: Videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations.
  • CBeebies: Educational and fun content for preschoolers and parents, with a new bedtime story every week from the BBC.
  • PBS Kids: Read along storytimes with recognizable voices, including former First Lady Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama.
  • HarperKids: Virtual storytimes and more from HarperCollins.
  • Scholastic: Authors and illustrators read their books aloud.
  • Scholastic Storybook Treasures (English, Spanish, Mandarin): Classic children’s storybooks are adapted and brought to life in this series of animated and live-action stories.
  • Barefoot Books: Virtual storytimes, at-home activity kits, animated singalongs, and more.
  • Lee and Low (English and Spanish): Video storytime readalouds.
  • Puffin Books: Virtual storytimes for all ages, with new videos each week.
  • Oliver Jeffers: Stay-at-home video storytimes with Oliver Jeffers.
  • Beatrix Potter: Digital retellings of Peter Rabbit, with readings by Emma Thompson.
  • KidLitTV: Authors read their books out loud.
  • Flannel Board Stories: Classic stories reenacted with cut-out characters.