Free Online Resources for Books/Media

During this time of social isolation we are dedicated to bringing you as many resources as possible that are still within the confines of copyright law. Of course we have our digital memberships which we are working on making more robust, but if you find you still need additional resources we will link what we find here. It is a growing and changing list, forgive us if some links become out of date.

Book Resources

Tumblebooks Resources (Available until Aug 1):

-TumbleBookLibrary – K-6 children’s ebook database
Direct Link: https://www.tumblebooklibrary.com/auto_login.aspx?U=tumble735&P=books
Username: tumble735
Password: books

-TumbleMath – K-6 math ebook database
Direct Link: https://www.tumblemath.com/autologin.aspx?U=tumble2020&P=A3b5c6
Username: tumble2020
Password: A3b5c6

-TeenBookCloud – gr 7-12 ebook database
Direct Link: https://www.teenbookcloud.com/autologin.aspx?U=tumble2020&P=A3b5c6
Username: tumble2020
Password: A3b5c6

-AudioBookCloud – all ages audio book database
Direct Link: https://www.audiobookcloud.com/autologin.aspx?U=tumble2020&P=A3b5c6
Username: tumble2020
Password: A3b5c6

-RomanceBookCloud – a huge collection of steamy Romance novels for the older crowd!
Direct Link: https://www.romancebookcloud.com/autologin.aspx?U=tumble2020&P=A3b5c6
Username: tumble2020
Password: A3b5c6

Other Book Resources:

Audible
https://stories.audible.com/start-listen
-Audible is offering certain audio books for free, many of which are children’s books, young adult books, or classics.

Knowbuddy
virtual.knowbuddyresources.com
-Many free ebook resources, both fiction and non fiction, for children.
User: info@knowbuddyresources.ca
Password: KNOWBUDDY

International Children’s Library
http://en.childrenslibrary.org/
-Allows access to kids books from all over the world to read for free.

Public Domain Books
https://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Category:Children%27s_Bookshelf
-Project Gutenberg for online access to a large selection of Public Domain books (copyright expired).

Children’s Books
https://www.childrensbooksonline.org/library.htm
-The Rosetta project offers children’s books.

Children’s book on COVID-19
Children’s book explaining COVID-19 by Gruffalo illustrator

 

Author Readings/Activities

Canadian Author Readings
cbc.ca Canadian writers sharing readings of their books
-Canadian writer’s reading their books online.

Children’s Author Activities
https://www.weareteachers.com/virtual-author-activities/
-Authors reading their books to children.

Mo Willems Drawing Lessons
https://www.kennedy-center.org/education/mo-willems/
-Mo Willems teaching drawing/doodling/writing.

Story Line Online
storylineonline.net
-Famous people reading books to kids.

Jbrary Story Time Online
https://jbrary.com/
-Videos, ebooks, audiobooks, podcasts

 

Additional Resources

Daily Online Activities List by Winnipeg Public Library
https://guides.wpl.winnipeg.ca/aclickaway/home

Junior Library Guild
https://www.juniorlibraryguild.com/at-home
-Free activities and resources for students.

Manitoba Attractions
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/manitoba-attractions-virtual-tours-coronavirus-1.5507253
-Various Manitoba attractions offering virtual tours.

Harry Potter History of Magic Exhibit Online
Inside the Magic Harry Potter Exhibit

NPR
npr.org 
-This is the National Public Radio in the U.S. It has some really great stuff on there for books, music, etc. The Tiny Desk concerts are so good.

Pod Casts
cbc.ca/radio/podcasts 
-A one stop shop for all podcasts CBC Radio offers.

National Film Board of Canada
nfb.ca
-The National Film Board of Canada, for people who want to watch something different than your usual Netflix, etc.

Scholastic Learning
https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html
– Scholastic site for keeping kids reading and learning at home.

Podcasts on Community Change
https://www.tamarackcommunity.ca/
-Podcasts on community change (and one on how to work remotely)