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Axis360 Kids | Lincoln Library


     Axis360 is a online partnership between Broward County Schools and Broward County Library.   It allows Broward County Students to access thousands of e-books, audio books online, and other resources.   Axis 360 has all of the popular books that students are looking for such as Dog Man, Fly Guy, Magic Tree House, Wimpy Kid, Baby Sitter Club, and much much more.

   Like in a traditional library, books are checked out.   A student may have up to five books checked out on their account, but students can return books and check out more right away.   At times, students might need to wait for popular books.   Axis360 can be accessed through CLEVER.


Click Here for Instructions to Access Axis 360 






Tumblebooks

Tumblebooks has mostly picture books, but also does have some chapter books and educational videos.   Your student has the choice of reading the books on their own or having the books read to them as they follow along.   Broward Schools has provided free access to this resource for all Broward County students to use.   Tumblebooks can be accessed on any computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone.


The easiest way to access Tumblebooks is to log into your student's CLEVER account, look for the Tumblebooks Icon, and click on it.


You can also access Tumblebooks through their website at: tumblebooklibrary.com/       I am not allowed to post the password for Tumblebooks on a public website.   However, if you need the password and you are a student (or the parent of a student) at Nob Hill Elementary, you can email me and I will send you the password.  My email is:  david.rowe@browardschools.com




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Get EPIC! Books for Kids » Nurture for the Future



Epic books has a variety of fiction and non-fiction books.   Students can access many of the books for FREE or to access the full library of book you may subscribe.   If you need a code to get an access code and your teacher does not have one, email Mr. Rowe by clicking on the email address:  david.rowe@browardschools.com




Broward County Library (BCL)


Visit your local Broward County library and check out books.   Or if you prefer, you can access their huge assortment of online books and resources to use on your computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone.   You can check out their online resource (including ebooks and audiobooks) at the website for Broward County Libraries  (http://www.broward.org/library).    Many of the library branches will have Summer reading incentive programs or other special events to encourage reading.  You will need a Broward Library card to access their materials.   You can get information about a library card at any branch or online.   If you signed up to  have your student number work as a eLibrary card, you can use that to check out online materials.




Where to Download Subtitles for Movies & TV Shows: The 6 Best Sites

Subtitles or Captions

One way you can help your student become a better reading that is SO easy and only requires the click of a button is to turn on Subtitles or Captions when watching a movie or television show.   Watching Spongebob is fun, but not very educational---until you turn on the subtitles and read along with Spongebob, Patrick, and Squidward.   Disney movies are watched over and over and over again by many students.    Watch them with subtitles and suddenly it is reading.    Depending on how you receive your viewing content, subtitles or captions can usually be turned on by click a button on the remote control or, on services like Netflix, Disney Plus, or Amazon Prime, clicking a button on the screen.   An extra benefit of subtitles is that you will catch dialogue that you miss watching a movie without subtitles.   The movie that you have watched ten times can suddenly have something new for you to enjoy.

This article explains some of the benefits of watching tv or movies with subtitles.   It also links to the research done on the subject:

Research on using closed captions, video subtitles to improve reading (zaneeducation.com)

http://www.zaneeducation.com/video-subtitles-captions/subtitle-and-closed-captions-research.php






Kanopy – Boonslick Regional Library


Kanopy is FREE with your Broward County Library card.   If you do not have a Broward County Library card, just drop by your closest library branch and you can get one.    Registering to use Kanopy is FREE.   Once you are registered, there are many movies for grownups and a separate website called Kaonoy Kids with movies, read-along stories, and short video clips.









Storyline Online

http://www.storylineonline.net

Developed by The Screen Actors Guild Foundation, Storyline Online features accomplished actors and actresses reading some of their favorite children’s books.  Each story comes with a free Activity Guide and can be viewed on YouTube or SchoolTube.  Rainbow FishWilfrid Gordon Macdonald Partridge, and To Be a Drum are just a few of the books available.



Starfall

http://starfall.com

While some areas of Starfall are part of their premium service, they have many early reader stories available for free.  Students can follow along as the story is read to them and can, in some instances, help create their own story.  The website is highly engaging and a favorite of young readers.



Ready To Read

http://www.indypl.org/readytoread/?p=6150

This website from the Indianapolis Public Library contain links to several book readings on YouTube from celebrities.   There are many classics and many new favorites to be found on this website. 



International Children’s Digital Library

http://en.childrenslibrary.org/

Discover books from around the world at the International Children’s Digital Library.  The free site does not read the books aloud, but students can read them independently.  This is a great site for extension activities when learning about different regions of the world and can be used effectively into the middle school grades.



ABCya!

http://abcya.com

Children can listen to short stories read aloud to them as they follow along with the highlighted text.  ABCya! has a variety of educational games in addition to the featured stories.  Free resources and materials are available for grades K through 5



FunBrain Books

https://www.funbrain.com/books

This website contains books for children of all ages from PreK to 8th grade.   There are many popular chapter books that students can read.  This site does not read the books out loud.



MagicBlox

http://magicblox.com/

This website does require you to register to receive the content, but the registration is free.  Students flip through the books to read them.   There is a large variety of fiction and non-fiction books available.



Storynory

http://www.storynory.com/

Storynory features a collection of original, fairytale, and classic children’s audio stories.  Students can follow along with the story as it is read to them, as the text is also included on the site.  There are also some great features available that give you the option of downloading the audio to your computer, listening to “catch phrase” explanations, translating text into different languages.



PBS Reading Games

http://pbskids.org/games/reading/

This website contains mostly reading games that will help strengthen reading skills for children in grades K-2.  The games are fun and interactive.   There are some stories for the children to read or have read to them. 



Bookshare

https://www.bookshare.org/cms/

Bookshare is a free program supported by the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs that provides free reading materials to anyone who has a print disability that keeps them from reading traditional print materials. An eligible Bookshare member would be someone with a visual impairment, a physical disability that impinges on reading ability, or a learning disability.



Online Books Page at University of Penn

http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/webbin/book/browse?type=lcsubc&key=Children%27s%20books

 Although a bit of a bugger to navigate, the Online Books Page at the University of Penn has an amazing collection of kids literature available! The link provided will take you to the children’s bookshelf, however you can browse by alphabetical listing or even search to discover new topics!



Loyal Books (Books Should Be Free)

http://www.loyalbooks.com/genre/Children?page=4

  Loyal Books is a perfect for introducing a child who is not yet reading or who enjoys listening to stories to literature! Books Should Be Free offers a wide selection of free audio and ebooks including many of the classics.They also have ebook formats for Kindle, iPad, iPhone, Nook, Sony Reader and laptops.



Magic Keys

http://www.magickeys.com/books/

This site offers free illustrated ebooks for children of all ages. Storybooks are separated into three categories: young children, older children, and young adult. Other site offerings include online games, jigsaw puzzles, and interactive coloring pages



YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=childrens+books

Don't forget about Youtube.com as  resource for read aloud books.  A YouTube search of "children's books" will get you hundred and hundred or potential videos.   Remember to use adult supervision when surfing the internet or YouTube.


Enjoy Ms. Dolberg's Read-along videos at: 

      Engage in Elementary - YouTube



Not Free, but You May Already Be a Subscriber or Very Reasonably Priced

eBooks for Kids on Amazon:

If you’re an Amazon Prime member, you can borrow one eBook a month for free from Amazon. There are eBooks for young children, like Dora’s Sleepover and Goodnight, Little Monster, as well as tweens and teens who are ready for eBooks like the Harry Potter series and The Hunger Games.


Vooks Books

www.vooks.com

This is a subscription site, but does have a free trial.   Many titles are available for students to read or have read to them.   This site have a very, very good selection.