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Orchard Farms Elementary School Library: E-Book Resources
Many look familiar to students. Many are new links that can be used during our Virtual (also called Distance) Learning classes. The publishers have graciously given free access during this time.
We will be using some of these links for our library lessons. You may also use the links on your own or for research for your other classes.
Publishers Free Access may expire on May 31, 2020. Some publishers have extended their free access into the summer.
NOOK Online Storytime
Click the image above for Barnes and Noble's Storytime now on YouTube.
Famous actors read some of your favorite stories.
BOOKFLIX BY Scholastic
We have an INCREDIBLE opportunity to use BOOKFLIX from Scholastic. This is a top notch resource.
Be very careful with the login information. Capital letters, etc. Cut and Paste from Below:
ABDO Digital Books!
This is new, free and temporary due to our current distance learning situation.
Click the icon. You will find books for all grade levels.
Big Timber Media Ebooks
Fiction, Nonfiction, Early Literacy
Explore animals, careers, sports, geography, biographies and more.
Stories that blend math and literature.
Books in Spanish
Thanks and Acknowledgements
Many thanks to Mrs. Evje of Cranston High School West and Mrs. Rose from Chester Barrows for creating some of the icons and boxes used in this Guide.
MyON is available during distance learning.
Click on the icon and enter the following
School Name: Read at Home
Students and Families can have access to high quality ebooks online for FREE!
Click on the icon to get to the website
Click on Student (at the top)
Mrs. Gaiewski's class Login is
Then click on Guest student.
Welcome to TUMBLEBOOKS!
Click on the icon above for an online library that includes picture books, chapter books, early readers, and nonfiction. Many of the books include narration.
Unite for Literacy
Great for all students, but especially our English Language Learners.
After selecting a book, click on the narration button in the upper left corner of the screen and choose the language in which you wish to hear the book. You can listen in your native language and English.
Click the icon above and scroll down to the ebook banner to check out the ebooks available through the library catalog (RICAT). You'll need your user name (CRAlunchnumber) and password (lunchnumber).
E-Books at the Cranston Public Library!
Click the icon below to see what e-books the Cranston Public Library has available for you! (You'll need your library card number to borrow/read books this way.)
You can also get audio books! Great for the family and reading on the go!
AMICUS PUBLISHING and Knowbuddy OnLine Resources
Another super resource for our students. Amicus Publishing just made the following resources available to schools until May 31. Lots of lovely content here.
Through the RILINK consortium, the Rhodes School Library has a subscription to CultureGrams. CultureGrams is an online learning resource that provides concise, reliable, and up-to-date cultural information on hundreds of countries, as well as the U.S. states and Canadian Provinces. Using CultureGrams in school does not require a username or password. If you need to use it outside of school, please see Mrs. Rose to get the username and password for CultureGrams (or click on the above information sheet). Click on the link below to access CultureGrams, and the link above for the CultureGrams information sheet.