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Cranston Public Schools is happy to offer free ebook resources to our students.
For a great family read-aloud visit David Walliams site by clicking on the image above.
Mr. Walliams reads a new story every day.
For access to David Walliams entire read-aloud library visit his page at SoundCloud.
Click the icon above and scroll down to the ebook banner to look at the eBooks available through the library catalog (RICAT). You'll need your user name (CRAlunchnumber) and password (lunchnumber).
Scroll down and browse the books in the eBook section or use the search box (use the + next to the search box to limit your results to eBooks)
If a book is available, you will see two options: Open and Checkout. To preview the book, choose Open. To borrow the book choose Checkout. If you want to read the book, be sure to check it out.
You may check out more than one ebook at a time.
You may read the book on anything with internet access without doing anything else.
IF WISH TO READ OFFLINE ON A DEVICE...
Download the Destiny Read app on your smartphone, tablet, or e-reader.
Open the app. In the Location box, find Rhode Island.
In the Schools box, start typing "Gladstone" and you should see our school - select it.
Log in (username CRA + lunch number (example: CRA12345) , password - lunch number)
Your ebooks will appear. Click the 3 lines for the menu options.
eBooks will automatically be returned on their due date. You can return an ebook earlier by clicking Remove.
NOOK Online Storytime
Click the image above for Barnes and Noble's Storytime now on YouTube.
Famous actors read some of your favorite stories.
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.
Click on the image above to access the Oxford Owl's free ebook library.
Epic! from the Library!
Students and Families can have access to high quality ebooks online for FREE!
Click on the icon to get to the website.
Enter Mrs. Gaiewski's Class: Code: krt1823
Enter Mrs. Steward's Class: Code: xma5214
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.
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. eZone will suggest you download the Overdrive App, but I think the Libby app works better.)
You can also get audio books! Great for the family and reading on the go!
Click the picture to log into myON.
Junior Library Guild
Junior Library Guild has made their entire digital ebook collection free at this time. Click the link above and then scroll down to the search box, or further to browse the books.
Audible is free during our virtual learning.
World Book ebooks for K-2
World Book Online's Early World of Learning has a variety of interactive books for the youngest students.
Click on the above icon and explore with beginning readers!
World Book ebooks Grades 3+
World Book Online has a growing collection of nonfiction e-books that can be read on any device.
Click on the icon. No password required!
Check MackinVIA for multi-user simultaneous eBooks.
Enter the following information:
School/Library Name: RILINK ES MackinVIA
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.