Links for Kids

Books to Read Online

Sora – e-books from both the Oakland Unified e-book collection and the Oakland Public Library e-book collection.

12StoryLibrary – You’ll find some free non-fiction reading in this site, mainly in the form of great articles.

Hindawi – Children’s Arabic e-books.

100 Free e-books – Amazon offers 100 free e-books.

jlg Digital – Some free options for online reading.

EPIC! – If you want to continue reading in the same EPIC accounts you used when you visited the Lincoln Library last year, the login code is ULA4501. (There’s also a “Guest” account and TK/Kinders can simply click on the “TK/Kinder Guest Account”.) To access EPIC, go to, select “log in”, (at the top right) select the blue “Students & Educators” button, then enter the student login ULA4501. Note: This fall, some of you might have classroom EPIC accounts. If that’s the case, follow your teacher’s login instructions, not mine.

Books to Listen to Online

Audible – Audible is free for students, for as long as schools are closed. Instantly stream a wonderful collection of stories and novels. (in multiple languages) There’s a collection of 25 stories in Chinese.

Storyline Online – Storyline Online is an award-winning, interactive children’s literacy site that features famous actors and others reading children’s books alongside a little animation.

Links for Teachers

SEL for Teachers

Free Voluntary Reading (Stephen Krashen)

The Book Whisperer

Jen Robinson’s Book Page

The following is a listing of links to online resources for OUSD Students, Families, and Teachers. It’s a little overwhelming, but you’ll find some great links if you have the time to dig. It’s a collective project from all of OUSD’s librarians.