Online stories

Some of the best collections of online stories for kids.
Please note, some of these resources need a Burnaby Public Library card to use them.

African Storybook
Storybooks in the languages of Africa, including Amharic, Arabic, and Tigrigna. Read a book, and make your own to add to their growing collection!
Access: In the library and at home (no library card required).

BookFlix
Picture-book videos are paired with nonfiction e-books. Recommended for pre-kindergarten to Grade 3. Excellent for struggling readers.
Access: In the library and at home with your BPL card.

Indigenous Storybooks
This great resource is still in development, and currently has picture books in Nêhiyawêwin, Halq'eméylem, and others. Some books come with an audio track.
Access: In the library and at home (no library card required).

Library to Go
BPL's growing collection of fiction and non-fiction e-books and audiobooks. Download titles to read or listen to on a home computer, e-reader or mobile device. This collection is available only to Burnaby residents. Check out our getting started guide.
Access: In the library and at home with your BPL card.

RBdigital
Another BPL collection of audiobooks to listen to. This collection is available to anyone with a Burnaby Public Library card. Check out their support guide.
Access: In the library and at home with your BPL card.

Sesame Street E-Books
An online collection of Sesame Street e-books, including both Sesame Street classics and newer titles. Choose from more than 100 read-along e-books, plus e-books with audio narration, animation, interactivity and more. Also available online learning games and printable books, etc.
Access: In the library and at home with your BPL card.

Storybooks Canada
A website with multiple languages, and original stories from all over Africa for children and families.
Access: In the library and at home (no library card required).

Storyline Online
Listen and watch as actors read a variety of popular picture books.
Access: In the library and at home (no library card required).

TumbleBookLibrary
Read or listen to early readers, chapter books, and animated talking picture books. Also includes literacy games, and books in French, and Spanish (look for the "language learning" button).
Access: In the library and at home with your BPL card.

TeenBookCloud
Books for middle grade students and teens. Lots to choose from including graphic novels and enhanced books where the sentences are highlighted as they are read out loud.
Access: In the library and at home with your BPL card.