Links to books and stories online in a variety of languages.















Arabic

WorldStories.gif - Collection of stories from around the world in both English and the target language including many less commonly taught languages

American Sign Language (ASL)



SignwritingChildrensStories.JPG - Extensive collection (mostly in English, some in Spanish) of common fairy tales, nursery rhymes, and other children's literature (such as Dr. Seuss) written in sign writing.



Chinese


ChengyuStoriesChineseIdioms.jpg - This site contains a collection of Chengyu stories based on Chinese idioms. Each story shows the stroke order for writing out the idiom, contains pin yin for each character, and allows students to roll over the text for an English translation.

IndexOfChineseFables.jpg - Wonderful collection of short, culturally authentic fables grounded in Chinese proverbs and narrated very slowly in Chinese by a native speaker from Wellesley College. Each fable is accompanied by drawings that support comprehension, as well as a short sequence of self-checking, oral comprehension questions that students answer by clicking the appropriate multiple-choice answer



InternationalChildrensDigitalLibraryLogo.gif- Searchable database of children's books in a wide variety of languages (including Arabic, Chinese, Croation, Farsi, Filipino, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Mongolian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, & Thai), categorized by age, color of cover, genre, length, topic, etc., that can be read online

Legends&FolktalesLogo.jpg - Click on the map of China to watch folktales narrated in Chinese or English

ProfessorGarfieldToonBookReader.jpg - Click on a language, then click on a book to read the story. Once you have selected a book, you can also click on the "Read to Me" button to hear the story read by a native speaker of the language you have selected. Stories are not culturally authentic, but are very pedagogically useful in that each one focuses on a different topic common in beginning language classes

WorldStories.gif - Collection of stories from around the world in both English and the target language including many less commonly taught languages

English


InternationalChildrensDigitalLibraryLogo.gif- Searchable database of children's books in a wide variety of languages (including Arabic, Chinese, Croation, Farsi, Filipino, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Mongolian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, & Thai), categorized by age, color of cover, genre, length, topic, etc., that can be read online

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French


ChildtopiaLogo.jpg - Common fairy tales in Catalán, English, Euskara, French, & Spanish

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- A great site where students can listen to and watch stories in French gathered from Haiti, Mali, Mauritania, and Senegal. Stories appear to be read by native speakers. Be sure to click around - lots there

GrimmLogoFrench.jpg - Available in Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, & Spanish

IlEtaitUneHistoire.jpg - A collection of comptines, documentaries, fables, legends, songs, and stories for children in French

InanimateAliceLogo.jpg - An interactive, digital novel available in French, German, Italian, & Spanish


InternationalChildrensDigitalLibraryLogo.gif- Searchable database of children's books in a wide variety of languages (including Arabic, Chinese, Croation, Farsi, Filipino, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Mongolian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, & Thai), categorized by age, color of cover, genre, length, topic, etc., that can be read online


JasonsOnlineReadingResources.jpg - Links and stories online in French and Spanish

LibrivoxLogo.jpg - Fontaine's fables, available for free download in French

ProfessorGarfieldToonBookReader.jpg - Click on a language, then click on a book to read the story. Once you have selected a book, you can also click on the "Read to Me" button to hear the story read by a native speaker of the language you have selected. Stories are not culturally authentic, but are very pedagogically useful in that each one focuses on a different topic common in beginning language classes

WorldStories.gif - Collection of stories from around the world in both English and the target language including many less commonly taught languages


German






GrimmLogoGerman.jpg- Available in Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, & Spanish


InanimateAliceLogo.jpg - An interactive, digital novel available in French, German, Italian, & Spanish



InternationalChildrensDigitalLibraryLogo.gif- Searchable database of children's books in a wide variety of languages (including Arabic, Chinese, Croation, Farsi, Filipino, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Mongolian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, & Thai), categorized by age, color of cover, genre, length, topic, etc., that can be read online


TrixiSchnuffelUndPurzelLogo.jpg - Guinea pig story in German


ZzebraLogo.gif - Culturally authentic children's literature in German





Italian


GrimmLogo.jpg - Available in Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, & Spanish


InanimateAliceLogo.jpg - An interactive, digital novel available in French, German, Italian, & Spanish




InternationalChildrensDigitalLibraryLogo.gif- Searchable database of children's books in a wide variety of languages (including Arabic, Chinese, Croation, Farsi, Filipino, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Mongolian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, & Thai), categorized by age, color of cover, genre, length, topic, etc., that can be read online




Multilingual



ChildtopiaLogo.jpg- Common fairy tales in Catalán, English, French, & Spanish



GrimmLogo.jpg - Available in Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, & Spanish


ImaginaLeeLogo.png - Beautiful site containing readings, interviews, and book trailers in Spanish for a number of famous Spanish-speaking authors (Jorge Luis Borges, Carlos Fuentes, Gabriel Garcia Márquez, Elena Poniatowska, Juan Rulfo, etc.) as well as other authors like Ray Bradbury.

InanimateAliceLogo.jpg - An interactive, digital novel available in French, German, Italian, & Spanish


InternationalChildrensDigitalLibraryLogo.gif- Searchable database of children's books in a wide variety of languages (including Arabic, Chinese, Croation, Farsi, Filipino, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Mongolian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, & Thai), categorized by age, color of cover, genre, length, topic, etc., that can be read online




JustOneMoreBookLogo.jpg - Audio podcasts of an extensive number of popular children's books in English with indexes by topic and author (some books include words in Arabic, Hindi, Spanish, & Xhosa)


LecturasAlumno.JPG - This fantastic site (Currículum en línea) from Chile contains literary texts in Spanish related to language arts, mathematics, natural sciences, and visual arts (including some multimedia texts). Once you select the category, the texts are organized by grade level (for Chile).


LecturasParaLosMayores1A10.JPG - Links to several texts on different topics (including El Cid), followed by interactive comprehension quizzes (See also poesías interactivas)

Legends&FolktalesLogo.jpg- Click on the map to launch the animated folktales in a separate tab. Folktales are subtitled in the language in which they are spoken. Some of them offer choices of English or Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Portuguese, etc.


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LibrivoxLogo.jpg - Select Spanish as the language to access hundreds of culturally authentic stories, poems, and
other texts from a variety of Spanish-speaking authors and genres.


MisCositasLogo.jpg - Dr. Lori Langer de Ramirez's website containing materials for multiple languages



ProfessorGarfieldToonBookReader.jpg - Click on a language, then click on a book to read the story. Once you have selected a book, you can also click on the "Read to Me" button to hear the story read by a native speaker of the language you have selected. Stories are not culturally authentic, but are very pedagogically useful in that each one focuses on a different topic common in beginning language classes

ToonIntoReading.png - Online readers, organized by level, in Chinese, English, French, Russian, & Spanish

WorldStories.gif - Collection of stories from around the world in both English and the target language including many less commonly taught languages


Portuguese


Legends&FolktalesLogo.jpg- Click on the map to launch the animated folktales in a separate tab. Folktales are subtitled in the language in which they are spoken. Some of them offer choices of English or Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Portuguese, etc.

InternationalChildrensDigitalLibraryLogo.gif- Searchable database of children's books in a wide variety of languages (including Arabic, Chinese, Croation, Farsi, Filipino, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Mongolian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, & Thai), categorized by age, color of cover, genre, length, topic, etc., that can be read online

Recorded Picture Books in Portuguese - Culturally authentic children's picture books from Brazil read aloud by teachers in Portuguese (audio files only)

Storytelling - Culturally authentic children's picture books from Brazil, read aloud by teachers in Portuguese (video files)
WorldStories.gif - Collection of stories from around the world in both English and the target language including many less commonly taught languages

Russian




InternationalChildrensDigitalLibraryLogo.gif- Searchable database of children's books in a wide variety of languages (including Arabic, Chinese, Croation, Farsi, Filipino, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Mongolian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, & Thai), categorized by age, color of cover, genre, length, topic, etc., that can be read online

ProfessorGarfieldToonBookReader.jpg - Click on a language, then click on a book to read the story. Once you have selected a book, you can also click on the "Read to Me" button to hear the story read by a native speaker of the language you have selected. Stories are not culturally authentic, but are very pedagogically useful in that each one focuses on a different topic common in beginning language classes




Spanish



BLAALogo.jpg - Extensive library of digital texts (including children's literature and museums) from Colombia

LaCasaAdormecida.jpg - Articles and adjectives are highlighted (feminine in pink, masculine in blue)

- A PowerPoint presentation by Paul Widergren for La casa que Juan construyó

BibliotecaDeLiteraturaInfantilYJuvenil.JPG - A collection of children's literature organized by author (much of it downloadable as PDFs, also some audio and video available)


ChildtopiaLogo.jpg- Common fairy tales in Catalán, English, Euskara, French, & Spanish

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CodysCuentosLogo.jpg - Read by native speakers (click on Biblioteca to access fairy tales, regional stories, original stories, etc.). You can also download the mp3s.



CuentosCortos.jpg - A collection of short stories in Spanish, organized by genre, character type, and category (such as classic fairy tales)


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- Cucú cantaba la rana, a children's book, sung by a native Spanish speaker

CuentosPopularesDeCastillaYLeon.JPG - Contains print versions of each story, and some have coloring pages and games related to the stories as well.


Educapeques.png - A collection of children's stories in Spanish, including class children's stories, fables, legends, interactive stories, and video stories

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EscritoresChilenos.jpg - Links to brief biographies, interviews, short stories, texts, etc., from famous Chilean writers

GrimmLogo.jpg - Available in Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, & Spanish


- Dramatization of Guillermo Jorge Manuel José by a group of high school students from a Spanish-speaking country

ImaginaLeeLogo.png-
- Beautiful site containing readings, interviews, and book trailers in Spanish for a number of famous Spanish-speaking authors (Jorge Luis Borges, Carlos Fuentes, Gabriel Garcia Márquez, Elena Poniatowska, Juan Rulfo, etc.) as well as other authors like Ray Bradbury.

InanimateAliceLogo.jpg - An interactive, digital novel available in French, German, Italian, & Spanish


InternationalChildrensDigitalLibraryLogo.gif- Searchable database of children's books in a wide variety of languages (including Arabic, Chinese, Croation, Farsi, Filipino, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Mongolian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, & Thai), categorized by age, color of cover, genre, length, topic, etc., that can be read online



BYUHBLLLogo.jpg - Lists of the children's picture books currently available for check-out from the collection (organized by year of publication)


Legends&FolktalesLogo.jpg- Click on the map to launch the animated folktales in a separate tab. Folktales are subtitled in the language in which they are spoken. Some of them offer choices of English or Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, etc.

LeyendasChilenas.JPG
LeyendasChilenas.JPG


LibrivoxLogo.jpg
LibrivoxLogo.jpg
- Select Spanish as the language to access hundreds of culturally authentic stories, poems, and

other texts from a variety of Spanish-speaking authors and genres.




MiPrimerLibroDeDichos.jpg - Read the story online

MisCositasLogo.jpg - Virtual picture books in Spanish from Dr. Lori Langer de Ramirez's website

NarrativaRadial.png - Links to essays and stories narrated for radio (some are very imaginative)

Radioteca.png - Links to audio texts, read/performed by native speakers, and searchable by language, country, topic, and type of text (commentaries, interviews, legends, news, news magazines, radio novels, radio plays, podcasts, poetry, reports, short stories, songs, etc.)


StoryPlaceLogo.gif - Interactive, online stories in English and Spanish, links to printable activities (find the difference btwn 2 pix), list of children's books in Spanish with descriptions in Spanish and links to Amazon, and interactive games and activities


ProfessorGarfieldToonBookReader.jpg - Click on a language, then click on a book to read the story. Once you have selected a book, you can also click on the "Read to Me" button to hear the story read by a native speaker of the language you have selected. Stories are not culturally authentic, but are very pedagogically useful in that each one focuses on a different topic common in beginning language classes




ToonIntoReading.png - Online readers, organized by level, in Chinese, English, French, Russian, & Spanish

WorldStories.gif - Collection of stories from around the world in both English and the target language including many less commonly taught languages