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Share a Story - Shape a Future
Resource List
This list was originally compiled to accompany the 2009 Share a Story ~ Shape a Future blog stop at dulemba.com: "Technology and Reading - What the Future Holds." Please email additions or broken links to elizabeth at dulemba dot com. Thanks!

Audiobooks:
Audible Kids - Download audiobooks for audiences from infant to teen (13+). Roscoe Orman (Gordon from "Sesame Street") is the company's principle storyteller. Books are available for purchase, but you can select from a list of titles (classic stories) for one free download. Download using software loaded onto your computer, iPhones, stream to your computer, or burn to a CD.
Audible.com - get books for all ages at the main site. The monthly subscription pays for itself quickly.
Audio Adventures - Rent from a large selection of abridged and unabridged popular titles. There are 630 locations and a $5.00 membership fee. You can select and return books at any of the locations.
Audio Booker - This is a blog with audio book news, links, and recommendations. There is a specific page with Books for Youth.
Audio Editions - Find titles in all age groups and genres. The site offers samples, specials, and outlet titles. Audio books are available in CD, cassette, and as PlayAway titles. Separate catalogs for libraries and general consumers.
Big Universe - Read excerpts of children's picture books online and create your own for free. You can also read books created by Big Universe Book Club members.
Book of Life.com - Visit this blog to get podcast reviews "about Jewish people and the books we read."
Christian Audio - Find all types of audio content, from podcasts to audiobooks. The site offers a free audiobook download, titles change each month. There are two download formats: MP3 and WMA.
Full Cast Audio - fully dramatized readings of top children's books.
LibriVox - acoustical liberation of books in the public domain.
Odyssey Awards - This is the American Library Association's (ALA) program for honoring "the best" audiobooks for youth available in English, in the US. Each year, a winner and several honor titles are awarded.
Playaway - More for libraries, they are a digital player for each book, all set up to go (or be checked out).
Recorded Books - Purchase audiobooks for current titles in either cassette or CD format, or Playaway device. This is a resource primarily for libraries and schools.
Simply Audiobooks - similar to audible, a subscription service.
Story Cove - stories online.
Story Nory - This is an online resource for audio stories that include new stories, fairy tales, myths, histories, and some poetry. The MP3 downloads are free, and each story has a script that you can print as a read-along/follow-along.
Tall Tales Audio - storytellers online.
TumbleTalkingBooks - Your Online Audio Library - an online audio book library collection for public libraries and schools. A subscription gives patrons/students unlimited remote access to your audio book collection.

e-books
Children's Books Forever - out of print children's books by Hans Wilhelm, available free for download.
eBooks.com - Find books sorted by genres and for all ages. Read excerpts for new and noteworthy titles for free. Downloads are available in Adobe, Microsoft Reader, and mobipocket reader formats.
Lookybook - Look at picture books in their entirety (cover to cover). It's a great place to start if you aren't completely sure what you want. Search by author, illustrator, subject, or genre.
Mobi Stories - The site features digital books for kids. These virtual books can be played on computers, xBox, Wii, and PlayStation products (see site for more details). You can try one book for free. Mobi Stories is a service available in some libraries systems.
PBSkids - Between the Lions - stories online.
From Generation to Generation: Popular Bedtime Stories for Kids - a great resource of classic stories posted online for your reading pleasure. (Thanks to Ms. Haye's students for sharing the link.)

eReader Options
Beta readers coming to Blackberry, Android, Linux, E-Ink
ereader.com - ebooks for your iphone, Windows Mobile Pocket PC and Smartphone
The Evolution of E-books (Forbes.com) - including Kindle, Sonoy, iRex technologies' iLiad, iPhone (using Stanza Reader), Plastic Logic, Polymer Vision, Seiko, etc.
Kindle - Amazon's wireless reading device (latest generation)
Sony Digital Reader

Podcasts
ALAN - the Assembly on Literature for Adolescents has begun round-table discussions by students about their favorite YA books.
Authors On Tour Live - Live readings by the authors when they visit the Tattered Cover Bookstore in Colorado. Authors include writers of adult and children's books.
Book Bites for Kids - frequesnt interviews with children's authors and illustrators (including Yours Truly at Blog Talk Radio )
BookExpoCast - podcasts from BEA - Book Expo America.
Book Radio - XM Radio show covers some YA.
The Book Report - sadly the store which was home to this great broadcast is no longer open, but there are some wonderful interviews with children's book authors in the archives (children's books were featured once a month). Wish it would come back!
Fuse #8 - the incredible New York Public Librarian and book reviewer, Betsy Bird, ocassionally talks about books via podcasts too!
The Horn Book - (not sure they're still doing these but the archives are interesting).
Just One More Book - "A podcast about the books we love and why we love them."
Podiobooks - Receive free, serialized books delivered on your schedule. The company asks for donations along with your download. 75% of the donation goes to the author. The books are distributed by RSS, much like a podcast, or by listening to episodes on the site. The audio file can be used on your computer, burned to CD, or loaded onto your MP3 player.
Readingrockets - lots of conversations with children's book creators.
Sesame Street - still in beta but chocked full of fun things to enjoy.

Webcasts and Book Trailers
BookVideos.tv - look through it to find kids authors - but this is a great resource to follow authors.
National Book Festival - watch over 400 webcasts of authors and illustrators talking about their books during the National Book Festival.
Readingrockets - video interviews with children's book creators.
TeachingBooks.net - watch authors and illustrators talk about their crafts.
YouTube Children's Book Circle - lots of kids book trailers.

Book Lists
Red Envelope: Bed Time Stories for Kids
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