Family Literacy

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Digital Books and Magazines for Kids & Families

TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of animated, talking picture books that teaches kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love.  TumbleBooks are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you.

Hoopla offers online and mobile access to thousands of movies, TV shows, music, eBooks, audiobooks and comics.

Library2go has eBooks and eAudiobooks galore!  Checkout, download, place a hold, read, listen, enjoy.

Online Storytimes

There are many great storytime options available online. Here's a few of our favorites to get started with!

Storyline Online

Brightly Storytime

Goodnight with Dolly: ongoing 10 week special with Dolly Parton

Storytime From Space: stories read by real astronauts from the International Space Station.

Helpful Resources

ABC Life Literacy Canada offers resources and downloads that can help encourage reading within your family.

Saskatchewan Ministry of Education provides information regarding child care, prekindergarten, kindergarten and early learning supports for families.

Saskatchewan Literacy Network and the Prince Albert Literacy Network offer good ideas and resources.

Grades K - 6 and 7 - 12 reading lists are found on the Wapiti Regional Library website.

NoveList K-8 Plus database for kids provides reading recommendations and read-alikes for kindergarten through grade 8.

TD Summer Reading Club is an annual event that may help children avoid summer learning loss while experiencing the fun of participation and possible prizes.

Download or Print Book Lists

Parents and caregivers are key to promoting reading and writing skills within families. Below are lists of helpful and favorite books - from those that will teach how to promote reading and writing skills, to favorite family read-alouds, to phonemic awareness books that help children understand that words are made of individual sounds.

Favorite Family Read-alouds

Books for Babies and Toddlers

30 Canadian Books Your Family Can Read Together

Phonemic Awareness Books for Children

Creating Readers: Recommended Books for Parents and Caregivers