My wife discovered (from our neighbor) the great website BookPALS Storyline Online today. The site is sponsored by the Screen Actors Guild Foundation, and is full of stories read by different famous actors and actresses! My 3 year old enjoyed hearing Sean Astin (who was “Sam,” one of my favorite characters in “The Lord of the Rings” movie trilogy) read “A Bad Case of Stripes” by David Shannon.

Storyline Online: A Bad Case of Stripes read by Sean Astin!

I’ve added this website to my wikilist of outstanding free digital curriculum sources. What a great digital resource. And it is FREE! 🙂

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3 Responses to Read to me, Sam!

  1. Kim says:

    As an elementary technology facilitator whose biggest dilemma is finding great resources for the younger ones, I appreciate you letting us know about this site! I look forward to exploring, and sharing it with my teachers! Love your blog, keep up the great work!

  2. Wes,
    Thanks for sharing this great resource which I will send to all the special needs listserves that I belong to. We are always looking for free links that help our kids!

  3. Wes,

    Great find! Thanks.

    You might also be interested in our Children’s Book Podcast “Just One More Book!!” — a podast about the children’s books we love and why we love them.

    Through this podcast and its website, we are building a lively, interactive community linking children’s book authors, illustrators, readers (parents and children) and publishers.

    Episodes range in length from 5 to 12 minutes and can be played directly from our web page or downloaded to an ipod for listening on the go. Each episode is an informal discussion of one of our family’s favourite children’s books. We also feature interviews with authors, literacy related discussions and audio reviews submitted by our listeners.

    This podcast is powered by passion. We have no advertisers or sponsers and there is no financial gain to be had. Our goal is to link children with great books and help create happy memories for children and the adults that read to them…and to have fun!

    I hope you will join our conversation!


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