The Santa Clara County Library is proud to announce that our community can now access the legendary Weston Woods Library children’s book video collection online. This vast database of children’s literature classics and modern favorites bring stories to life with interactive videos. New readers will be able to utilize the Read Along feature that highlights the words as they are spoken. Closed captions are also available to assist in learning and to develop language recognition. In addition, Spanish and Mandarin translations are available for some titles.
Within this collection, you will find a variety of materials for children and teens from ages 0 to 18 including classics like Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats and Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman. There are also modern favorites like We Are Water Protectors by Carole Lindstrom and illustrated by Michaelea Goade which tells the story of an Ojibwe girl who fights against the Dakota Access Pipeline. Educators can utilize the accompanying lesson plans to integrate these works into their curriculum.
Are you interested in other online resources for children? Explore the Elementary School section of the Santa Clara County Library District Student Portal any time that is convenient for you. For more reading options, try BookFlix, an online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning for children in PreK to 3rd grade.