eBooks & Online Content For Kids

Free, on demand, self-directed education at your fingertips.

Howard County Library System’s eBooks for kids combine educational games, videos, and interactive books for engaging experiences for children from pre-K through high school.


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Bookflix logo BookFLIX – Stories for Children
BookFLIX pairs fiction video books with nonfiction Scholastic eBooks to build a love of reading, while reinforcing necessary skills.
International Children's Digital Library logo International Children’s Digital Library
Provides access to international children’s literature, with books available online in 55 languages.
muzzy MUZZY Online
Developed by the BBC and published by Early Advantage, MUZZY Online creates a total learning environment using a unique multimedia mix of stories, songs, and interactive activities that immerses the child in a second language. MUZZY Online is currently available in Spanish, French, German, Italian, Mandarin Chinese, Russian, Portuguese and English.
National Geographic Kids logo National Geographic Kids

  • Includes National Geographic Kids magazine 2009-present (3-month embargo)
  • 200 National Geographic Kids books
  • 500 kid-friendly, downloadable images
novk8button150x75 NoveList K-8
Find book suggestions for students in grades K – 8. Browse book lists by genre, discover read-alikes, and see award winners.
PebbleGo logo PebbleGo
Designed for PreK through third grade students, PebbleGo features built-in reading and research tools expertly leveled for new readers. Audio supports navigation, and articles include narrated text, highlighting, audio, and video. Topics include Animals, Earth and Space, Biographies, and Social Studies.
ScienceFlix combines curriculum-driven, leveled content, interactive features, and intuitive navigation into a single, highly-engaging digital resource for students in grades 4 through 9.
Storyline Online logo Storyline Online
The Screen Actors Guild Foundation records well-known actors reading children’s books and makes graphically dynamic videos so that children around the world can be read to with just the click of a Storyline Online video book image.
TrueFlix logo TrueFlix™
Children who are proficient readers can watch a streaming video, read a nonfiction book, then further explore and research the subject matter through TrueFlix. TrueFlix also provides ideas and goals to assist beginning researchers with projects and homework assignments.
TumbleBooks logo TumbleBook Library
TumbleBooks are interactive picture books that children can read or have read to them.
 TumbleBookCloud logo TumbleBookCloud
TumbleBookCloud is a middle school and high school collection which contains over 600 titles. This collection contains a vast array of teen novels, classics, poetry, short stories, audiobooks, graphic novels, and world class educational videos from National Geographic.
 TumbleBookCloud Junior logo TumbleBookCloud Junior
With over 600 titles and reading levels from grades 3-8, TumbleBookCloud Junior is a great option for adventurous young readers who wish to go beyond the picture book collection in TumbleBook Library. TumbleBookCloud Junior contains early reader chapter books, children’s classics, graphic novels, children’s audiobooks, and National Geographic videos – many of which are paired with e-books – a perfect complement to support Common Core Curriculum.