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E-books and E-Audiobooks

Sora (OverDrive) hosts the central DPS collection of ebooks & audiobooks for all grade levels. There are over 30,000 titles in the main collection and languages include English, Spanish, Arabic, Russian and Chinese.

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Tumblebooks is a collection of fiction and nonfiction ebooks and audiobooks for elementary students in English, French and Spanish. Also includes short videos from National Geographic, songs with books, puzzles, games, and story read-aloud.

Unite for Literacy offers a collection of English and Spanish nonfiction picture books that support beginning readers of all ages. Features include predictable, rhythmic language; images with clear, familiar subjects; text narration in 43 languages; and text that ranges from one word up to a few sentences per page.

The African Storybook (ASb) is a literacy initiative that provides openly licensed picture storybooks for early reading in the languages of Africa. This free online resource includes 1164 storybooks in 185 languages.


PebbleGo is a research database that helps K-2 students learn foundational research skills and includes critical early-reader supports like audio voice-overs and text highlighting.

Designed specifically for young learners, this database provides an interactive atlas, learning games, engaging audio and video, effective vocabulary builders, as well as concepts such as geography, time, shapes, and numbers.

Gale In Context: Elementary delivers trusted, age-appropriate digital content. Through newspaper and magazine articles, videos, images, and graphics, elementary students can learn about everything from animals and outer space to famous artists and favorite athletes through this visual and intuitive database.

Up-to-date, curated, and curriculum-relevant articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, research tools, and recommended Web sites.

The PebbleGo Next family of databases helps students in Grades 3-5 learn about key concepts related to Social Studies, Biographies, Science, States, and American Indians. Robust articles, all supported by read-aloud audio and connected to curriculum, include critical thinking questions to help students connect to larger ideas.

Articles and multimedia about countries and culture, American states and Canadian provinces. Experience the cultures of 190 countries and territories in reports that include maps, statistics, a glossary, and in-depth information.

Britannica Escolar hace posible que los estudiantes completen sus trabajos escolares usando los más de 15.500 artículos de las enciclopedias y 15.000 recursos multimedia que incluyen imágenes, videos, audio y mapas detallados.

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