1,500+ Full Videos of Stories and Literature in TeachingBooks.net

Thanks to Susan Schrader from Heartland AEA for sharing this article.

Just discovered! There are over 1,500 TeachingBooks.net full videos of children’s literature (showing the original book) and readings of classic literature and poetry for secondary students (showing the text, but not as a read-along).

Here is a title and author listing of the videos. You are welcome to curate or share directly with teachers so they can choose. You can go to TeachingBooks.net and get the persistent link to any title (examples are shown below). Here are a few examples that made me say, “Whoa! Someone’s going to jump at this title.”

  • 11 of the “I Am” Brad Meltzer books
  • 11 Dr. Seuss books
  • 8 books by Nikki Grimes
  • 4 Mercer Mayer books
  • 43 books by Robert Munsch
  • Undefeated / Kwame Alexander
  • I Promise / LeBron James
  • Hair Love / Matthew Cherry https://www.teachingbooks.net/qlkumi8
  • Abuelita’s Secret / Alma Flor Ada https://www.teachingbooks.net/ql3vcgj
  • Curious Case of Benjamin Button / F. Scott Fitzgerald https://www.teachingbooks.net/qlpbg3m
  • How to Be a Pirate / Isaac Fitzgerald https://www.teachingbooks.net/qlk2492
  • Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother Too? / Eric Carle https://www.teachingbooks.net/qluu6gi
  • Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me / Eric Carle https://www.teachingbooks.net/ql77z7u
  • Very Hungry Caterpillar / Eric Carle
  • Patchwork Bike / Gaia Cornwall
  • Little Elliot, Big City / Mike Curato
  • Cao Chong Weighs an Elephant / Songju Ma Daemicke
  • Carmela Full of Wishes / Matt de la Pena
  • Last Stop on Market Street / Matt de la Pena
  • Love / Matt de la Pena
  • Llama Llama Loves to Read / Anna Dewdney
  • Are You My Mother? / P.D. Eastman
  • Yo Soy Muslin: A Father’s Letter to His Daughter / Mark Gonzalez
  • How to Build a Hug: Temple Grandin and Her Amazing Squeeze Machine / Amy Guglielmo
  • Owen / Kevin Henkes
  • Emperor’s Egg / Martin Jenkins
  • Bad Seed / Jory John
  • Good Egg / Jory John
  • Malala Yousafzai: Warrior with Words / Karen Leggett
  • I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark / Debbie Levy
  • Tomas and the Library Lady / Pat Mora
  • If You Give a Mouse a Cookie / Laura Numeroff
  • Rainbow Fish / Marcus Pfister
  • My Papi Has a Motorcycle / Isabel Quintero
  • Word Collector / Peter Reynolds
  • And Tango Makes Three / Justin Richardson
  • We’re Going on a Bear Hunt / Michael Rosen
  • Duck! Rabbit! / Amy Krouse Rosenthal
  • Dragons Love Tacos / Adam Rubin
  • Mario and the Hole in the Sky: How a Chemist Saved Our Planet / Elizabeth Rusch
  • Day You Begin / Jacqueline Woodson


While the full text may not fit your curriculum, portions of these classic works are still of value. The Tell-Tale Heart still gives me the creeps—start at minute seven.

  • Jane Austen
  • Charlotte Bronte
  • Emily Bronte
  • Charles Dickens
  • Emily Dickinson
  • Frederick Douglass
  • Arthur Conan Doyle
  • George Eliot
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Robert Frost
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • O. Henry
  • Langston Hughes
  • Lewis Sinclair
  • Jack London
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • Herman Melville
  • Edgar Allan Poe
  • William Shakespeare
  • Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Jonathan Swift
  • Henry David Thoreau
  • Mark Twain
  • Jules Verne
  • Henry Wadsworth
  • Booker T. Washington
  • H.G. Wells
  • Edith Wharton
  • Walt Whitman
  • John Greenleaf Whittier
  • Oscar Wilde

TeachingBooks.net is a digital resource provided to K-12 Iowa schools by Iowa AEAs. For more information, please contact GPAEA Librarian, Jane Frizzell.

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