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eBooks for Kids

eBooks & eAudiobooks are a  convenient way to get free library books anywhere, anytime.  They're super portable, and you'll never have late fees!

  • Children's eBooks @ Your Library

- Our Children's Librarian's overview of eBooks for kids

Check out these options when looking for kids' eBooks:

Axis 360

Axis 360 provides a simplified eBook platform for you to browse and checkout eBooks from the library, free with your Palo Alto Library card.


Download eBooks & audiobooks via the Northern California Digital Library site. Download to your computer, laptop, mobile device, eReader or MP3 player using your Palo Alto City Library card. Tip: In the advanced search you can limit to Juvenile items


Expand your reading options and discover an unexpected new favorite! 
The Enki collection features mostly non-fiction and independently published books, including many educational titles.


Bookflix provides Kids' streaming ebooks you can watch and read online. This subscription pairs fiction and non-fiction titles to enhance learning and fun! Requires Adobe Flash player.

Storyplay*r is a bilingual digital collection of children's picture books in French and English. You can record yourself reading a book in either language and share the recording, together with images of the book's pages, with family and friends.

To get started, see our instructions, or jump over to Storyplay*r to set up your account.


Tumblebooks is an online collection of streaming animated, talking picture books, reading comprehension quizzes, educational games, and teacher resources. Requires Adobe Flash player.

Want to read Tumblebooks on your iPad?

  • Simply login with your iPad and you will be redirected to the iPad compatible site - no app is required. If you are not redirected, clear your cache and try again.
  • You can also select "mobile" from the drop down menu located at the right hand corner of the home page.

Hoopla eAudiobooks

  • Check out 10 titles per month from Hoopla Digital.
  • Stream in your web browser or use the free app to stream/download on your iOS/Android smartphone/tablet.
  • Browse under Collections > Childrens to find engaging eAudiobooks from classic to contemporary titles.
  • No waitlists!

( Visit the Kids' Homepage )

Last Updated: Sep 19, 2017