Resource type: Books, ebooks and audiobooks
Price band: Free
Key stage: KS1, KS2
Region(s): All of UK
The Unite for Literacy Online Library provides free access to more than 500 illustrated digital non-fiction books for beginner readers. The books cover a wide variety of familiar themes and topics and come with audio narrations in English and/or Spanish. Most of the books are also narrated in a second language with options covering more than 40 languages. Second narration languages include:
About Unite Literacy: Unite for Literacy is a Colorado-based profit-for-social-good publishing company and content marketing platform. Its vision is a world where all children have access to an abundance of books that celebrate their languages and cultures. Unite for Literacy offers a range of book creation, editorial and graphic design services to organisations and groups that have been historically underrepresented in US children’s publishing with the aim of eradicating book scarcity in their communities.
Literacy Hive Likes:
- An easy-to-use platform that allows EAL students and their families to read and hear stories in both English and their native language.
- The book collection is intentionally curated to represent all genders, races, national origins, disabilities and ages.
- The audio narrations are provided by native speakers.
- Also available as an App for iPad.