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Storyline Online at www.storylineonline.net is a fun website where actors read children's stories aloud via online video streaming. There are 25 books for young children, read in their entirety by actors and other celebrities.
You’ll find books as diverse as “The Polar Express,” read by Lou Diamond Phillips, to “Brave Irene,” read by Al Gore, to “No Mirrors in My Nana’s House” read by Tia and Tamara Mowry. Each book comes with related activities and an activity guide for parent and teacher use.
The website visuals are bright and fun, and the video shows the readers sitting comfortably, turning the pages to show the illustrations. The audio portion is also an excellent resource for the visually impaired.
Storyline Online is a children’s literacy outreach project of the Screen Actors Guild Foundation (http://www.sagfoundation.org/). Since 1993, SAG Foundation has been committed to championing children’s literacy. Through a link, visitors can purchase the books directly from the Foundation, as well as sign up for periodic newsletters.