Storyline Online

Website review by
Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Actors read high-quality kids' books online.

Parents say

age 12+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 6+
Based on 2 reviews

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Positive Messages

Aims to foster an appreciation of children's literature.

Violence & Scariness
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that although kids younger than 4 can probably use this site with some simple pointing and clicking, parents will want to guide very young children on the site. This well-produced reading portal was established by the Screen Actors Guild Foundation. Your computer must have Macromedia Flash Player to view the movies.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written bymaria trejo October 12, 2014


Para educar mi hija
Parent of a 6 and 9-year-old Written bybest mom ever May 12, 2010

thank you storyline online.

at first my children never wanted to read but this website has incouraged my children sam and nick to read when ever thay can. sam age 6, nick age 5.
Kid, 9 years old September 27, 2012


it is good my teacher uses it there s a book called enemy pie on there and the main charecter thinks about the pie doing bad things to the other kid but it turn... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written byhaily April 9, 2008

i laughed

well if anybody is looking at this, please make sure that you don't use violince. this is for 8 and under

Is it any good?

Parents might favor reading books in person instead of staring at a computer screen, but STORYLINEONLINE.NET -- a hip combination of Reading Rainbow and Hollywood --  features excellent book-related questions and activity guides that accompany each book to make the experience more interactive and educational. After reading Me and My Cat, for example, you can "list the things Nicholas could do as a cat that he couldn't do as a boy. Discuss your list with a friend" or "write a Haiku about a cat." One caveat: After families visit this site, parents may need to pump up their storytelling showmanship -- kids may expect Oscar-worthy reading performances at every bedtime.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the themes addressed in each book's companion guide. What are some of the themes in the stories?

  • Discuss whether or not the actors did a

  • good job reading a particular book. What did you like the best about the

  • way they read the books?

Website details

  • Genre: Educational
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Last updated: September 18, 2018

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