Bookshare for Your Child

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Make reading and learning easier for Back to School 

Bookshare® is a FREE, federally-funded library of ebooks designed for students with learning differences. Students who struggle to read traditional books are empowered to read in ways that work for them with specialized ebooks in audio, audio with highlighted text, large font, and braille. Paired with popular reading tools, reading is easier. 

See how Bookshare works.  


Why Bookshare

More effective than other ebooks

Bookshare ebooks are designed specifically for students with learning differences, providing more ways to access text and customize their reading experience. 

Make parents’ lives easier

When learning happens at home, parents can access books for their children online with ease and let their children read and learn with less parent intervention. 

Decode less, comprehend more 

Students can focus on comprehension and learning, rather than struggling to decode or access text. 

Build reading independence  

Students can read on their own with Bookshare’s assistive reading features and build reading independence.  

Close reading gaps 

Students build reading proficiency and confidence that helps them perform better in class and accelerate their overall learning. 

FREE for U.S. students with qualifying disabilities 

To join Bookshare, students must have a qualifying disability, and membership is FREE for all U.S. students of any age. Students can also get free access to Bookshare through their school. 


Ella: from struggling reader to honors student

Ella and Beth

Ella struggled with reading since the first grade. Learn how she and her mother worked with special education teachers to get the tools she needed.  


Explore the collection

Collage of book covers from summer reading lists like Nickle Boys, The Bear's Song, and more.

With millions of ebooks for school and leisure reading, you are sure to find the book your child needs. See what’s in the library.