New Interactive Story Database
What Is It?
BookFlix is an online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction from Children’s Press and other trusted Scholastic imprints. It is published by Scholastic Inc. BookFlix was developed in collaboration with Weston Woods Studios and engineered by Grolier Interactive.
Each pair includes a video adaptation of a children's book, an interactive nonfiction ebook, lots of activities, author biographies, and links. Some materials are in Spanish. Great for independent and classroom use!
How Does It Work?
All the fiction/nonfiction pairs in BookFlix are categorized according to nine themes:
- Animals and Nature;
- Earth and Sky;
- Family and Community;
- People and Places;
- Music and Rhyme;
- ABC’s and 1, 2, 3’s;
- Adventure; Imagination;
- and Celebrations.
From the Home page, click on one of the nine themes to browse the pairs in each category.
Pairs are listed in alphabetical order by story title. The Browse is presented in a flipbook format. Pages can be turned by clicking the appropriate buttons; or click the tabs at the side of the book to jump to other pages.
What Does It Look Like?
So, you can view the video for “Bark George” and then read the book “Pets at the Vet.”
How Do I Access This?
Go to our Research page on the ebranch and scroll down the list of databases to BookFlix. You will need a library card from San Mateo County Library to access the database from home.
For more info about the product click help on the BookFlix homepage.
DeAnn O. has been a children’s librarian for over 15 years; she is a long time bibliophile, children’s advocate, and book reviewer for School Library Journal.