Children's Books in ASL


We are pleased to announce an opportunity to enjoy videos of popular children’s books, recorded in both English and American Sign Language. The videos are available HERE for viewing in a unique Niche Academy hosted by the SEO Service Center. Each video contains the illustrated story, ASL interpretation, audible narration, and closed-captioning.

The academy includes the following stories:

  • Fry Bread by Kevin Noble Maillard: The Native American tradition of sharing fry bread during family meals is celebrated in this story about family, history, culture and traditions, both new and old.
  • I Broke My Trunk by Mo Willems: Gerald tells Piggie the long, crazy story about breaking his trunk. Will Piggie end up with a long, crazy story of her own?
  • I Promise by LeBron James: This lively and inspiring picture book reminds readers that tomorrow's success starts with the promises we make to ourselves and our community today. 
  • Jabari Tries by Gaia Cornwall: Jabari is inventing a flying machine, but making it go from crash to whoosh will take grit, patience and maybe even a little help from his sister. 
  • Lola Loves Stories with Daddy by Anna McQuinn: Lola loves to hear Daddy read a new library book each night, an activity that spurs her imagination and results in inventive play the next day.
  • Natsumi by Susan Lendroth: The festival of traditional Japanese arts is coming up, and little Natsumi's big personality is too much for her family's quieter traditions, until her grandfather introduces her to taiko drumming.
  • There's A Giraffe in My Soup by Ross Burach: Each time a waiter returns with a new bowl of soup to satisfy a customer's complaint, a different animal appears in it.
  • We Don’t Eat Our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgins: When the class pet bites the finger of Penelope, a Tyrannosaurus rex, she finally understands why she should not eat her classmates, no matter how tasty they are.

The videos are presented in partnership with Ohio Citizens for Deaf Cultures, Worthington Libraries and the State Library of Ohio. The project was funded through a federal Institute of Museum and Library Services LSTA grant, awarded by the State Library of Ohio.

They were created and edited by Worthington Libraries with Ohio Citizens for Deaf Cultures providing the ASL interpreters.