Teaching with Audio Books

February 2019

The Pirate Cove (PES Media Center) offers many resources to improve student learning.

Which one would you like to learn about in order to enhance your curriculum? Pick from the following choices:

Access these treasures from the PES Pirate Cove Website and learn more below.

MackinVia E-books – finding reading ranges, using backpacks, and research tools

PES students and families have access to 1700 e-books to read via MackinVIA. Some books are interactive, some can be used as a read aloud, while others are simply a standard book to be read online. The link below is a video introduction to this ebook platform. Username = E-number and the Password = pirates

Epic - free ebooks for your classroom

Epic is like Netflix for children's books. The e-book platform is provided free to educators and supported by home subscriptions.


  • Gives instant access to the world’s largest digital library of high-quality fiction and nonfiction for kids 12 and under
  • Includes personalized reading recommendations for each child based on individual reading preferences and abilities
  • Reading logs to track student progress
  • Available on iPads, iPhone, Android devices, and on any computer or desktop

You can read on Epic! at home, with a $4.99 subscription. Access a great list of holiday books and more for 30 days free at home. Click here.


Palencia Elementary Media Center - The Pirate Cove

The mission of the library media program is to ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas, information and technology. Creating a foundation for lifelong learning is at the heart of our program, so that we are prepared to set sail into tomorrow’s world.