Google, in conjunction with UNESCO, has introduced The Literacy Project, an attempt to use Google's various online tools (video, maps, articles, books, blogging, etc.) to help teachers and parents share ideas and resources for promoting reading skills. (Lots of news stories on this available here.) I wandered over to check it out and stumbled upon some great children's stories from a company called BookBox.
You can also watch it in Spanish, German, and French, and BookBox has stories in what seems like over 40 languages, including Japanese, available at their website. I just downloaded a free story for my iPod video.
It's an exciting time for learning...so many possibilities!