Read Books Online

The premise of digital libraries is that students may lack access to certain texts or literature either because of lack of funds or limited library resources. And such concerns will multiply as grants are cut. The difficulties are that reading whole books can gobble computer time, cause eyestrain and are hard to bookmark. (Rare books, of course, from remote sites may not be accessible via any media other than the Internet.) A good use of a digital libraries would occur in a scenario in which a student encounters a reference to a primary source but has no ready access to it.

Virtual libraries for students can encourage them to seek a primary source as a context for a particular quotation or, as the publishing industry evolves, for current magazine articles on topics in science, not available in local libraries.

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Storyline Online: The Elves & the Shoemaker

The story is a simple one, of a poor shoemaker and his wife who suddenly find they are getting help from a mysterious source. They discover their helpers…  learn more

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Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg is a library of over 60,000 free eBooks Choose among free epub and Kindle eBooks, download them or read them online. You will find the world’s…  learn more

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Google Books

Google has started a project to digitize whole libraries of books, with full on-line access available to those books that are out of copyright or where the author…  learn more

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Bartleby - Literature Guides

Bartleby has almost 400 titles of literature, reference and verse available for free online. Includes homework help for all subjects. The collection spans Henry Adams and Aesop to…  learn more

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A Free Library of Classic Books & Novels

A wide range of books and novels for all ages. Includes short stories, poems, children's literature, and novels.  learn more

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Epic! Reading Worlds Await

Empower student choice on any device. Free for Teachers, For Real. Epic School is free for educators and students with class code log in access from 7 am…  learn more

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One Hundred More Books

This blog is a continuation of 100 Days, 100 Books, begun on January 20, 2017, highlighting books for young people with themes inherent in a vital democracy: resourcefulness,…  learn more

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A Free Library of Classic Books & Novels: Teacher Resources

Free resources at this website to awaken a life-long passion for literature and learning in your students.  learn more

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Children's Storybooks Online

Illustrated children's stories for kids of all ages. Storybooks are organized by age level (younger children, older children, young adult). It’s one of the few story sites out…  learn more

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Choose a book and start reading today!  learn more

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American Literature

A Free Library of Classic Books & Novels We are grateful to all teachers and professors from around the world who have taken up the challenge of teaching…  learn more

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One More Story: Online Library

One More Story is the online library of the best of children's illustrated books set to music and read aloud to you. Follow Benjamin D. Bookworm, Bendy, through your…  learn more

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Free History Books

Concise history books you can read in an hour.  learn more

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Screen It First

Our goal is to inform parents and educators about sensitive content in children’s books. We do not encourage book banning nor censoring, but instead aim to help the…  learn more

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10 Places Kids Can Listen to Free Audiobooks

Audiobooks are a wonderful way to expose all students to complicated storytelling, no matter their reading level. Listening to a story being read helps students engage in text,…  learn more

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Funbrain: Online Books for Fun

Created for kids in grades Pre-K through 8, has been the leader in free educational games for kids since 1997. Funbrain offers hundreds of games, books, comics,…  learn more

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Storyline Online: The Three Questions

Award-winning legendary actress Meryl Streep is our newest reader for Storyline Online®! Streep reads The Three Questions, written and illustrated by Jon J. Muth and published by Scholastic.  learn more