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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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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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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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 H.G. Wells and Mary Wollstonecraft, Agamemnon and American Sonnets to The Voyage of the Beagle and The Wind Among the Reeds, Familiar Quotations and A Dictionary of…  learn more

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Classics Literature

Literature Classics, such as the Greeks Ovid and Plato, H.G. Wells and Charles Dickens, for example, are now all available on-line. Handy original sources if not stocked in the school library.  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 to 3 pm when school is physically in session! Epic is the leading digital reading platform—built on a collection of 40,000+ popular, high-quality books from 250+ of…  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, and videos that develop skills in math, reading, problem-solving and literacy.  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 has given permission. Library collections include those from Stanford University, Harvard University, Oxford University, the University of Michigan, and The New York Public Library. Many think of…  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, fairness, justice, courage, creativity and participation. Many are about life in America, historically and in the present. Some are familiar; others may introduce readers to experiences beyond…  learn more

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Open Culture

Open Culture scours the web for the best educational media. We find the free courses and audio books you need, the language lessons & educational videos you want, and plenty of enlightenment in between. This collection provides a list of free educational resources for K-12 students (kindergarten through high school students) and their parents and teachers.…  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 great literature here, with a focus on older works for which U.S. copyright has expired. Thousands of volunteers digitized and diligently proofread the eBooks, for you to…  learn more