Search for books online

Our classroom library is limited (approximately 400 titles, which is a lot for a classroom), so you will inevitably want to read something we don’t  have in the room. There are myriad (many different) options for those who want something more (and most of these options are completely free).

Option 1:

http://www.gutenberg.org/

Project Gutenberg is the first and largest single collection of free electronic books, or eBooks. Michael Hart, founder of Project Gutenberg, invented eBooks in 1971 and continues to inspire the creation of eBooks and related technologies today. Over 36,000 books available.

Option 2:

http://www.manybooks.net/

Browse through the most popular titles, recommendations, or recent reviews from our visitors. Perhaps you’ll find something interesting in the special collections. There are more than 29,000 eBooks available for Kindle, Nook, iPad and most other eReaders, and they’re all free! If you still can’t decide what to read you might want to browse through some covers to see what strikes your fancy. Or try the Recent Additionsto the library, with genre filter.*

*from website

Option 3:

Many websites offer free e-books from aspiring authors that be downloaded as PDFs or TXT files.

http://www.free-ebooks.net

Note: You are given a free membership with which you can download up to 10 titles per month, but the website does offer paid membership. I in no way endorse or recommend purchasing this free membership or responding to any ads on the site. You should also be conscious of the fact that these are independent writers (their credentials have not been vetted by a publisher and their manuscripts may not be closely checked for errors).  Some titles might not be appropriate for young readers.

Option 4:

Read Kindle Books on Your Computer

http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?ie=UTF8&docId=1000426311&tag=googhydr-20&hvadid=7442400567&ref=pd_sl_6g97entshf_b

  • Get the best reading experience available on your PC. No Kindle required
  • Access your Kindle books even if you don’t have your Kindle with you
  • Automatically synchronizes your last page read and annotations between devices with Whispersync
  • Create new highlights, notes, and bookmarks and manage those created on your Kindle
  • Search for words or phrases within the book you’re reading
  • Thousands of free titles
  • Use the built-in dictionary to seamlessly look up the definitions of English words without interrupting your reading.
  • Full screen reading view, color modes, and brightness controls offer an immersive reading experience
  • Real page numbers for thousands of books in the Kindle Store. Now you can easily reference and cite passages, and read alongside others in a book club or class.*

*text taken from Amazon Website

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