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ERIC Number: EJ832244
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec-1
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0362-8930
The Inside Story: Find the Full Content of Children's Books on the Web
Adam, Anna; Mowers, Helen
School Library Journal, v54 n12 p50-52 Dec 2008
The largest collection of free electronic books for all ages, Project Gutenberg has a goal of making digital versions of public domain works freely available to anyone. Staffed by volunteers, the collection has three main sections: (1) light literature (like "Alice in Wonderland"); (2) heavy literature (like the Bible); and (3) reference (like "Roget's Thesaurus"). More than 25,000 titles are available in over 50 different languages and a variety of written and spoken versions, as well. Users can browse by title, author, language, or type, and there are a handful of search engines that can be used. In this article, the authors provide a few of the most intriguing book resources online, most being free. All give kids a chance to build their reading skills and discover new titles. Best of all are those sites that give students, teachers, and librarians a voice, providing a conduit for communicating with fellow readers.
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