The Free Books Roundup

Over on Facebook, I’ve been posting free reading resources that I learned about in my early-summer whirlwind tour of librarian and writers conferences. I thought I’d gather them all in one place here on the blog.

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Summer Reading (Part 1): E-books
Epic calls itself the “Netflix of Children’s Books.” I looked at the list and this is the real thing, with books from big publishers.

Teachers can get a FREE FREE FREE account using a school email address.Parents (who aren’t teachers) get one month free (Here in Georgia, that would get the kids to the end of summer!)

Summer Reading (Part 2): Books!
Atlanta area folks: Don’t forget that Decatur’s Little Shop of Stories, has a summer reading program with great incentives: first 10 hours gets your child a Revolution Doughnut, for example!

Summer Reading (Part 3): Audiobooks
Long Car Ride Relief! I recently discovered Librivox, a site where volunteers read public domain works to create free audiobooks. They even have Anne of Green Gables, E. Nesbit’s The Railway Children, and Sherlock Holmes (not to mention several works by Einstein, for a little light science on-the-go).

Summer Reading (Part 4): More Audiobooks
The folks at audiobooksync have designed a summer reading (listening!) plan for teens. They release a FREE pair of books each Thursday of the summer. These are recent, high-quality literature. But check them carefully– they are selecting titles for young adults (YA), so many are not suitable for younger children.