Selected web links related to books. Series resources are near bottom of page.
*The Books/Materials section includes access to downloadable audiobooks.
Accelerated Reader - Read the Books.com Services for AR lists for our local area schools, including sortable title lists, with links back into our library catalog, and reviews online. (ReadTheBooks.com)
Cliffs Notes Online study guides for many titles studied in literature classes. Website:
Genreflecting Selected authors and book suggestions arranged by genre, with links to additional genre resources on the web. (Based on readers advisory books published by Libraries Unlimited.) Website: www.lu.com
Online Literary Criticism collection Links to online literary criticism websites, with indexes by author and title, and literary period. (Internet Public Library.) Website: www.ipl.org
Publisher's Weekly - Bestseller lists Links to recently top selling books in a variety of categories. (Publishers Weekly) Website: www.publishersweekly.com
Washington Book Blog A state-wide blogging site about books, designed especially for middle school-aged library patrons to share reviews and comments about their favorite books. (Washington Reads - Washington State Library) Website: www.secstate.wa.gov/library/wa_reads/
Washington Talking Book and Braille Library Services WTBBL offers services separate from Pierce County Library, but any Washington resident who qualifies as legally blind, visually impaired, otherwise physically unable to use regular print books may be eligible. (WTBBL - administered by the Seattle Public Library) website: www.wtbbl.org
Whichbook.net A new and different method of looking for a book to read, offering a sliding range of types of book characterisics (happy-sad, gentle-violent, easy demanding, etc.) The books in this UK-based database are all fiction and poetry in paperback written in or translated into English and published since 1995. To see a list of titles go to www.openingthebook.com.
Anime News Network - encyclopedia This site offers bibliographic information and news on popular series of both manga (Japanese comics) and anime (Japanese animated films). Website: www.animenewsnetwork.com
Juvenile Series and Sequels Junior and young adult (teen) titles in series, browsable by author, series title, or subject or searchable by book title. (Mid-Continent Public Library, MO). WebSite: www.mcpl.lib.mo.us
What's Next? - Series Lists A searchable database of book titles in adult fiction series of all genres. Searches can be done by author, specific book title or series name. (Kent District Library, Michigan.) WebSite: www.kdl.org
Library Sources for Literary Research and Criticism (PDF, 13kb) a guide to useful readers resources within the Pierce County Library.
http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Main_Page Project Gutenberg. Maybe it is time to jump into a few classics? Generally, there is a reason these books have survived and remained favorites over the years – many are really good!
http://www.manybooks.net They offer many formats.
http://www.baen.com/library If you like science fiction. Some are new titles, some from current popular authors, who are posting their materials directly for free.
http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/20-best-websites-to-download-free-e-books More resources, from a blog called "20 best websites to download free e-books".
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