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- Tumblebook Library
Tumblebook Library is an online collection of ebooks and games for children and teens including: animated storybooks; "read-on-your-own" stories, chapter books and Young Adult books; life-learning stories; language-learning books; and puzzles and games.
Websites about Audiobooks
Websites with Free Downloadable Audiobooks
Browse through the The LibriVox catalog to see over 1,400 audiobook titles including books by Louisa May Alcott, Lewis Carroll, Jane Austen, Charles Dickens and more.
"LibriVox's goal is to make all public domain books available as free audio books.
We are a totally volunteer, open source, free content, public domain project."
Use the "Browse Our Titles" menu to find fiction, non-fiction, children's, young adult audiobook titles and more. Download a chapter at a time "on your schedule."
- Project Gutenberg
Project Gutenberg offers over 36,000 downloadable eBooks and, at this link, a browsable list of human-read audiobooks in the public domain.
An online service of Florida's Educational Technology Clearinghouse, Lit2Go is a free online collection of stories and poems in Mp3 (audiobook) format. These, too, appear to be public domain titles.
... and eBooks
"Internet publisher of literature, reference and verse providing students, researchers and the intellectually curious with unlimited access to books and information on the web, free of charge."
- Baen Free Library
Science Fiction publisher, Baen Books, "is now making available - for free - a number of its titles in electronic format. We're calling it the Baen Free Library. Anyone who wishes can read these titles online - no conditions, no strings attached. Or, if you prefer, you can download the books in one of several formats."
- Google Book Search
Book Search works just like web search. Try a search on Google Book Search or on Google.com. When Google finds a book with content that contains a match for your search terms, Google will link to it in your search results.
If the book is out of copyright, or the publisher has given Google permission, you'll be able to see a preview of the book, and in some cases the entire text. If it's in the public domain, you're free to download a PDF copy.
- Online Books Page
Hosted by the University of Pennsylvania, this site features an index to over 1 million books free books on the Internet, links to other directories and archives of online text, and special exhibits.
- Project Gutenberg
Project Gutenberg offers over 36,000 downloadable eBooks and is the source of public domain eBooks and audiobooks for many affilliate sties.
- Public Domain titles from eMediaLibrary
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