LibraryThing - LibraryThing is an online service to help people catalog their books easily. You can access your catalog from anywhere—even on your mobile phone. Because everyone catalogs together, LibraryThing also connects people with the same books, comes up with suggestions for what to read next, and so forth.
TeachingBooks - Easily integrate multimedia into your reading and library activities.Select materials by grade level and curricular area/topic. Presented by Osseo Area Schools, Osseo, MN.
What Do I Read Next?
- Amazon.com/books – “Customers who bought this book also bought…”
- Fiction Connection - This is a fantastic resource for finding books like those you know you enjoy. You can search by author, title, topic, genre, setting, character, location, or timeframe. This subscription database requires a login, but simply viewing the word clouds can be helpful.
- FictionFinder - FictionFinder is a project of OCLC Research that provides access to 2.8 million works of fiction found in the OCLC WorldCat database.You can search for books, eBooks, and audiobooks by titles, authors, ISBNs, and other information such as literary awards and book summaries.
- Goodreads - for sharing books with your friends (login required)
- NoveList K-8 Plus - This guide to reading allows the Kindergarten through eighth grade reader to locate a book they have enjoyed, and the database will search for similar books, based on the specific criteria that is input. This database requires a St. Paul Public Library card barcode number and Personal Identification Number (PIN).
- NoveList Plus - This works just like NoveList K-8 Plus except it includes young adult and adult titles. Also requires a library card for login.
- Overbooked.org - Specializing in genre fiction, this site features reviews, reading lists, and links to related web sites.
- Readalike.org - Book reviews and readalike suggestions for genre fiction titles. Information about authors according to genre, including plot summaries, appeal characteristics, similar authors, red flags and other resources. This list grew out of an Indiana University School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) reading group.
Children’s Book Reading Lists
- Seattle Public Library Book Lists
- Booklist Books for Youth
- Notable Children's Books - By the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC).
- Great Early Elementary Reads – Recommended by the American Library Association.
- Books for Reluctant Readers, grades 3-6
Young Adults & Teens
- Favorite Teenage Angst Books
- Guys Read
- What's Next? Teen Series and Sequels
- Teens review recent books
- Adult Books for HS Students (School Library Journal)
- Adult Books for Young Adults (Booklist)
- Best Books for Young Adults
- Alex Awards (adult books for young adults)
- Building Block Picture Book Award
- Caldecott Award Winners
- Carnegie Medal Award Winners
- Coretta Scott King Award Winners
- Golden Kite Award Winners
- KC3 Reading Award
- Mark Twain Award
- Maud Hart Lovelace Award winners
- Mythopoeic Fantasy Awards for Juvenile Literature
- Newbery Award Winners
- Outstanding Books for the College Bound
- Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults
- Printz Awards (for literary excellence in YA literature)
- Show Me Readers Award
- Spur Award Winners for Juvenile Fiction
Authors and Illustrators
- Spotlight on Award-Winning Author Cynthia Rylant
- Hooray for Dr. Seuss
- The Artistry and Influence of Maurice Sendak
- All About the Berenstain Bears and Their Creators
- Beverly Cleary, Creator of Ramona Quimby
- Artist Jerry Pinkney and His Children's Picture Books
- The Magic of Ezra Jack Keats
- Mem Fox: Children's Author and Literacy Consultant
- Author and Illustrator Bill Peet
- Jane Yolen (Grandmother of two FSM students!)
- Your Comprehensive Guide to Everything Shakespeare
- Reviews of new children’s books
- Reviews of children’s books by educators
- “Kidlitosphere” children’s book reviews by type
- Reviews of children’s books by grade
- Series & Sequels
- Poetry for children
- Poetry 4 kids
- Funny Poems for Kids
- Classical Poems for Children
- Rhyme Zone - Find rhymes, synonyms, antonyms, definitions, and more at this site by Datamuse.
- Other On-line Rhyming Dictionaries
- Glossary of Rhymes - Includes an annotated list of the different types of rhymes. By Alberto Ríos, of Arizona State University.
- Children’s Picture Book Database
- Picture Book Artist’s Association
- Directory of Children’s Illustration
Good Books to Read Aloud
- Marci McGowan's Read-Aloud List
- Read Aloud America Book Recommendations
- Read Aloud Books on About.com
- Recommended Read-Aloud Titles for Pre-K through 9th Grade
General eBook Sources
- America.gov free ebooks - books on American life
- Authorama (public domain titles)
- Book-bot - Website that lets you read over 14,000 books online. Also remembers what page you were on.
- BookGlutton (read books online, discuss them with others)
- BooksInMyPhone - books for cell phones
- Digital Media Locator - Check if your local public library offers free downloads. When the loan period expires the ebook is "returned" to the library
- English Server 35,000 ebooks. maintained by Iowa State U.
- Free Books - Australian portal site with links to e-book collections from around the world
- Google Books - use "advanced book search" and choose full view only
- Internet Archive (texts) - Select "texts" in the search box
- Just Free Books - searches across ebook websites
- ManyBooks - Over 22,000 free ebooks
- Memoware - E-books for the PDA available in various formats
- MobileRead - Beautifully formatted free books in multiple formats
- Munseys - Several thousand free books in multiple formats
- Online Books
- Online Books Page - lists over 30,000 free books available on the Web (UPenn)
- OpenSource Shakespeare - text, concordance, characters, much more
- Planet ebook - free classics
- Project Gutenberg - over 25,000 free books
- Questia (more than 5,000 free books)
- Read Easily - Aimed at the visually impaired, this web site allows you to change the fonts and colours to make the books more legible
- Read Print
- Search ebooks (ebook metasearch)
- The e-Book Compendium - designed to link you to news and information about e-Books - electronic (or digital) equivalents of conventional printed books
- Universal Digital Library - million book collection hosted by Carnegie Mellon
- University of Adelaide
- World Public Library
e-Published eBooks (electronic format only books)
- Fictionwise Free ebooks
- Microsoft Reader Free ebooks
- Feedbooks - Free ebooks in the universal ePub format
ebooks for Children
- The Baldwin Online Children's International Literature Project - Classic children's literature (search button on left navigation bar)
- International Children's Digital Library - Search for books
- Storyline (books read by Screen Actors Guild Members)
- StoryPlace preschool library
- Free Children's Stories
Helpful Guides to E-books
- LibriVox (free audio in public domain)
- Free Classic Audiobooks
- Audiobooks for Free
- Storyline (books read by Screen Actors Guild Members)