Our Librarian has sourced these online providers of free e-books for you to dive into…
Project Gutenberg is one of the oldest and largest e-book sources on the web, with more than 60,000 downloadable books in different formats. You can choose to read online in your browser or download free e-books to your PC or smartphone, and they’ll be saved in ePub format, plain text or Kindle files in your cloud storage. If you want to save space, you can download with or without images.
There’s no registration or subscription payment, plus, if you’re a fan of audiobooks, Gutenberg offers these for free too. Enjoy! https://www.gutenberg.org/
Open Library is an easy to navigate site that offers more than one million free e-books, making it an excellent place to read books from the web.
There are 15 book categories including classic literature, biographies, fantasy fiction, and recipe books, all of which are available in PDF, ePub, MOBI, plain text and other popular formats.
You’ll need to sign up for a free account and then download all the free e-books you want. https://openlibrary.org/
Audible is an incredible collection of stories, currently FREE to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet. Children’s stories, teenage fiction, fairy tales, literary classics, also easy (and not so easy) readers in French, Italian and Spanish. A truly fantastic site, highly recommended. There is something there for everyone!
Elevenses with David Walliams
A free story released every day at 11.0am from 24 March to 23 April; you can listen to these stories at any time. To get today’s story click here (https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/). For activities, clips, books and more visit https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/ . And if you are not a fan of David Walliams, courtesy of Scholastic.co.uk you can watch other great authors reading the first chapter from their selected book. New authors added daily to this site: https://bookfairs.scholastic.co.uk/chapter-one.
Also from Scholastic you can download activity sheets with games and puzzles based on book characters. To download FREE PDFs of drawing activities click here https://shop.scholastic.co.uk/home-activities/drawing; for puzzles click here https://shop.scholastic.co.uk/home-activities/puzzles, for other activities click here https://shop.scholastic.co.uk/home-activities/more. Have fun!