Wednesday, August 29, 2012

We Give Books

Do you use e-books in your school? I was reminded recently by a colleague about the We Give Books site. This is a great site for e-books and is FREE! They are good titles too, including books like Stand Tall Molly Lou Melon, Llama Llama Misses Mama, DK Explorer, DK Vikings, Human Body Q&A, and more. There are not really any chapter books I have seen, but lots of picture books and non-fiction books for elementary ages mostly. With over 200 e-books and all free it is a fantastic resource in itself, but there is an added bonus. The site says "Simply choose the charity you want to read for and then select the books you want to read. For each book you read online, we donate a book to a leading literacy group on your behalf." It doesn't get much better than free books that give free books when you read them! Check out We Give Books soon and use it with a whole class, on your own, with a small group, or as a center.

Any other great resources for e-books out there?

Edited to add: Here is a link to my ongoing livebinder collection for e-books. 


  1. There are a few I use, but my favorite is We Give Books. In February they created a "charity" where you could earn free books for your school if you chose your school as your charity. We ended up with 289 free books. It was amazing!

    Here are some of the other sites I like to use. Some are ebooks and some are books that are being read to you.

    Chidren's Storybooks Online
    Planet eBook
    Chidren's Books Forever
    Storyline Online
    Read to Me

  2. Thanks Jo! I appreciate it. Here is a link to my livebinder, I added a couple of your suggestions that I didn't have yet, but it has even more also.