Books and Reading Resources

Online Books

Banned Books Online - University of Pennsylvania
Special exhibit of books that have been the objects of censorship

Bartleby.com
Internet publisher of literature, reference and verse; search by author, title, subject, genre

Bibliomania
More than 2000 free texts, study guides and reference resources

Perseus Digital Library - Tufts University
Greek and Roman classics; English Renaissance

Project Gutenberg
Books in the public domain (published before 1923)


Book Info

Amazon.com
Online book ordering; short reviews

Barnes and Noble
Online book ordering

Bookwire
Guide to the book resources of the Internet, containing more than 5,000 categorized links to book sites around the world

BookSpot
Find online text, book reviews, reading lists, author and publisher info and events.

Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books:
Includes feature articles and archives.

The Illinois Chapter of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators

Online Book Reviews/Criticism

Internet Public Library Online Literary Criticism Collection
Contains 4689 critical and biographical websites about authors and their works that can be browsed by author, title, or nationality and literary period

Literary Resources on the Net
Links to sites dealing especially with English and American literature

Malaspina Great Books - Five Star Sites
A five star site uses Internet capacities effectively and information there (or linked from there) appears to be reliable

PAL: Perspectives in American Literature - Paul P. Reuben
Search by time period or author for American writers

NovelGuide
Chapter by chapter summary of approximately 75 of the most-studied novels; also includes character analysis and metaphor and theme analysis

ClassicNote.com
Provides literature summaries and analysis written by Harvard students. Find detailed summaries, character information, and literature references on about 200 novels

SparkNotes.com
Provides chapter summaries, character development, and literary context for some of the most-studied novels


Book Awards and Recommedations

Booklists from the Young Adult Library Service Association (ALA)

Links to the Alex Awards, Best Books for Young Adults, Outstanding Books for the College Bound, Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, etc.

Caldecott Medal Award

The Pulitzer Prizes
Search by year, category, title

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