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Books & Reading

Literature Criticism Online
Includes two sources. Contemporary Literary Criticism covers authors now living or who died after Dec. 21, 1999. Childrens Literature Review covers authors of books for children and young adults.
Literature Resource Center
Provides access to biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of authors from every age and literary discipline. The Literature Resource Center covers more than 120,000 novelists, poets, essayists, journalists, and other writers, with in-depth coverage of 2,500 of the most-studied authors.
NoveList Plus
Information, reviews, and recommendations on both fiction and non fiction titles.
Something About the Author
Something About the Author Online provides comprehensive online access for examining the lives and works of authors and illustrators for children and young adults. Something About the Author Online includes both the main series and Something About the Author Autobiography Series.
Tumblebook Library is an online collection of animated, talking picture books for kids.


Michigan eLibrary Resources

Books & Authors
Book reviews and suggestions by interest, subject, author and more.

Beginning readers. An interactive experience that allows beginning readers to explore fiction and non-fiction designed to increase understanding and fluency.

Novelist K-8 Plus  
Find just the right book by subject, age, awards won, Lexile Reading levels, Common Core standards; even books made into movies, and much more.  Read reviews and learn about the author.



Web Resources
Classics of literature, nonfiction, and reference online free of charge.

Find your next favorite book with this online book rating site.

Library Thing
Learn about new books, join online book clubs and catalog your personal library.

Fantastic Fiction
Book information, reviews and read-a-likes.

Folger Shakespeare Library
Digital texts from the Folger Shakespeare Library.

All about authors and books with a tie to Michigan.

Project Gutenberg
Project Gutenberg offers over 42,000 free ebooks: choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online.

What’s Next: Books in Series Database of Kent District Library
“What’s Next” helps you search fiction in series.

Catalog of material in OCLC member libraries in the U.S. and world wide.