Books & Authors

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Books & Authors combines more than 140,000 titles, 50,000 authors, and thousands of read-alike, award winner, and librarian’s favorites lists to help bring readers and literature together.


Interactive Books offers nonfiction and fiction books with narration, and incorporates video, sound effects, and motion graphics for enhanced learning. Embedded video and sound bring ideas and subjects to life. Children can test their knowledge during and after reading. Enter your library name (linebaughlibrary, smyrna, myrtleglanton, or eagleville) and the password library to use this service.

Literature Resource Center, includes full-text journal articles, literary criticism, reviews, biographical information, and overviews on thousands of writers. Also includes the Twayne Authors Series and the Scribner Writers Series.


BookFlix is an interactive literary resource that builds a love of reading and learning in a fun, online environment. BookFlix pairs classic video storybooks with nonfiction eBooks to reinforce reading skills and develop essential real-world knowledge and understanding. Plus: educational games, author profiles, vocabulary, and more. Requires Flash and audio. (Check to see if your computer meets the requirements.) You will need to enter your library card number to use this service.


Salem Literature includes access to Critical Insights: Authors and Critical Insights: Works. Enter 37167 as the password.


Internet Sites

Bookish – Site which recommends popular books similar to what you’re reading now.
Books Should be Free – Access thousands of audio and E-books
BookPage - Blog which provides news and thoughts on publishing and more. Good “what to read next” section
Digital Public Library of America
Feedbooks – Discover thousands of public domain books
The Lexile Framework for Reading – Provides reading level for books
Library of Congress Online
Literary Criticism from IPL

Pink Monkey – The leading provider of literature summaries on the Internet. Child safe and teacher recommended.
Project Bartleby – Index to quotations.

Reading Group Choices – With discussion guides.

Pulitzer Prize winners
Reading Group Choices – With discussion guides.
Pulitzer Prize winners

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