I wanted to share with you a new, free database from the Michigan eLibrary. It’s called eBook K-8 Collection, and it can be found by going to www.mel.org/kids. The collection includes free, downloadable eBooks that are both fiction and nonfiction. Students could download these books to their devices, or they can just read the book in the web browser.
This would be a fantastic resource for your son or daughter to find fiction and nonfiction books to read!
Here is the description of the database from the Michigan eLibrary:
eBook K-8 Collection is designed for K-8 students and the educators who work with them. It contains more than 6,000 titles chosen to support a quality learning experience for K-8 students across all subjects areas taught in elementary and middle schools, and content aligns with Common Core curriculum standards. The collection also features a selection of teacher resources to support educators and administrators.
How to use the database:
3. Click on the book title to preview it.
4. If you would like to read the book, you have two options:
a. Click on eBook full text if you want to read the book in your internet browser (i.e. Internet Explorer, Safari, Google Chrome, Firefox) OR if you want to read on your Kindle. Send the PDF to your Kindle once you open it.
b. Click on Download this eBook if you want to download the book to read on a iPad or Android device. It will ask you to create an account, which is free. In order to read the book on your device, you will need the following requirements:
Desktop: Adobe® Digital Editions 1.7.1 or higher is required for offline viewing.
Apple and Android devices: Bluefire Reader App is recommended
Kindle: PDFs can be created in the eBook Full Text view and transferred using Send To Kindle
Mrs. Christina Chatel, MLIS
A teacher librarian at Boulan Park and Smith Middle Schools in Troy, Michigan.