Books and Readers Resources

Premium Resources

Axis360

Axis360 is an e-book service that emphasizes the app experience. Apps are available for iOS and Android devices as well as Windows PCs. After downloading the app and setting up your account, you can check out and read a title with just 3 clicks.*

Biblioteca Tumble (TumbleBooks)

Libros ilustrados, rompecabezas, juegos y concursos de preguntas y respuestas para niños en línea.

Book Review Digest Plus

This database brings together book reviews on a wide range of topics from a variety of sources. Titles include a variety of fiction genres and nonfiction subjects.*

ComicsPlus

Digital comics from top publishers and creators.*

NoveList K-8 Plus

Online resource for helping teachers, school media specialists and kids find that next great fiction or nonfiction book to read. Includes Lexile scores.*

NoveList Plus

A complete readers resource with information on well over 200,000 fiction and narrative nonfiction titles.*

OneClickdigital

Over 3,000 iPod compatible downloadable audiobook titles. Includes classic and new fiction and nonfiction titles. NOTE: OneClickdigital is currently experiencing problems with the Browse feature in their system. If you wish to browse their catalog, click here. First time users need to create a OneClick account to download an audiobook; please continue to use the primary OneClickdigital link to register for an account.*

Overdrive

Download e-books, audiobooks, and videos.*

TeachingBooks.net

A multimedia online database including thousands of resources about fiction and nonfiction books used in the K–12 environment.*

TumbleBooks

Online picture books, puzzles, games and quizzes for children.*

WorldCat

Catalog of library materials owned by libraries around the world. Includes ability to search for books in Spanish, French, Arabic, Japanese, Korean, and Chinese (traditional and simplified).*

Recommended Websites

Accelerated Reader Bookfinder

Locate approved titles for use in school Accelerated Reader programs. Check with your student's teacher or school for specific details and approved AR lists.

Book Riot

Fun site for bibliophiles.  Includes reading lists, podcast recommendations and a store containing awesome bookish accessories.

Book Spot

An easy access point to some of the top book-related sites, including information on awards and recommended reading.

Fantastic Fiction

Detailed information about series fiction as well as new fiction titles.

Feedbooks

Discover thousands of free public domain e-books including original books from new authors that you can read on any mobile device.

FictFact

Service designed to help you keep track of fiction titles in series. Offers email notices about newly published titles from your favorite series. Free registration required.

Fiction DB

A one-stop source for most of the information you might want about fiction books and authors. Includes titles in series, author pseudonyms, and similar titles and authors listings.

Flashlight Worthy

Discover hundreds of books lists covering a wide range of topics.

GoodReads

Goodreads is a social network for readers where members recommend books, compare what they are reading, keep track of what they've read and would like to read, form book clubs and much more.

Google Book Search

Search the full text of books and discover new titles to read.

HPL Paperback Classics

Local school reading list titles includes fiction and nonfiction.

HPL Readers' Link

All about books, authors, book clubs, and sharing your love of reading.

Library of Congress Catalog

Holdings of our national library and the research arm of Congress.

Library Thing

Catalog your books online.

Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg is the first and largest single collection of free electronic books, or eBooks, many of which are downloadable. All books are in the public domain, that is, the copyright on these titles has expired.

Reading Group Choices

Book lists and discussion guides for reading groups.

What Should I Read Next?

Simple search by title or author.  Gives you a lengthy list of read-alikes.

Whichbook

Use "sliders" for different criteria to get suggestions that closely match your needs. Explore book lists.