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Literature and Biographies

Hoopla: eBooks, Audiobooks, Digital Comics, Music, Movies, and TV

Hoopla Digital offers eBooks, audiobooks, comics, movies and television shows--all available on your computer, tablet, eReader, or mobile device.  You can download up to five items per month.   

Download the Hoopla Digital app from your device's app store or visit the Hoopla Digital page to create your account.  Register using your library card and e-mail address.

TeachingBooks: Book Guides, Reading Lists, and Vocabulary Builders

TeachingBooks.net provides invaluable resources to help parents and educators teach literacy skills to K-12 readers.  TeachingBooks has book lists for diverse books and award winning titles, literature-based vocabulary lists, lesson plans for teachers, author chats, and more.  TeachingBooks.net enriches student's reading experience through unique, exciting resources that can also be integrated into classroom technology such as Google Classroom, Blackboard, etc.  

Scholastic Bookflix

An online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related non-fiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning. BookFlix reinforces early reading skills and introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration.

MasterFILE Complete

MasterFILE Complete contains full-text articles covering general reference, business, education, science, and much more.  In addition, MasterFILE Premier also provides access to biographies, full-text reference books, primary source documents, as well as a collection of photos, maps, and flags.

MagillOnLiterature Plus

MagillOnLiterature Plus offers biographical information on over 1,500 authors of fiction, poetry, drama, and philosophy as well as editorially- reviewed critical analyses and plot summaries of the most studied works in the history of literature.

NoveList Plus

Looking for a good book?  NoveList Plus helps readers of all ages locate books they might like to read. Search over 40,000 books by title, author, or describing a plot.

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