There are a lot of ways to get a hold of books cheaply, but some ways are easier than others. If looking for a way to read children’s books online for free, then here’s the short list of some of the best websites.
One good site is www.wegivebooks.org, which requires you to join, but it is free. All that is required is an email address and some information about the state and city you reside in, but after that, you can expect access to several children’s books. It is even possible to join by logging in through your Facebook account. The books are easy to navigate, require no downloads, and there are many children’s picture books to choose from appropriate for kids up to age ten and more are being added each month. While at the website, check out their great causes. They might already be helping out in a community near you, if not, learn how to help them help others.
Another good website is http://en.childrenslibrary.org/ where one can even find lots of books in a variety of languages. This site also does not require you to download anything. There is no need to sign up or create an account, just visit the website, select a book, and start reading. If interested, this website, the International Children’s Digital Library, has a good iPad app and it too is easy to navigate.
Finally, if looking for more than just children’s books or books for older readers, then check out http://digital.library.upenn.edu/books/ which has a lot of everything. A project years in the making and still maintained by the University of Pennsylvania, it is still growing. While it does not have literally everything, it has something for everyone. There are frequent updates and books can be found in a variety of formats. It does not require creating an account or log in and it is easy to find books that do not require downloading anything onto your computer. They have millions of books and a great set up for easy searches. It would be a challenge for anyone to think of a topic that this site does not have some information for, and it would be wise to bookmark this if an avid reader.