Do you have a young learner, who would be intrigued at reading books on the internet? Then, check out We Give Books online to gain access to wonderful children’s literature for FREE! Through We Give Books, a project of the Pearson Foundation designed to inspire young learners to become lifelong readers, outstanding children’s literature is available for anyone with an internet access.
Delightful online book reading
The books in the We Give Books collection are beautifully presented with easy arrow page turning. The bright colors and clear print make reading the children’s books a full delight. For example, simply explore the enduring classic The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats on the We Give Books website, and you’ll see that you can enjoy the available children’s books on your iPad, laptop, desktop, or any other internet-enabled device.
You can search the online bookshelves by age group to suit well to the needs of your young reader. Three age groups available:
- Ages 0-3
- Ages 4-7
- Ages 8 to 10
Additionally, an author search and a genre search are available along with a Most Recent search. Or, in a very bookstore-like experience, simply scroll through the colorful book covers on the We Give Books electronic shelves.
A taste of what’s available
- Don’t miss the delightful parody in Goodnight Goon: A Petrifying Parody by Michael Rex. As an added bonus, its hilarious text is perfect for kids and Halloween.
- For playground adventures involving hairy monsters and big robots, turn the pages of Ladybug Girl and Bumblebee Boy by Jacky Davis and David Soman.
- What about transporting Goldilocks and the Three Bears to the Arctic north with beautiful illustrations? Then, be sure to read The Three Snow Bears by Jan Brett.
- Another marvelous parody appropriate to technology-assisted readers is Goodnight iPad by Ann Droyd. Its wit is filled with gadget-touched humor.
- Want to build an interest in history? Then, point your young reader toward Pocahontas, a Level 2 Beginning Reader book.
- Want to build on current events and modern history? Then, check out Who is Barack Obama? By Roberta Edwards.
- Want to enjoy the classics? The free book shelf holds classics like The Little Engine that Could by Watty Piper and Beatrice Potter’s The Tale of Peter Rabbit.
We Give Books opens up the world of reading with technology. Its child-appropriate materials hold delightful classics, modern parodies, science-themed books, humor, adventure, and more.
iPad Flash Player tip
On an iPad, some sites like We Give Books use Adobe Flash Player. Adobe Flash Player and Apple no longer have coordinated support, but it’s still possible to use Adobe Flash resources on an iPad with use of alternate browsers such as iSwifter (free trial use available, then paid version kicks in) or Photon Browser ($4.99 app).
A worldwide community of lifelong readers
Online reading brings electronic interactivity to inspiring young readers. We Give Books creates smiles on the faces of lifelong readers and their mentors. And, the community is growing. In mid-October, 2013, the site’s counter shows almost 2.5 million books have been read to date! Read on, and you and your young learner can help turn the counter to 3 million books.
Find the take in this article to be helpful? National and Local Education as well as National and International Travel materials come from a husband and wife team, who travel extensively as published writers and photographers. One is an experienced scientist with a doctorate in Material Sciences and background in pharmaceutical and optics research. The other is former Vice President of GKE, who served as a US Web-based Education Commissioner during the Clinton administration, and was a former US National Technology & Learning Teacher of the Year.
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