Books & Literature

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BookFlix

Interactive stories, true books and games to play (preschool-3rd grade).


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Booklist

More than 120,000 book reviews. Includes the new monthly digital edition of Booklist magazine. 


Booklist Reader

NEW: From the publishers of Booklist, this new magazine for library users features monthly themed issues, top 10 lists, author interviews and more.


BookPage

Monthly magazine highlighting new book releases and author interviews. Current freely available issues available online for January 2020-present. Also visit their YouTube channel for additional features and interviews.


Books & Authors

Recommends books for readers. Explore by author/title/genre. Reviews included.


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CloudLibrary

Thousands of eBooks and eAudiobooks for your smartphone, tablet, eReader or computer.


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CloudLibrary Read-alongs

Hundreds of read-alongs, many based on popular movies, comics and children's books. (Children with a Kids' World-only card will need to use a parent's/guardian's hoopla account for access.

Arlington Heights cardholders only

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Gale Dictionary of Literary Biography

Biographical and critical essays on the lives, works, and careers of the world's most influential literary figures from all eras and genres.


Gale eBooks

Formerly Gale Virtual Reference Library
Reference eBooks on biographybusinessenvironmenthistorylawliteraturemedicinemulticultural studiesnations/worldreligionsciencesocial science, and more. See also Access My Library app.


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Gale in Context: High School

Magazine, news and reference articles for middle school through undergraduate. Covers science, literature, history, social sciences, arts, etc.


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Gale Literature Criticism

Literary commentary providing a range of modern and historical views on authors and their works across regions, eras, and genres.


Gale Literature Resource Center

Biographies, bibliographies, and critical analysis of authors and their works from every age and literary discipline.


Gale Literature: Book Review Index

Millions of book reviews from thousands of sources.


Gale Literature: LitFinder + Contemporary Authors

Combines the content of Gale's LitFinder database of poetry and criticism and Gale's Contemporary Authors Online database of biographical information and bibliographies.


Gale Literature: Something About the Author

Examines the lives and works of authors and illustrators for children and young adults and is the preeminent source on authors and literature for young people.


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Hoopla

eBooks, eAudiobooks, comics, videos and music. "Kids' Mode" available to highlight age-appropriate titles.

Arlington Heights cardholders only

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Hoopla Read-Alongs

Hundreds of read-alongs, many based on popular movies, comics and children's books. (Children with a Kids' World-only card will need to use a parent's/guardian's hoopla account for access.

Arlington Heights cardholders only

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Literary Reference Center

NEW: Includes plot summaries, critical essays, reviews and author biographies/interviews, as well as thousands of full-text poems and short stories.


LOTE4Kids (Languages Other Than English)

LOTE (Languages Other Than English) is collection of hundreds of children's read-alongs from around the world, presented in both their original languages and English.


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NoveList Plus

Find fiction/nonfiction based on your interests. 

Mobile version


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NoveList Plus K-8

Help connect young readers to books of interest.


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StoryCove

A read-along collection of international folktales.


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Tumble Book Library

Animated stories you can read along to!


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WorldCat (via FirstSearch)

National (and international) library catalog.


WorldCat Discovery

Provides the same coverage as WorldCat & WorldCat.org, with a more modern interface.


WorldCat.org

Somewhat simplified interface for searching WorldCat.


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