Here are some of favorite websites about books, authors and reading.
Author names and pseudonyms are listed alphabetically and linked. For example, click on H, find Victoria Holt, then click on the link to her real name Eleanor Hibbert. This lists all of the pseudonyms that Eleanor Hibbert uses: Eleanor Burford, Philippa Carr, Elbur Ford, Eleanor Burford Hibbert, Victoria Holt, Kathleen Kellow, Jean Plaidy, Ellalice Tate.
BookSpot provides book information online including bestseller lists, genres, book reviews, electronic texts, book news and more.
Books Made into Movies
'Based on the Book' (Books Made into Movies link) is a compilation of over 1,250 books, novels, short stories, and plays that have been made into motion pictures. All movies in this collection have been released as feature-length films in the United States, in English, since 1980.
Carol Hurst's Children's Literature Site
This is a collection of reviews of great books for kids, ideas of ways to use them in the classroom and collections of books and activities about particular subjects, curriculum areas, themes and professional topics. Carol Hurst is a former teacher and librarian.
Eastern NC History & Fiction
Eastern North Carolina Digital Library contains 399 fiction and non-fiction volumes, 150+ museum artifacts, maps and educational material pertaining to the history of the 41 counties in Eastern North Carolina.
e-Books via NC LIVE
Digitized electronic book collections available in NC LIVE include netLibrary e-books, LearningExpress Library practice tests and courses, Gale Virtual Reference subject encyclopedias, and Literary Reference Center for literary criticism and more.
Fresh Press Books and Authors in the Media
Information including author pages, reviews, columns, blogs, and news to keep popular fiction readers informed about current authors and their available books.
Google Book Search e-Books
Search and browse digitized fiction and non-fiction books online using Google’s search engine or browse categories such as Literature, Romance, Fairy Tales, and other genre using the sidebar links.
International Children's Digital Library
International Children's Digital Library Foundation (ICDL Foundation) provides digitized children’s books from around the world in their native language. Books can be searched by country, geographic location, recently added, award winning books, author, or keyword. Fifty percent of the books are from the United States or in English.
Nancy Keane's Children's Literature WebPage
Links to ready-to-use booktalks, lists of recommended reading, book reviews by children or other information about children's literature.
North Carolina Fiction
Maintained by UNC Chapel Hill, this site provides a guide to recent fiction set in North Carolina. Search by region, county, author, series, or fictional town.
Project Gutenberg e-books
Project Gutenberg is the first and largest single collection of free electronic books (e-books). Michael Hart, founder of Project Gutenberg, invented eBooks in 1971. Search by author, title, recently added, language (books in their native language), or select the Top 100 list to see the most downloaded e-books in this collection.
Read Alikes, If you like this author
Select by author or genre to find another author that writes similar to a favorite author or book similar in plot. Genre lists books by category (such as Civil War, Eragon read-alike books, Southern fiction, etc.). Select series to find books in a series in chronological order.
Find children’s books by reading and/or interest level, subject, and genre. Find similar books to one you like. Book lists are also provided by grade level and topic.
Stop You're Killing Me--Mysteries
For lovers of mystery, crime, thriller, spy, and suspense books, this site lists over 2,800 authors, with chronological lists of their books, series and non-series. Use the alphabetical author and character links at the top, sidebar links by topic, or links to award lists.
What's Next: Books-in-Series Look-up
Maintained by the Kent District Library in Michigan, this searchable database is easy to use to find the correct order of books written in a series. Search by the author, title, or series name. Expand the author link, then the series link(s) to display all of the books of a series in the order in which they were written.