Project Gutenberg FREE Books & Audio Books!

January 3rd, 2007 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »

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Project Gutenberg!

Many of you may already be familiar with the Gutenberg Project that is
composed of a team of volunteers endeavoring to make as many books as
possible available online at no cost. Currently, there are over 20,000 books
in over 50 languages. Gutenberg makes it easy for you to find just the
titles that might interest you with their “Bookshelf” feature.

When you get to the site, click on “Bookshelf” in the menu on the left side
of the page. A new page opens where you can select from categories such as
children’s literature, mysteries, detective stories, science fiction,
one-act plays and more! Click on any category, and a new page opens with a
list of the free books available. These books can be read online, printed,
or transferred onto your pda, palm organizer or smart phone.

In the Children’s Literature bookshelf, access the writings of L. Frank
Baum, Frances Hodgson Burnett, Edith Nesbit, and Anna Sewell.

Other authors in the bookshelves of Project Gutenberg include Agatha
Christie, Andre Norton, Lester del Rey, and Dostoyevsky.

Project Gutenberg has also put together a selection of downloadable files of
various collections of their most popular e-texts and audio books, that you
can copy to CD’s and keep offline for posterity. An index of audio books in
mp3 format is available too. You can listen online or download them and burn
them onto a CD! Imagine your family enjoying one of the following authors
during a long ride in the car or around a crackling fire:

  • Aesop
  • Hans Christian Andersen
  • L. Frank Baum
  • Charles Dickens
  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Benjamin Franklin
  • Robert Frost
  • The Brothers Grimm,
  • Rudyard Kipling
  • Jack London
  • Nietzsche
  • Plato
  • Poe
  • Beatrix Potter
  • Shakespeare
  • Mark Twain
  • Jules Verne
  • H. G. Wells
  • Walt Whitman
  • and more!

To find the list of audio books, simply scroll down the main page
to the “Site Map” menu, and look
under the headline “Special Areas.”

One more thing: Project Gutenberg is always in need of more volunteers
willing to proofread one page per day. You or your teen might like to join
the team and take advantage of this exciting, fulfilling, skill-building


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