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Children's Literature: Finding E-Books

This is a guide for finding information related to children's literature.

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PreK - 12 eBooks Temporary Free Access Due to COVID

These vendors/publishers have granted free temporary access to their eBook resources due to the COVID crisis.       Each vendor/publisher determines their own end of free services date.  Those dates are noted when available.

List developed by librarian at Univ of Central Florida

Search Purdue Library's Catalog for children's e-books

BEST BETS: EBSCO eBook Collections


PreK-12 Free EBooks

These eBook resources are available year-round.  

List developed by Univ of Central Florida librarian.


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Judy Nixon
HSSE Library 253
Stewart Center

Other Sources of children's e-books

  • Unite for Literacy - Free digital picture books from the Am. Assoc. of School Librarians.
  • Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature 
  • Baldwin Library Digital Collection: Over 5800 fully digitized children's texts from the Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature. Books published in the United States and Great Britain during the 19th century.
  • Literature for Children (Florida PALMM Project)  A collection of the treasures of children's literature published in USA and Great Britain ,1850 -1950+. The core are books from the Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature.  Also included are books from Florida Atlantic University, Florida State University, and the University of South Florida.
  • Library of Congress Children's Book Selections Online  Children’s books selected from the General and Rare Book Collections at the Library of Congress including classic works and lesser-known treasures, published in the USA and England before 1924,.  These books are no longer under copyright, and free to read, share, and reuse.