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Blanchester Public Library now offers BookNews, a new online service for readers. This reader's advisory service provides patrons with access to free electronic newsletters about a wide variety of books via the library website -- or delivered directly to a personal e-mail address. Also features a variety of bestseller and awards lists.
Sign up now for a simple way to find new good books -- an Online Book Club that delivers books electronically in the category you like. Each day during the week, the library e-mails subscribers a portion of a book that usually takes about 5 minutes to read. If you like the book, you can check it out from the library. Each week the library features new books.
Goodreads is the largest site for readers and book recommendations in the world, with more than 11 million members who have added more than 400 million books to their shelves.
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Poetry Foundation, the publisher of Poetry Magazine, delivers a website to share the discovery and celebration of poetry; features the Poetry Tool to allow search for information about poets or poems.
The Database of Award-winning Children's Literature allows users to search a number of different awards lists to create a tailored reading list of quality children's literature or find out which awards a book has received.
Fantastic Fiction features comprehensive author bibliographies and is one of the best places to find the order of a particular series; also features award and new release information.
FictFact helps users keep track of book series, allowing searches by series or author. Not as comprehensive a database as Fantastic Fiction, but free registration allows users to follow their favorite series and receive notification when a new title is released.
BookFinder.com is a one-stop e-commerce search engine that searches over 150 million books for sale, including new, used, rare, out-of-print, and textbooks. Users can compare prices from a variety of booksellers.
Read Print features more than 8,000 free online books by 3,500 authors, although text of books does include some ads.Booklists page for a variety of selections.
Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in young adult literature, Booklist has compiled a list of read-alikes for the winners.
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The Kids Reading List, presented by the American Library Association and Oprah's Book Club features brief lists of quality recent and classic children's books broken down by age group.
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KIDS FIRST!, a program of the 17-year-old nonprofit Coalition for Quality Children's Media, has released its 2010 list of Top 100 Kid Films.
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Become an instant expert at Five Books as an eminent writer, thinker, commentator, politician or academic regularly chooses five books on their specialty subject.
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The 20 Best Websites to Download Free ebooks on Hongkiat.com.