Reading, Technology, and Finding Things to Read

How to Find the Right Book

Since there are tons of different kinds of books out there, finding one that matches you reading level, as well as your interests, can be tricky. If you find a book that you would like to read, read the first few pages or so first. Then, ask yourself these questions before continuing:

  1. Do I understand what I'm reading?

If you don't understand what you're reading, the book may not be a good fit for you. The book will get more confusing as you continue.

  1. Do I know the words within the book?

When finding a new book to read, you want to find books with some words that you don't know yet. That way, you can take the time to understand them and expand your vocabulary. However, you will not want to read books where you know or don't know all of the words. This will make the book too easy or too hard.

  1. Does this topic or genre interest me?

If you don't enjoy what the book is about, then it's probably not the right book for you. Even though it may seem boring at first, it might get better later on. Don't judge a book by it's cover!

If you answered "yes" to these questions, you've found a book that's perfect for you! If not, keep looking! There’s a book for everyone!

Online Reading

Not able to access print-style text? Believe it or not, there are so many ways to read books, articles, and stories online! We listed a few online sources below full of books for all ages that you can access either with a purchase or free with an account. We'll be sure to leave the links for every website.

eBooks.com

From Fantasy to Business & Economics, this website has a book for everyone! The prices on the books can be fairly inexpensive, but it depends on the book you want to purchase. Check it out!

Link to eBook.com: eBooks.com

Amazon Books

A great site for Amazon Prime members. Some books on Amazon Books are actually FREE with Prime! Without that membership, books prices are relatively low-priced. Also, these books can be accessed on any Amazon Kindle, or any other tablet of the same brand.

Link to Amazon Books: Amazon Books

Open Library.org

This website is literally a modern spin on the classic library experience! With an account you can create for free, you can borrow and read lots of PDFs of books of many genres for free. When your done reading a book, just like an ordinary library, simply click "Return Book", and the book will be able to be read by any other users of the library.

Link to Open Library.org: Open Library.org

Storyline Online

Here's one for the kids! On this website, there are tons of videos (that are free to access) of well-known celebrities reading storybooks for children. This is great for kids who are just starting to learn how to read.

Link to Storyline Online: (Website) - Storyline Online Website

(YouTube Channel) - Storyline Online YouTube Channel


We hope you find these links useful!

Book Recomendations

Finding a good book to read can be tough, so we put together some of our all-time favorite books and series below for your convenience.

  • Harry Potter series (J. K. Rowling)

  • Keeper of the Lost Cities series (Shannon Messenger)

  • The Land of Stories series (Chris Colfer)

  • The Hunger Games series (Suzanne Collins)

  • Percy Jackson series (Rick Riordan)

  • The Mysterious Benedict Society (Trenton Lee Stewart)

  • Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library (Chris Grabenstein)

  • Wonder (R.J. Palacio)

  • Tuck Everlasting (Natalie Babbitt)

  • When You Reach Me (Rebecca Stead)

  • The Seeds of America Trilogy (Laurie Halse Anderson)

  • Fever 1793 (Laurie Halse Anderson)

  • The Outsiders (S. E. Hinton)

  • A Series of Unfortunate Events (Lemony Snicket)

  • Becoming (Michelle Obama)

  • A Tale of Magic... (Chris Colfer)

Keep in mind that all of these books are at different maturity and/or reading levels, so be sure to research the book you want to read, or ask a parent or guardian to make sure you're reading the right books for you!

How to Find the Perfect Book for You & Finding Books Online! - Video

Here's a video from our YouTube channel that has more information on this topic. You can find the link to our channel in the How You Can Help tab on this site!