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  1. Bob Bowman's Study Skills Section - Use first for success
  2. Online Text-to-speech Reader - See other items at RapidTables
  3. Balabolka - Text-to-Speech (TTS) reader - reads text even in browser
  4. *How to find & download E-Texts & E-Books to your PC - Step-by-step guide
  5. Free Online PDF & Doc Converter, Convert to PDF or Image - Neevia Technology
  6. Free PDF Converter, HTML to PDF Converter For Free - Saves web pages
  7. Online Tools & Productivity Section - New 2.0 tools are here
  8. Sumatra PDF Portable - PDF & E-book Reader - More free programs at
  9. Word Spy - Find new words in The Word Lovers Guide
  10. Use Bob Bowman's Reference Page - Dictionaries replace Voycabulary
  11. Alternatives for QuotePad - Note-taking and to do lists
  12. Use Bob Bowman's Literature Page - Find much more to read
  13. Forvo: The Pronunciation Guide - Hear the words by native speakers
  14. The Online Teleprompter - Presentation - Video tool from
  15. See Free Education Section - Take college-level courses at your convenience via PC
  16. Download Outstanding Free Reading Software below


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  17. Complete Library of Children's Books Online - Visit the Rosetta Project
  18. Read Children's Books online - International Children's Digital Library
  19. Bibliomania - Free Online Literature and Study Guides
  20. Millions of books online - HathiTrust Digital Library
  21. *The Modern English Collection - UVA Electronic Text Center - Public section
  22. The Online Books Page - Over 1000 books - John Mark Ockerbloom - Penn Univ.
  23. Project Gutenberg - Public-domain online books source
  24. librivox - Search resources for public domain books on podcasts
  25. Online Books from WikiBooks has detailed information
  26. Classic Bookshelf - Read books online
  27. *Free e-books -
  28. Reader's Digest - See relevant articles, funny jokes, cartoons...
  29. University of Virginia's E-Book Library - Read online or download to MS Reader
  30. *Free eBooks - Read Books Online - Children books, Robert's Rules Of Order, etc,
  31. - Read Fiction Books Online for Free
  32. Hans Christian Andersen - Fairy Tales and Stories
  33. Ultimate Fairy Tale Resource Guide -
  34. SurLaLune Fairy Tales: Guide for Students - Annotated extensions
  35. Huck Finn Homepage - Virginia Library
  36. Folktexts: A library of folktales, fairy tales, and mythology - D. L. Ashliman, Pittsburgh Univ.
  37. Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature - UF
  38. Free eBooks For Your Kindle or Other eReader -
  39. The Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction - Read PDF versions - Ebooks
  40. Full text books - See the titles free to read online in the full text archive
  41. - Thousands of Full-Text Free Books
  42. Perseus Digital Library - Read open-source texts from classics & more - See tutorial at site
  43. How to Find Thousands of Free Ebooks Online - Via How-To-Geek
  44. Free E-books - Via eRead Illinois
  45. - Thousands of Full-Text Free Books
  46. Great Books Index


  47. Recommended Literature: Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve Search - California DOE
  48. Reading Support Materials -
  49. *AcqWeb's Library and Information Science Resources : Serials Sites
  50. Open Citation Project - Reference Linking & Citation Analysis for Open Archives
  51. Books and Literature Web Guide - Via
  52. *The Virtual Reading Room - Collection of journal sites
  53. *Recommended Teen Reading - Archived link for St. Charles Public Library
  54. *Online Texts - IPL Youth Collection
  55. *Reference Section - IPL Youth Collection
  56. 100 Best Books for Children - List by TeachersFirst
  57. 2014 Best of the Best | Young Adult Library Services Association - YALSA
  58. 101 Great Books Recommended for College-Bound Readers - Download some via College Board
  59. 100 Best Novels - See two lists, one by readers, one by Board at Random House
  60. Best Books Links - Via Reader-to-Reader
  61. 47 Most Recommended Books To Read - Adult list by LifeOptimizer Blogger
  62. 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die - Recommended books from the 1900s -
  63. 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die - Another list by
  64. *Award Books and Recommended Reading Lists - Archive links
  65. *Literacy Links: Resources for Teachers and Parents - International Reading Assoc.
  66. *Reading Links - Via
  67. *Writers and Readers Links
  68. Download Free Ebooks
  69. Free Poetry eBooks
  70. Free eBooks - All Our Classic Books and Novels
  71. Alex Catalogue of Electronic Texts
  72. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare - Read online in HTML format
  73. *FreeReading - Open Source, Free Reading Intervention Program for K-3 - pronunciations & more
  74. CLWG: Children's Literature Web Guide - David K. Brown


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  75. Free Dictionary project - Large collection of world dictionaries - Some for downloading
  76. Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable - 1894 Ed. via infoplease
  77. Free Language Translations Online [Full Text] -
  78. Check Thesaurus Online for Free -
  79. Roget's International Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases - Courtesy of Bartleby
  80. Online Picture Dictionary - ESOL HELP
  81. Picture Dictionary Online - Dictionary for Kids
  82. Free online Dictionary of English Pronunciation - How to Pronounce English words
  83. LingvoSoft Online - Free Online Translation Services - Online dictionary, English thesaurus
  84. Readers - See index to find any author, any book, etc.
  85. Difficult Words and their usages
  86. Free Online Dictionary of Unusual and Weird Words - International House of Logorrhea
  87. See reading resources at
  88. Famous Library and Librarian Quotes & Quotations
  89. *Reference Links - From
  90. The Phrontistery - Obscure Words and Vocabulary Resources
  91. New Web2.0 Tools - See reading tools & more via LibGuides at Springfield Township H S
  92. List of Latin phrases (full) - Via Wikipedia
  93. 21 Digital Tools to Build Vocabulary - Dr. Kimberly's Literacy Blog
  94. Reader's Theater scripts - Free PDF scripts - Dr. Chase Young
  95. WorldCat® - Find items in libraries near you - and download some


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  96. ReadPlease ® Text-to-Speech program discontinued - See free alternates below
  97. Fire Vox - An open source Talking Browser Extension for Firefox (Read about visual aid)
  98. CLiCk, Speak - OSS extension for Firefox (Reads text portions only)
  99. *Text-to-Speech Programs - Free Downloads from Home Page
  100. 38 best open source text to speech projects
  101. SayPad - A freeware talking text editor that can read a good book to you, e.g. :
    • Project Gutenberg - Download free electronic books (ebooks) - Adaptable to TTS units!
  102. Read Aloud - A free Text-to-Speech (TTS) software that reads text aloud
  103. Reading Alphabet, Phonics and Language - See free software
  104. DSpeech - A free program of Text To Speech - See info at Dimio's Tools
  105. Natural Reader - Online or Get Freeware version - Uses MS robotic voice - Highlight text to hear
  106. 100 Web Tools for Learning with a Disability - Many are free tools; others are not
  107. Free Tools to Support Reading and Writing - See WordTalk option
  108. Google Reader Discontinued - See replacements - Courtesy of alternativeTo
  109. Virtual Magnifying Glass - Free (open source) magnifier to read text - See details at site
  110. FreewareTop Reviewed Free Software
  111. heart/diskBob Bowman's FREEWARE & OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE
    - See really outstanding selections here!
    - For home, office, and school


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  112. LibGuides Community Site - Use Menu Symbol to find libguides' subjects at over 4700 libraries worldwide!
  113. Public Library Listings (by state) - Via
  114. See INDEX for REFERENCES, ENGLISH, etc.
  115. Search the Internet using various engines and strategies listed in INDEX

    Note to educators:   Most "kidsafe" search engines can still access other search engines which are unfiltered and that restrict users under 18 - unless they are disabled in advance - See details on Webtools Page

logo The U.S. Government's Official (Retired) Web Portal for Kids: Many more resources for kids, teens, parents, and teachers - Courtesy of - The U.S. government's new web portal: Education Page
ALA: Great Websites for Kids - and others
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See Dictionary & Thesaurus
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