Find everything you need to research the world of literature: biographies, bibliographies, critical analyses, essays, poems, primary sources, and more for authors both historical and current.
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Read KnowledgeNotes with author overviews and plot summaries for middle and high school assignment assistance.
Find a great read through subject headings, reviews, annotations, and much more. Access Author Read-alikes, Book Discussion Guides, BookTalks, and Feature Articles.
Discover new titles, series, and authors for kids and teens to enjoy. Find Author Read-alikes, Book Discussion Guides, BookTalks, and Feature Articles.
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Find resources on a wide range of subjects in this one-stop research source (including citation information) aimed at upper elementary and middle school students.
Read from a library of over 6000 digitized historical children's books, available online from the University of Florida Digital Collections.
Read from a library of over 6000 digitized historical children's books, available online from the University of Florida Digital Collections. This collection includes British and American children's books and magazines from the mid 1800s on by such authors as Lewis Carroll, Louisa May Alcott, Horatio Alger, and many more.