Monday, December 31, 2007

Read It Before You Buy It

Here's something new that came to me today. A website that features picture books that you can read online. This site, LookyBook, is trying to give books a chance to be read that might not otherwise come to consumer's attention - there are also some books here that have been in publication for a long time such as "Corduroy." It's a great concept. With a free account, you can read books, create your own "bookshelf", and comment on the books you've enjoyed. And, if you'd like to promote or share a particular book, you can grab an embed code to feature it on your website or blog as I've done below. If you're an author who would like to have your work placed on this site, you can do that as well.

Right now, children under 13 cannot register at this site but they're releasing a LookyKids version sometime in the future.

This is well worth taking a look at!


Anonymous said...

Another similar site worth checking out is:; you can read hundreds of books online and also create & publish your own children's picture e-Book!

Diane Quirk said...

Thanks for the tip! I always like to find new resources. This is one I'll definitely recommend to the teachers in my district.