There is a growing variety of free e-books and associated educational material available for either download or online use. These include:
- Classic books — largely novels — that are beyond their copyright dates, but which are still used extensively by schools for all grades.
- The beginnings of the development of electronic textbooks covering many K-12 curriculum subjects.
- Educationally-organized access to non-book Web resources.
The following is a short list of e-book sources that Textbook Central has found to be particularly useful. Note that one of the Web-Books links provides a list of 175 classics, selected by Textbook Central, that may be easily sorted by title, author, or classification.
|All Books (some in preview mode)
|Just Free Books
|Search Mechanism for Free eBooks
|100 Great Books
|Middle School Reading List
|Books by Subject (some in development)
|US History (example)
Textbook Central encourages both public and non-public schools to take advantage of these electronic resources to both reduce costs and enhance educational opportunities.