FREE Online Books

Books are expensive. And in Mongolia, they are hard to find (even if you had some money). But with internet getting better all the time, there are a lot of FREE online books teachers can use in their classroom but also to help themselves improve their English. Here is a list of some websites with FREE online books, some you can even download.

Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, Betty White and dozens more.

Reading aloud to children has been shown to improve reading, writing and communication skills, logical thinking and concentration, and general academic aptitude, as well as inspire a lifelong love of reading. Teachers use Storyline Online in their classrooms, and doctors and nurses play Storyline Online in children’s hospitals.

Storyline Online is available 24 hours a day for children, parents, caregivers and educators worldwide. Each book includes handouts created by teachers, aiming to strengthen comprehension and verbal and written skills for English-language learners.

The eBook Collection on Oxford Owl is the home of 350 tablet-friendly eBooks and activities, including the free eBook library.

Easily searchable by age, level and genre, the eBook Collection is designed to help you find the perfect book for every child.

Teachers can sign up to get special storytelling videos with worksheets.

Robert Munsch is a famous children's book author from Canada and he has put all his books online for FREE. There are 50 books with audio so you can listen and also download the books. What a great resource!!

Project Gutenberg offers over 54,000 free eBooks: Choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online. You will find the world's great literature here, especially older works for which copyright has expired. We digitized and diligently proofread them with the help of thousands of volunteers.

Here is a link for all the children's collections: Children's Bookshelf

Loyal Books has over 1200 books you can download plus 500 audiobooks you can listen to.

The Online Book collection at the University of Pennsylvania is not the prettiest website but it does have books divided by specific topics. That might be helpful if you need a special book to add to a lesson.

The link above is for the Children's Collection but the full index includes more than 2 million things. (Over 50,000 are in our "curated collection", representing books we've personally edited.) For the entire collection, here is the link: Books Online Page.

Storynory has published an audio story every week since November 2005. They include stories about fairy tales, classic stories, myths & the world, poems, music and original stories by Bertie Storynory.