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Reading, Literature, and Entertainment
African Storybook provides open access to picture storybooks in the languages of Africa. For children's literacy, enjoyment, and imagination!
Discover your next great read! BookPage is a monthly book review published for avid readers like you, highlighting new books across all genres.
Book Review Digest Plus (EBSCO)
Unlike reviews on book-sale sites and the open Internet, many of the reviews are serious, academic works. This invaluable resource for literary and biographical research is essential for readers’ advisory and collection development.
EBooks on EBSCOhost (EBSCO)
More than 27,000 eBooks are available for browsing, searching, and virtual check-out. TexShare's eBook collection includes titles from the world's leading business, technology, trade, reference, academic, and scholarly publishers. Search by title, author, keyword, publisher, publication date, or ISBN number.
Essay and General Literature Index (EBSCO)
Cites records in collections of essays and works published in the United States, Great Britain and Canada dating back to 1985 and spans the entire range of the humanities and social sciences.
Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction
This work-in-progress is a comprehensive quotation-based dictionary of the language of science fiction.
Use your Kennedale Library Card to access more than 500,000 CDs, movies, comic books, eBooks, TV shows, and audiobooks. Hoopla digital is a streaming platform that allows patrons to instantly access videos and music for free with their Library card. Content can be streamed or downloaded from a computer browser or from the hoopla digital app, available for iOS and Android.
Internet Archive is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.
Kids eReading Room (OverDrive)
Just as the children’s section of the physical branch is creatively sectioned off, we created a user-friendly section of our OverDrive-powered website for kids.
Literary Reference Center (EBSCO)
This comprehensive, full-text database provides a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes—to give students, professors, and researchers a foundation of literary reference works to meet their research needs.
Open Library (Internet Archive)
Open Library is a universal catalog for book metadata. The goal of Open Library is to create a web page for every book ever published. Open Library is a collaborative open source initiative, which means that anyone can use and contribute to the Open Library catalog.
OverDrive - Libby App
Libby has a large selection of popular eBooks, comics, eMagazines, and eAudiobooks. Use with a wide variety of e-readers (including Kindle), portable devices (including Android and iPhones), PCs, and Macs.
Play Index (EBSCO)
Covers over 31,000 classic and historical plays dating from 1949, including one-act plays, pageants, plays in verse, radio and television plays, classic drama and monologues from famous playwrights.
Choose among free epub and Kindle eBooks, download them or read them online. You will find the world’s great literature here, with focus on older works for which U.S. copyright has expired.
Short Story Index
This database is an essential resource for readers seeking short stories by author or genre, or for those researching a body of work of a literary figure.
Standard Ebooks is a volunteer driven, not-for-profit project that produces new editions of public domain ebooks that are lovingly formatted, open source, and free.
How to transfer Standard Ebooks titles to your favorite ereader.
Twentieth Century English Poetry (ProQuest)
Chilton-Healey Literature Collections: 20th century American Poetry and 20th Century English Poetry.
The world's most comprehensive bibliography, with more than 86 million bibliographic records and nearly 1.2 billion holdings representing the collections of more than 10,000 libraries, over 400 languages, and all types of materials ranging from stone tablets to electronic books. WorldCat is updated daily and is now easier to search than ever.
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