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eBooks are for Kids Too!

April 10, 2012 | Diana | Comments (0)



The Canadian eBooks for Kids from Orca Books is a digital collection now available through TPL’s A-Z list of databases.  It can be accessed remotely and from all branches. The collection contains over 500 titles.  There is a sampling of picture books as well as lots of early readers and plenty of chapter books and fiction for older kids. Nonfiction titles are included too. 


For accessing titles to use with eReaders, you can download titles to your computer with Adobe Digital Editions, a free software program for Windows and Mac.  Titles can be downloaded for 14 days.  You can transfer a title to a Sony Reader and other supported devices using Adobe Digital Editions. To transfer your title to an iPad or an iOS device, download a compatible reading app and then use iTunes to complete the transfer.




The Orca Digital collection is also a useful research tool.  It is searchable by title, author, subject, key word and results are displayed by titles and chapters of books, with the appropriate text.  There is a ‘bookshelf’ feature that is very handy for students of children’s lit. Users can organize titles, annotations and notes into folders and save the folders in the ‘bookshelf’.  Folders can then be emailed for sharing. 




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