Whether our students are in school or not they have access to loads of free online books. Here are some links to get you going. If you run into any trouble accessing those funded by the State give me a heads up and I will provide login credentials.
Novelist is a reader's advisory database that can help you find read-a-likes based on a title, series, or author. You can find out detailed information about books such as reviews, reading levels, writing styles, tone, etc. all organized to help you get the best reading experience. You can also simply type in things you remember about a book and have it show you books that seem to be the one you're talking about. This feature helps many of those who loved a book, say Touching Spirit Bear, but forgot the title or author. Just tell Novelist a few key concepts like "boy" "island" and "bear" and your book pops up in the results list.
To get to Novelist go to:
Classlink->Library Resources->SLED->Elementary School Resources
Don't Forget Your Local Public Library!
The Fairbanks North Star Borough Public Libraries provide access to a plethora of resources, physically and online.
They subscribe to a number of online resources for digital downloads of ebooks, audiobooks, music, movies, TV shows and magazines. While not geared toward Thunderbirds, Lynda.com (from LinkedIn) has an extensive library of online learning for anyone interested in improving their skills. They also subscribe to a number of useful databases, all you need is a public library card.
Click here to search the Alaska Library Catalog.