If you're like me, you never seem to have enough copies of the popular books in your media center, but probably don't have the funds to invest in more copies. I have recently come across 2 ebooks sites that are free to educators and offer some of the more popular books.
Epic is an ebook site that is free to educators. It's just $4.99 per month for other uses. Epic! has over 10,000 titles for K-12. It is web based, but also has an App Store and Google Play app available. The educator account includes 36 individual profiles so that you can customize the app for each of your students. This wouldn't necessarily work in the media center, but you could set up a profile for each grade level and put books appropriate for those levels in those profiles.
Check out some of the books that are offered on Epic in these screenshots:
The sports cars, military, and dog and cat pet books are always checked out in my media center. Now students can access even more of these types of books on Epic!
Zing! is a free ebook site for educators, parents and students.
Educators can assign specific books to students.
Zing even has a resources page for educators which includes reading, writing, grammar, pd, and books resources. I love the selection of non-fiction that Zing! offers.
You can even search Zing! by guided reading, Lexile or ATOS level to find books.
Zing! even provides video tutorials to help you use Zing! more effectively.
You can find out more about Zing! HERE.
For even more ebook sites, check out THIS past Book Bug post.
Are there any ebook sites that you love?