Best Books and eBooks For Educators
The purpose of this website is to:
Titles mentioned on the following lists can be borrowed in one of two formats (and sometimes both):
Many of the eBooks promoted on this website are available through our Follett eBooks website.
Better yet, you can now search for these titles in the Library Catalogue. Simply do a keyword search for "Follett" + "subject." e.g. "Follett Peru." You can also search the catalogue, and then limit to" UofL CurrLab Electronic Resources."
View titles online and return them for other users to access right away. The items may not be available to you if other users download them for 1 week onto their computers, or are viewing them online.
After you have signed into the guest account, you can access added features of each eBook, by setting up your own registration and login under Account in the upper right hand corner of the screen (Only shows up once you are viewing an actual eBook). This gives you and your students access to such features as Notes, Bookmark, Text-To-Speech, Print Page, and Copy Selected Text.
Follett Shelf Quick Reference Guide.
Many other eBooks besides Follett eBooks can be found through our eBooks website.
There is still not much conclusive evidence or research as to the benefits of eBooks over the traditional print versions. However, there are some initial indicators that they may prove valuable for some students:
Ash, K. (2010). Schools test e-reader devices with dyslexic students. Retrieved March 2, 2010, from the Education Week website: http://www.edweek.org/dd/articles/2010/10/20/01dyslexia.h04.html.
Dean, D. (2010). Bridging the gap between print and online: picture books and electronic texts. Classroom Connections, March 2010, 14-16.
Larson, L.C. (2010). Digital readers: the next chapter in e-book reading and response. Reading Teacher, 64(1), 15-22. Retrieved from EBSCOhost.
The following thematic lists include titles that are available in the Curriculum Laboratory's print collection, and also, when possible, through our Follett eBooks website, or our other eBook collections.
"This is a list of some of my favourite picture books. There has been an attempt to provide them in book format in our collection, as well as in eBook format where possible. Electronic formats will give our student teachers the option of projecting the picture book on screen for larger classes, and will also provide another level of interactivity for the students. I hope that the percent of these titles in electronic format will greatly increase over the next few years. My choices were influenced greatly by a desire to make sure there was strong Canadian representation, not only from the viewpoint of Canadian authors and publishers but also in titles with a particular Canadian identity."
"Believe it or not picture books are not just for small children. A well-written picture book skillfully blends great storytelling with outstanding pictures, which often add considerable depth and complexity to the written story. Many picture books are written at several different levels, so they can be enjoyed by readers of all ages. There are many reasons that can be used to justify using picture books with older students, which are outlined on this web page. There has been an attempt to provide them in book format in our collection, as well as in eBook format where possible. Electronic formats will give our student teachers the option of projecting the picture book on screen for larger classes, and will also provide another level of interactivity for the students. I hope that the percent of these titles in electronic format will greatly increase over the next few years."
All new picture book titles that received a "starred" review from such sources as Booklist, School Library Journal, Horn Book, etc.
Our collection features 95 eBooks with information on elementary math topics, including problem solving, counting, measuring, geometry and more. For a complete list of our math curriculum-related picture books in print format, consult the handout found behind our Information Desk in the "Math and Literature Bibliographies" binder (titles taken from the Math Makes Sense textbook, which includes booklists called "From the Library.")