Saturday, June 30, 2007

Download, Viewing And Printing Tips

The most efficient way to download entire Project Gutenberg texts with or without illustrations is click on the HTML format on the download page, or plain text format if you don't want images(or if they are not available), and let the entire book load. Don't choose the "zip" option for downloading.

After it loads, right click and "select all". Then click on "save as" and the entire book will download in seconds. On my browser, "save as" is on my drop down menu after clicking "page" on my toolbar.

These tips will work for other resources as well. The only exception is the Google Book Reader which would not allow me to right click. Update: I figured it out - switch to HTML mode and you can save and print pages. Look at the bottom of the sidebar once you begin reading your Google book. There are three modes: standard(default), HTML and plain text. I have not been able to copy the entire books using "select all". Pages at Google can only be saved a page at a time unless you download it.

This is so much faster(if you have a slow connection) than using the zip file option on the download page. If you find that you need more computer storage space, download the file to a handy-dandy portable personal storage space, a USB flash drive AKA: thumbdrive:

These things are wonderful for storage. I keep all my important files and pictures on this 2 GB Sandisk, and it's easy to plug into any computer. This makes it very convenient to use for printing your books at the copy shop. This USB flash drive device can easily store a large library of books, and it becomes a library to go.

Note: The plug retracts for easy portability, and it's got a leash for carrying around the neck. There are other versions which can attach to your key chain.

HT to Christine at As The House Turns, for asking about book downloads.

Punctuation for Students/Project Gutenberg

"Stops", Or How to Punctuate A Practical Handbook for Writers and Students, by Paul Allardyce, 1895


Ring o' Roses: A Nursery Rhyme Audio Book/Project Gutenberg

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Ride A Cock-Horse To Banbury Cross & A Farmer Went Trotting Upon His Grey Mare/Project Gutenberg

R. Caldecott's Picture Books

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Required Poems for Reading and Memorizing, Third and Fourth Grades/Project Gutenberg


In the other gardens And all up the vale,From the autumn bonfires See the smoke trail!Pleasant summer over And all the summer flowers;The red fire blazes, The grey smoke towers.Sing a song of seasons! Something bright in all!Flowers in the summer, Fires in the fall!

The Aimwell Stories: The Boy Who Had His Own Way/Project Gutenberg

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"In the story of OSCAR is portrayed the career of a bright but somewhat headstrong boy, who was over-indulged by his parents, and who usually managed to "have his own way," by hook or by crook. The book is designed to exhibit some of the bad consequences of acquiring a wayward and lawless spirit, and of falling into indolent, untruthful, and disobedient habits. These are its main lessons, intermingled with which are a variety of others, of scarcely less importance to the young." ~The Aimwell Stories: The Boy Who Had His Own Way, 1854

Punky Dunk and the Gold Fish/Project Gutenberg

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Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Mother Stories From the New Testament/Project Gutenberg

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Little Cinderella/Project Gutenberg

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Nice large print.


Published in the 1870's, this book for young children deals with death and dying in a Biblical way. Click on the picture.

"So soon as they began to feel the presence of the heavenly King, all the despondency and gloom vanished, and, even though poor and hard-working, they were happy in the possession of such riches as nothing but the love and favour of our heavenly Father can give."

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History of the United States, Vol. I (of VI) by E. Benjamin Andrews/Project Gutenberg

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About My Book Sources

I am purposefully not looking at other categorized sources of free homeschool books, like those on my sidebar. Finding these books on my own is what makes this endeavour enjoyable for me. It's no fun just copying someone else's lists. It's the process, not the end result which holds my interest. I'm learning more by researching these on my own. Although, I'll take suggestions or leads!

Another benefit of free public domain books is a source of free vintage images. Many of these books are available with their original illustrations, beautiful etchings and color plates. I'm collecting these to use on my blogs, and to share on my flickr account.

If I do list any public domain books or images here gained from someone else's research, I'll give proper credit with a HT.

What I plan to do is research and list as much as I can on my own, then use other compiled sources by referring visitors with hyperlinks to round out my categories. I've already done a little of this with history. In Beauty and In Grace had a wonderful list for free Henty books to which I have linked.

Enjoy, and hope you discover some wonderful readings here!

Infant's Delight(Christian Poetry)/Project Gutenberg

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Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Free Music Downloads: Classical, Jazz, Regional/Project Gutenberg

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Music Sheets/Project Gutenberg

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Nonsense Books by Lear, Edward/Project Gutenberg


The Owl and the Pussy-Cat went to sea In a beautiful pea-green boat: They took some honey, and plenty of money wrapped up in a five-pound note."

Middle School And High School Mathematics/Gutenberg Project

Amusements in Mathematics(math riddles)

The Catholic Spirit in Modern English Literature 1922 By George Nauman Shuster/Google Book Search

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The Catholic History of North America: Five Discourses By Thomas D'Arcy McGee/Google Book Search

Downloadable. Click on the picture.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Etiquette by Emily Post/Project Gutenberg

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Childhood's Favorites and Fairy Stories Vol. I/Project Gutenberg

Childhood's Favorites and Fairy Stories, Volume 1, 1927. Poems and classic fairy tales, beautifully illustrated.

Books by Laura Lee Hope, Author of The Bobbsey Twins/Project Gutenberg

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The Bobbsey Twins at Home

The Bobbsey Twins at Meadow Brook

The Bobbsey Twins at School

The Bobbsey Twins at School

The Bobbsey Twins at Snow Lodge

The Bobbsey Twins at the County Fair

The Bobbsey Twins at the Seashore

The Bobbsey Twins in a Great City

The Bobbsey Twins in the Country

The Bobbsey Twins in the Great West

The Bobbsey Twins in Washington

The Bobbsey Twins on a Houseboat

The Bobbsey Twins on Blueberry Island

The Bobbsey Twins Or, Merry Days Indoors and Out

Bunny Brown and his Sister Sue

Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue and Their Shetland Pony

Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue at Aunt Lu's City Home

Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue at Camp Rest-A-While

Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue at Christmas Tree Cove

Bunny Brown and his Sister Sue Giving a Show

Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue in the Big Woods

Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue in the Sunny South

Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue Keeping Store

Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue on an Auto Tour

Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue on Grandpa's Farm

Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue Playing Circus

The Moving Picture Girls at Oak Farm or, Queer Happenings While Taking Rural Plays

The Moving Picture Girls at Rocky Ranch Or, Great Days Among the Cowboys

The Moving Picture Girls at Sea or, A Pictured Shipwreck That Became Real

The Moving Picture Girls

First Appearances in Photo Dramas

The Moving Picture Girls in War Plays

Or, The Sham Battles at Oak Farm

The Moving Picture Girls Snowbound Or, The Proof on the Film

The Moving Picture Girls Under the Palms Or Lost in the Wilds of Florida

The Outdoor Girls at Bluff Point Or a Wreck and a Rescue

The Outdoor Girls at Ocean View Or, The Box That Was Found in the Sand

The Outdoor Girls at Rainbow Lake Or, the stirring cruise of the motor boat Gem

The Outdoor Girls at the Hostess House Or, doing their best for the soldiers

The Outdoor Girls at Wild Rose Lodge or, the Hermit of Moonlight Falls

The Outdoor Girls at Wild Rose Lodge Or, the hermit of Moonlight falls

The Outdoor Girls in a Motor Car

The Haunted Mansion of Shadow Valley

The Outdoor Girls in Army Service Or, doing their bit for the soldier boys

The Outdoor Girls in a Winter Camp

Glorious Days on Skates and Ice Boats

The Outdoor Girls in Florida Or, Wintering in the Sunny South

The Outdoor Girls in the Saddle Or, The Girl Miner of Gold Run

The Outdoor Girls of Deepdale Or, camping and tramping for fun and health

The Outdoor Girls on Pine Island Or, A Cave and What It Contained

Six Little Bunkers at Aunt Jo's

Six Little Bunkers at Cousin Tom's

Six Little Bunkers at Cowboy Jack's

Six Little Bunkers at Grandma Bell's

Six Little Bunkers at Grandpa Ford's

Six Little Bunkers at Mammy June's

Six Little Bunkers at Uncle Fred's

The Story of a Bold Tin Soldier

The Story of a Candy Rabbit

The Story of a China Cat

The Story of a Lamb on Wheels

The Story of a Monkey on a Stick

The Story of a Nodding Donkey

The Story of a Plush Bear

The Story of a Stuffed Elephant

The Story of a White Rocking Horse

The Story of Calico Clown

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Uncle Wiggly Books Howard R. Garis/Gutenberg Project

Buddy and Brighteyes Pigg


Bully and Bawly No-Tail

Curly and Floppy Twistytail; the Funny Piggie Boys

The Curlytops and Their Pets or Uncle Toby's Strange Collection

Curlytops at Uncle Frank's Ranch

The Curlytops on Star Island

Daddy Takes Us Skating

Daddy Takes Us to the Garden

The Daddy Series for Little Folks

Dick Hamilton's Airship, or, a Young Millionaire in the Clouds

Larry Dexter's Great Search or, The Hunt for the Missing Millionaire

Lulu, Alice and Jimmie Wibblewobble

Sammie and Susie Littletail

Umboo, the Elephant

Uncle Wiggily in the Woods

Uncle Wiggily's Adventures

Uncle Wiggily's Travels

Elementary School Mathematics/Google Books Search

The Child's First Book in Arithmetic By Nelson M. Holbrook Very neat book, great illustrations for beginning counting, adding and subtractions. Downloadable.

Saturday, June 9, 2007

Elementary School Foreign Language/Gutenberg project

A First Spanish Reader by Alfred Remy and Erwin W. Roessler, Upper Elementary

Elementary School History/Gutenberg Project

The Beginner's American History by D.H. Montgomery

Stories of Later American History, by Wilbur F. Gordy, 1917 Fifth grade and covers:

Patrick Henry
Samuel Adams
The War Begins near Boston
George Washington in the Revolution
Nathanael Greene and Other Heroes in the South
John Paul Jones
Daniel Boone
James Robertson
John Sevier
George Rogers Clark
The New Republic
Increasing the Size of the New Republic
Internal Improvements
The Republic Grows Larger
Three Great Statesmen
The Civil War
Four Great Industries

Middle School Science/Gutenberg Project

A Book of Natural History by Various

Elementary School Science/Gutenberg Project

Child's Book of Water Birds

History/Gutenberg Project

Prince Henry the Navigator, the Hero of Portugal and of Modern Discovery, 1394-1460 A.D. Middle school and up

A Text-Book of the History of Painting by John Charles Van Dyke High school

A School History of the Great War by Coulomb and Gerson and McKinley Middle and Up

Historic Tales, Vol. 1 (of 15) by Charles Morris Other volumes. Middle School and up.

History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire — Volume 1 - 6, Gibbon, Edward. High school.

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Vintage Preschool - Early Elementary Readers/FSU Digitized Juvenile Literature Collection

The Big ABC Book by W.B. Conkey, 1901

Picture Book Garden, 1901

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Children's Readers and Literature/Rosetta Project

Prereaders and Very Early Readers

Early Readers

Intermediate Readers

Advanced Readers

Books with Audio

Preschool Literature/Gutenberg Project

The Real Mother Goose illustrated by Wright, Blanche Fisher

The Children's First Picture Book

A Year With Birds By Alice E. Ball/Science & Poetry

Beautifully illustrated with color plates, not in public domain in this format. Readable online only.

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How The Leopard Got His Spots With Pictures By Rudyard Kipling

This version not in public domain. Readable online only.

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International Children's Digital Library

Not in public domain. Features contemporary books which are readable online only.

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Children's Literature Bookshelf/ Project Gutenberg

Contents, By Author:

1 Bailey, Arthur Scott 1877-
2 Baum, L. Frank (Lyman Frank), 1856-1919
3 John Brown (1810-1882)
4 Thornton W. Burgess 1874-1965
5 Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849-1924)
6 Dorothy Canfield (Fisher) (1879-1958)
7 Susan Coolidge (1835-1905)
8 Ewing, Juliana Horatia Gatty, 1841-1885
9 Kenneth Grahame (1859-1932)
10 Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936)
11 Andrew Lang (1844-1912)
12 Hugh Lofting (1886-1947)
13 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)
14 George MacDonald (1824-1905)
15 Frederick Marryat (1792-1848)
16 Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874-1942)
17 E. Nesbit (1858 - 1924)
18 Ouida (Ramée, Louise de la) (1839-1908)
19 Christoph von Schmid, (1768-1854)
20 Anna Sewell (1820-1878)
21 Margaret Sidney (1844-1924)
22 Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894)
23 Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896)
24 Kate Douglas Wiggin (1856-1923)

G. K. Chesterton's Works on the Web

G. K. Chesterton's Works on the Web

Friday, June 1, 2007

Project Gutenberg/ Books By And About Saints

Saint Catherine Of Siena As Seen In Her Letters

The Life of St. Teresa of Jesus, of the Order of Our Lady of Carmel.

The Story of a Soul (L'Histoire d'une Âme): The Autobiography of St. Thérèse of Lisieux



The Life and Legends of Saint Francis of Assisi by Chalippe, Father Candide

Life of St. Francis of Assisi, by Paul Sabatier

For Greater Things; the story of Saint Stanislaus Kostka by Kane, William Terence

Joan of Arc by Gower, Ronald Sutherland

Life of St. Declan of Ardmore and Life of St. Mochuda of Lismore

Project Gutenberg/Vintage Children's Readers


Aunt Mary's Primer(K-First)/Project Gutenberg

The Illustrated Alphabet of Birds/Project Gutenberg

Baseball ABC/Project Gutenberg

First Grade:

McGuffey's First Eclectic Reader, Revised Edition by William Holmes McGuffey

A Primary Reader by E. Louise Smythe

New National First Reader

Second Grade:

McGuffey's Second Eclectic Reader by William Holmes McGuffey

The Beacon Second Reader by James H. Fassett, 1914

Third Grade:

McGuffey's Third Eclectic Reader by William Holmes McGuffey

The Child's World by W.K. Tate Sarah Withers Hetty Browne

Story Hour Readers Book Three

Fourth Grade:

McGuffey's Fourth Eclectic Reader by William Holmes McGuffey


The New National Reader

A Reader for the Fourth Grade

Fifth Grade:

McGuffey's Fifth Eclectic Reader by William Holmes McGuffey

The Elson Readers, Book 5 by William H. Elson and Christine M. Keck

Sixth Grade:

McGuffey's Sixth Eclectic Reader by William Holmes McGuffey

Cyr Reader.

See more by clicking on the label below for Children's Readers or Children's Graded Readers( Google) Quick List .