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Online Reading Suggestions - Year 9: Home


Online fiction samples:

Each of these books have online samples to read. Click on the link or cover and get reading. Some may have a matching audio sample if you quickly search "book's title" "author's name" audio so you could listen and follow along with the text.

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Biography samples:

Cambridge eMembership:

We strongly encourage you to join Cambridge Library as this emembership will give you access to online ebooks, digital audio and emagazines. Just fill out an emembership application form and get a parent or guardian to sign it and we will do the rest on your behalf. Cambridge Library also appears to have their own emembership application form available through their website. 

For example:

Audible has offered a selection of free audiobooks you can access without a subscription. All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet. Explore the collection, select a title and start listening. It's that easy.

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Online articles:

Forrest Library has a collection of online databases that provide access to:

  • Popular magazines and scholarly journals
  • Current newspapers and newswires
  • Television and radio transcripts
  • Audio and video clips
  • Photographs and pictures

Can browse by publication name e.g. PCWorld, Saltwater Sportsman, or general topic e.g. bicycling or fishing. Endless opportunities for you to keep up with the latest information around your interests or hobbies.

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More suggestions:

Have you tried LIbriVox? It provides free public domain audiobooks read by volunteers from around the world. Classics, mysteries, fairy tales etc. For example:

Short on time? Then grab a short story which aims to be read in one sitting. There are many collections available through Forrest Library. Just look for the sticker that say "SHORT STORIES". There are also many online collections. For example:

Free ebooks online? Try here:

  • Project Gutenberg is one of the oldest and largest ebook sources on the web, with more than 60,000 downloadable books in different formats.


Click on the image to access the online sample