Library staff often come across websites that we think rock!.
We will provide links to these sites and would love to have suggestions from our users about sites that you think rock. Email us your suggestions
This is a particular favourite of staff. From their web site;
” On TED.com, we make the best talks and performances from TED and partners available to the world, for free. More than 900 TEDTalks are now available, with more added each week. All of the talks are subtitled in English, and many are subtitled in various languages. These videos are released under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND license, so they can be freely shared and reposted.”
Click here to start exploring and discovering the Ted Talks
The Literature Map – For those who love to discover new authors
Try this great site to help you find other authors similar to your favourites. Type in an author you like to see other authors with a similar writing style -the closer their name appears to the author you typed in the more likely you will like their writing.
Click here to start searching for your new favourite author today.
Fantastic Fiction is the perfect website to find information on books and their authors, including new releases and up-and-coming titles. The best feature about Fantastic Fiction is that it shows the authors’ books in their series (in order), so you can always find out which book comes next!
Click here to find which book to read next!
For Young Adults
Inside A Dog
Inside A Dog is “all about books – by young people, for young people.” You can find great new reads, share your reviews, join a book club, win prizes, read author’s thoughts (current Writer-In-Residence is Isobelle Carmody) and discuss book-related news.
Click here to share your reviews and search for your next YA novel.
Kids Book Review
Kids Book Review is a “voluntary children’s literature and book review site that supports and features authors, illustrators and publishers Australia-wide and internationally”. They have the latest book news, reviews, and sometimes even interviews with celebrated authors and illustrators.
Click here to help your child’s imagination soar!