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300 Free eBooks: Download Great Classics for Free

This collection features free e-books, mostly classics, that you can read on your computer, smart phone, or Kindle. It includes great works of fiction, non-fiction and poetry. To learn how to download these ebooks to your computer/mobile device, please visit our eBook Primer.

Assorted Texts

  • Baldwin, Frederick – Dear Monsieur Picasso – PDF
  • Boon, Marcus – In Praise of Copying – PDF
  • Steward, Brand – The Whole Earth Catalog – Read Online
  • Doctorow, Cory – I, Robot – Download
  • Doctorow, Cory – With a Little Help – Download
  • Kamenetz, Anya – The Edupunks’ Guide to a DIY Credential – Download
  • Lessig, Lawrence – The Future of Ideas – PDF
  • Lethem, Jonathan – The Empty Room – Read Online
  • Rucker, Rudy – The Ware Tetralogy – D0wnload
  • Scroggy, David – The Blade Runner Sketchbook: The Art of Syd Mead and Ridley Scott – Read Online

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Filed under: E-Books,

Readers of the Month (December 2011)

Teja

Name of the Student & Class

P. Tejeswini , XI A

Your First Book and who gifted it ?

 

Harry Potter, by my father.

Favourite Books and why ?

(Title & Author)

 

Twilight saga, It is very imaginative.

 

 

Most favourite character

Edward.

Now reading (Title & Author)

TITLE:  Cleopatra’s  daughter

 

AUTHOR Michelle Moran

Where do you like to read most?

 

My home.

If you get a chance to meet a writer, who would you prefer to and why ?

  

Michelle Moran.  Because her books are compulsively readable.

 

Who motivates you to read ?

 

My best friend Revathy.

Books you recommend to your friends?

 

Fiction.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reading makes you

 

 

 

 

 

Feel great. It is a great experience to travel through many imaginative worlds. Good  books have a way of setting me free. Reading can be a bond with the greatest minds. Let a great book open your heart. So friends, just read and grow!

Ajay

Name of the Student & Class

Ajay Mohan, IX C

Your First Book and who gifted it?

The Three Little Bears
My father

Favourite Books and why ?

(Title & Author)

Harry Potter series by J.K.Rowling. The books take us to a world of magic and entertainment.

Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer. All these books are packed with adventure and it makes you so involved in it that you feel you are one of the characters.

Sherlock Holmes by Sir Author Connan Doyle. He captivates his readers with his power to deduce the complicated problems in a very extraordinary manner.

Most favourite character

Artemis Fowl

 

Now reading (Title & Author)

TITLE: Artemis Fowl and the Opel Deception

 

AUTHOR: Eoin Colfer

Where do you like to read most?

In my cosy little room at home

 

If you get a chance to meet a writer, who would you prefer to  and why ?

Eoin Colfer because I want to know how he gets his ideas to write such awe-inspiring works. 

 

Who motivates you to read?

My parents and grandfather.

 

Books you recommend to your friends?

 

Short stories of Sherlock Holmes.

Works of Charles Dickens and RK Narayan.

Biographies of great men.

 

Reading makes you

 

 

 

 

 

Reading helps me enrich my vocabulary, increase my knowledge, expose me to various lifestyles and cultures and above all develop my personality.

 

Krishna

Teacher

Mrs. Krishnaveni T., German Teacher

Books

Childhood favourites: Books by Enid Blyton, and any books showing a fairy tale land and a fairy tale ending. Also books about life in boarding school, probably because I had a fascination for that life.

Other Books: Classics like David Copperfield by Charles Dickens and Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy. Given a chance, I would read David Copperfield again and again.

Now reading

A compilation of Indian short stories by eminent writers in most of the regional Indian languages. This is the second volume, and I still have to get hold of the first one.

Why I Read?

For personal edification, for pleasure, and for a free ride to all those far-off places which I can probably not visit in my entire lifetime. Thanks to this hobby of mine, I know not only the names of all those far-off countries in the northern and the southern hemisphere, but also something about the culture, the way of life, the bent of mind of people, why they think in that particular way, the climate and the mode of dress of the people there, and of course, the interesting places there to visit. Who knows? I may even get a chance to visit them.

Recommendations

David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

I Dare by Kiran Bedi

The Bhagvad Gita

The Wooster series by P. G. Wodehouse

Message to students

Some books may seem very childish when we take them up the first time, but we have to understand that only when the book is easy to read and understand, will the interest to read be nurtured. So though the journey may begin slowly, persevere, and soon you will be lost in the world of books. It is true indeed, that books are a person’s best friends. They provide you with comfort and company even in solitude.

Filed under: Reader of the Month,

New Arrivals (05 January 2012)

New Arrivals as on

05 January 2012

Call No

Author

Title

Imprint

R  502  KHA-3

 Khandurie, Vijaya

 366 days of Science & Technology

 Rupa & Co, New Delhi

158.1  BON-H

 Bono, Edward de

 How to be more interesting

 Penguin Books Inc., London

158.1  BON-I

 Bono, Edward de

 I am right you are wrong

 Penguin Books Inc., London

158.1  BON-S

 Bono, Edward de

 Six thinking hats

 Penguin Books Inc., London

158.1  DYE-L

 Dyer, Wayne W

 Living the wisdom of the Tao

 Hay House India, New Delhi

371.1  STA-C

 Starbuck, David

 Creative teaching: Getting it right

 Continuum, London

371.39  MAH-T

 Maheswari, V K and Sudha maheswary

 Teaching of science

 Vinay Rakheja, meerut

371.8  HEN-C

 Henderson, Michele

 Career planning for gifted students

 Epitome Books, New Delhi

371.8  HEN-C

 Henderson, Michele

 Career planning for gifted students

 Epitome Books, New Delhi

398  PAR-A

 Parker k Langloh

 Australian legendary tales

 Mind Melodies, New Delhi

398  PAR-A

 Parker k Langloh

 Australian legendary tales

 Mind Melodies, New Delhi

423.1  CUD-D

 Cuddon, J A

 Dictionary of Literary terms and literary theory

 Penguin Books Inc., London

435  LAN-B

 Langenscheidt, Ed.,

 Basic German vocabulary

 W.R. Goyal Publishers, Delhi

547  SOL-O

 Solomons, T W Graham and Fryhle, Craig B

 Organic Chemistry

 Wiley Eastern Limited, New Delhi

547  TEW-T3

 Tewari, K S and Vishnoi, N K

 Textbook of organic chemistry

 Vikas Publishing House Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi

576  DAV-O

 Davies, Paul

 Origin of life

 Penguin Books Inc., London

621.38154  KRI-O

 Krishna Murty K

 Over 50 exciting electronics experiments

 Pustak Mahal, New Delhi

808.068  DEE-N

 Deepa Agrawal

 Naye mitra (h)

 Childrens Book Trust, New Delhi

808.068  MAH-U

 Mahendra Yadav

 Upyogi awishkar

 Childrens Book Trust, New Delhi

808.068  NAV-M

 Navkala Roy

 Motor car – kya aur kaise (h)

 Childrens Book Trust, New Delhi

808.068  OM -3

 OM BOOKS

 365 tales of Indian mythology

 Om Books International, New delhi

823  AHM-W

 Ahmad, Jamil

 Wandering falcon

 Penguin Books India Ltd., New Delhi

823  BRO-W

 Bronte, Emily

 Wuthering heights

 Oxford University Press, London

823  CUS-L

 Cusk, Rachel

 Last supper: A summer in Italy

 Faber & Faber Ltd., London

823  DAW-C

 Dawkins, Richard

 Climbing mount improbable

 Penguin Books Inc., London

823  DEF-R

 Defoe, Daniel

 Robinson Crusoe

 Oxford University Press, New York

823  LAW-R

 Lawrence, Caroline

 Roman mysteries

 Orion Children’s books,London

823  MUL-A

 Muller, Herta

 Appointment

 Portobello, London

823  MUL-C

 Muller, Carl

 City of the lion

 Penguin Books India Ltd., New Delhi

823  NAV-E

 Navtej Sarna

 Exile

 Penguin Books India Ltd., New Delhi

823  PUZ-F

 Puzo, Mario

 Forunate pilgrim

 Arrow Books Ltd., London

823  SHA-T

 Shashi Deshpande

 That long silence

 Penguin Books India Ltd., New Delhi

823  SMI-K

 Smith, Alexander McCall

 kalahari typing school for men

 Abacus, London

823  SMI-T

 Smith, Alexander McCall

 Tears of the giraffe

 Abacus, London

823  SRI-B

 Srikumar, A K

 Begum’s secret

 Penguin Books India Ltd., New Delhi

823  STE-E

 Steinbeck, John

 East of Eden

 Penguin Books Inc., London

823  THE-M

 Theroux, Paul

 My other life

 Penguin Books Inc., London

823  WAL-A

 Walker, Alice

 Anything we love can be saved

 Phoenix Paperbacks, London

823.01  CAN-C

 Canfield, Jack, et al.

 Chicken soup for the Indian teenage soul

 Westland Books Pvt. Ltd., Chennai

823.01  IND-B

 Indira Srinivasan and Chetna Bhatt, Ed.,

 Best loved Indian stories of the century, Vol.2

 Penguin Books India Ltd., New Delhi

823.01  MAN-K

 Manto, Saadat Hasan

 Kingdom’s end

 Penguin Books India Ltd., New Delhi

823.01  WAL-C

 Walker, Alice

 Complete stories

 Phoenix Paperbacks, London

823.08  MAU-S

 Maugham, W Somerset

 Short stories

 Vintage Books, London

925  KRI-5

 Krishna Murty, K

 50 timeless scientists

 Pustak Mahal, New Delhi

926  SHY-L

 Shyam Dua, Ed.

 Luminous life of Narayana Murthy

 Tiny Tott Publications, New Delhi

927.96  SHY-L

 Shyam Dua, Ed.

 Luminous life of Kapil Dev

 Tiny Tott Publications, New Delhi

954  FIS-B

 Fisher, Michael H., Ed.,

 Beyond the three seas: Traveller’s tales of Mughal India

 Random House India, New Delhi

H  502  MAH-P

 Mahendra Yadav, ed.

 Paramanu se nano-praudyogiki tak (h)

 Children’s Book Trust, New Delhi

H  502  PRA-V

 Prasad, Shuk Deo

 Vaigyanikon ki batein (h)

 Amarsathya Prakashan, Delhi

H  808.068  DEE-P

 Deepa Agrawal

 Ped ghoomne chala

 Childrens Book Trust, New Delhi

H  808.068  DEE-P

 Deepa Agrawal

 Ped ghoomne chala

 Childrens Book Trust, New Delhi

H  808.068  HIM-N

 Himani Bisht

 Naya Tirandaz (h)

 Punya Prakashan, Delhi

H  808.068  MEH-M

 Mehta, J C

 Mister chinky (h)

 Childrens Book Trust. New Delhi

H  808.068  RAC-R

 Rachana Bhola ‘Yamini’

 Ramayana ki prerak kathayen (h)

 Yathartha Sahithya Prathishtan, New Delhi

H  808.068  ROO-N

 Roopa Gupta

 Naya khilari (h)

 Childrens Book Trust, New Delhi

H  808.068  SAN-Y

 Sanjeev Takkur

 Yahan aisa, vahan vaisa (Stories for children in Hindi) (h)

 Amarsathya Prakashan, Delhi

H  808.068  SAN-Y

 Sanjeev Takkur

 Yahan aisa, vahan vaisa (Stories for children in Hindi) (h)

 Amarsathya Prakashan, Delhi

H  808.068  SHA-P

 Shankar

 Prsiddha lok kathyen (h)

 Childrens Book Trust, New Delhi

H  808.068  SHY-N

 Shyam Dua, Ed.

 Nana-nani ki 136 kahaniyam (h)

 Tiny Tott Publications, New Delhi

H  808.068  SUB-N

 Subhadra Malavi

 Naitik kahaniyan (h)

 Childrens Book Trust, New Delhi

H 808.068  ALA-S

 Alaka Sankar

 Sonali ka mitra (h)

 Childrens Book Trust, New Delhi

H 808.068  ALA-S

 Alaka Sankar

 Sonali ka mitra (h)

 Childrens Book Trust, New Delhi

H 808.068  RAI-D

 Rainbow

 Dada – dadi ki kahaniyam – part 1 (h)

 Rainbow  Books, New Delhi

H 808.068  RAI-D

 Rainbow

 Dada – dadi ki kahaniyam – part 1 (h)

 Rainbow  Books, New Delhi

H 808.068  RAI-D

 Rainbow

 Dada – dadi ki kahaniyam – part 6 (h)

 Rainbow  Books, New Delhi

H 808.068  RAI-D

 Rainbow

 Dada – dadi ki kahaniyam – part 6  (h)

 Rainbow  Books, New Delhi

H 808.068  RAI-D

 Rainbow

 Dada – dadi ki kahaniyam – part 7 (h)

 Rainbow  Books, New Delhi

H 808.068  RAI-D

 Rainbow

 Dada – dadi ki kahaniyam – part 1 (h)

 Rainbow  Books, New Delhi

H 808.068  RAI-D

 Rainbow

 Dada – dadi ki kahaniyam – part 1 (h)

 Rainbow  Books, New Delhi

H 808.068  SHY-I

 Shyam Dua, Ed.

 Ithihasik kathayem (h)

 Tiny Tott Publications, New Delhi

H 808.068  SHY-S

 Shyam Dua

 Shekhchilli aur uske kisse(h)

 Tiny Tot Publications, Delhi

R  423.1  CHA-P

 Chambers

 Primary thesaurus

 Chambers Harrap Publishers, Edinburgh

R  423.1  SPE-D

 Spears, Richard A

 Dictionary of American Slang and coloquial expressions

 Viva Books Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi

R  425  LIS-C

 Lisa Sutherland, ed.

 Collins easy learning english idioms

 Harper  Collins, London

R  433.2  LAN-L

 Langenscheidt, Ed.,

 Eurodictionary, German-English, English-German

 W.R. Goyal Publishers, Delhi

R  598.0954  KAZ-B

 Kazmierczak, Krys

 Birds of India

 Om Books International, New Delhi

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