Read With Us
Our Library Director, Patty Ross, will lead a discussion group about the book Call of the Wild by Jack London. Listed below are sources where you can find the ebook or audiobook. Some vendors require a library card or account for access, but all are free of charge. We encourage family participation and reading aloud. Please note that this book does contain some scenes of animal cruelty.
The discussion will begin on Friday, April 3, 2020 at 10 AM Pacific time on our Facebook page. No prep or reading needed for the first session. Patty will explain how the group works and provide background information on the book and author. We will meet every Friday in April on Facebook at 10 AM. Please join us as we try our first virtual reading club!
Jack London Links
Where to Find Free Ebooks and Audio Books Online
- Audible is offering a collection of books in audio format for free. These are primarily children’s books and Call of the Wild is included. This is a great resource and may only be offered for a limited time.
- Black Rabbit Books offers a wide range of books for young readers. Explore their books on animals, airplanes, cars, soldiers and a variety of other colorful offerings that are visually engaging as well as informative. Free for a limited time.
- The Internet Archive is a large repository of books, audio, video, websites and software. Access is free once you create an account. There is much to discover here and multiple ways to access the information. They do have Call of the Wild, but, in general, this is a site for older students and researchers.
- Lit2Go is part of an educational resource clearinghouse based in Florida. This limited collection of ebooks and audio books includes Call of the Wild in both formats. Also contains background information.
- Overdrive can be accessed via the Libby app or directly through their web site. You will need your library card and PIN to check out books. Overdrive has both the audio and ebook versions of Call of the Wild.
- Project Gutenberg offers access to over 60,000 titles with a focus on books that are now out of copyright. This site has both the ebook and audio book of Call of the Wild.
- The Screen Actors Guild has a small number of videos of celebrities reading children’s books for the project Storyline Online. Listen to Betty White, Oprah, Rami Malek and others as they read a variety of children’s books.
Not Sure What to Read Next?
- Booklist is a publication of the American Library Association. ALA has made this journal freely available. Booklist has long been a trusted source for librarians purchasing books. Read reviews, peruse lists of recommended titles and see what the hottest trends in publishing are.
- Goodreads is a popular social site where people comment on books they have read and rate them. If you’re on the fence about reading a title, check out what people have to say on the Goodreads forums. You will need a free account to participate.
- Novelist is a product from Ebsco that will help you find your next favorite book. You will need your library card number to login. From there, you can browse titles by author, genre, target age and more.
Big Library Read
If you enjoy group reading and like to discuss books, then the Big Library Read is for you! Overdrive, one of the largest ebook vendors, sponsors a number of Big Reads each year. Right now, they are featuring the book, Funny, You Don’t Look Autistic:
A Comedian’s Guide to Life on the Spectrum by Michael McCreary. There are unlimited copies of the book to check out through the Libby app, Overdrive app or directly from the web site. You will need your library card to login, but there are no fees. Puyallup Public Library is a member of the Washington Anytime Library consortia, which offers access to this service, plus thousands of other ebooks and audiobooks.