Books & Literature
This website is a starting place to fulfill the information needs of Arizona citizens and provides access to unique historical and contemporary resources.
Books & Authors brings ease, authority and fun to the question of “what do I read next?” It is the reader’s go-to site for everything: book suggestions from experts, titles, biographies and more. Readers can use Books & Authors to enhance the experience of the book they are reading; dig deeper into its themes and origins; or learn how the author’s life and times contributed to the work.
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Greater Phoenix Digital Library is a web-based, digital media service that allows library patrons to download popular digital audio books, eBooks, music, and video from the library’s web site.
Full-text articles from scholarly journals and literary magazines are combined with critical essays, work and topic overviews, full-text works, biographies, and more to provide a wealth of information on authors, their works, and literary movements.
NoveList is a Readers’ Advisory database that provides author read-alikes, reviews, discussion guides and more on thousands of fiction titles.
TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they’ll love.
WorldCat contains bibliographic records of books and other materials in OCLC from member libraries worldwide.
Search and browse bibliographies of over 50,000 bestselling fiction authors, with the latest books and series information for free.
Browse original scholarly essays on authors from around the world. Places authors and their works in personal and historical context.
Find in-depth critical introductions to the lives and works of major writers. Includes influences of literary movements.
Type in an author, and get a customized map showing other authors that readers of that author like to read. It’s a tourist map for literature.
NoveList K-8 Plus is a database of book recommendations for all K-8 grade levels and includes picture books, children’s “chapter” books and young adult titles. NoveList K-8 is your starting place for learning about the books that you and your students need and will want to read.