Parents' Guide to

Google Books

By Polly Conway, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Make online libraries, review books, and read the classics.

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Amazing Careers

How did William Shakespeare, Dr Marie Curie, Einstein, and Dr Elizabeth Blackwell, the first qualified female doctor develop their careers? Students can learn how to choose a rewarding career by learning from those who were successful. All of them developed a success psychology and these stories outline in a personal way how they did it. All students and parents can learn how to develop their own success psychology. This book shows you how amazing people did it.

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This is a rich resource. So many classic books are in the public domain, and Google Books is a fun way to access them all in one place (although the regular library has its merits, too). Kids can read Anne of Green Gables and look at the original 1908 illustrations or look at Homer's Odyssey, all for free. Privacy can be tricky; make sure your kids' libraries are marked private or else anyone can see them. Although it's easy to purchase books through Google Play, Google Books is best used as a resource for free content and as a way to collect and share favorite books with friends.

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