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The Sad King

by Alison Gee And Richard Jones, Voluntary Service Overseas Library For All (May 02, 2019)

Long ago a king was sad - how did they make him happy? Reading Level 2 Papua New Guinea Collection Keywords: animals; family; food; identity

Four Fingers, Just One Thumb

by Cassandra Webb Library For All (March 01, 2019)

Eat some fruit and play some games with all your fingers and just one thumb. Reading Level 2 Keywords: body parts; friendship; growth and development; children

Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus

by Ludwig Wittgenstein Standard Ebooks (February 02, 2019)

Ludwig Wittgenstein is considered by many to be one of the most important philosophers of the 20th century. He was born in Vienna to an incredibly rich family, but he gave away his inheritance and spent his...


by Ernest Shackleton Standard Ebooks (January 16, 2019)

South! tells one of the most thrilling tales of exploration and survival against the odds which has ever been written. It details the experiences of the the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition which set off...

The Origin of Species

by Charles Darwin Standard Ebooks (January 15, 2019)

The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin must rank as one of the most influential and consequential books ever published, initiating scientific, social and religious ferment ever since its first publication in...

Nicomachean Ethics

by Aristotle Standard Ebooks (January 13, 2019)

Aristotle examines how best to live by looking at the nature of those virtues that characterize the most thriving human beings, and then at how to acquire and develop such virtues. This book is considered the...

The Muselmann at the Water Cooler

by Eli Pfefferkorn Open BookShelf (December 10, 2018)

A survivor of concentration camps and the Death March, Eli Pfefferkorn looks back on his Holocaust and post-Holocaust experiences to compare patterns of human behavior in extremis with those of ordinary life....

Universe and Inner Self in Early Indian and Early Greek Thought

by Richard Seaford Open BookShelf (December 10, 2018)

From the sixth century BC onward, there occurred a revolution in thought with novel ideas such as the understanding that inner self is both vital for human well-being and central to understanding the universe....

A Companion to Andrei Platonov's The Foundation Pit

by Thomas Seifrid Open BookShelf (December 10, 2018)

Written at the height of Stalin's first "five-year plan" for the industrialization of Soviet Russia and the parallel campaign to collectivize Soviet agriculture, Andrei Platonov's The Foundation Pit registers...

The American Short Story Cycle

by Jennifer J. Smith Open BookShelf (December 10, 2018)

The American Short Story Cycle shows the roots of modernism and postmodernism winds through the short story cycle. Reviewers ranging from the The New York Times to Amazon do not know what to call books like...

Vladimir Soloviev and the Spiritualization of Matter

by Oliver Smith Open BookShelf (December 10, 2018)

While he is widely acknowledged as the most important Russian thinker of the nineteenth century, Vladimir Soloviev’s place in the landscape of world philosophy nevertheless remains uncertain. Approaching him...

Surviving Sudden Environmental Change

by Jago Cooper Open BookShelf (December 10, 2018)

Archaeologists have long encountered evidence of natural disasters through excavation and stratigraphy. In Surviving Sudden Environmental Change, case studies examine how eight different past human communities—ranging...

Cultivating Femininity

by Rebecca Corbett Open BookShelf (December 10, 2018)

The overwhelming majority of tea practitioners in contemporary Japan are women, but there has been little discussion on their historical role in tea culture (chanoyu). In Cultivating Femininity, Rebecca Corbett...

The Englishman from Lebedian'

by J. A. E. Curtis Open BookShelf (December 10, 2018)

After Evgeny Zamiatin emigrated from the USSR in 1931, he was systematically airbrushed out of Soviet literary history, despite the central role he had played in the cultural life of Russia’s northern capital...

Written Culture in a Colonial Context

by Adrien Delmas Open BookShelf (December 10, 2018)

There is very little in the modern literature on the history of written culture that describes the specific practices related to writing that were anchored in colonial contexts. It was not just ships, soldiers,...

Silent Love

by Gerard de Vries Open BookShelf (December 10, 2018)

The Real Life of Sebastian Knight is one of Vladimir Nabokov’s most autobiographical novels and it has often been observed that Sebastian’s passionate affair with the femme fatale Nina Rechnoy is a dramatized...

Words and Image in Russian History

by Maria Di Salvo Open BookShelf (December 10, 2018)

''Word and Image'' invokes and honors the scholarly contributions of Gary Marker. Twenty scholars from Russia, the United Kingdom, Italy, Ukraine and the United States examine some of the main themes of Marker’s...

New Mexico and the Pimería Alta

by John G. Douglass Open BookShelf (December 10, 2018)

Colonialism and the process of state expansion into new territories far from the capitol and mother country have occurred for thousands of years across the globe. Within the American Southwest, colonial encounters...

Maternal Bodies

by Nora Doyle Open BookShelf (December 10, 2018)

This new approach to the history of motherhood examines the role the female body played in defining motherhood from the mid-eighteenth century through the first half of the nineteenth century, demonstrating...


by Julie S. Draskoczy Open BookShelf (December 10, 2018)

Containing analyses of everything from prisoner poetry to album covers, Belomor: Criminality and Creativity in Stalin’s Gulag moves beyond the simplistic good/evil paradigm that often accompanies Gulag scholarship....

The Consequences of Chaos

by Elizabeth G. Ferris Open BookShelf (December 10, 2018)

The Syrian displacement crisis raises fundamental questions about the relationship between action to resolve conflicts and humanitarian aid to assist the victims and demonstrates the limits of humanitarian response,...

Ruling Capital

by Kevin P. Gallagher Open BookShelf (December 10, 2018)

In Ruling Capital, Kevin P. Gallagher demonstrates how several emerging market and developing countries (EMDs) managed to reregulate cross-border financial flows in the wake of the global financial crisis, despite...


by Aurélien Mokoko Gampiot Open BookShelf (December 10, 2018)

From the early days of Christianity in Sub-Saharan Africa, a Eurocentric view of Christian teaching was a primary tool in the subjugation and domination of native populations. Since 1921 Kimbanguism, an African...

City of Strangers

by Andrew Gardner Open BookShelf (December 10, 2018)

Exploring the everyday experiences of workers from India who have migrated to Bahrain, this study contributes significantly to our understanding of politics and society among the Persian Gulf states and of the...

Tweets and the Streets

by Paolo Gerbaudo Open BookShelf (December 10, 2018)

Tweets and the Streets analyses the culture of the new protest movements of the 21st century. From the Arab Spring to the 'indignados' protests in Spain and the Occupy movement, Paolo Gerbaudo examines the relationship...

A People's History of the Second World War

by Donny Gluckstein Open BookShelf (December 10, 2018)

A People's History of the Second World War unearths the fascinating history of the war as fought 'from below'. Until now, the vast majority of historical accounts have focused on the conflict between the Allied...

The Arab Spring Five Years Later

by Hafez Ghanem Open BookShelf (December 10, 2018)

Since the series of uprisings of the Arab Spring began, the debate in Arab countries has focused almost exclusively on politics and questions of national identity. However, it is economic issues that are driving...


by Kym Simoncini Library For All (November 29, 2018)

Counting things is fun! Reading Level 1 Keywords: counting; animals; numeracy; nature

Lupindi and the Weather Man

by Samson Leri Library For All (November 27, 2018)

Lupindi's grandfather is the weather man! Lupindi loves to hear his grandfather's stories about magic. Reading Level 2 Keywords: family; village life; weather; mythology

Indivisible on Offense

by Indivisible Project Open BookShelf (November 15, 2018)

Check out our guide on how to use the new tools of the majority to usher in the post-Trump era. Now that House Democrats can determine which bills get votes, there are two big opportunities to go on legislative...

Why the Cassowary Doesn’t Fly

by Eileen Fleming Library For All (October 20, 2018)

Cassowaries used to be able to fly! Find out how the hornbill tricked the cassowary to become a bird that lives on the ground. Reading Level 3 Keywords: cassowary; friendship; birds; mythology

Young Palinyang’

by Gaspah Emukuru Juma African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

One day while Palinyang' and the other boys are out grazing cattle it starts to rain. The boys take shelter, and when the rain stops the cattle have wandered away. Palingyang' goes in search of the animals.

Trickster Hare

by Dan Kaasha African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

Hare is playing tricks again! Read the story and find out.

The Blacksmith's Dilemma

by Ugandan folktale African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

A local chief summoned a famous blacksmith to his palace. The chief wanted the blacksmith to build a real man out of steel, one who could cry tears, and bleed human blood. The blacksmith was alarmed by the chief's...

The race

by Mozambican folktale African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

Who will win if snail and rabbit have a race?

Rabbit goes to a party

by Mozambican folktale African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

This story is about what happens when you go to a party and get drunk. Or is it?

The staring game

by Mozambican folktale African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

This time Rabbit is out-witted!

Tortoise Finds His House

by Maya Fowler African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

Tortoise is searching for his house. Do you know where he'll find it?

Monkey and Crocodile

by Mozambican folktale African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

Crocodiles are dangerous, but are they smart?

How night came to Opio's village

by Robert Ekuka African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

There is no night time in Opio's village. One day he goes hunting and arrives at a place he doesn't know. When night falls there, Opio thinks he has gone blind. Then he discovers the truth and likes night so...

Refiloe and the Washed Chickens

by Marion Drew African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

Refiloe's sister is getting married. Refiloe's chickens are very dirty and she decides to wash them for the wedding. The chickens do not like being washed. Refiloe cannot find her chickens when it is time for...

A Dancer's Tale: The Story of Phyllis Spira

by Samantha Cutler African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

This is the story of the life of Phyliis Spira, from the time she was a young aspiring dancer, to her world travels, and finally her marriage and creation of dance schools in South Africa.

Kariza's Questions

by Jean de Dieu Bavugempore African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

Kariza was encouraged by her parents to ask questions. Asking questions led to finding out about the 'step up and wash' tool (kandagirukarabe) and the importance of washing hands before eating.

Hyena, Hare and Their Basins

by Charles Katiwa Kiema African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

If a basin can give birth, then it is a living thing. All living things can die. (Also available at Level 4.).

Beloved daughter

by Ritah Katetemera, Mulongo Bukheye African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

Natabo's favourite pot is broken, and she is so upset that she runs away to the forest. (Also available at Level 3.).

The Seventh Sun: A Tribal Tale From Odisha, India

by Indian Folktale African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

There was a time when there were seven suns in the sky.


by Zanele Buthelezi, Thembani Dladla & Clare Verbeek African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

Explore how we feel about different things and people.

Big Cats

by Nora May & Micah May Library For All (September 21, 2018)

Big cats live in many parts of the world. Tigers are the biggest cats of all. How many other big cats do you know? Reading Level 2 Keywords: natural world; animals; tigers; cats

Kigolena And The Leaping Dolphins

by Noriega Igara Library For All (September 14, 2018)

Kigolena's grandfather teaches him an old chant that makes dolphins leap from the water. Grandfather knows many things about the sea! Reading Level 2 Papua New Guinea Collection Keywords: dolphins; family; myths...

The Crocodile That Stole The Sun

by Eileen Fleming Library For All (September 05, 2018)

Do you know how the crocodile got his flat back? It all began when he tried to steal the sun!

Reading Level 2

Papua New Guinea Collection

Keywords: crocodiles; myths and legends; humour; natural world.