Wikibooks has more than 2,900 non-fiction books online, categorized by subject area. The books are readable online in wiki format. You can browse the titles by subject, completion status, or reading level. A special Wikijunior section includes titles for K-5 students.
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This is a collection of children’s books from around the world in dozens of languages. The mission of the ICDL Foundation is to help children appreciate diverse cultures, languages and ideas through literature. Search for books by continent, language, author and more.