If you have an iOS device or work with students who have iPads in their hands, you’ll want to check out this list of totally free classic books! There’s no catch – classic books are part of the public domain and you can download them for free on your iPad or iPhone. The iBookstore is full of classics including plenty of my favorites. I’ve compiled a list of 19 classic books that are totally free and ready to download.
Free Classic eBooks!
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen (opens in new tab)
White Fang by Jack London (opens in new tab)
The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas (opens in new tab)
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe (opens in new tab)
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens (opens in new tab)
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne (opens in new tab)
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson (opens in new tab)
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë (opens in new tab)
The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling (opens in new tab)
Anna Karenina by��Leo Tolstoy (opens in new tab)
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (opens in new tab)
A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift (opens in new tab)
Don Quijote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (opens in new tab)
The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane (opens in new tab)
Moby Dick by Herman Melville (opens in new tab)
The Jungle by Upton Sinclair (opens in new tab)
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (opens in new tab)
Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe (opens in new tab)
The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper (opens in new tab)
Do you like reading on iPads?
Reading on an iPad is a very different experience than turning the page or scribbling in a margin. It took me awhile to get comfortable reading on a digital device, and I still switch back and forth from paperback to tablet. One reason I love reading iBooks on an iPad is how easy it is to highlight, color code and take notes as you move through a chapter. All of your notes are organized and can easily be shared with another person or saved for your own review. This is especially helpful if students are preparing for a book club meeting or literature circle.
Do you have a favorite and free classic book I left off the list? Share the title and/or the link to the iBookstore in the comments section below!
cross posted at classtechtips.com
Monica Burns is a fifth grade teacher in a 1:1 iPad classroom. Visit her website at classtechtips.com for creative education technology tips and technology lesson plans aligned to the Common Core Standards.