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Juvenile Series and Sequels – Database of over 20,000 books in series titles for children and young adults. Browse by series title, book title, author, or series subject (such as dinosaurs, dragons, horses, and spies), or use the main search link at the bottom of the page. From Mid-Continent Public Library, Missouri.

Library of Southern Literature – “…includes a wide range of literary works of the American South published before 1924.” Originally based on a bibliography by the late Professor Robert Bain, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Browse the collection alphabetically or by subject.

PoetryFoundation.org – An archive of more than 3,000 contemporary and classic poems in English by more than 250 poets, which includes poems and essays from back issues of Poetry magazine.

Pop-up and Movable Books: A Tour through Their History – An exhibit of pop-up and movable books published from 1850 to the present from France, Germany, the U.S. and Czechoslovakia. Some examples have been animated to demonstrate how the books actually move. Also includes a brief history of movable books back to the 13th century and images from S & J Fuller paper doll books from the early 19th century. From the Gustine Courson Weaver Collection at the University of North Texas Libraries

The Pulitzer Prizes – Official website of the Pulitzer Prize, this site includes a history of the prizes, a biography of Joseph Pulitzer, Administration of the prizes, Entry forms, and full texts of winners since 1995.

ReadingGroupGuides.com – “The online community for reading groups.”. “Reading group guides contain discussion questions and background material on the author and subject, as well as suggestions for further reading.” Find a reading group based on your interests or start your own.

Stop, You’re Killing Me! – “A website to die for….if you love mysteries.” Stop, You’re Killing Me! is a resource for lovers of mystery, crime, thriller, spy and suspense books. Search by author, character, genre, award winners, etc.

What’s Next – Enter a title, author, or name of a book in a series and get a list of the titles in that series. Produced by the Kent (Michigan) District Library.