Big Universe is an amazing site which parents and teachers will love, because you can read whole picture books online – hundreds of fiction and non-fiction titles to choose from. Teachers or students can read books, create their own books and upload them, as well as creating a virtual bookshelf and finding other friends who like similar stories.
You’ll enjoy this site so much you could spend hours here looking at books, however there are limitations. You can read member-created books free, but only preview published books. You can create online bookshelves and interact with other members free, but you can only create one e-book and it will cost a small amoun t to upload it to Big Universe. (Individual and school prices are availble here: https://www.biguniverse.com/accountyou)
Wes Fryer, author of Moving at the Speed of Creativity, says on the site, “This is a WONDERFUL site for teachers and students to utilise, not only to read and access mutimedia versions of picture books, but also to PUBLISH original books. I highly recommend Big Universe and encourage you to give the site a try.”