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Free Open Textbooks for University Courses – Young Adult Nonfiction

open textbooks for universityThe Open Textbooks Library from Open Textbooks Network has an awesom collection of open textbooks for tertiary level.

While aimed at tertiary education for university and college, this is also an amazing resource to use for extensions or elective subjects for students in upper high school or homeschool or for high school students preparing for college.

The collection may also be a perfect resource for teachers setting courses, it’s a great idea to use quality open access resources to keep costs down for your students, and it also means they have access to the resources on any device rather than having to lug heavy books around.

The Open Textbooks Library resources contain many subject categories for college textbooks, some with many dozens of books available in each of the categories below, all easily accessible free, this is almost like the Free Kids Books of college textbooks!

Topics range from Japanese for business to python programming, and from veterinary sciences to microwaves and electromagnets, this is a huge range of resources, free to use and free to share. Enjoy!

 

Accounting and Finance Open Textbooks

Business – Human Resources

Business – Management

Business – Marketing

Computer Science and Information Technology

Economics

Education

Engineering

Humanities – Art and Music

Humanities History

Humanities – Languages

Humanities – Linguistics

Humanities – Literature 

Humanities – Philosophy

Journalism

Law

Mathematics – Pure

Mathematics – Applied

Science – Biology

Science – Chemistry

Science – Physics

Medicine

Social Sciences – Psychology

Social Sciences – Sociology

Student Success

And more resourcea for free College text books are available here:

Open Stax Connections- https://cnx.org/  (One of our favourites)
2012 Books – https://2012books.lardbucket.org/
BookBook – https://bookboon.com (books contain advertising)
The Florida Orange Grove – https://florida.theorangegrove.org/  (another of our favourites)
BC OER Collection – https://open.bccampus.ca/browse-our-collection/find-open-textbooks/

 

See more Non-fiction in our Non-Fiction Category.

 

Shakari’s Cycling Adventure – Based on a True Story - Shakari’s Cycling Adventure – Shakari loved sports and couldn’t sit still. When he heard the Asian Games were being hosted in Dehli he decides to cycle all the way from his village to the Asian Games. Read about his journey in this illustrated level 3 book from Pratham. Sample Text from Shakari’s Cycling Adventure Shikari ...
The Mighty Tethys Sea – Archaeology - The Mighty Tethys Sea explains how the continents split apart, from the mighty Gondwana and the mighty tethys sea, to what they are now, and how the Himalayas were formed. Discover how once there were seas where there now are mountains, and how it all changed into the shape of the earth today. Author: Juvena ...
The One and Only Human Body – Facts about our bodies - The One and Only Human Body contains lots of facts about our bodies, from the smallest and largest organs to the length of our intestine, let’s explore our bodies! Sample Text from The One and Only Human Body Take a step into the human body. From head to toe, it is filled with organs, bones, ...
The Middle Ages – CKF Reader - The Middle Ages is a reader designed for Grade 4 from the Core Knowledge Foundation. The reader has complex vocabulary designed to prepare students for the increased demands of later grades, focusses on Western Europe in the middle ages, or medieval times. This resource is available with a teacher guide and activity book, at the ...
Dance of the Flamingos – Non-Fiction - Dance of the Flamingos  – Living like lotus flowers on water, the sight of pink flamingos is one of the most beautiful sights of the natural world. Why are they pink? Do they put on make-up? Do they have even a single bone in their long neck? Here is a book of photographs that answers ...
Have You Ever Heard A Whale Sing? Whale songs facts - In Have You Ever Heard A Whale Sing we hear lots of facts about whale songs. The underwater world is a noisy place. But amidst it all, melodious songs echo through the water. Read all about some of the strongest, largest and loudest singers under the sea—whales! Author: Divya Panicker, Illustrator: Deepti Sharma Sample Text ...
The Grass Seeker – A Himalaya Shepherd - The Grass Seeker – As the weather turns warm, shepherd Room Singh takes his flock of goats and sheep and scales the Himalayas for fresh grass. With global warming a reality, this photo book traces the journey that a Gaddi shepherd has been making for the last 40 years, how many more will it be? ...
All I Need to Know About Corona Virus – KEEP Initiative - Corona Virus Guidebook for Children Another book about the Corona Virus, this time a comprehensive guidebook to healthy practices for children, including trace the words exercises. This book is brought to us by KEEP – The Kids’ Educational Engagement Project, a Liberian initiative to promote reading. With the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic raging across ...
Houses – Different Types of Houses - Houses – This book is about the different types and shapes of houses. This book is from the African Storybook Initiative, suited for children who are starting out to learn how to read. The book uses simple words with illustrations. Children will find it easy to learn and use the words. Written by Zanele Buthelezi, ...
A Butterfly Smile – Colourful Butterfly Biology Picture book - A Butterfly Smile – A Colourful Butterfly Biology Picturebook for young zoologist. This story is about the life cycle of butterflies. starting butterflies laying their eggs turning into cocoons and emerging into colourful butterflies. Author: Mathangi Subramanian Illustrator: Lavanya Naidu Follow along the story where Kavya a shy girl who just moved to Bengaluru to ...

 


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