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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.

 

Boom! Bang! Ka-Blamo – All about explosives - During many, many festivals, a lot of people burst firecrackers. Did you know that the core of a firecracker is a highly flammable material invented in China hundreds of years ago? It’s gunpowder. Strap on your seat belts for a dangerous journey through the history of weapons and explosives. This story was brought to us ...
All About Kiwi Birds - Kiwis are unusual birds with several mammal-like properties. This book tells you about the evolution of their unique features and where you can find them now. The kiwi birds are in danger and need to be protected. The author hopes to spread awareness to help save the kiwis.    Spread the love
The Story of Fighter Planes - A book about the history of fighter planes and the fascinating and important role they played in various battles of World War 2. The book discusses various makes and models of fighter planes from different countries, describes some exciting air combat operations during World War 2 and recommends some excellent comic books with stories about ...
Punctuate My House – About punctuation - In Punctuate My House, we learn all about the common punctuation marks. Full stop, Question Mark, Exclamation Mark, Comma, and Quotations are all characters Jordan meets around his house, and each one explains a little about what they do in a sentence. This book was written by children for children. Sample Text from Punctuate My ...
The Mighty Solar Panel – A story of solar energy - Have you ever seen a solar panel farm? Jack hadn’t, but the first time he did, he ended up going on the most amazing adventure. With the help of his friend, Sunny the sunbeam, Jack is taken on a journey of discovery which teaches him all about how rays of sunlight are turned into the ...
The Secrets of Chocolate - The history of chocolate, how chocolate is farmed, and how chocolate is made, along with fun facts, this is all what you’ll learn about chocolate in this exciting book on The Secrets of Chocolate.              Spread the love
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 ...

 


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