Thursday, March 11, 2010

Free Books

I came across a couple sites for free books today.  One is for audio books, and one is children's books.

You can download free audio books from There are quite a few books available in different genres.  Most of them are older books, so you won't find any recent best-sellers, but definitely worth a look.  There are quite a few books I've never read and might enjoy listening to, as well as some old favorites I haven't read in years.  Books can be downloaded into iTunes or in MP3 format.

Free children's books can be downloaded at Children's Books Forever.  There are some really cute books here.  It looks like most, if not all, of them are written by Hans Wilhelm.  The books open with Adobe Reader, so you can read them online, save them to your computer, print them out, and even use them on Smartboard, PowerPoint or overhead projectors (non-commercial use only) - so it looks like a great resource for parents and teachers.
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Friday, March 5, 2010

Multicolr Search Lab

Lady Banana shared this on Twitter today, and it's so much fun.  You can select up to 10 colors, and it searches for Flickr images with those colors.  I'm not sure if there's any practical use to it, but it's fun to choose different colors and see what comes up.  If you find a photo you really like, you can click to view it on Flickr.


Check out Multicolr Search Lab and try it for yourself.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Fun with Photos

Mosaic of a seagull (using birds and other nat...Image via Wikipedia
Today's Giveaway of the Day was some kind of program to create shapes with your photos.  After reading through the comments, I decided not to download it, but I grabbed some links to programs I can get later if I want.  The first two are for photo mosaics,which is more what I was interested in.  They take your photos and create an image, like the seagull here.  The last one takes photos and arranges them into shapes, which could have some fun uses.
Now, if only I can find the time to play with them...
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