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Children's Books
The Full Text of 200 Books on One CD
Compiled by Richard Seltzer
Seedy Press, (Nov. 30, 2001)
B & R Samizdat Express
P. O. Box 161
West Roxbury, MA, 02132
ISBN: 0915232952
Genre: Children's Literature

Reviewed by Rochelle Caviness - February 11, 2002

Please note: As of 12/1/2008, this CD now contains 2,279 books on 2 CDs.

Imagine having two hundred children's classics at your fingertips, all on one compact disc (CD)! Imagine no more, for it is a reality. Seedy Press has issued a CD that contains the full text of two hundred Children's books - and they are all classics. Here you will find old favorites, perennial classics, hard-to- find titles, and maybe even some books that you have never read before.

All of these books are copyright free, and this has determined what books are included on the CD. For example, this CD only includes books by American authors that where published before 1923, books by Canadian and Australian authors who died over 50 years ago, and books by European Union authors who died more than 70 years ago.

The books on the CD run the gamut from Aesop's fables to stories of Tom Swift. This Children's Books CD also includes: This CD ships with a program by DLJ Software called READIT. This is a DOS, shareware program, that provides the text on a black screen with white type. This program will also help you navigate through the files, and books on the CD, using only keyboard functions. It allows you to scroll through the files, and once you select a book, it allows you to bookmark your place, and jump to your 'bookmark' when you begin reading again. This program also allows you to search through the text and to jump to various sections or lines. It also allows you to adjust how fast, or slow, the text is displayed as you read through the book. This is a marvelous collection that is sure to delight readers, both young and old. And best of all, after the books of course, is that this CD very cost effective. The CD sells for 29 dollars, making the cost of each book less than 15 cents!

Systems Requirements:

A Windows Based PC and, A Web Browser (such as Internet Explorer or Netscape) and/or A Windows Based Word-Processing program such as Microsoft Word, or Corel's Word Perfect.

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