These sites provide copies of eBooks that are no longer subject to copyright. Some of these titles are from time periods in which the ideas of political correctness, societal norms, and language, including dialects, might differ significantly from present day.International Children's Digital Library (ICDL)The ICDL collection includes over 1300 children's books in a wide variety of world languages.
"Lit2Go is a free online collection of stories and poems in Mp3 (audiobook) format. An abstract, citation, playing time, and word count are given for each of the passages. Many of the passages also have a related reading strategy identified. Each reading passage can also be downloaded as a PDF and printed for use as a read-along or as supplemental reading material for your classroom."
"Choose among free epub and Kindle eBooks, download them or read them online. You will find the world’s great literature here, with focus on older works for which U.S. copyright has expired. Thousands of volunteers digitized and diligently proofread the eBooks, for you to enjoy." This link takes you to the Children's Bookshelf.