Find wordcounts to tons of books

by TheHack on June 22, 2010

Ever wonder how many words are in some of your favorite books?

I normally think about things like this when I’m playing with a story idea for kids and I do research that says you should write between 20-40K words or whatever…which happens to be happening right now.

But if you go to Perma-Bound and search for a book, and then click on the Reading Information tab, it shows you the word count along with a bunch of information about the reading level of the book.

What a great resource for somebody that wants to write something along the lines of The Lightning Thief (87K) or Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing (24K) or Judy Moody (11K) but has no idea how much room they have to play with for a similar style book.

This is not just for books for kids, though. It has information about adult books, too.

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bagn June 22, 2010 at 12:57 pm

This is AWESOME! Thanks for sharing this resource.

TheHack June 22, 2010 at 1:36 pm

The best part is that I was completely looking for something else but in my excitement and experimenting with different books, I completely forgot what it was I had been trying to find.

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