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Tachiyomi by Publisher
講談社青鳥文庫 Kodansha Aotori Bunko
This is a really great reading level for 3rd year Japanese to read for pleasure.
絵本ナビ ehon navi
If picture books are more interesting to you, please look at ehonnavi. It is a lot of fun and if you register there are a certain number of complete books that you can read online.
The Internet has opened up a vast treasure trove to those of us studying Japan. We don't have to use valuable time on our research visits to Japan to in libraries or bookstores, because we can do so much prep work before we go. While we are still blocked from legally purchasing many e-books because of residence or payment schemes (must have Japanese address, only from IP address in Japan, or must have Japanese credit card), we can do a great deal of browsing and hopefully the legal restrictions will be eliminated over time.
Look for the words 立ち読み 立読 (tachiyomi) or 試し読み(test read) to browse the beginnings of the books. Usually about 15 pages worth.
This website requires you to download a specific viewer, but it does offer viewers for PCs, Macs, and some of the e-book readers. Look at the menu on the left for 無料の本 (free books) as well. It is apparently one of only (see Galapagos) two currently set up to take overseas credit cards.
BookLive offers tachiyomi for some of its most popular titles so you can get a flavor for the writing style.
This is the ebook part of a large online bookstore.
Paburi represents a large number of good publishers, but doesn't seem to offer any tachiyomi.
For use with the Sharp ebook reader. Will take overseas credit cards.