Free eBooks for Kids - iBooks, Kindle, Nook, Online
Childrens and Teens ebook titles for all kinds of e-readers
Freebie books! There are thousands of ebooks for kids readable on all kinds of devices. Your child will enjoy reading them online from your PC or Mac. Or you your kids can read them on your iPad, iPod Touch, Kindle, Kindle Fire, Nook, or any other smartphone or ereader.
Take advantage of the wide variety of titles described below. They range from picture books for beginning readers to more sophisticated reading for tweens and teens. Fiction, nonfiction, and even textbooks for high school students are all at your fingertips.
Also be sure to take advantage of the apps for multiple devices offered by Kindle and Nook so you can increase the number of children's books available to you.
Memetales Books for Beginning Readers - for iPhone, iPad, Kindle Fire, Android devices
The Memetales website, with apps for iPhone and Android is a treasure. This app comes with 15 free books when you first install it, and one free book each week. And it offers virtual stickers and points as incentives to keep beginning readers up to the challenge.
The app and books also offer ways to extend the learning with activities and crafts. You can upload photos of your kids' creations to the Memetales website.
iBooks is the essential free app for reading books on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. The free iBooks for children and teens are ever-changing. These are some of my favorite free titles. Check iBooks for more.
iBook for grades 4-6. A historical mystery about Clare, a poor alley girl in Chicago in 1894, who must solve the puzzle of who she really is and where her mother has gone. Includes a video and background historical material.
Pookie and Tushka Find a Little Piano | Jorge
Grades PreK-2, In this "Best New Children's Book of the Year," read aloud, Pookie the penguin and Tushka the polar bear learn what friendship is all about. Beautifully illustrated with instrumental background music.
Garbage! Monster! Burb! | Tom Watson
In this popular iBook, kids solve their town's environmental crisis and the dilemma posed by a monster trying to consume the town's garbage. Clever illustrations, and a real hit with young boys especially.
Biology Interactive iBook | cK-12
Grades 9-12, this interactive iBook textbook guides students through cell biology, genetics, evolution, ecology, microorganisms, fungi, plants, invertebrates, vertebrates, and physiology.
The Steadfast Tin Soldier | Hans Christian Andersen
This picture book puts modern illustrations to the classic story of a one-legged tin soldier who falls in love with a paper ballerina.
The Middle Passage | Julia Golding
Historic fiction for kids age 9 and above. Cat Royal, an 18th century teenager, travels from the Caribbean to London and solves a mystery along the way.
Grades 5-12, Access any of the 38,000 free classic and original titles listed in Project Gutenberg, the first producer of free ebooks. Project Gutenberg titles include some audio books.
Chewdalootie, Doing My Duty | Debby Carman
Grades K-2, A StoryChrimes interactive story, this one teaches children that caring responsibly for a pet requires commitment. The free version of this story has ads.
Meet Heckerty | Broomstick Productions
Grades PreK-3. This story of a 409-year-old green-faced witch offers award-winning narration and interactive animation. Children can choose "read to me" or "read by myself". No ads. Offers in-app purchases.
Free Kindle Books for Kids
Kindle, Kindle Fire Grades preK-12
Amazon lists their Top 100 Free eBooks for young readers on their website, or on your Kindle. Many new and classic titles are available for download, such as
- Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
- Fairy Tales Every Child Should Know
- The Ugly Duckling
- Grimm Fairy Stories
- The Secret Garden
- Little Women
- The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
- Aesop's Fables
- The Jungle Book
- Sesame Street's Count to 10
and many more...
Get a Free Kindle Reading App
Download a free app so your child can read any of these Kindle books on your PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, Android or Blackberry. Get Kindle Reading App
Free Nook Books
A third tremendously popular ebook reader is the Barnes and Noble Nook. As with the Kindle and iPad, there are many free ebooks for kids offered for the Nook. As of this writing, ther are more than 1,800 free Nook books for kids.
Also as with the Kindle, Nook offers free readers for other devices. Check out the Nook reading apps for PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone and Kindle. Download the reader for your device and your child can read any of the free titles
Free Nook Reading apps
Download one of the Nook reading apps so your kids can enjoy these free Nook books on your PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, or Android device. Get the Nook Reading App.
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Sources of Free Online Books for Kids
Some you can only read online. Some you can download and read.
International Children's Digitial Library
Onlines books for K-8
The ICDL is an award-winning website that brings you free ebooks from around the world. Read them in English or practice reading with your foreign language skills. For teachers and homeschooling parents, there are ideas for ways to extend the stories into writing and other creative activities. Search through the thousands of books in their collections by grade level, genre, subject, language, and several other criteria. The only drawback: the books cannot be downloaded; they must be read online at the ICDL website.
Public Library eBooks
All formats Grades K-12
Check out a free ebook online with your library card, if your local public library offers this service. To see if they do, go to OverDrive.com and type in your zip code. Libraries that use Overdrive's ebook subscription services for loaning books will be listed. You must go the the library's website and log in as a registered patron to check out ebooks, usually available for a week or two before they expire from your ereader. If your city's library does not offer this service, it might be worthwhile to pay for a non-resident card at a major city's library service. Look to see how extensive that city's ebook collection for young readers is, to know if the cost will be worth it.
Children's Storybooks Online
Children's Storybook Online has a nice selection of original illustrated stories for K-5 children. Among them are several read aloud stories, that are especially useful for beginning readers. Like the ICDL books, you cannot download them. Read them online only.