As a mom, a children’s librarian and a teacher, I know that there is nothing more important than getting our kids to learn to love reading. I am an avid reader and have been since I was a child. Out of my four children, two love to read and two avoid it like the plague. I discovered during my time as a children’s librarian that even the most reluctant of readers can be engaged–the trick is finding the right book.
Amazon Kindle offers thousands of free books every day, and many of those are for kids. Today we look at the best Free Kindle books for kids, just in time for summer. Even if our kids just read one or two books this summer, it’s one or two more than they had read before summer started!
Age: 8-10. Brooke Mason is off to Austria with her mother to live in an ancient Austrian castle. Eva, the girl who lives in the castle, is thrilled to have someone her own age to play with. Unfortunately, the ghost who lives in the castle does not want Brooke there! Part of the Pack-and-go series by Janelle Diller.
Age: 9-12. Herman Somnambula has built himself a time-travel device, and unlike the others that have been built…this one actually works. Unfortunately, it may just work too well! Full of exciting action, adventure and historical references. This is the first book in a new series by Dwayne Riner.
Age: 9-12. Rafe Khatchadorian is on a quest to break every single rule in the school’s Code of Conduct book. As he racks up the points, he soon finds himself in the position of having to choose between winning…or facing the bullies that drove him to it in the first place. This #1 New York Times bestseller will have your kids begging for more.
Age: 9-12. Bex Carter has a lot of challenges, but the biggest by far is living with her Aunt Jeanie. When Bex is enrolled in a group designed to teach young ladies manners, she must soon choose between adopting the snobby ways of the group or taking a stand…even if it means more trouble with Aunt Jeanie. The first in the Bex Carter series.
Age: 8-12. The first in the new Ripley’s Believe it or Not series for kids will appeal to young mystery and adventure lovers. Hungry alligators, a wild electrical storm, a high-speed airboat chase and a mysterious treasure hunt are all in a day’s work for the members of the RBI!
Age: 9-12. Jem and Oliver accidentally fall through a portal to another world and discover that all is not what it appears to be. A creepy old man, a fire-breathing dragon, a shy farm girl and illegal magic are just part of the adventure…can they save the world, defeat the Regime and get themselves home again?
Age 4-8. Norbert is a fat old horse with a big problem. His teeth are green! Unless he fixes the problem, pretty pony Delilah will surely never speak to him! Join the hilarious hijinks as Norbert hatches a plan to fix his green teeth with the help of grumpy old cuckoo Colin.
Age: 9-12. Maude is an orphan who has spent her whole life in a small town in France. When an American music producer discovers her voice and piano talent and takes her to New York to begin her career, she soon finds herself adjusting to life in the United States while facing the truth about her past. The first in the French Girl series by Anna Adams.
These are just a few of the best Free Kindle Books for Kids. Whether your child loves adventure, comedy, science fiction or just loves to read, you are sure to find something that will excite them and have them asking for more. As summer approaches, why not sit down with your kids and have them choose books to read during their vacation…or better yet…read them together!