Are you reading ebooks with your kids this summer? I find that my son likes to read both paper and ebooks. Sometimes when I’m trying to get something done, an eBook that reads to him is a big convenience. But we are picky readers. A free eBook is only good for us if it’s a great book. I’m sure you are the same! It takes time and data storage to download an ebook. These are the best free eBooks for kids that passed our test.
1) Oxford Owl (click to right by age to find free eBooks) has 250 free ebooks. You can sort by age, book type, or series.
These are especially good!
2) The Worst-Case Scenario: An Ultimate Adventure Novel. Amazon, Mars and Everest are free to download.
The Worst-Case Scenario: An Ultimate Adventure Novel: Amazon: You Decide How to Survive! (Worst Case Scenario) by David Borgenicht, Hena Kahn and illustrated by Yancey Labat.
A new thrill ride begins in the Amazon rainforest with the latest novel in the Worst-Case Scenario Ultimate Adventure series! Join an expedition of students exploring the Amazon jungle and face real dangers and decisions. Your choices will determine your fate. Will you survive your encounters with piranhas, tarantulas, mosquitoes, monkeys, and jaguars? Or will you be forced to return home early? Only you can decide how to survive. There are twenty-two possible endings to this adventure, but only ONE leads to ultimate success! Featuring dynamic comic book style illustrations, and based on real, true-life facts about the Amazon, this story will be a surefire hit with anyone craving a fun, highly visual reading experience.
David Borgenicht is a writer, editor, publisher, and co-author of all the books in The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook series. He lives in Philadelphia with his family.
Hena Khan has written numerous books, including The Worst-Case Scenario Ultimate Adventure: Mars. She lives in Maryland.
Ed Stafford spent 859 days walking the entire 4,000-mile length of the Amazon River. He lives in London, England.
Yancey Labat has illustrated many books for children. He lives in Ithaca, New York.
FREE ebook here!
And more free ebook Worst Case Scenario novels here on Mars and Everest.
3) Ann of Doodles and Jots is giving away a FREE adorable eBook she created in honor of International Book Giving Day: Doodles and Jots for Tots. It’s perfect for toddlers or preschoolers learning to read because her books are one word per page rhyming “board books”.
4) Time 4 Sleep has a wonderful FREE illustrated version of the classic story Jack and the Beanstalk aimed at children aged between 5 and 8. This animated tale brings an old classic to life.
5) Enchanted Schoolroom has a charming printable skip counting book. The PDF link is here.
6) Classic Reader has free online classics for kids that you can read on their site. Titles include:
Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz by Frank L. Baum
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
Doctor Doolittle by Hugh Lofting
Five Little Peppers and How They Grew by Margaret Sidney
Heidi by Joanne Spyri
The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
7) We Give Books has hundreds of great free ebooks.
What are your favorite free ebooks? Please share!
p.s. For more great resources, KC Edvetures has a great post on Great Websites for FREE Read Aloud and Read to Me Books.
BEST #OWNVOICES CHILDREN’S BOOKS: My Favorite Diversity Books for Kids Ages 1-12 is a book that I created to highlight books written by authors who share the same marginalized identity as the characters in their books.
20 thoughts on “Best Free eBooks for Kids”
I’m not finding the books from the Goodreads list for free. Maybe some of them were at one time, but not having luck now; spotchecked a few. Suggestions?
You’re right! Sorry about that. I just removed it from my post and I’ve found another site of classic children’s books that can be read for free at their site. It’s not as good but that’s all I can find.
Thanks for sharing….as always good suggestions!
Thanks! Unfortunately, the Goodreads link to free ebooks for kids was not longer valid. The books are no longer free so I replaced with with free classics for kids which you can read on a website.
Free books are great. I am going to check out all of these except number three, we already have it ; ) Thanks for including it! Just read Enchanted Learning’s counting book, very fun! My son’s favorite free ebook is Pie-Rits although not sure it is still free on Amazon.
I love your books Ann and I’m excited to see what happens with your publishing project!!
Great recommendations. We usually check \\\”Addicted to eBooks\\\” (for some reason I am not allowed to put its URL in comments) daily to look for hidden gems. Our Kindle library is pretty big by now 🙂
CommentLuv, I think, doesn’t let urls into the comments because of the spammers. Thank you for your great recommendation for free ebooks: Addicted to eBooks. Here’s that link: http://addictedtoebooks.com/
Would you ever be interested in posting as my guest on your Kindle library and you and your kids favs? I’d love that!
Definitely need to check these out for my book-loving kiddos – they will be great to have for our road trip! Thanks!
I’d love to hear what your kids liked and how it compares to the GenZ Read Together program. Hope your cross country drive is going well!
I bought a copy of doodles and jots for my daughter. She loved it!
Thank you! I think it’s free, yes? I’m so glad your daughter loved it! I think Ann of Doodles and Jots is so talented!
What a fantastic resource! Thank you for sharing this with the Kid Lit Blog Hop!
Thanks for hosting the Kid Lit Blog Hop Katie!
Thanks for a great resource! And for sharing at After School 🙂
Thanks for co-hosting After School linky Anna!
Interesting List Mia! Its always good to have a variety at your finger tips especially on long road trips and such during summer and kiddo is “done” with her current books ! (ha ha, yes this happened to us!)
Thanks for sharing on Kid Lit Blog Hop!
Thanks so much! It always stresses me out when my kids say they have nothing to read. I would love to get your Kiddo’s thoughts on these free ebooks! They give the best book reviews!
Thanks so much for pulling this together Mia! Awesome!! I’m pinning it to our new Kid Lit Blog Hop Great Finds board. Thanks for joining us once again. 🙂
Thanks so much for your kind words Renee and for hosting the wonderful Kid Lit Blog Hop!