best free ebooks for kids

Best Free eBooks for Kids

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.

Enchanted Schoolroom skip counting free ebook


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.

free ebooks, we give books



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 free ebooks for kids

By Mia Wenjen, PragmaticMom


  1. Susie

    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?

  2. Thanks for sharing….as always good suggestions!
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    • Hi Barbara,
      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.

  3. Ann

    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.
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  4. 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 🙂
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  5. Definitely need to check these out for my book-loving kiddos – they will be great to have for our road trip! Thanks!
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  6. I bought a copy of doodles and jots for my daughter. She loved it!
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  7. What a fantastic resource! Thank you for sharing this with the Kid Lit Blog Hop!
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  8. Thanks for a great resource! And for sharing at After School 🙂
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  9. 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!

  10. Renee @ Mother Daughter 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. 🙂
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