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…
The new Worst Case Scenario novels are perfect for tween boys, particularly reluctant readers. Free ebook available too!
If there was yang to Eric Carle’s yang, then this would be What Comes Darkly Thieves by Ben Rubin. It has a folk tale fable quality to it but with an openness and makes a child ask over and over again, “Why?”
Sylvan Dell Publishing will be participating in Read Across America Day by offering all of its award-winning eBooks FREE to read at www.sylvandellpublishing.com on March 2.
As a parent whose youngest (and only 6-years-old!) is already attempting to spend every waking hour in front of a screen, I thought I’d suggest some ideas for getting reluctant readers excited about reading in the vein of “if you can’t beat them, join them.” Or a corollary: “Let’s be sneaky and use electronics as a Trojan horse to present reading in a different light.” I’ve been blogging about these ideas that I’ve discovered over the past year and I’m pretty excited about them. Let me know what you think and if they work for you.
LitWorld, an international literacy non profit, has teamed up with Be There BedTime Stories for World Read Aloud Day. To participate, you simply just read a book to anyone: a child, an adult, your dog or cat!
But if you want to join in the fun of recording your reading to share with a loved one who is NOT nearby, you can download a free book (today only!) through Be There BedTime Stories.
What I really love about Winged Chariot iPhone/iPad/iPod ebooks is that they come in a slew of languages. Scruffy Kitty comes in Dutch, English, French, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese.
There are not a ton of free children’s classics for Kindle, but there are some good ones. I suppose the common theme here is copyright has expired. Here’s a sampling and here’s the link.
RippleReader allows to you either buy ebooks or make a personalized recording of the ebook that you purchased! The ebook titles are for ages 2-7 and are primarily picture books through easy readers. The ebooks range in price from $3.49 to $9.99. Some of the most popular titles include The Kissing Hand, The Teacher from the Black Lagoon, and The HICCUPotamus.