My kids read a lot. Like hundreds-of-books-a-year, multiple-books-a-day a lot. This kind of reading means that when we travel, it's much easier to use e-books than to check a full suitcase full of books for the three kids.
And even better is FREE e-books! Of course we make use of our public library's option to check out books, but we're limited to six books per card at a time. So I often search for free Kindle books.
Here are five free books I found to share with you today. Of course, none of these prices are guaranteed, so please check the price on Amazon before you click!
If it doesn't say that the Kindle price is $0.00, it will NOT be free and you WILL be charged.
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Free Story "Little Bad Wolf and Red Riding Hood" from Newfangled Fairy Tales
This offers one story from a full book (current cost of $4.74), and it's a lot of fun! It's great for a read-aloud, as well as for older kids to read independently (about grades 3-5). There aren't any illustrations, so for independent reading kids need to be ready for chapter books. While it's kind of just a sample, it's a complete story sample, and definitely worth it for those (like me) who love silly and witty books for kids. Amazon Kindle book, optimized for larger screens (but still works on phones):
Lily Lemon Blossom Welcome to Lily's Room
This picture book works on both iPhone and iPad, and includes a nice feature — the text box will expand slightly when double tapped. It takes the reader through a tour of little Lily's room, especially pointing out how nice and tidy it is because she cleans every Friday. It's a short read, but if it inspires my daughter to clean her room to keep it all tidy like Lily, it is definitely worth a download.
Search for the Pirate's Treasure
If you've always wanted a choose-your-own-adventure book for adventurous readers from about 3-7, then this will make your day as much as mine! It's perfect for my daughter to read independently, but even if your child isn't quite fluent enough to read alone, it makes a very fun and interactive shared book. I can't wait to use it in speech-language therapy, too, both for using good speech sounds to read or describe, as well as to work on prediction, answering wh-questions and vocabulary.
Bedtime Little Bear
A sweet picture book about a bear who needs a little help to hear his mother calling him. It's great for a bedtime story, and it's also just a really good read aloud for toddlers and preschoolers. It features solid sentence structure and good vocabulary-building words like trickling, rustling and delight. Read it aloud then talk about different words. See if your child can define anything else as rustling or twinkling.
Bread N' Butter: Private Rye
I started giggling as soon as I read the title of this book. I admit it, I like a good pun. And my kids LOVE silly puns. Bread N' Butter meets my prerequisites for good children's literature: the writing is actually good (unless you really can't handle puns. Then you should probably stay away from this one), it's fun for kids to read, and the vocabulary is rich. It's perfect for kids second grade and up to read independently, with a 2.7 reading level and a few (but not many) illustrations.
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Heather H. has been reading Kindle books on her iPhone to escape whenever the IEP writing gets too overwhelming. She's read three books in the last two weeks.