Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Page Turning Tuesdays! Check out these FREE e-books--Limited Time!!
Our staff loves to read! To feed our own addictions, we're starting a new weekly post to round up some of the FREE e-books we find. The best part: you don't need an iPad to read any of them! Kindle books can be read on any computer, smart phone, iPad, or (of course) Kindle reader.
These sales are not guaranteed, and we don't know when the prices will change. So click and download these free books as soon as you read this! There are books for both kids and adults.
To read Kindle books on an iPad or iPhone, first download the FREE Kindle app:
You also need to have an amazon.com account. Then click on each link and download the books to your account. When you open the Kindle app on a device linked to the account, the new books will be available to download! Remember, none of these prices are guaranteed, so verify the price on Amazon before you click to purchase! If it doesn't say that the Kindle price is $0.00, it will NOT be free and you WILL be charged.
My Dad is a Superhero by Lily Lexington
This book is a great book to celebrate dad! It's also good for working on inferencing and figurative language. Does dad really have x-ray vision? Why do we use that expression? How does Dad really know where kids hide every time they play hide-and-seek?
Radiant Girl by Andrea White
This book is written for 9-12 year old readers, and tells the story of Katya in Ukraine around the time of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station explosion. I need to know more about this time period, so I'll likely read it along with my kids. The reviews are positive and I always like reading about historical events from a different viewpoint.
Ripley's RBI 01: Scaly Tale by Ripley's Believe it Or Not!
Here's an easy chapter book for readers from 8-12 years old, and specifically aimed for boys who are reluctant readers. Perfect for a little summer reading, and for the great price of FREE, it's definitely worth a download if it might encourage a little more reading time.
Cassidy and the Rainy River Rescue by Keely Chace
This is a sweet picture book about a horse named Cassidy, and how she helps to try to round up cows on a ranch. There are some good uses of figurative language in this book, like "more fun than a barrel of horned toads," and a dog who looks "tougher than saddle leather." Our resident farm girl, Kelli, definitely needs this book for her little one!
Will Allen and the Great Monster Detective (The Chronicles of the Monster Detective Agency Book 1) by Jason Edwards
Here's an early chapter book pick, nice to see for free on Kindle! The author has a B.S. in Psychology and an M.A. in education, and the purpose for this book is "n order to help children overcome phobias by inspiring them to confront their fears and metaphorically modeling steps they can take to control anxiety." I can get behind that kind of message!
Math Candy (Candy School) by Katrina Streza
Math and candy in one early chapter book? It might not sounds that amazing to you, but this book would have made my eldest son's day when he was six. It's a good pick for any kid ready for easy chapter books with just a few pictures, and I'm a fan of any book that keeps math concepts fun and accessible.
I AM A GIANT (Tiny The Giant Book 1) by Dom Conlon
I thought I was done, until I found this excellent picture book. It's probably my favorite children's book on today's list. It's very well written, the illustrations are great and the message is another important message for young children about how perspective shapes a viewpoint.
BOOKS FOR ADULTS
The Prayer Box by Lisa Wingate
This Christian fiction book is pretty highly rated for a Kindle book, with 4.7 stars out of 5 and 310 reviews. Fans of the genre will want to get this while it's free.
Pressure Cooking Cookbook: Delicious Recipes Made NOW! Over 35 Delicious Meals You Can Make in 30 Minutes or Less! by Angie Williams
I just got a new electric pressure cooker for my birthday, so I was thrilled to see this cookbook for free. I haven't yet tried anything in it (a pressure cooker is fast, but it doesn't necessarily promise to provide motivation to cook), but the reviews seem promising.
Misadventures of a 1970s Childhood: An Apple Core, a Toilet by Tom Purcell
I really do like reading memoirs--they're a quick read for me, and just overall interesting to read about others' lives. I was a young child in the 70s, so I'm looking forward to checking this book out. Tom Purcell is a nationally-syndicated humor columnist, so hopefully it's a good choice to laugh a little bit, too.
All three of Heather H.'s kids are gone this week, at camp and Camp Grandma. So she and her husband celebrated by inviting 6 teenagers from youth group over for the afternoon.