25 Free Books for Kids

One of the little secrets of Amazon is the huge catalogue of free and drastically discounted books that are available for digital download. Whether you plan on viewing with a Kindle, a Fire Tablet or using the free Kindle Reading App, there are thousands of free books for kids just waiting to be downloaded.

But what are the best free books that you can line up for your kids to read? Well, with so many different titles, you could just dive in and start exploring, or take a look at our list of the best free (at the time of publishing – 28 May 2015) books for kids.

Free Books for Kids

The Tale of the Clownfish and the Great Shark
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Maya & Filippo Show Aloha
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Harry The Happy Mouse: Teaching Children To Be Kind To Each Other
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Bypass Gemini
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Island of Fog
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UnEnchanted
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The Stolen Kingdom
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Books for Young Kids

1. The Tale of the Clownfish and the Great Shark

Free Books for Kids - The Tale of the Clownfish and the Great Shark

The Tale of the Clownfish and the Great Shark is the story of Jack. Jack is one clownfish that will say yes to any dare, no matter how silly or crazy it is. When Ozzie the Octopus dares him to steal a tooth from the Great White Shark, Jack starts swimming down to his lair.

 

2. Maya & Filippo Show Aloha

Maya & Filippo Show Aloha

Maya & Filippo Show Aloha is a fun little book set in Hawaii. Let Maya & Filippo show you around! Learn important facts about the islands’ geography and history. Discover the culture of Hawaii with its lei, ukeleles and hula dance. But there’s more. Learn how to live the spirit of Aloha with Maya & Filippo.

 

3. I Love to Eat Fruits and Vegetables

I Love to Eat Fruits and Vegetables

I Love to Eat Fruits and Vegetables is one of the free books for kids that encourages your children to eat healthy. Jimmy, the little bunny, doesn’t like fruits and vegetables. He wants candy instead. His whole world turns giant-sized when he is knocked over by a mysterious cookbook. What saves Jimmy after all?

 

4. Harry The Happy Mouse: Teaching Children To Be Kind To Each Other

harry-happy-mouse

Harry The Happy Mouse is a positive and uplifting little book about a Harry the (very cheerful) mouse living in the colorful English countryside. Harry helps a Frog, but asks the Frog to repay the kindness to someone else. We follow the good deed as it moves through other characters, who each selflessly help someone else, making themselves feel happy in the process!

 

5. Kevin and the Seven Lions

Kevin and the Seven Lions

Nearly eaten by dinosaurs, shot at by aliens, almost drowned by a giant squid, all while trying to pay attention in school is a normal day for Kevin. How does his teacher, Mrs. Calvin, keep from going crazy? A picture book leveled for second and third grade readers, Kevin and the Seven Lions is about the joy and benefit of an active imagination and creative writing.

 

Books for Older Kids

6. Bypass Gemini

Bypass Gemini

Bypass Gemini is set in a distant future where Trevor “Lex” Alexander was shaping up to be the next great race pilot until a fixed race got him banned from the sport. Reduced to making freelance deliveries, he thinks his life can’t get any worse. That’s when a package manages to get him mixed up with mobsters, a megacorp, and a mad scientist.

 

7. Island of Fog

Island of Fog

A lonely, foggy island is home to eight families. Twelve-year-old Hal and his friends have always wondered what happened all those years ago on the mainland, that unseen place Out There beyond the fog, and after an astonishing discovery in the woods the children are more determined than ever to find out what their parents are hiding.

 

8. UnEnchanted

UnEnchanted

One of the most highly rated free books for kids, UnEnchanted follows the story of Mina Grime who is unlucky, unpopular and uncoordinated; until she saves her crush’s life on a field trip, changing her High School status from loser to hero overnight. But with her new found fame brings misfortune in the form of an old family curse come to light.

 

9. The Stolen Kingdom

The Stolen Kingdom

In the The Stolen Kingdom you’ll ride with Taylor James and Robert of Roth as they attempt to defeat the evil Dark Duke. Along the way, you’ll have to survive the dangers of Cheshire Woods, battle brutes and monsters, and overcome incredible odds. An excellent free book for kids who love fantasy and excitement.

 

10. Animax

Animax

Animax is a stunning graphic novel about 12-year-old Max Duncan who becomes the most powerful boy in the world when he gains the power to absorb the abilities and physical characteristics of any animal he touches. Lost and separated from his family during a vacation in the dense Amazon jungle, Max is chosen by the Earth Spirits as the latest in a long lineage of planetary defenders.

 

Classics

11. Rikki-Tikki-Tavi

Rikki-Tikki-Tavi

Rikki-Tikki-Tavi is the classic story of a boy and his weasel, a bird and a snake, India and the British Empire. Rudyard Kipling’s dramatic tale, here excerpted from the greater volume of The Jungle Book, is the story of the loyal mongoose, Rikk-Tikki-Tavi, and the lengths to which he must go to protect his adoptive human family.

 

12. Black Beauty

Free Books for Kids - Black Beauty

Black Beauty, the fictional ‘autobiography’ of a horse, was published in 1877 and remains a favorite children’s book to this day. According to current estimates, it has sold more than fifty million copies worldwide, been translated into many languages and delighted generations of children.

 

13. Treasure Island

Treasure Island

One of the all time classic free books for kids, Treasure Island is the story of a voyage for buried treasure that spells trouble for cabin boy Jim Hawkins, who finds himself in the middle of a mutiny with some of the nastiest pirates to ever sail the seven seas.

 

14. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Dripping with Mark Twain’s iconic wit and wisdom, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer chronicles young Tom and his best friend Huckleberry Finn on a life-changing journey of mischief, intrigue, and excitement.

 

15. The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden

When spoiled child Mary Lennox loses her family to a cholera outbreak, she moves to her uncle’s manor surrounded by a massive garden, The Secret Garden. Within, Mary discovers a whole new outlook on life thanks to a supportive household and the garden’s power of healing.

 

Arts and Crafts

16. 23 Halloween Crafts for Kids

23 Halloween Crafts for Kids

One of the more creative free books for kids, get in the spooky spirit with this guide to your best Halloween yet! With this collection of 23 Halloween Crafts for Kids you can: Design frightfully fun homemade Halloween costumes, share laughs as you make kids’ Halloween crafts and create homemade Halloween decorations to make your home spook-tacular.

 

17. Lettering and Calligraphy

Lettering and Calligraphy

Lettering and Calligraphy is for kids who have tried calligraphy and want to advance and start producing the kind of work that can be used for illustrating a journal or for creating a book of poetry. Follow the chapters and you will see that calligraphy is indeed a very wide subject and that there is a lot of territory to cover.

 

18. 27 Paper Flower Crafts

27 Paper Flower Crafts

Another one of the crafty free books for kids, 27 Paper Flower Crafts will improve creativity, craft skills, and expand your children’s repertoire of design capabilities. This book provides a step-by-step guide to creating your very own paper arts and crafts items!

 

19. How to Draw Cool Stuff: A Drawing Guide for Teachers and Students

How to Draw Cool Stuff: A Drawing Guide for Teachers and Students

How to Draw Cool Stuff: A Drawing Guide for Teachers and Students shows simple step-by-step illustrations that make it easy for anyone to draw cool stuff with precision and confidence. These pages will guide you through the basic principles of illustration by concentrating on easy-to-learn shapes that build into complex drawings.

 

20. Pencil Drawing

Pencil Drawing

Pencil Drawing is a very therapeutic pastime and one that can lead to many other forms of art. To some, the pencil is the ideal. To others, the pencil is a starting point. Whichever the case, this book covers basic drawing skills your child will need to begin their journey into drawing.

 

Technology and Learning

21. Raspberry Pi 2

Raspberry Pi 2

The Raspberry Pi 2 single-chip computer is none like anything we know. We are used to being given a simple box computer which we only have to plug and press a single button but Raspberry Pi can help you really learn how computers work and open your eyes to the exciting world of computer science.

 

22. Mind Mapping for Kids

Mind Mapping for Kids

One of the best lesson focused free books for kids, Mind Mapping for Kids helps elementary school students develop higher-level thinking and improve their reading comprehension using mind maps and eight reading comprehension strategies.

 

23. Memory Breakthrough

Memory Breakthrough

Free and fascinating, Memory Breakthrough delves into the mind, discussing tips, tricks and techniques to improve memory. Kids will learn how memory works as well as the real reasons behind forgetfulness and photographic memory.

 

24. Minecraft: Awesome Minecraft Tips for Beginners

Minecraft: Awesome Minecraft Tips for Beginners

Minecraft: Awesome Minecraft Tips for Beginners is a must-have book for beginners and Minecraft lovers. The game has taken the world by storm, both children and adults alike are participating, creating their own worlds. Minecraft is a diverse game, and this book will help you navigate through the winding rivers that are this unique and exciting game.

 

25. The Quest

The Quest

The Quest is one of many free books for kids who love the fictional stories set in the Minecraft world. Steve is a player who can find an adventure to be had every day. However a new adventure has found its way to him. Day-to-day life in Minecraft is beginning to become speckled with strange occurrences.

 

So what free books for kids have you been able to scout? Share your finds in the comments below.

 

Feature image courtesy of Flickr, FaruSantos.

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