Sunday, March 7, 2010

Read an Ebook week 2010: eBooks & Kindle Books for Children

Ebooks are becoming increasingly popular with kids, whether they are reading them on the Kindle, on an iPhone app or directly on their pc. Frequently, I see parents wondering whether there are enough ebooks for children/ teens currently available to justify gifting an ereader. I didn't expect so many children/ teen ebooks to be available, but there are enough to keep your child busy reading for a long time, and an increasing number for even the youngest readers!

I've listed a few of our favorites below, but please feel free to comment with your favorites, or links for other YA/ Children's ebook websites!

Of course, there are the tens of thousands of public domain books - wonderful classics like Robinson Crusoe, 1001 Arabian Nights, Gulliver's Travels, The Railway Children and The Wind in the Willows - books that don't seem to be promoted in schools so much anymore (certainly not in our local public schools). Children don't need to miss out on these great books - even as they embrace modern technology. All are available for free in ebook format, and can be read on existing devices.

Free software options: Kindle for PC ~ Kindle for Blackberry, or if you have an iPhone or iPod Touch, you can download the Kindle app for free.

Contemporary Fiction:

Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson Series) - now even more popular with a movie release, 3 of this series are available in Kindle format for under $5.00

A series that managed to bewitch teenage girls and moms alike, The Twilight Series has been topping the book and ebook charts seemingly for years!

Other bestselling ebooks for teenagers:

The Angel Experiment (Maximum Ride, Book 1) The Hunger Games   The Takers (Oz Chronicles, Book 1) (Volume 1)

Tween ebooks: Magic Treehouse, John Flannagan's "Ranger's apprentice" and The Everything Kids Science Experiments Book

To see even more, visit Kids eBooks on Amazon Young Adult ebooks

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