5 Places to Get Free Books for Kids

Written By Mani Karthik

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Reading is a habit that goes a long way in the overall development of a child. If you’re a parent, you might want your children to read the children’s classics, which you liked while growing up. Although it is important to instill a love for books in kids; books can be expensive at times.

Thankfully, there is number of sources online, where you can access books for kids, completely free of cost. Let’s look at some of them;

eReaderIQ

This website provides a list of all the books that are available on Amazon and are completely free. You can visit the eReaderIQ site and have a look at what is available.  There is a possibility that the books that are listed as free at the time of writing may not be free when you eventually download it. So, it is always better to check whether the Kindle price of the book is shown as $ 0.00, when you select the purchase option.

FreeChildrenStories

The website “freechildrenstories.com” is a good place to get original stories for kids. This website will give you stories for kids of age groups ranging between 3 to 10 years old.

The stories are told using colorful and vivid illustrations and the site is quite easy to navigate. You will find some interesting middle-grade novels too.

Read.gov

This website has been developed by the Library of Congress and is aimed at promoting literature and reading habits among children. Here you can read a lot of classics for free without even having to need an e-reader. Just click on the desired title and you’ll have it at your disposal.

If you’re looking for classics such as “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” by Mark Twain or “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens, then this is the place to go.

Goodreads

With more than 800 different children’s online books, Goodreads is a highly popular site for all our junior book lovers out there. You will be able to find some rare and yet well-loved titles out here. Be it any genre that your kid loves; Sci-Fi, graphic novels or even fairy tales, you will certainly find it on the site. What’s even more amazing is  the presence of a vast readers’ community on the platform, you will have access to plenty of book reviews, to choose the best books for your kids.

Project Gutenberg

In terms of children’s books, project Gutenberg is considered is an excellent website. It has more than 58,000 free eBooks and a particular category for children’s books.

Subcategories under this include School Stories, Children’s Myths and Fairy Tales and Children’s Fiction. There is no need for registration or fee on the site. You don’t require any special apps to read the books.

These were only 5 of many sites online, which offer free books for children. If your kid is a voracious reader, look out for local libraries, where you can avail free membership for the kids. Some of them even have special book editions.

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