If there are any youngsters in your family who love to read, or if you’re a teacher in search of additional fun resources for your students, you know how quickly the cost of new books can add up.
Luckily, there are a number of sites that offer free ebooks aimed at young readers, so they can stay entertained and engaged without breaking the bank.
Where to Find Free eBooks for Kids
Below are 15 sites that offer selections of free ebooks specifically kids. Many offer downloadable versions, while some can be read online only.
Be sure to also check out our list of the best sites to download free eBooks of all genres.
1. Magic Keys
Magic Keys offers dozens of free eBooks for children, many of which include audio formats. Books are divided into three categories for young children, older children, and young adults.
And the site offers more than just books: Parents and children can enjoy riddles, quizzes, and phonics links.
2. Project Gutenberg
Project Gutenberg boasts hundreds of children’s books, most of them classics like Cinderella and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, although many more obscure titles are available. Sub-categories include Children’s History, Children’s Picture Books, School Stories, and more.
Selections are arranged alphabetically by author and most have options for reading in HTML or downloading in EPUB, Kindle, or plain text formats.
3. Gateway to the Classics
Gateway to the Classics (formerly The Baldwin Online Children’s Literature Project) offers hundreds of children’s books from over 384 authors, with an emphasis on literature, history, and natural history. In addition, readers can access over 2500 poems. Some titles are even available as audio files.
4. Amazon’s Free Kids eBooks
Amazon’s Top 100 Free Children’s eBooks are frequently updated with new titles. From young children to teens, there’s something for every young reader. Of course, you’ll need a Kindle to download and read these titles.
FreeKidsBooks.org offers hundreds of titles for toddlers, children, older children, and young adults that can be downloaded for free as PDFs or read online.
Titles can be browsed by age group, or readers can search by author, title, or keyword.
Oxford Owl’s free eBook library for children was developed for children aged 3–11 years old, with the goal of helping children learn and love to read. If you’re not sure which level is appropriate for your child, you can start by having them take a simple test.
Browse selections by age group, reading level, book type, or series. Genres include fiction, myths and legends, poetry, and more.
7. Children’s Books Online
Children’s Books Online offers free, antique illustrated children’s books that are organized by reading level. Categories include Pre-Readers and Very Early Readers, Early Readers, Intermediate Readers, Advanced Readers, and even Books in Multiple Languages.
8. International Children’s Digital Library
ICDL is an international non-profit that boasts over 4,000 titles in 59 languages. Users can browse books by country of origin or use advanced search features to find the title that’s right for them. The complete collection is also available via their free iPad app.
FreeBooksy adds new titles to their list of free eBooks for kids every day. Most are available for Kindle, although many can also be downloaded for Nook, Kobo, or iBooks.
However, be sure to check that the book is still free on Amazon, since many deals expire after several days and are no longer free.
ManyBooks offers a wide range of free eBooks for kids, ranging from classics like Pinocchio and Peter Pan, to new releases like Lucky’s Will.
Most titles can be downloaded for free in a number of formats, including EPUB, PDF, AZW, MOBI, and more.
11. Centsless Books
Centstless Books provides links to the latest free Kindle deals for children’s ebooks on Amazon. (Again, be sure to check that the books are still free when you go to download them.)
Titles are available for very young readers, as well as middle grade and teen readers.
Readers can check in with eBookDaily every day for the latest free eBooks for children available on Amazon. New titles are listed every day—but hurry! Deals don’t tend to last long, so there’s a good chance that by the end of the day the selected titles will no longer be free.
13. The Savvy Bump
With The Savvy Bump, parents and parents-to-be can stock up on free Kindle books for their little ones. New deals are regularly added, but be sure to check that the price hasn’t gone up before downloading.
In addition to free eBooks for kids, The Savvy Bump also offers pregnancy advice and helpful tips for motherhood.
14. Barnes & Noble
Barnes & Noble makes hunting down free eBooks for kids easy with its regularly updated section of free eBooks for NOOK. Thousands of free titles are available just for kids, but you can also browse more specific categories, such as “Arts and Crafts for Kids” or “Cooking and Food for Kids.”
Free-eBooks.net offers over 100 free eBooks for kids in a variety of formats, including PDF, EPUB, Kindle, and TXT. Many of the books here are classics, including Peter Pan, The Prince and the Pauper, and Pollyanna.
16. Lemons & Letters
Chrissy and Tom are two independent authors and illustrators who started Lemons & Letters to strengthen the joy of reading and make free bedtime stories more accessible. Their site boasts a collection of beautifully designed stories that families can enjoy together for free.
17. TCK Publishing
TCK Publishing regularly updates email subscribers with the latest free and low-priced eBook deals.
You can sign up for free, and receive offers for free or low-priced (usually $0.99) books and eBooks straight to your inbox!
Find Free Children’s eBooks
If you have or know a child who loves to read, there are plenty of free options available to keep their digital bookshelves well-stocked.
Try one of these 15 resources to find free eBooks for kids of all ages!
What do your kids or students love to read? Let us know in the comments below!
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As a blog writer for TCK Publishing, Kaelyn loves crafting fun and helpful content for writers, readers, and creative minds alike. She has a degree in International Affairs with a minor in Italian Studies, but her true passion has always been writing. Working remotely allows her to do even more of the things she loves, like traveling, cooking, and spending time with her family.