Yesterday I looked at a couple of sites for ebooks for the very young, today I shall point you at a couple for older kids. There are a vast number of online ebook stores that sell ebooks for kids of all ages of course, but I shall be looking at sites that offer free or very cheap ebooks that are legally available for you to download.
Bookrix, Superb collection of cheap and free kid’s ebooks:
Bootrix, a site I have already written about here (Link to that post), offers both free and ebooks for sale in a wide range of genres, so of course they have a category of ebooks for kids. Their collections are divided into “Books for Sale” and “Free Books”, and to my surprise, in the category “Juvenile Fiction” whist they only have a couple of pages of titles for sale, they have hundreds that are free.. So this is a site that you should definitely use to get ebooks for your kids, or if they are old enough to go ebook hunting for themselves, make sure you point them at this site.
As I mentioned in my earlier look at this site, all the free ebooks are hosted on their site, and the ones that are for sale are in fact only links to Amazon, Kobo, Barnes and Noble or whoever it is that is actually selling that particular ebook. But this of course is not a problem in any way.
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You do not need to register with Bootrix to download their free ebooks, simply select the category you are interested in – in this case either Free Books, Juvenile Fiction or Free Books, Juvenile Non-fiction, and then work your way through the lists you are then presented with until you find what you are looking for.
As with most such online ebook stores, you are given a screen full of thumbnails of the covers and a brief synopsis of all the ebooks, so choosing is simple enough.
Free ebooks seem all to be ePub.
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