Category Archives: Free Kids Books News

Pink Day – Breast Cancer Awareness

It’s been pink day at school’s recently (October) and I’m trying to do my part to encourage awareness, since early detection prevents fatalities from Breast Cancer at well over 95%. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=11371312 It’s not strictly on topic, but I wanted to post this for remembrance and awareness, that, like so many diseases in the past, Breast Cancer […]

A Family Writing Project

I’ve just up-loaded the following book: http://freekidsbooks.org/book/show/id/147 It’s a “BETA version” that means I’m planning a bit more editing for a version 1, but for nowI’ve had lots of fun writing, and reading, and re-reading it with my 6 year old, and I loved reading it, so in sharing it,  I hope you can enjoy […]

Getting Children Interested in Reading

Some children have a natural love of reading, born into them, I think I was like that. Although my parents read to us nearly everyday, and television wasn’t that great back then, but I remember my parents joking about me coming home from the library loaded down with a large stack of books from the […]

Author Bio’s : Annie Harmon

I would love my bio to read as such: Annie Harmon is an award-winning novelist,* whose books regularly appear on the New York Times bestsellers list.** She’s currently working on the sequel to her epic chapter book, Super Piggy.’*** *Actually, this isn’t true. **Neither is this. ***Okay, this one’s true. But, saddly, I don’t think I can […]

Creative Commons – Non Commercial/Non Derrivitive Licenses

Attention Authors: I’m just writing another response to a charity, this time in Uganda, and it occurred to me to put up a short post about Creative Commons Non Commercial Licenses and copyright options for authors. As any authors who would like to make there work available for free for non-profits, (and I know a […]

Fun Children’s Games for Learning Letters and Numbers

Here’s a couple of new educational sites I’ve found lately: The first at http://pbskids.org/wordworld/index_flash.html Frog’s Rhyming Machine: http://pbskids.org/wordworld/characters/game_frm.html This game is great for reinforcing letter sounds, and it’s fun. The frog generates a word, and three words from which a match must be picked. Clicking on the right word the frog grabs it with his […]

Kids Activities with Printable Books

By accident this week, I’ve discovered two great activities for kids, based on our printable books. Fridge Magnets This is so easy, and so much fun, and personally I love fridge magnets. They’re like a game, a learning tool, a pin board all in one. Print the characters from your favourite book, if it is […]

Free on Kindle

A lot of authors say they have trouble finding the option, but apparently Kindle does let you post your books free, permanently. While looking at some of the links to books on our site, Amazon suggested the following free Kindle books to me. Lucas the Lion and the Pirate Ship : http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00M4MKI36/ref=em_si_text Counting Cows : […]

Author Bio’s

I’m going to begin featuring some of our authors’ bios on our blog, so readers can get to know the people behind the great free kids books here. Authors, please contact me if you’re interested in writing a piece about yourself and your books, or if you can forward me a link to some information […]

Family Photo Books

I’ve just discovered another activity which is great for kids and parents, and really easy to do. After arriving back from holiday, Opa, who joined us, sent me some great books about the kids adventures, combining some of the pictures he’d taken with creative text. It was so great for me to have both a […]

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