Category Archives: Free Kids Books News

Words to Deaf Ears

This post is for all our authors out there.
I’ve just received a joint enquiry from professors at Gallaudet University and Swarthmore College, in the USA. They would really love to make ebooks for the deaf from some of your books.
Here’s a link to how it works:

-there is a video link inserted [...]

Octopus Socktopus

This is a great book!
It really appeals to me, not only in really fun humour, but also in learning phonics.

Octopus Socktopus
I can’t find a youtube link to the book, but I did find thisgreat link to a youtube video showing an easy way to make a “socktopus”.

I’m not that sure the picture tells the story [...]

Free Kindle Books

Here’s a book I just found on http://snappybooks.com

A cute book, and nice for that learning to read age. At the time of writing, it’s free on Amazon for Kindle.

Hooray for Fish (books on YouTube)

Here’s another great book, narrated on a youtube movie, from Lucy Cousins (of Maisy Mouse fame).
A good learning to read book, and great colourful pictures, as with all the youtube books we’re linking here, this version has text to read along with the narrative.
This narrative is in a fun song, that children can both read [...]

Where the Wild Things Are (Books on YouTube)

Another great book, with read along text, a Caldecott award winner, about a boy’s wild rampages, imagination, and learning to conform for yourself and those you love:

My Cat Likes to Hide in Boxes (Books on YouTube)

Here’s another kids classic, with beautifully rendered read along words with the pictures.

For those of you who haven’t heard of this, the name says it all. It’s one of the first books I recall reading at school, and it remains one of my favourites to this day.

The Velveteen Rabbit: How Toys Become Real (Books on You Tube)

Herewith a movie of the Velveteen Rabbit, this lovely movie is provided in my favourite format, as has both audio and words to read along.

The Velveteen Rabbit is a timeless story of how a much loved toy became real. The book is available on our main page as a read online and as a pdf [...]

Most Popular and Bullies

Hi, this is really not shameless self promotion….(honestly!) but seems my first Supercow book has suddenly jumped back into first place on the popular. Last time this happened with a book I suspected fraud, but since I know I didn’t have anything to do with it, I am trying to trace the reason, perhaps some [...]

I-Pad and Android Downloads

Further to a query I had from a teacher about using our books on an i-pad, I’ve now managed to obtain an ipad, and I’ve been doing some research on our book downloads.
If you download our books on an ipad using the “download pdf” or the other file types links, it seems, once you have [...]

Building Readers

Guest Post Written by Jake Ball
Your Ears are the Most Effective Tool in Building Readers
The task of helping children establish strong reading habits is a perennial challenge for parents and teachers.  Encouraging reading and imagination has been made more difficult as electronics compete for more of a child’s time and attention.  As a bookseller and [...]

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