Free Kindle Books for Kids

Get children's ebooks for free

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These free Kindle books for kids will encourage your kids to read more and will save you the money and time from going to the bookstore.

You'll be surprised at all the free Kindle books for kids out there. Non-fiction and fiction books, from everything from animals to fairies. These free Kindle books are for all ranges of kids, too, from toddlers all the way up to young adults.

Are you looking for even more books? I have a list of the best places to find free Kindle books which will help you find a good book, too. You'll also want to check out these lists of how to get more free books and where you can download free audio books.

Do you have a Nook instead of a Kindle? No worries, you can find lots of free Nook books you can download, too.

Please be aware that some of the free Kindle books for kids that you come across are only free for a limited time. Before you download any free Kindle book double-check that the book is listed for $0.00 before you download it.

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Amazon's Free Kids Ebooks

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What We Like

  • Each subcategory has 100 free books.

  • Syncs perfectly with Kids Edition Fire Tablets.

What We Don't Like

  • It's easy for kids to accidentally purchase things on Amazon.

  • Not all Amazon content is kid friendly.

The first place you should go to find free Kindle books for kids is Amazon. Nearly all of the websites in this list point you to Amazon's website, so visiting it directly will take you right to the source.

The kids' ebooks at Amazon are categorized in the Children's eBooks section, and there are plenty of subsections to help organize them, such as Animals, Sports & Outdoors, Comics & Graphic Novels, Early Learning,  and Action & Adventure.​​

The books listed on Amazon are the top 100 best sellers, and they're updated hourly. There may also be free books for kids in the Kindle Store's Limited-Time Offers section.

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eReaderIQ

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What We Like

  • Includes in-depth information about each title.

  • You can filter books by length.

What We Don't Like

  • Some books aren't free.

  • Limited selection of kids books.

With handy features and over 20 subcategories under the ​Children's eBooks genre, you can surely find lots of free Kindle books for kids at eReaderIQ.

Amazon's star rating, number of reviews, and description are shown for each book without having to leave the website. You can also see when eReaderIQ last checked that the book was free, which is really nice.

These Kindle books can be sorted so you can find the most recently added ones, those with the highest star rating, and ebooks that have the most reviews.

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Project Gutenberg

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What We Like

  • Huge collection of non-English titles.

  • Books are alphabetized like a real library.

What We Don't Like

  • The options might be too overwhelming for kids.

  • The search feature could be easier to use.

Another place to find free Kindle books for kids is Project Gutenberg. With 15 subsections, like History, Literature, Picture Books, and Book Series, you're bound to find something worth reading.

You're able to read these ebooks online as well as download them for a Kindle and copy them to cloud storage services like Dropbox and Google Drive.

One thing I like about Project Gutenberg is that you can see how many downloads a book has had over the past month so you can see how popular it is compared to other books.

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FreeBooksy

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What We Like

  • Nice selection of mystery, fantasy, and science fiction titles.

  • Has a newsletter that sends free books to your email inbox.

What We Don't Like

  • Lack of search features makes it challenging to find books you want.

  • Includes links to Amazon.

Among other genres, FreeBooksy has free Kindle books for kids found in the Children and Young Adult sections.

New Kindle books are added often, but not always in this particular category, which means the ones you browse through may already be expired.

I like FreeBooksy's email subscription service because if you wish, you can sign up to receive children's books only instead of other genres. You can also choose to get emails daily or just once a week.

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ManyBooks.net

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What We Like

  • Website supports dozens of languages.

  • Wide selection of classics and obscure older books.

What We Don't Like

  • Includes lots of links to other websites.

  • Limited selection of newer titles.

ManyBooks.net's free kid's books are in a category called Young Readers, and there are thousands to choose from.

You can filter the books by language and browse through all of them alphabetically.

Each download page at ManyBooks.net has lots of useful information, such as the word count, the number of downloads, date it was added to the website, publish date, and an excerpt from the book.

You can download these free ebooks in a number of formats, such as the AZW Kindle format, or others like PDB, EPUB, MOBI, PDF, or RTF.

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OHFB.com (OneHundredFreeBooks)

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What We Like

  • Frequently posts about new free books on social media.

  • Nice mix of new and old books.

What We Don't Like

  • Erotic literature is listed right under the children's section.

  • Very ad-heavy interface.

OHFB.com has plenty of free Kindle books, and some are sectioned off into categories like Children's Books and Young Adult.

You can scroll through and look at each book's cover, but clicking on it gives you the link to Amazon to download it as well as the beginning of the book's description.

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Freebook Sifter

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What We Like

  • You can sign up for daily alerts about new free books.

  • Shows up to 100 free titles per page.

What We Don't Like

  • No pictures of book covers.

  • Bland, text-heavy interface isn't very kid-friendly.

There are thousands of free Nook and Kindle books for kids that you can find at Freebook Sifter, and several subcategories help organize them.

You can browse for ebooks in sections like Fairy Tales, Ages 4-8, Ages 9-12, Myths & Fables, Fiction & Literature, Poetry, Nature, and Animals.

You can also search for Kindle books and sort the kids' books by average rating and the number of ratings.

Some of the kids' books are listed from Amazon in the Children's eBooks section, while others are from Barnes & Noble and are categorized in the Kids section. You must change the option under "Other Sources" to switch between websites.

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DigiLibraries

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What We Like

  • Nonfiction section has excellent resources for students.

  • Helpful FAQ section about ebooks.

What We Don't Like

  • Contains distracting advertisements for other websites.

The kids section of free ebook at DigiLibraries are sectioned off as Juvenile Fiction and Juvenile Nonfictionboth with subcategories to organize them further.

DigiLibraries has over 2,000 free Kindle books for kids in genres such as Lifestyles, Magic, Careers, Girls & Women, Horror & Ghost Stories, Fantasy, Boys/Men, and Science Fiction.

Different books may have different file format options for download, like PDF, EPUB, and MOBI.

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BookBub

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What We Like

  • Lots of free middle grade and young adult titles.

  • Active blog with suggestions for kids books.

What We Don't Like

  • Only a few titles for younger children.

  • Obnoxious pop-up ads.

BookBub is another place where you can find free and discounted Kindle books for kids.

There is a specific section for children's books at BookBub labeled Children's, and another as ​Middle Grade, but they aren't all free to download. You have to check the prices to be sure.

You can get direct links to the download pages so you can read reviews and see ratings, but there's also a dedicated page at BookBub that will show you a description of the book and some sharing buttons if you wish to share it over social media sites.

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Centsless Books

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What We Like

  • All children's books are listed on a single page.

  • No advertisements.

What We Don't Like

  • List of categories isn't alphabetized for some reason.

  • No subcategories.

You're here to find Kindle books that don't even cost a penny, and that's what Centsless Books is all about.​

There are plenty of children's ebooks available, and the website updates every hour for even more.

Centsless Books' website lets you browse and search for free Kindle books as well as subscribe for free email updates.

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eBookDaily

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What We Like

  • Social media widgets make it easy to share information about book deals.

  • Updated each and every day.

What We Don't Like

  • Only three books per category are featured each day.

  • You have to create an account to browse deals from previous days.

Every day, 3 new Kindle books for kids are added to eBookDaily. Scroll down the page until you find Children’s Books, and you can hover your mouse over the cover images to read an ebook’s description and see its author. Also available is the star rating and number of reviews from Amazon. Clicking the download button will take you directly to Amazon.

Some of the books added to eBookDaily may be free for just one day only, which means you should stay on top of the updates to take advantage of the deals. A free subscription service is available that will send you the daily Kindle books directly to your email in any genre you choose.

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BookGoodies for Kids

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What We Like

  • Includes extensive information about each book.

  • Tags and subcategories help streamline searches.

What We Don't Like

  • Some books listed are no longer free.

  • Many titles require an Amazon Unlimited account to read for free.

BookGoodies for Kids has free and bargain books for children and young adults.

You can clearly see when a free book will expire and start to cost, which is helpful. BookGoodies for Kids also tells you the target age for the book, like if it's for kids 2-8 years of age, and shows an excerpt.

A free newsletter is available that lets you stay up to date with new releases through your email, but they also have a Facebook and Twitter page that posts updates.

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The Savvy Bump

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What We Like

  • Attractive web design.

  • Offers parenting and pregnancy tips.

What We Don't Like

  • Search feature is well hidden.

  • Tons of ads on the side of the page.

The Savvy Bump is a great place to find free stuff for kids, such as Kindle books. Each ebook has Amazon's description of it as well as a direct link to the download.

You're able to enter your email at The Savvy Bump to get free deals sent to your email so you don't have to check the website. There are also a few social media websites you can follow to keep track of the newly released free Kindle books.

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Booktastik

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What We Like

  • You can sign up for email alerts about new books in specific categories.

  • Authors can advertise their own promotions and competitions.

What We Don't Like

  • Limited selection of free titles.

  • Many advertised giveaway promotions have already expired.

Booktastik's Kindle books don't stay free for long, but a whole category is dedicated just to books for kids.

Expired deals aren't separated from the free Kindle books, so you must look for "FREE" below each book to know which ones don't cost.

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OverDrive Through Your Public Library

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What We Like

  • No late fees on overdue library books.

  • You can borrow audio books for free.

What We Don't Like

  • Requires a library card from your local library.

Participating libraries let you check out free Kindle kids books through OverDrive, similar to checking out a physical, paper book.

Over 190,000 ebooks for children are available in the Young Adult and Juvenile sections of the website.

Once you've had a book for a few weeks, it will automatically be taken off your Kindle, which is a bit similar to a regular book lending program that involves non-digital books.

For more information on how OverDrive works, see Amazon's customer service on how to borrow Kindle books from a public library.