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Free eBooks for Children

To make use of free eBook resources for children, these are the list of quality sources ! And, there is a project which you can contribute to an open children dictionary for kids.

Friendly eBooks for Children

international children digital libraryInternational Children’s Digital Library is the largest digital collections of children’s book, ICDL contains over 4,400 books in 54 languages representing 64 countries, they even have Apps for iPad and iPhone. The ICDL Foundation promotes tolerance and respect for diverse cultures by providing access to the best of children’s literature from around the world. You are invited to explore the growing library and learn how you can contribute.

Oxford Owl has 250 free eBooks and activities with children’s favourite characters like Biff, Chip, Kipper and Floppy, the Project X team and Winnie the Witch. There are narrations and activities with books. The activities can test your comprehension.

The Story Place is a children’s digital library produced by the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg counties. It features digital stories in English and Spanish for students of pre-school age to lower elementary schoolers.

FreeReading is a high-quality, open source, free reading intervention program for grades pK-6, downloads, prints, teaching materials are all completely free!  It’s adopted by the state of Florida in 2008 as a state-approved K-3 supplemental reading program.

Story Time For Me is a website with free online children’s e-books with beautiful animation and narration along the text, you can make free personalized ebooks. Writers can submit their books here.

Children’s Book Forever collects free children’s books that had became classics around the world, including English, Danish, Afrikaans, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Indonesian, Japanese, Norwegian, Spanish, Swedish…, more books are added constantly.

Big Universe gives students access to lots of beautiful picture books, including fictions and non-fictions arranged by levels. There are several FREE books available each week. More books are available with a subscription. They also provide thousands of pictures and an online writing and publishing tool. It is an engaging online reading, writing and sharing community for grades preK-8.


Planet eBook provides classic literature books free to download.

Free eBooks by Project Gutenberg – the place where you can download over 33,000 free ebooks to read on your PC, iPad, Kindle, Sony Reader, iPhone, Android or other portable device. Over 100,000 free ebooks are available through their Partners, Affiliates and Resources. Project Gutenberg isn’t limited just to primary and “classic” texts, it also includes periodicals and textbooks covering a range of subjects–astronomy, mathematics, visual arts, music–as well as encyclopedias, atlases, biographies, music collections (notation and MIDI files), and histories, among others. It also has a large collection of audio books. Copyright for most of these books has expired in the United States. (They may still be copyrighted in other countries.) So anybody may make verbatim or non-verbatim copies of those works.

You also can search FREE ebooks on Google ebookstore 

Audio Books

Lit2Go is a free online collection of stories and poems in Mp3 (audiobook) format, it’s an online service of Florida’s Educational Technology Clearinghouse. You can:

  • Download the files to your Mp3 player and listen on the go,
  • Listen to the Mp3 files on your computer,
  • View the text on a webpage and read along as you listen,
  • Print out the stories and poems to make your own book.
Librivox is aacoustical library of books in the public domain, it provides free audiobooks from the public domain. There are several options for listening. You can volunteer to record books too. Free eBooks are predominantly sourced from the extensive Gutenberg library. Other sources include Storynory for childrens’ books. Also check out the list of audiobook and eBook resources courtesy of LibrarianChick.

Books Should Be Free hosts hundreds of free audio books in a wide range of genres. All of the audio books in the collection are either public domain or Creative Commons works. has scoured the Internet to bring you over 3000 free audio and video titles, lectures, speeches, sermons, interviews, and more. Most audio titles can be downloaded in digital formats such as MP3 and most video titles are available to stream online.

A project you can contribute

Kids Open Dictionary is an open dictionary with a glossary builder that exports to multiple formats. The purpose of this project is to create a free, open simple dictionary for children to use. This dictionary will ultimately be published in a variety of formats and for multiple platforms. To add to this project, find a word you’d like to write a definition for or click “Instant Karma” for a random word. Whatever you do doesn’t have to be perfect; we’ll all build on it and make it better. Just jump in and add something.

Please go to this page for more free ebooks information, and also this livebinder curating about “free ebooks for children” might be useful.


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