Free E-Books for Children

Thanks to the Westwood Youth Group for this wonderful link! Check out all the stories at Sofa Stories & Fairy Tales.

The Oz Series Most people think there is only the one book (Wizard of Oz), but there are 40 "official" books in the Oz series and several more "unofficial" Oz books. The official series started in 1900 and continued until 1963. I have located copies of the first 38 of the 40 official Oz books and have provided links to them. I have also located a few of the unofficial Oz works and will be posting up those links soon. This was one of my favorites as a child and I hope you enjoy them also.

2020ok - around 100 books for babies through 12 nicely divided into categories. Note: Most of the links here are working, but there are a number that lead to BookRags, which are not free anymore.

AllBooksFree - has a very nice collection of ebooks for online viewing and listening. Some are also available for download in PDF. These are unique entries that are not available elsewhere.

4tenderheart - offers unique stories for online reading and also two television readings of Sir Pot stories.

AaronShephard'sWorldof Stories - a nicely categorized collection of stories from around the world for online reading. The listings give the appropriate age for reading, length of the story and origin.

Aesop's Fables - offers 655+ of the Aesop fables for free online reading as well as 127 fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen and the fable of Jean Fontaine (17 and being added to). There are also a couple of L. Frank Baum stories and Dickens' , A Christmas Carol. Also available are 37 audio versions.

AlvieTheLittleBrownBurro - has seven Alvie stories to read online or download in MP3.

AmazingAdventureSeries - offers the children story "June the Prune" for free reading online. The story can also be heard by pressing the audio button at the top of the page.

AmericanFolklore - offers many folk stories from USA, Canada and Mexico as well as Native American for online viewing.

AndersenFairyTales - offers several of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tales for free online reading in a flash player. Also available are associated activities.

Archive.org (Children's Library) - large collection of children's books available for online viewing (original books) and download

ArmenianStoryTeller - has a few Armenian stories and poems available for free reading online.

BABBooks - has 25 free illustrated books available for online reading or listening.

Baby School - has a small collection of online flash books for toddlers and young children.

BaldwinLibraryofChildren'sLiterature - has almost 6,000 classic , but unique, children's books for free viewing online.

Baldwin Online Children's Projects - 520 classic children's books in a variety of genres for online viewing.

BBCSchools - has three online illustrated books for young children that can be viewed with or without audio.

Bedtime-Story - has a large collection of illustrated books for online viewing. Some are classics and others are unique stories separated into unusual categories.

Beenleigh State School of Queensland, Australia has a large collection of stories to read online with audio built in.

BetweentheLions - has a good number of video books with words for younger readers to follow along. Also some games and other activities for young readers.

B For Ball - offers books for online viewing geared to preschoolers. These books cover basics such as alphabet, colors, shapes etc.

Bibliotastic - has an interesting and unique collection of 15 free ebooks in their children's category. These may be viewed online without registration. Free registration is required to download in PDF, KINDLE or EPUB.

BillyBear4Kids - offers several personalized story books and coloring books for download as PC programs. There is also a book available for free online reading in a flash player. There are also downloadable programs to encourage children to write their own books.

BookBox - has about 20 free books available for download in pdf (as a single page) and MP3. Also free games and coloring books.

BookPop - has a number of illustrated books free for online reading. There are also some coloring pages for download.

BookRix - has more than 2900 free children's ebooks for free reading online or free download in EPUB. These are unpublished authors works. Age range of reading material varies from tot to teen.

BooksShouldBeFree - has a good size collection of Childrens and Fairy Tales books available for download in plain text format.

Bored.com (Children's) - has 1572 works available for online viewing in their children's section. Searchable by author name and title.

BritishCouncil - has a very nice collection of flash animated song and audio read-a-long stories. Games and other activities also available. Audio may be disabled for reading only.

CandlelightStories - has a good number of stories from the Arabian nights collection as well as other story books available for online reading.

CBeebies - a BBC site that offers a good number of free stories, in flash, for online reading and listening. Also, has games, music and coloring books.

ChildrensBooksForever - has a nice collection of books in pdf.

Children's Books Online - an excellent collection (600+) of illustrated antique children's books for viewing online. They are also available for download at a fee.

Children'sLibrary.org - has a large collection of books for online viewing. Many appear to be unique classic works that are finely illustrated. Books can be filtered by age, length and fiction/non-fiction. [International Children's Digital Library]

ChildrensStories - offers 6 free works by Elisa Gianoncelli. 2 are for children 7 and older, 1 for children 6 to 9 and 3 for children under 6.

Childrenstory - offers a smaller collection of fairy tales, nursery rhymes and holiday stories.

ChildStoryHour - offers a good number of stories for free reading online. Included are Beatrix Potter, Andersen Fairy Tales, Native American folklore as well as other stories and poems. There are also other activites at the site.

ChildStoryTeller - has a good number of short stories and nursery rhymes for reading online. No illustrations to speak of and most of the stories are classics that can be found elsewhere, but there are a few unique entires here.

Clarkness - has a large collection of free ebooks for kindergarden and first grade children. These are available in PDF for free download.

Classic Literature Library (Fairy Tales) Small collection, but a nice collection of the Oz and Peter Pan books along with Lewis Carroll's children's books available for online viewing.

Classicly - has a nice collection of free books for children and young readers. Most are available for download in pdf, kindle or MP3 (audiobook). The Young Reader Collection only lists four books, but if you click on links in the introductory paragraph, you will be taken to other works.

ClassicReader (Young Readers) Several hundred classic books for young readers available for online viewing.

CyberKids - offers free books, written by children, for online viewing. Unique collection divided into several genre categories. Also offers some interactive stories, music and activites.

David Peters - offers his book, Don't Spank Hank, for free reading online or free download in SWF or PDF. There is also a narrated version available at YouTube. Nicely illustrated and 60 pages long. Intended for beginging readers.

DLTK-Teach - offers free printable children's books. Most are geared towards pre-schoolers, including a set on the alphabet, but there are some stories for older children also. Suggested by Cathy of PuzzlEd.

EasyMediaBroadcast - has a nice little collection of classic children's books with many of Beatrix Potter's works. The works are available for download in TK3 and as .exe. Downloads were a bit slow, but the quality of the works was very good.

e-booksDirectory - has some classic children's books available for online viewing and some for download. Some are the usual classics, but also some unusual entries here.

eduplace - offers 14 "leveled" books for online reading or printing.

ePubBooks - has an interesting collection of classic fairy tale books, with some unique entries. These are available for free download in EPUB.

ePubBud - has several hundred free books available in EPUB. These are divided into categories, mostly by age. These appear to be a mix of classic and original and unpublished works. You can also create your own book to post there.

ETextCenter - the electronic text center of the University of Virginia has a large collection of works for children and young adults available for online viewing. These are classic works and many are availble elsewhere, but there are some unique ones. Books are sorted by author name.

FableLibrary - has an interesting and unique collection of childrens works. Most are available for viewing online, including some flash versions.

FarmhouseFables - offers 5 short story books about the little creatures that have made their home in the meadow next to the old farmhouse.

Feedbooks (Fairy Tales) - has a small but unique collection of fairy tale books from around the globe available for download in Kindle, ePub and PDF.

Fiction eBooks (Children's Illustrated) - 8 of Beatrix Potter's Peter Rabbit books very nicely illustrated.

FictionPress - has 2,695 free works in its Kids Fiction Archive. These appear to be original and unpublished works and most are short stories. These are available for free reading online.

FreeChildrenStories - offers 17 free stories for online reading. Stories may be sorted by difficulty or age. For children aged 1 to 10.

FreeKidsBooks - a nice collection of original children's books available for free download in PDF. Age range is from toddlers to young adults.

GailSpencerLamm - offers her illustrated ebook, Emily's Patience, for free online viewing or download.

Geronimo's Adventures - features 9 good size books on the adventures of Geronimo the teddy bear for online viewing.

Giraffian - offers a nice collection of books for pre-schoolers, covering the alphabet, numbers colors and other topics.

GoldenGems - a collection of little golden books and other illustrated books for children for online viewing and saving as jpg.

GoodnightStories - a nice little collection of unique children stories for reading online. A good number of the stories were written by children. Some other activities and printable coloring pages are also available.

Google Book Search (Fairy Tales) - 578 works for online viewing, from the 1850s-1920s.

Grammaropolis - has books, videos, songs and games to help children learn proper grammar. Love this! Free for teachers.

GrimmFairyTales - has a small collection of The Grimm's fairy tales for free reading online in a flash player. Also available are some associated activities.

Gutenberg (Children's) Large collection divided into sub-categories available for download in several formats.

Hiyah - offers some reading skills software for children 18 months to 6 years of age, which may also be used online without download.

InklessTales - offers 15 stories for online viewing as well as games, poems and activities.

International Children's Digital Library - nice collection of children's books from around the world in a variety of languages and nicely categorized, available for online viewing.

Joggoon - has 30 classic children novels available for free reading online. There are some unique listings here.

Johnnie's Story Page - most of these are links offsite, but it is a very nice collection and well sorted for beginning and more advanced readers.

Kellscraft (Children's Books) - nice collection (100) of childrens books from the 1890s-1920s.

KidsKnowIt - has a lot of reading for children, along with educational puzzles and games.

KidsNurseryRhymes - a British site featuring over 1200 nursery rhymes for online viewing. Also has sing along rhymes (must have midi player-available there) and some nursery rhyme disco recordings available for download in MP3.

Kidspace A small collection of childrens books, available for online viewing, from the Internet Public Library.

KidsPages - offers free illustrated ebooks for reading online as well as other learning activities for younger children. These stories are generally classic children stories.

KidStoriesOnline - offers free stories online (with optional audio), free ebooks, audio books and videos. Some require providing an email, but most are available to all.

Kindersay - a site for free preschool learning activities. ABCs. short stories and sign language subjects available in a free flash player presentation. Free registration is available for extra features, but not necessary to access subjects.

Kindersite - has a good number of stories in flash for reading and listening online as well as lullabies, music and games for younger children.

Knowledgerush - has a small, but interesting, collection with a good listing of Oz and Tom Swift books, along with some other classics for viewing online.

LearningIsland Nice collection of children's books available for online viewing.

LearningPage - has a series (38) of printable "Tommy" story books suitable for about 8-10-year-olds, plus some other printable books, for free. Requires free registration.

LibraryofCongress - maintains a nice collection of classic children's books in its Childrens Literature collection of its Rare Book section. (online reading or download in pdf). These are illustrated copies and are a nice mix of well known and unusual.

LilFingers Storybooks Small collection of books for very young children for reading and being read to.

LiverpoolMuseum - offers the stories of 4 children taken into slavery on their trip from Africa to the Americas in 1780. The stories start with their life in Africa and continue until the Americas.

LongLongTimeAgo - a large collection of fables, myths, folk tales, fairy tales and more from around the world. These are available for reading online.

Magickeys - small, but interesting and unusual, collection for online viewing

ManyBooks (Young Readers) - 2,390 books available for online viewing or download in an extremely large variety of formats.

MegaMouseBooks - offers about a dozen books by Emma Laybourn for free reading online or free download in ePub or Mobi formats. Age range is from 6 to early teens. Associated crossword puzzles are also available.

MemoWare (Children's eBooks) - 686 books available for download in varying formats

MerpyStories - offers several animated flash stories, with accompanying music, for online viewing. The unique stories of Merpy, Jeremy Dragonfly and Rufus the Firefly available in English and Spanish. Other activities available.

Michael Hardgrove - offers his illustrated book, "The Echo and the Pixie" for free reading online.

Mightybook - a pay site, but it offers a good size collection of very interesting and free flash animation storybooks, story songs, Beatrix Potter stories and more.

MrsPStorytime - has a few classic stories, some childen written stories and animal stories read by Mrs P in a youtube video, with readalong captions.

Munsey's (Children Books) - 2,283 free books available in HTML or a good variety of downloads.

Munsey'sMobile - has over 2,000 free books in its Children's category. These are all available for free viewing online and are also available for download in PDF, PRC and ePUB. These appear to be different works than those available on the regular Munsey's site, above.

MuseumofUnnaturalHistory - has a small collection of illustrated childrens' stories for online viewing.

MyKidsCorner - offers a good number of stories, interactive stories, rhymes, alphabet, games and puzzles and pictures for children aged 3 to 7. All are available for free online reading.

MysteryNetKids - has a good size collection of mysteries for children to solve.

MyYoungChild - has a good variety of free stories designed for value building in children aged 3 to 7. Some are read only, presented as images and some are listen alongs, presented in videos.

Open Library - The World's classic literature at your fingertips. Over 1,000,000 free ebook titles available.

OxfordOwl - has over 250 free ebooks for free reading online in a flash player. Age range is from 3 to 11. Audio and associated activites are also available for most, if not all, the free ebooks. Thanks to Katharine for this nice link.

PBSKids - has a few read along stories as well as several short educational videos for young children.

PlanetOzKids - has an interesting collection of stories relating to myths about animals. Also available are detective stories to work along with. All available for online viewing.

Priscilla Howe - great storyteller (audio)

ProfessorGarfield - offers 11 free books for beginner readers. These are nicely illustrated and are read in their "toon reader". There is an option to have the book read aloud using human voices as the child reads. Interesting and unique collection. Available in several languages. Other activities also available at the site.

PuzzlEd - not a book site, but has links to sites offering free books.

Read.Gov - offers 23 classic illustrated books for children for free reading online or free download in PDF.

ReadingHawk - has a large collection of Dolch Sight Word stories available for free reading online and some are also available for free download in PDF. These are intended for begining readers.

ReadingIsFundamental - offers a variety of free reading and listening activities for toddlers and preschoolers in flash presentations.

RIF Reading Planet - an interesting collection of books for online viewing that changes monthly. Also has activities and games as well as Asian/Pacific, Caribbean, Hispanic and native American sections with books and activities.

Robert Munsch - 60 books by Robert Munsch for reading online and read by him available for download in MP3 format.

RodCockle - offers a nice collection of illustrated books for online viewing, as well as games and puzzles for 4-8 year olds.

Room108KidsStories - offers about 25 animated stories, with accompanying music, for reading online. These are unique stories not found elsewhere.

Scholastic Small collection of children's books available for online viewing (or read to you). Featuring Clifford the Big Red Dog, Alice in Wonderland and a couple of others.

Scholastic Mini-books - a good selection of stories available to read or print, many of which are free.

SebastianSwan - a collection of Sebastian Swan stories for online viewing.

Shay's Imagination - offers the unique stories and poems of Shay for online reading or download in pdf.

SillyBooks - has a number of free books available for online reading. There are also puzzles, games and contests.

Smashwords - has over 300 free ebooks for free online viewing or download in a variety of formats. These are generally unpublished works and unique to this site. The site does also offer books for purchase, but all the works in this list are available for free.

Speakaboos - has what appears to be a large collection of free stories for reading and listening online. All are in a flash player.

Starfall - online flash presentations designed for first graders to entertain and educate.

StoriesForChildren - has 8 Christmas stories by Carolyn Rogers for online viewing and apparently some woodland creature stories soon to come.

StoriesForMyLittleSister - a collection of original stories written by a big sister for her little sister.

StoriestoGrowBy - a large collection of folk and fairy tales for children from around the world for online viewing.

StoryPlace - has a few stories for preschooler and elementary school age children presented in flash animation.

StoryTimeForMe - a nice site with unique entries aimed for toddlers through 2nd grade.

SurLaLuneFairyTales -offers a very nice and large collection of fairy tales from around the world for online reading.

Talewins - an interesting mix of classics and original books for children available for free viewing online or for free download in PDF.

TheManorSchool - offers a collection of Greek myths and legends for online viewing. Featured within the stories is the artwork of children of the school.

TheMoonlitRoad - 11 stories for children for online reading. A mix of ghost stories, folktales, myths and legends from the American South.

ThePomplemousse - has three original stories about the adventures of Pomplemousse, intended for children and adults.

Tikiri - has a nice collection of Sri Lankan stories available in English and Sinhalese available as PDF.

ToddlerSchool - has a small collection of illustrated books to read and listen to online. Also has educational games for younger children. Suggested by Sefi

Tonight'sBedtimeStory - offers 79 classic fairy tales for download or online viewing in PDF.

University of Mass Amherst Aesop's Fables - offers a collection of Aesop's fables, with illustrations from students in the Computing in the Fine Arts course for online viewing.

WackyWebTales - offers a good size collection of short tales for 3rd graders and above. Geared to help with parts of speech.

Web-Books - has 92 free classic children's novels.

WebPop - has a very interesting collection of unique and nicely illustrated books available for online reading, listening and download.

WeGiveBooks - has 198 books available for online reading in a flash player. Reading the books helps to distribute books to children around the world. Over 1 million books have been read and given away. Age range is from newborn to teens.

WiredForBooks - has a nice collection of Beatrix Potter books as well as a few others for online reading and also available in audio.

WonderVista - has a large collection of stories for free online reading. Also available are other activities aand Toon TV. For younger readers.

WorldofTales - a collection of folktales, fairy tales and fables from around the world available for online viewing.

YourBedtimeStory - on this site, personalize the story

ZiggityZoom - has 17 free online stories available for reading and listening. These all are displayed in a flash player. Geared to younger children.


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