Free Kindle books for children and young adults for 29 Apr 13

The Hunger Games #2: Catching Fire (SAMPLER)

by Suzanne Collins

Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has won the annual Hunger Games with fellow district tribute Peeta Mellark. But it was a victory won by defiance of the Capitol and their harsh rules. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge. Suzanne Collins continues the amazing story of Katniss Everdeen in Catching Fire, the second novel of the phenomenal Hunger Games trilogy. Read Chapters one and two to find out what happens next.



Puppy and Molly: Go To Holland

by Janine Everall

In real life Puppy the fox terrier, and Molly the black and white cat, are best friends.

In this short book, Puppy and Molly visit Holland with their Pop. They have exciting adventures and see windmills, canals and tulips, and eat interesting Dutch food. The pets become lost, but Puppy saves the day. This is a story about friendship and having fun.

This book, directed at young readers, is told in a series of rhyming verses.



Puppy and Molly Go To Japan

by Janine Everall

In real life Puppy the fox terrier, and Molly the black and white cat, are best friends.

In this short book, Puppy and Molly feel left out because Mom is having another baby. Pop saves the day by taking Puppy and Molly to Japan where they meet a new friend, Petra the poodle, and start their exciting jet setting adventures.



Puppy and Molly Go To Norway

by Janine Everall

In real life Puppy the fox terrier, and Molly the black and white cat, are best friends.

This short book tells the story of their visit to Denmark and Norway with their Pop and their friends Petra and Ned. They have many wonderful experiences but they are missing their family back home so they realize that the days of traveling will soon be coming to an end.



History for Kids: The Illustrated Life of Cleopatra

by Charles River Editors

*Perfect for ages 7-9
*Includes pictures and historic artwork of Cleopatra and important people and places in her life.
*Discusses some of the popular myths and legends surrounding Cleopatra’s life, including her heritage, how she died, and more.

“Her beauty, as we are told, was in itself not altogether incomparable, nor such as to strike those who saw her; but converse with her had an irresistible charm, and her presence, combined with the persuasiveness of her discourse and the character which was somehow diffused about her behaviour towards others, had something stimulating about it. There was sweetness also in the tones of her voice; and her tongue, like an instrument of many strings, she could readily turn to whatever language she pleased…” – Plutarch

In Charles River Editors’ History for Kids series, your children can learn about history’s most important people and events in an easy, entertaining, and educational way. Pictures help bring the story to life, and the concise but comprehensive book will keep your kid’s attention all the way to the end.

During one of the most turbulent periods in the history of Rome, men like Julius Caesar, Mark Antony, and Octavian participated in two civil wars that would spell the end of the Roman Republic and determine who would become the Roman emperor. In the middle of it all was history’s most famous woman, the Egyptian pharaoh Cleopatra (69-30 B.C.), who famously seduced both Caesar and Antony and thereby positioned herself as one of the most influential people in a world of powerful men.

Cleopatra was a legendary figure even to contemporary Romans and the ancient world, as Plutarch’s quote suggests, and she was a controversial figure who was equally reviled and praised through the years, depicted as a benevolent ruler and an evil seductress, sometimes at the same time. Over 2,000 years after her death, everything about Cleopatra continues to fascinate people around the world, from her lineage as a Ptolemaic pharaoh, her physical features, the manner in which she seduced Caesar, her departure during the Battle of Actium, and her famous suicide. And despite being one of the most famous figures in history, there is still much mystery surrounding her, leading historians and archaeologists scouring Alexandria, Egypt for clues about her life and the whereabouts of her royal palace and tomb.

History for Kids: The Illustrated Life of Cleopatra chronicles the amazing life of Egypt’s most famous pharaoh, explores some of the mysteries and myths surrounding her, and analyzes her legacy, which has only grown larger over 2,000 years and promises to last many more. Along with pictures of important people, places, and events, your kids will learn about Cleopatra like never before.



Horse Lovers Quiz Book 1: Interactive Guess & Learn Book

by Kelly Gerard

Amazon.com Bestseller!

This fun and informative Horse Quiz Book is ideal for all horse lovers and amateurs who have a keen interest in horses.

Horse Lovers Quiz Book contains a lot of knowledge and information with regards to 30 different breeds of horses. To test the reader’s knowledge there is a quiz question for each particular breed to see if the reader has enough knowledge to enable them to identify each breed correctly.

There is a vast range of breeds contained within the quiz originating from different parts of the worlds. They are all different in their own ways whether it be the characteristics of the horse, its temperament, their use or history.

Guess & Learn, Have Fun!



History for Kids: The Illustrated Life of Julius Caesar

by Charles River Editors

*Perfect for ages 7-9
*Includes pictures, illustrations and historic art of Caesar and important people, places, and events.
*Includes some of Caesar’s famous quotes.
*Discusses and answers some of the most popular myths about Caesar.

“I would rather be the first man in a humble village, than the second man in Rome” – Caesar

In Charles River Editors’ History for Kids series, your children can learn about history’s most important people and events in an easy, entertaining, and educational way. Pictures help bring the story to life, and the concise but comprehensive book will keep your kid’s attention all the way to the end.

Possibly the most important man of antiquity, and even all of history, was Julius Caesar. Alexander Hamilton, the famous American patriot, once remarked that “the greatest man who ever lived was Julius Caesar”. Such a tribute, coming from one of the Founding Fathers of the quintessential modern democracy in reference to a man who destroyed the Roman Republic, is testament to the enduring mark that Caesar left upon the world. The ultimate conqueror, statesman, dictator, visionary, and opportunist, during his time in power Caesar expanded the borders of Rome to almost twice their previous size, revolutionized the infrastructure of the Roman state, and destroyed the Roman Republic for good, leaving a line of emperors in its place. His legacy is so strong that his name has become, in many languages, synonymous with power: the Emperors of Austria and Germany bore the title Kaiser, and the Czars of Russia also owe the etymology of their title to Caesar. His name also crept further eastward out of Europe, even cropping up in Hindi and Urdu, where the term for “Emperor” is Kaiser.

Even in his time, Caesar was in many ways larger than life, and because of his legacy as virtual founder of the Roman Empire, much of what was written about – and by – him during his life and immediately after his assassination was politically motivated. His successor, Octavian Augustus, had a strong interest in ensuring that Caesar’s life be painted in a favorable light, while Caesar’s political enemies attempted to paint him as a corrupt, undemocratic dictator who was destroying the old order of the Republic. This makes it exceedingly difficult to separate historical fact from apocryphal interjection, as the writings of Cicero (a rival of Caesar’s) and the later biographies of Suetonius and Plutarch can be misleading. Nonetheless, along with Caesar’s De Bello Gallico, his famous notes on his campaign against the Gauls, they remain our chief sources for Caesar’s life – a life everyone agreed was nothing short of remarkable and changed the course of history forever.

History for Kids: The Illustrated Life of Julius Caesar provides an entertaining look at the facts and myths surrounding Rome’s most famous leader and explains his legacy, which has only grown larger over 2,000 years and promises to last many more. Along with pictures of important people, places, and events, your kids will learn about Caesar like never before.



History for Kids: A History of Ancient Sparta for Children

by Charles River Editors

*Perfect for ages 7-10
*Includes pictures
*Includes a Table of Contents.

“The walls of Sparta were its young men, and its borders the points of their spears.” – attributed to King Agesilaus

In Charles River Editors’ History for Kids series, your children can learn about history’s most important people and events in an easy, entertaining, and educational way. Pictures help bring the story to life, and the concise but comprehensive book will keep your kid’s attention all the way to the end.

There have been no shortage of great warrior societies in history, including the Romans, Mongols, Macedonians, and Vikings, the list goes on. Yet one humble city in particular, nestled in a valley near the Eurotas river in the Greek region of the Peloponnese and once ridiculed as little more than a cluster of villages inhabited by uncouth shepherds, produced the most famous warrior elite the world has ever known.

The most unique city-state in Ancient Greece was Sparta, which continues to fascinate contemporaneous society. It is not entirely clear why Sparta placed such a great emphasis on having a militaristic society, but the result was that military fitness was a preoccupation from birth. If a Spartan baby did not appear physically fit at birth, it was left to die. Spartan children underwent military training around the age of 7 years old, and every male had to join the army around the age of 18.

The Spartans, whose carefully constructed approach to warfare and – there is no other word for it – Spartan way of life, earned the grudging admiration of all of Greece and succeeded in establishing themselves in the years following the reforms of the semi-legendary ruler Lycurgus as the greatest military force in all of Hellas. Athens might have the mightiest fleet and the greatest cadre of philosophers and dramatists, Thessaly might have had the most vaunted cavalry, and the great city-states of Argos, Thebes and Corinth all had their own claims to fame, but on the battlefield the Spartan phalanx stood without peer. So feared were they in Greece that their very appearance on the battlefield could cause entire enemy armies to flee in terror, and in one of history’s most famous battles, 300 Spartan warriors headed a combined Greek force which held off the hundreds of thousands of Persian warriors of Xerxes’s invading army for three days at Thermopylae, inflicting an estimated 20,000 casualties upon them before dying to the last man rather than retreating.

Sparta will forever be known for its military prowess, but they had lives off the battlefield as well, and their way of life was also unique. For example, Spartan females were formally educated, which was a rarity among the city-states, and the Spartan way of life was entirely dependent on a class of indentured servants known as the helots. Yet the Laws of Lycurgus, which ordered all Spartans to disregard art (with the exception of song, which the Spartans prized, and some forms of music and poetry), to distrust philosophy, and to abhor excess in all things, were designed to create the perfect warrior society, and they did. As a result, the Spartans became notorious for “Laconic phrases”

History for Kids: A History of Ancient Sparta for Children comprehensively covers the history and culture of the famous Greek city-state, looking at their religious, political, and military past, and examining all their accomplishments. Along with historic artwork depicting important people, places, and events, your kids will learn about Sparta like never before.



Pink Frog Blue Frog: Friends (A Children’s e-book series, book 1) (Pink Frog Blue Frog Children’s Learning Series)

by Holly Bond

In this charming children’s picture book, Lilly the Pink Frog and Billy the Blue Frog feel left out of the other frogs games because they are different, they are not green. Upon finding each other they realize they have found a special friend. This is the first book in a series of children’s book dealing with learning and character development.



History for Kids: A History of Ancient Athens and Sparta for Children

by Charles River Editors

*Includes pictures
*Profiles famous Athenians and Spartans like Plato and Leonidas.
*Explains how Sparta and Athens built their legendary armies and navies.
*Includes a Table of Contents.

“We are children of the Greeks.” – Alexander the Great

For 2500 years, the Ancient Greeks have fascinated the West, who look to Greece as the creators of Western culture. Indeed, the Greeks revolutionized warfare, art, architecture, government, philosophy, and more. Of all the Greeks’ accomplishments, many can be credited to the two most famous city-states of all: Athens and Sparta.

The most unique city-state in Ancient Greece was Sparta, which continues to fascinate contemporaneous society. It is not entirely clear why Sparta placed such a great emphasis on having a militaristic society, but the result was that military fitness was a preoccupation from birth. If a Spartan baby did not appear physically fit at birth, it was left to die. Spartan children underwent military training around the age of 7 years old, and every male had to join the army around the age of 18.

The Spartans, whose carefully constructed approach to warfare and – there is no other word for it – Spartan way of life, earned the grudging admiration of all of Greece and succeeded in establishing themselves in the years following the reforms of the semi-legendary ruler Lycurgus as the greatest military force in all of Hellas. Athens might have the mightiest fleet and the greatest cadre of philosophers and dramatists, Thessaly might have had the most vaunted cavalry, and the great city-states of Argos, Thebes and Corinth all had their own claims to fame, but on the battlefield the Spartan phalanx stood without peer.

Athens was a military force in its own right, but it’s chiefly remembered for its political system, which would in time form the nucleus of all Western democratic systems of government, and the remarkable number of outstanding individuals who lived and flourished in the enlightened city-state. The Ancient Athenians formed the backbone of the West’s entire culture, from the arts to philosophy and everything inbetween.

In the field of medicine, the great physician Hippocrates not only advanced the practical knowledge of human anatomy and care-giving but changed the entire face of the medical profession. The great philosophers of Athens revolutionized the way men thought about reason, logic, rhetoric, politics, and good and evil. Great architects and sculptors such as Phidias produced works of art of such breathtaking realism and startling dynamism that they later formed the driving force behind the resurgence of sculpture during the Renaissance. And this does not take into account the host of equally brilliant mathematicians, natural philosophers, historians, astronomers and politicians that the city’s great schools nurtured and produced.

A History of Athens and Sparta for Children comprehensively covers the history and culture of the famous Greek city-states, looking at their cultural, political, and military past, and examining all their accomplishments. Your kids will learn about Athens and Sparta like never before.



20 Super Easy Smoothie Recipes for Kids!

by Clay Hughes

This book consist of 20 easy smoothie recipes for kids. Kids will be happy to do their own smoothies with parents help.



Sloth!

by Shannon Glenn

Sloth! is an action-packed adventure for children of all ages.  Sergio is a three-toed sloth.  He is the only representative of his kind in the entire village of River’s Edge.  Sergio’s simple life is turned upside down when his village is suddenly attacked.  It is up to him to leave the safety of the jungle canopy and rediscover the “old ways” of sloths in time to save his friends.  Sergio’s quest takes him deep into the mysterious Amazon jungle, and even deeper into the forgotten history of sloths.  There he must face his greatest fears, and develop his newfound magical skills if he is to have any chance of defeating a powerful malevolent warlord.  Real Peruvian settings such as Machu Picchu, and an all Peruvian cast of animal characters combine to create a rich magical world full of surprises.



Bella’s Ball

by Annaliese Chatterton

Bela’s Ball is an inspiring tale of one beautiful and magnificent butterfly named Bella. When the time arrives for the local flutterfly ball, Bella’s friends encourage her to enter the fluttering contest. Unfortunately, not everyone thinks Bella is flutter material, including Bella herself. Can she find the courage she needs to enter the ball? Find out in this appealing children’s book, filled with wonderfully inviting illustrations.



Ugly Stick

by Joy Givens

Fifteen-year-old April Somerfield is a shy, self-loathing misfit who would blend in with the wallpaper, if only the wallpaper were a little less attractive. In a family line of gorgeous, successful women, April’s a fluke. At Prescott High School, she’s a walking punch line.

A school project sends April on the hunt for her mother’s mysteriously missing yearbooks, and upon finding them she uncovers a big secret. It turns out that being “hit with an ugly stick” is a surprisingly literal occurrence in April’s family treeâ??a curse has been passed down from mother to daughter for centuries. But when April sees a chance to finally ditch the family curse, she must decide if becoming beautiful on the outside is worth giving up the person she is meant to be.



Confrontations (Affinities Book 4, Young Adult Fantasy, Books We Love)

by J.L. Walters

In Confrontations by J.L. Walters, a Books We Love Young Adult Fantasy, Ash, Bran, Ky and Jay along with their friends have now mastered their affinities. They now control their ability to use Earth, Air, Fire and Water. The time has come for them to face Dom Senet and He Who Walks with Evil. They have learned a disturbing fact. He Who Walks With Evil is able to exchange an old body for a new one. Dom Senet wishes to obtain the secret and he is willing to sacrifice even his own son to gain this power. The four sets of companions set off to rid the doms and domas of Dom Senet’s bonds and to defeat the two evil men. Can they or will they become pawns to evil?

Available from Books We Love

JL Walters – Affinities Series

Affinities Book 1 – Escape
Affinities Book 2 – Havens
Affinities Book 3 – Searches
Affinities Book 4 – Confrontations



Part Twenty: The Sword of Fire (Shadow Spinner)

by Andrew Leon

Tib comes face to face with the Angel guarding the entrance to the Garden… face to face with the Angel and its Sword.



The 123 MONSTERS. LEARNING SPANISH

by Learning Spanish

Let your children learn how to count to ten in spanish with the company of cute monsters!



Barney Braveheart, Dragon Tales – A collection of children’s stories

by Mikey Simpson

A children’s story book containing some of Barney Braveheart’s best loved stories. Children’s short stories that are ideal for bedtime reading about dragon adventures. Stories contained in this edition are, ‘Barney Braveheart’:
A Hungry Dragon
Keeps A Dragon
The Dragon Kingdom
The Flight Of The Dragon
The Dragon King

Exciting and varied short stories to stimulate your imagination.



Going Back

by Angie Berg

Finding an old coin gives Jake the chance to change history. What will be the outcome? How does Jake feel now about going back?



The Messed Up Life Of Sheldon: THE WAY TO ROCK PUKE (The Adventures of Sheldon)

by Karl Gärber

Sheldon, A geeky boy, and his adventure on the way to the Rock Puke concert;
I am about one meter sixty tall and I have black hair and huge ears. My closest neighbor is a cow and the biggest event is the annual “Festival of Butter”. Nothing ever happens here in this boring town. That is why I have to go to Rock Puke.



timothy tickleskin

by John davies

The adventures of the itchy,richly mite. Who likes to tickle everyone he meets.



Zelda and the Crystal Slippers – Sample Chapters (The Crystal Adventures)

by R W Mitchell

What if all the â??Once Upon a Times’ and â??Happily Ever Afters’ were in fact all lies? Join Zelda, one of the â??ugly’ sisters on her quest to change the face of fairytales forever. Expect the unexpected in this magical story that will make you see all your favourite fairytale characters in a totally different light! The perfect modern fairytale full of action, adventure and a whole lot of magic! Great for children but as C.S Lewis said ‘You’re never too old to enjoy a fairytale!’

Enjoy reading the 2 opening chapters to Zelda and the Crystal Slippers. If you want to find out how Zelda continues with her adventure check out the full length story also available on Amazon.



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