Free Kindle books for children and young adults for 04 Aug 16

Dating on the Dork Side

by Charity Tahmaseb

Stung by an epic betrayal, Camy Cavanaugh relies on the sure things: her best friend, her job as peer tutor, and her safe spot on the sidelines of life. But when she hacks into a secret, trash-talking website, it ignites a war between the sexes that won’t end until the whole school is turned upside downâ??and Camy’s world is turned inside out.

Now the hottest girls in school refuse to date the A-List boys. But with the Homecoming dance looming, everyone from the queen bee to the girl “most likely to” pushes Camy to hook them up with guys from the nerd herd.

And then there’s quarterback, A-listerâ??and former crushâ??Gavin Madison. He hasn’t spoken to Camy in three years â?¦ but he’s talking now, begging her to pair the guys on the football team with girls from the Honor Roll.

It’s a contest of wills and everything is on the lineâ??even Camy’s heart. Will she retreat to the sidelines, or will she find the courage to get back in the game?

Moore Zombies: Happy Kamper

by Wendy Knuth

No one loves camping more than Kamper! Follow the Moore family of zombies as they take a trip to the mountains. The zombies enjoy the bugs, explore the forest, and pop Pop’s corn over a campfire. When Mombie dearest hands out coat hangers for roasting marshmallows, Kamper finds that he is in for quite a surprise!

Benny the Biplane

by Fritz Carmichael

BENNY THE BIPLANE is a beginning reader for children ages 4-8 with decidedly educational and historical leanings. The text is that of a traditional children’s picture book for very young readers, and it weighs in at just 308 words in 24 pages. It uses repetition of simple time elements and clauses, mostly monosyllabic words (monosyllabic being one of the most ironic words in the English language), and syntactically is short and easy to read. It covers concepts such as jobs, joblessness, sadness, hope, and success, with both a resolution and an ending that reinforce the concept that even when the outlook appears dim, the future may hold better opportunities than the one that was lost. 

It is unlike other children’s books because It incorporates historical black-and-white photographs of actual biplanes, including a list of illustrations in the back matter that indicates the model of biplane (and some other planes as well), approximate shooting date, and location (if available) for each photograph. It also has a drawing of a mouse flying a cartoon biplane. This additional detail (other than the mouse, probably) widens the age range of the book’s audience, provides additional information for those readers who are interested, and creates additional learning and discussion opportunities for children, their parents, librarians, and educators.

For flying nuts (we’re not sure that’s the correct term, but we’re running with it anyway), the photographs may bring back memories of the rich heritage of biplanes in the United States and Europe. For young readers, and even their parents, the initial reaction may be, “Where are the colors?” But please give it a chance. It’s a great story, and the illustrations did not drive the story–the other way around. Unfortunately, though some color illustrations could be used, it would detract from the style and consistency of the work. Other books in the series will incorporate color illustrations depending on the subject matter and appropriate style considerations. 

From an educational standpoint, the book provides excellent reading practice for children who are still mastering the fundamentals of simple sentence structure and common word forms. It may be appealing to young boys who have only a modest interest in books and reading, though we have found that little girls love the book as much as or more than boys do. Children as young as three years old have enjoyed having BENNY THE BIPLANE read to them. 

As a picture book, it’s relatively short, so it’s a great, easy read on those nights when a longer book won’t quite fit the bill. We hope you love it!

The Loosey Goosey Tooth

by Akirashanti Byrd

The Loosey Goosey Tooth: The Book That Will Teach Patience To Your Kid’s In The Smartest Way!

In a time when children want it right now, rising 1st grader, Kennedy find that there are some things you simply can not rush.

In Loosey Goosey Tooth, Kennedy is faced with two of life’s many lessons: learning patience and having self-control.

Kennedy’s journey begin as she is the last classmate to loose her first tooth.

Kennedy had to learn that even though everyone else was losing their teeth, it simply wasn’t her time.

Impatient to lose her tooth she tries many different ways that sadly she learned they were not the best way to become snaggled-tooth.

As Kennedy’s journey continues, she realizes that when her tooth shakes and shiggles, giggles and wiggles, it is ready to come out, it’s loosey goosey!

Your child will become Kennedy’s classmate and learn how she copes with her snaggle tooth problem.

The beautiful, motivational words of Kennedy’s mom will explain that certain things only happen when the time is right.

This book is perfect for both boys and girls and can make for the best gift for any occasion!

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Lightning Makers: By

by B. R. O’Brien

Set in America in 2038, Lightning Makers follows the journey of U.S. Army General, Ed Collins as he struggles to spearhead the human defense against a mysterious threat from outer space.

The General has served his country with distinction for decades, and has fought many wars, but nothing could have possibly prepared him for what he must now face. With the survival of Earth’s entire population on the line, there is no time to waste. The General must find the answers he needs immediately or the consequences will be dire.

To do so, he must seek the help of the reclusive, eccentric geo-physicist, Ian Schaler, and his band of civilian scientists. Togther, Collins and Schaler must solve human history’s greatest ever scientific and military challenge. Otherwise, they might just write it’s last chapterâ?¦

I am Tooki: A book about being you

by Jin Palmer

A children’s picture book on life: A book about being yourself and treating others with respect that comes from within. **2016 Mom’s Choice Awards – Gold Award Recipient**
The book’s main character is Tooki, a friendly owl who teaches children to love themselves unconditionally, recognize their own uniqueness, and treat others with kindness. Tooki talks to our children with the Dr. Seuss-style of respecting them just the way they are.
You will want to read this book over and over with children young and old. 

  • Perfect for a quick bedtime read with young children
  • Excellent for early and beginning readers (includes a few bigger words you can teach them)
  • Bright and cheerful full-color illustrations

Blood and Snow 6: A Beauty So Beastly

by RaShelle Workman

Genre: YA Reimagined Fairy Tale

Blood and Snow Book 6

A Beauty So Beastly

“For your vanity, your cruelty, and your cold unfeeling heart, a curse I leave upon you . . .”

What happens if the beauty is also the beast?

The stunning Beatrice Cavanaugh is considered American royalty. She has everything except the ability to love. Cursed on her eighteenth birthday, she becomes more beastly than ever, having a newfound craving for raw meat, and an undeniable yearning for the night. Bitterness is her only companion.

After accusing a maid of stealing, a disgustingly kind and exquisitely handsome guy named Adam shows up asking Beatrice to drop the charges against his mother.

Infuriated by his goodness, Beatrice vows to break him. Destroy him. Make him hurt the way she hurts. So she agrees. On one condition: Adam must take his mother’s place as a servant in the mansion.

Because Beatrice won’t stop until he’s more beastly than she is.

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