Free Kindle books for children and young adults for 23 Dec 17

SINK (Mermaid Royalty Book 1)

by M.E. Rhines

“This book was magical from page one until the end.” – Debbie Herbert, USA Today Best Selling author of the Dark Seas Trilogy.

“You have GOT to read this one!” – Becky at Book Bite Reviews.

“Enter this aquatic world and be prepared for a riveting tale…. No pun intended.” -Laura at YA Book Divas.

Sink is perfect for fans of Carrie Anne Noble’s The Mermaid’s Sister, Kiera Cass’ The Siren, and Anna Banks’ Of Poseidon.

Obedience has always been a matter of survival for sixteen-year-old mermaid princess Pauline. Her mother is the tyrannical Queen Calypso, who rules the kingdom of Atargatis with an iron trident. To utter one word against her would mean banishmentâ??or worseâ??so Pauline bites her tongue and minds her manners. But on the eve of her sister’s merling-shower, all of that is about to change. Confronted with the truth about what happens to the human men who are betrothed to the mermaids of Atargatis, Pauline realizes she can stay silent no more.
Determined to end the queen’s dark tradition, Pauline goes along on a search for shipwreck survivors, secretly planning to free them. But things get complicated when she finds herself inexplicably drawn to one of the men. Before she realizes what’s happening, she has kissed himâ??and a kiss from a mermaid is not without consequences. Now Pauline will have to risk everything if she is to save the young man and thwart the queen’s dark plansâ?¦

A Fun Day at the Countryside: Children’s book (Bedtime stories book series for children 5)

by N.S. Esther

A Fun Day at the Countryside
These stories are great for quick bedtime

stories and cute tales to be read aloud with

friends and family!
This is a “feel good” story with a moral.

Children and adults will see a similar

pattern of a child growing up in the world.
Suitable for children 3-8 years old.

To Wizard Mountain: In Rhyme

by Cheryl Dean Ives

Educational as the food groups are gathered (grain, fruit, vegetable, protein, dairy and sweets & fats).
Promotes sustainability and self-sufficiency.
Encourages goodness as Chara helps the animals(cow, cat, and bird).
Healthful as a balance is sought.
A song brings hope and faith to get through the dark forest(often children must leave their home. Chara gets through and they will too.
Written in a cheerful rhyme.
A recipe

To Wizard Mountain is a story about a little girl named Chara who lives with her grandmother in a hut in the forest. Chara goes on a journey to find the rainbow of foods as they have the blues of foods and are in need of the reds and yellows too. She journeys through a dark forest where she receives hope and faith with a song. She gets through and befriends three animals (a cow, cat, and bird). When a balance is gathered of all the food groups, Chara returns to grandmothers hut where a surprise awaits and they plant a garden and become self-sufficient with sustainability.

The Wonderful Roundabout: Stories for kids and other smarty pants

by Mandy Olina

The Wonderful Roundabout is a collection of short stories for children, meant to inspire little ones to be kind, brave and curious. Each story is split into parts of approximately 500 words, so they can be easily read at bedtime. They are suitable for children over 5 years of age as the narratives may be too complex for those younger.

The stories usually portray characters facing challenges. One friendly bear wants to learn how to read. A brave sailor leads the way to a magical island. A smart little boy tries to build a flying machine. They each succeed by perseverance, openness and ingenuity. They achieve great things by doing simple, good deeds.

An important aspect of the book is that there are no situations where a character has to do wrong in order to gain something. Even when battles take place, as they sometimes do on pirate ships, they have no detail of violent gestures or actions.
This is a point that has been attentively pursued throughout the book. There are many classical children’s stories that involve a great deal of violence. Hansel and Gretel’s own parents leave them in a forest to die, the huntsman in Snow White kills the wolf, Cinderella’s sisters are filled with envy.

The Wonderful Roundabout was written with the belief that stories can set the foundations for the moral character of children and, therefore, should, in all ways, inspire kids to become caring, generous and motivated individuals. Which is why references to violence or mischief are removed. The obstacles our characters face are more those that appear when one tries to follow a dream that is not readily accessible – such as reaching a magical castle, transforming a bicycle into a mouse or building a bridge in a beautiful place.

Simply put, if at least one child becomes a better person after hearing one of the stories, then The Wonderful Roundabout would have fulfilled its purpose.

Pick Me (Book of Thea 2)

by Ela Barlow

Final Teen adventureâ?¦

Seventeen years old Empress Thea hides a deep, dark, and really good selfie secret but continues as ordered by her biological father to lead all the other court teen princesses and princes into the battle arena for acquiring new nations as well as defending her back spine against all the other vile court princesses, not the princes, with her scepter weapon.

In a few more days, Thea will turn eighteen years old marrying any court prince becoming the new ruler of the kingdom while saving her own hind, happily or not.

Values Matter: How do you teach values in this world?

by Jim Mccollum

Today’s headlines are filled with alternative facts, harassment, bullying, stealing, killing, prejudice, and hated. People in role model positions for our children are not always demonstrating good values. Some are in very visible positions.

Our kids are seeing that sometimes the end justifies the means. Or that telling a lie is ok for a cause. Or blood doping is ok to win. Or that cheating to win a political office is ok for the greater agenda. Or that demeaning others is actually an accepted behavior.

We can blame others for the lack of a moral compass in our society, or perhaps the issues are because we, as parents, are not making teaching values the priority it needs to be. The human fabric of our world depends on our choice to do a better job.

As parents we spend a lifetime passing our knowledge onto our children hour by hour and day by day. Sometimes we teach in a planned way but most times we are reacting to events as they occur. Like, don’t chew with your mouth full or don’t touch, the stove is hot. Or don’t jump off the waterfall; you’ll break your neck!

Some of our knowledge is received and some bounces off.
We give ourselves a passing grade that we are doing the best we can. Parenting is, by far, the hardest thing we attempt in life.

There are no perfect parents or kids. I did not live the perfect life, nor was I the perfect parent. This book is about understanding that values matter and that it is imperative we take responsibility for teaching them. Our kids are being bombarded with “ALTERNATIVE VALUES”.
We must take responsibility for correcting this course in our society.

A teaching manual does not exist. But there is no need for a fancy “how to” book to guide us on our path. This book is written to show that stories about our everyday lives are a chance to talk to our kids about values.

I hope these stories will inspire you to take each topic and pick a story from your life to talk to your kids about things that will make their life better. Things that will make them better parents, friends, co-workers, spouses, and contributors to a better world.

Stories make values understandable. If you struggle with developing stories from you own life you can use the ones in this book. Each story can be read by your child. You then discuss the story and what it means and why it is important. Within a short time you will have passed on your values. And countered what they are being confronted with.

Changing the direction of our world is up to us. I hope this book inspires you to begin a dialog with your kids about the values you feel are important for a successful life. So let’s start now!

Hurst: A Post-Apocalyptic Thriller (The Hurst Chronicles Book 1)

by Robin Crumby

“An action-packed, disturbing and thought-provoking story of an all-too-possible dystopian future.”The Book Reviewers

“One of the most original and just flat out interesting and intelligently profound dystopian novels I’ve ever read.”Indie Book Reviewers

What would you do to survive during an outbreak? Where would you go? Where would you be safe?

At the end of the world, surrounded by the tidal waters of the Solent, the survivors of a pandemic flu virus hide behind the high walls of a Tudor fortress. Scraping a living far away from the smoking ruins of the cities, they wait in hope.

Hurst Castle stands alone. Its seventy-four occupants united in a struggle for survival against all the odds. The Millennial Virus is the least of their concerns.

When the arrival of outsiders threatens to tip the balance of power, the people of Hurst are faced with a desperate choice: set aside their differences and join an alliance that promises new hope or unite against the newcomers and their plans for reconstruction. Who can be trusted? Only time will tell.

The battle for Hurst has begun.

If you enjoyed fast-paced, post-apocalyptic stories such as The Day of the Triffids, The Road, Station Eleven, The Stand, and The Atlantis Plague, you’ll love The Hurst Chronicles series.

Beezie With A Sneezie!

by Marilyn Konstanty

A wonderful story about a little honey bee with a pollen allergy. He searches all over the farm for a cure for his allergy so he can help his fellow bees collect pollen for the hive.

The search for you : 7 secrets to a new you.

by Vitalis Kalu

Self awareness is key, once we know who we are and what it is we want from life, life becomes much easier. This book ‘the search for you’ will not show you who you’re and what you want from life, however, it is only a guide that will put you on the right track, and will also reveal to you the tough questions that will help you discover what it is you were sent on earth to do. This book will open your eyes to several ways you can become more valuable to the market place, hence, multiplying your income by two, three or four.

Mirimuss The Forgetful Wizard

by Lee Marsh

A gentle tale for boys and girls of 10 years plus. Mirimuss, the wizard and Roland, his apprentice have had their lives turned upside down, each one having a spell cast upon them by a witch in the forest. Mirimuss now has a very bad memory causing all his spells to go wrong, and Roland his apprentice has been turned into a crow. With the help of Kriselda, the dragon, they set out to locate the witch and hope to have the spells reversed. Will they succeed? Follow Mirimuss, Roland and Kriselda on their journey.

The Peacock on Top of the Christmas Tree

by Lynn B. Connor

Why is there a peacock on top of Emily’s Christmas Tree? Emily never thought about it until her friend called it weird.

Silly Questions

by Paul Hayden

The Number 1 Selling Kindle Joke Book* – â??Silly Questions’, is now updated, with even more silly questions…

You may have heard the questions “Why is there only one monopolies and mergers commission?” or “How does the guy who drives the snowplough get to work?” They started a craze for silly and surreal questions. This revised and updated (April 2015) book is packed with over 570 more, such as:

-What do people in China call their good plates?

-In the movies, how can the hero survive a ferocious beating, showing no signs of pain and then wince when a woman tries to clean his wounds?

-If a midget fortune-teller escapes from prison is he a small medium at large?

-If it’s zero degrees outside and tomorrow is going to be twice as cold, how cold is it going to be?

Divided into 16 categories including Dictionary Corner, Medically Speaking, Flora and Fauna, Business World, People, It’s My Job, Home Sweet Home, Sport and Leisure, this book has something for everyone and every occasion.

This collection will give you and your friends’ hours of fun. It is suitable for both adults and children.

So there really is only one question left – At this great low price, why not download Silly Questions to your Kindle today?

(Paul Hayden is also the author of “The Learners Pocketbook”, “The Personal Success Pocketbook” and the Murder Mystery Play “Deadly Silence”)

*’Silly Questions’ was the number 1 selling Kindle Non Fiction Children’s Book and Kindle Joke Book in November and December 2012.

Fighting for Farmington: Destruction is Inevitable (Harmony Series Book 2)

by JR Thompson

Screaming sirens and breathtaking smoke stifle the small town of Farmington, CT.

With a demented arsonist on the loose, fears and finger-pointing abound.

In the midst of chaos, Brock Pearson discovers three young men hiding out in his barn. He doesn’t want to be too quick to judge, but the timing of their arrival is suspicious to say the least.

To further complicate matters, two of the vagrants flee, leaving the Pearson family to deal with a juvenile runaway who refuses to live with his parents and who has nowhere to turn.

Even though Fighting for Farmington is the second book in the Harmony Series, it can be read as a standalone.

All I Want for Christmas is a Dog: A Christmas Short Story

by George Whitelaw

All Rosie wants for Christmas is a dog but when burns her note to Father Christmas in a magical pot, she gets more than she wished for.
This story is ideal for adults to read to children at Christmas time but also suitable for young readers.

Mars & Me

by Bill Cole Cliett

While attempting to eat a soggy slice of school cafeteria pizza, thirteen-year-old Alex Monroe is startled to receive a message from Mars transmitted straight to his brain. An invitation to visit the red planet follows, offering him a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. But there is more to the trip than meets the eye, as Alex discovers that he alone must make a decision that will determine the fate of Earth and all its inhabitants.

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