Free Kindle books for children and young adults for 28 Oct 18

The Twelve Trick-or-Treats of Halloween

by Kylie Daniél

The Twelve Trick-or-Treats of Halloween

Bright Vibrant Halloween Fun Children’s Picture Book

“For the first trick-or-treat of Halloween
My best friend gave to me
A pumpkin in a spooky tree.”

Join along for some Halloween fun as a special boy receives Trick-or-Treats from his best friend. Count all of the different recognizable Halloween objects & characters, from 1 – 12. Inspired by Frederic Austin’s “The Twelve Days of Christmas”, you and your child can sing along!

Something NEW on every page, that keeps you guessing. Count & spot all of the different characters on each page. This fun E-book can be read year after year during the Halloween Season! The song can be sang during circle time at daycare & school or to your young one before bed!



The NYC Werewolf: Tales, Book Four: James Meets Arthur, Merlin And Lancelot And They Battle A Vampire And Witches (NYC Werewolf Tales 4)

by Bert Murray

With King Arthur and Merlin overwhelmed by evil supernatural forces the NYC Werewolf arrives just in time. Get ready for a wild ride including battles with traitorous knights, a vampire and witches! A suspenseful Young Adult fantasy in the tradition of the Twilight series.

Although this is book four in a series it can also be enjoyed by those who have not read the previous books, but enjoy young adult werewolf adventure set in the time of King Arthur and Camelot.



The Woozler’s Halloween (Meeda and Me – Woozler stories)

by Rhonda Paglia

Frankincense is a shy woozler. He doesn’t have any friends, but he LOVES Halloween! Maybe he’ll get some trick-or-treaters this year! Frankincense is so excited. It’s time to sweep the leaves off the path to his door, but he can’t find his special hand-made broomstick. Did he lose it? Did someone take it? Where did it go – and why? In this easy-reader Halloween mystery, Frankincense discovers the rascally culprit and hatches a spooky plan to get his special broomstick back! A non-scary woozler tale by Grammy Pags and Sofia Margaret, Woozler Expert!



Penny Goes to Paris

by Dominic Burkhalter

‘Penny Goes to Paris’ is the story of a cat’s adventure with an unexpected trip from London to Paris and back. It includes visiting famous areas of Paris which as well as being a fun story for children to read and have read to them will introduce them to a new city and country.



Plague of Tyrants (Chosen King Book 3)

by M.J. Sewall

Two young kings now rule the Kingdom of the Thirteen, and their enemies are building on all sides. Facing a threat unlike anything the world has ever seen, the two have discovered their prized airships can’t protect them against all dangers. One king must leave to find the source of the new threat, while leaving the other to face enemies on two fronts.

Even with the corrupt old rulers gone, their work is far from finished. Loyalties are tested and boundaries broken, as the kings try to establish who they can trust in the new world that they helped create. With old enemies looking for new ways to exact revenge, their Kingdom has never been more vulnerable, and new enemies are born from the plots laid by old adversaries.

At the heart of it all stand the kings themselves. Neither of them asked to be king, but both of them have done their best. As they continue to push themselves to new limits, they’ll need to dig deeper than ever before to find ways to unite their people, defeat the enemies at their door, and above all, remain true to themselves. Everything they know will be tested, but will they once again be able to cheat death and answer the call of destiny?



Big Changes for Little Bugs: From Storms and Thorns to Honey and Roses

by Karen Clark

Big changes are coming, but no one knows it.

Gracie Butterfly, Rosie Ladybug, Jumpy Cricket, and Harvey Bee are only concerned with their own selfish needs, but the storm gets their attention. They chose to help each other survive. When the Butterfly Bush where they were living blows over, they lose their food and shelter. Follow their journey to see when each bug realizes how courageous they are and what they learn about themselves. They discover that a bad situation can bring a new and better life.

The lessons from these little bugs encourage us to care for one another in a kinder way. When a child experiences life changes due to relocation, displacement by natural disasters, or school events, finding a way to work together in a new environment is a great lesson for all ages. Fear and homesickness are challenges the 4 characters experience, but finding new friends makes the adjustments easier. Changes are hard for everyone-even little bugs.

Big Changes For Little Bugs includes discussion questions and journal pages for families to document changes in their lives. It will also help you discover your own previously hidden talents. Each character learns one thing about themselves. Gracie learns she’s a ballerina, Rosie learns she’s good at keeping the peace, Jumpy learns he is courageous, and Harvey is a great mathematician. You might be a ballerina, or a musician, or a mathematician, or a peace officer. Read this book and discover who you are. A new change can be a good experience for you. Be kind, be generous, be courageous, and be a peacemaker.



Man v Beast and Against the Night: A collection of books for English Language Learners (A Hippo Graded Reader)

by Cooper Baltis

Man v Beast

Man, with his superior intelligence, believes that he controls nature, but sometimes, when man least expects it… the beast bites back.

In these horrific stories, you will find out how far a man will go to protect his home from man-eating hogs, and what happens when killer wasps and the military mix. You will learn the true nature of fear when you read what starving wolves will do to satisfy their desperate hunger, and what happens when a giant anaconda gets loose on the Beijing Subway. You will go back in time to witness the bloody battle to the death between a Neanderthal and a cave bear. And then, when you think it’s all over and it’s safe to breathe again, the jungle comes alive, it surrounds you, crushes you, drags you in and holds on to you, and then you hear a sound… breathing… getting closer…

Prepare to be terrified. Prepare for Man v Beast.

Against the Night

What happens when we die? Are there really spirits walking among us? Haunting us and helping us?

The six short stories in Against the Night will make you think and make you wonder. From the terror of The Mechanical Turk and the evil Mr. Clean, to the mystery of Messages and The Floating Girl, and the horror of Gone and Sixteen Years, once you start reading this book, you won’t be able to stop until the last page. And after that, you’ll check the cupboards and under your bed… to make sure you really are alone in the night.

Man v Beast and Against the Night are published by Hippo Books, a publisher dedicated to producing interesting, readable and fun books. These books are suitable for English students with upper-intermediate English or higher. Be sure to check out our other Hippo Graded Readers.

About the Authors:

Patrick Kennedy is the chief editor at Hippo Books. He is also one of Hippo’s principal writers. He is a DELTA qualified English teacher with over ten years’ experience teaching in Europe and Asia. Patrick has also written three English language textbook series. He is the author of the Mahoney Green mysteries and has contributed to many of Hippo’s short story collections. To find out more about this author, click his name under the book title above.

Cooper Baltis is one of the writers and founders of Hippo Books. He is a former Fulbright English Teaching Assistant at the National University of Mongolia and is TESOL certified. He has taught English in Asia for five years and has published stories in several literary magazines in America. His Hippo books include Hassan and Lulu and My Brother the Giant, as well as many short story collections. To find out more about this author, click his name under the book title above.



Alycia Gets A Puppy: Alycia The Fairy Princess Series

by Cathy Edwards

Alycia is a fairy princess with a loving mother and father, the kingdom’s Queen and King.

Though she is depicted as a princess, she’s a girl who your little girls can easily associate with. The problems she faces and the things she learns from each book, are so similar to what little girls from our world face and learn.

In the course of this short story, Alycia gets a fairy puppy as a present from her mother and learns that a pet are not just for company and games, but she needs to take care of it too, just like her mother takes care of her.



My Giant Farts

by Neil McFarlane

A modern-day ‘fractured fairy tale’ of flatulence, friendship and fun!

People think that Jupiter is the biggest gas giant in the solar system but Tom knows better …

THE STORY

Tom is just an ordinary boy in an ordinary town until one day he finds a dirty old teapot. He gives it a rub and out pops … the genie of the lamp!

Hurrah! Huzzah! And Hip Hip Hooray!

Only it’s not a genie; it’s a giant. Tom was hoping for three wishes but instead he’s lumbered with a hulking great lummox who turns out to be completely useless.

Isn’t there anything this giant is good for?

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EXCERPT

“See my new flea,” said Becky Wilkinson.

“Your new what?” I said.

“Flea. Look.” And she held out her hand for me to see, and in the middle of her palm was a tiny black dot. “He can do tricks, like walking on a tightrope,” said Becky.

“No way,” I said.

“Yes way,” said Becky. “Watch.” She got two sticks out of her pocket which were connected by a length of thread, and she stuck them in the ground to make a tightrope. Then she put her flea on the tightrope and said, “Do your stuff, Albert.”

And do you know what? It was amazing. That flea walked along that tightrope. Then when it got to the middle, it raised one leg and balanced there for a few moments. Then it started juggling some skittles and did a somersault before leaping through a ring of fire. The audience would have gone wild if there had been an audience.

“Wow, not bad,” I said. “Not bad at all.”

Then Becky looked at my giant. “What’s that?” she said.

“Oh, that’s just my new giant,” I said in a matter-of-fact way.

“A giant,” said Becky. And I knew what was coming next. “What does he do?”

“He … he … “

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Flatulent fun for ages five to infinity.

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