Thursday, August 2, 2012

Free eBooks for Children, Teens, and Adults

Literally thousands of free ebooks are swirling around out there on the internet.  But how do you find them?  The websites and apps listed below provide a starting point for your search for the free ebooks you desire.


Project Gutenberg: search or browse through over 40,000 free ebooks
Free-eBooks: standard account lets you read five ebooks for free each month; paid account is unlimited
Daily Lit: sends small installments of a book through e-mail, so you read the book overtime, you set how often you get the installments
ePub Bud: Free children's ebooks published by real children; you can create and publish your own ebook as well
We Give Books: Many children's books to read online, plus for each book you read the organization donates a book to children in need
Children's Library: Over 900 books; search by age, type of book, length of books, etc.
Children's Books Online: search by first letter of the title
American Folklore: Folklore from the US, Canada, and Mexico
Reader Store: Over 100 free ebooks for teens
Aesop's Fables: ebooks and audio for about 100 fables


iBooks: Apple's bookstore
Free Books: Over 23,000 free ebooks to choose from
Unlimited Free Books: Wide selection of stories; writers can share their work
Kobo: Boasts 1 million free books
Alice for the iPad (Lite): Free version for Alice stories
Children's Library: App for the website listed above

Audio Books (Bonus)

Audio Books For Free: Hundreds of free audio books
LibriVox: Again, hundreds of free audio books; you can even volunteer to record chapters of books in the public domain
LibriVox Children's and Teen Lit: A small selection of audio books for children and teens

Do you know of any other great resources for free ebooks?  Let me know in the comments section so I can add them in.

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