This post contains a list of free ebooks and audio books for children. The list below is not exhaustive and will continue to grow as we discover more resources or as more sites are born. The websites have not been arranged in any particular order of preference and this section is provided for your information only. If you would like to suggest any website we may have missed, kindly leave a comment below.
1. Oxford Owl Reading has about 250 free eBooks for children along with a compilation of simple ideas, tips, activities and games to help your child learn how to read at home. The site has resources for children between the ages of 3 & 11 that you can read and listen to. The website also has an easy-to-navigate interface that won't allow you to get lost.
2. World Book Day has about six video books for children available in the The Big Little Book Corner. You can listen to or choose to read these books. Each of the books is accompanied by a set of downloadable resources comprising simple games, crafts, puzzles and colouring. World Book Day TV also provides access to Storytime Online, where famous authors and stars read children’s books and short stories for kids of all ages. See links to their Nursery Resources, Resources for Primary and Secondary Resources.
3. Free Kids Books hosts a collection of free books you can read online or download in a user friendly pdf format, activity sheets and useful links to explore.
4. Magic Keys contains ebooks (some of these books come with audio) for kids of all ages.
5. Kids World Fun has a host of ebooks & learning materials you can download on the go or read online with your kids.
6. Mee Genius holds a collection of free ebooks you can read online or opt to listen to with your kids. All MeeGenius' books are available with read-along word highlighting, illustrations, and engaging story narration.
7. Explore Pearson's Bug Club Reading Challenge and a selection of fun and engaging Bug Club eBooks and activities for you and your child.
8. The Office website has lots of engaging stories to read not only with the kids but with the entire family.
9. Children's Books Forever contains children’s books written by Hans Wilhelm. The books are available in pdf version but are no longer available in print. The site is the author's way of saying thank you to his loyal readers.
10. Woodlands Resources has a collection of links to interactive audio books from British council, Penguingroup and so on
11. Storynory has lots of audio books you can enjoy with kids. You can choose from original, classic, fairy tale or educational stories.
12. Story Line Online - contains an interesting collection of stories delivered by young readers with lots of pictures accompanying the stories.
13. A Story Before Bed contains stories you can read for free, with some of them read by the actual authors.
14. The Book Start Website has audio books for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. The stories are interactive and fun.
15. Curious George also has a number of audio story books you can enjoy with kids. The words in the books are highlighted as they are read to carry the kids along.
16. Audio Book Treasury contains free audio and classic books for children.
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