Children's and Middle Grade

Children's and Middle Grade

Getting your kids to read--a perpetual battle, right?  Your goal, then, is to always find the next excellent ebook in a genre they will love to read. And, what is better than finding ebooks for them that they can read on their electronic devices, such as their phones, Kindles or Nooks?  Authors in our Children's and Middle Grade genre want to help you with your kids, and they want to help you with your budget, too.  They will always offer their ebooks to you for free or discounted.


Definition of the "Children's and Middle Grade Genre": Children who are reading these ebooks are still at the stage of their life where they are focused inward.  They are figuring themselves out (a process that shouldn't stop just because we grow older), and so they focus what they want to read on that stage of their lives.  While characters in the Children's and Middle Grade genre grow during the stories, the growth is internal by nature. Ebooks in this genre typically focus on friendship, as children are working out what it makes to be a responsible friend to others, and what they look for in friends themselves.


Some bestselling ebooks in the Children's and Middle Grade genre are Katherine Applegate (The One and Only Ivan), R.J. Palacio (Wonder), Jacqueline Woodson (Brown Girl Dreaming), and Sharon Draper (Out of My Mind).

Hop-About: The Adventures of Benny the Bunny and Mr. Rabbit

by Colin Krainin

If Mr. Rabbit had to change one thing in his life—well, he wouldn’t. His best friend Benny the Bunny could not agree more. The two wawas enjoy a vibrant life together on the Upper West Side of New York City. Their cozy days are filled with flowers, friends, and fresh strawberries smothered in whipped cream.

That all changes when Benny’s past comes knocking on the door of Apartment 1K in the form of Custerd the Cat. He’s orange. He’s outrageous. He’s Boca Raton’s leading feline bon vivant. And he is a cat with a plan.

The wawas soon find themselves on a journey to find a lost friend that takes them across the Australian outback to a grand fortress, mysterious and dark. Will the wawas confront their greatest fears in order to find their friend? Or, like so many other wawas before them, will they end up lost without any hope of being found?

Hop-About features beautifully crafted characters that overflow with humor and pathos as they confront the realities of our world today. Climate change, wildfire, callous indifference, trauma, and profound loss haunt the wawas’ journey. But kindness, courage, friendship, and love are the ingredients in a powerful antidote that is needed now more than ever.


Snakes Have No Legs: A light-hearted book on how snakes get around by slithering (Awesome Animals)

by Kelly Tills

Can a snake wear shoes? No! But they sure can win a race.

In this light-hearted book, learn how snakes can slither up trees, on land and even in the water. See all the fun shapes a snake can make with its body. Enjoy hearing your child shout out the answers to silly questions like "Can a snake wear gloves?" This call and response format is a time-tested method for keeping kids engaged and interacting, instead of just chewing on the pages.

Snakes Have No Legs is the first book in the Awesome Animals series.

Awesome Animals Series

Awesome Animals is a children’s non-fiction series. It explores the animal kingdom to gently introduce our little ones to body diversity. Each book features an animal which is missing something that we're taught to expect should be there. But these animals don’t just thrive despite that absence, they thrive because of it.

All books use a dyslexia-friendly type-face.

With dyslexia, we often focus on the challenges - difficulty reading. But thanks to the way the dyslexic brain is built, people with dyslexia are often creative, intuitive and highly successful. In other words, those people aren't thriving despite their dyslexic brain, they are thriving because of it.

Other books in the series:

  • Snakes Have No Legs
  • Pigs Never Sweat
  • Geckos Don’t Blink
  • Turtles Have Hidden Ears
  • Cows Have No Top Teeth

About the Author

Kelly is the creator of her own uniquely shaped family. She writes silly, funny books for kids. Kelly believes even the smallest hat-tip, in the simplest of books, can teach our kids how to approach the world.

Kelly’s children’s stories are perfect to read aloud to your little humans, or to have your older kids read to you (hey, let them flex those new reading skills!). Either way, you’ll enjoy the giggles.



Poseidon's Storm Blaster: An Illustrated Fantasy Adventure Chapter Book for Kids 6-10

by Marina J. Bowman

A mysterious island. A hidden magical item. And two unlikely friends that must brave the sea to save their home.

10-year-old Kai is thrilled to be chosen as a junior protector of Pineapple Cove. But when a sea monster threatens the island, Kai isn't sure if he's the right protector for the job.

Island girl Delphi longs to be accepted by the rest of the Cove. But when you're terrified of water and your only friend is a sea lion, fitting in is not so easy.

Can Kai and Delphi work together to defeat the sea monster and save Pineapple Cove?

Poseidon's Storm Blaster is the first book in the enchanting Pineapple Cove middle grade fantasy-adventure series for kids. If you like reimagined mythology and animal side kicks, then you'll love Marina Bowman's legendary story.

Get Poseidon's Storm Blaster to share the gift of imaginative adventure today!


FREE Bonus Gift

For a limited time, you can get a FREE copy of the Audiobook the Legend of Pineapple Cove: Poseidon's Storm Blaster. Be transported into the world of Pineapple Cove with unique character voices, music, and sound effects. Find out how to get your FREE copy in the front of the book.


What Readers Are Saying

"I loved reading Poseidon's Storm Blaster to my kids. It was full of adventure! We all couldn't wait to see what was going to happen next. I also loved the lessons of kindness and bravery that the main characters showed. Definitely check this book out!!" - Amazon Customer

"My 8 and 10 year old thoroughly enjoyed this book. It is a great intro to chapter books style read. The book is engaging and kept both their attention to complete it in a single sitting. The hidden pineapple game was a nice touch and really drew each of them in." - Arcticus

"This is such a great book to either read or listen with kids by chapters! We also have the coloring book and it's the perfect companion. We decided to color the page corresponding to the chapter we were hearing! You will love it!" - Leslie


Ages 6-11 | Kids Chapter Books | Fantasy Adventure + Mystery Series


For Fans of:

- Magic Tree House books
- The Boxcar Children
- A to Z Mysteries
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid
- Legend of the Star Runner
- Captain Underpants
- Dog Man
- Nate the Great
- Junie B Jones
- Ivy and Bean
- Never Girls books
- The Princess in Black


Shelve Under:

- kids books
- audio kids books
- children's ebooks
- chapter books
- intermediate readers
- action & adventure
- mysteries & detectives
- fairy tales, folk tales & myths
- greek & roman
- multicultural



The Amazing Bees

by Yoel Silber


"The Amazing Bees is a must read for all children, their parents, teachers and others."
 - Dr. Renai Jonas

Follow the exciting adventure of Princess Debbee, a honeybee who sets out to save her hive from destruction by thoughtless humans. This engaging story teaches children how their actions impact the environment and provides a powerful female role model to look up to.

With gorgeous full-color illustrations and 12 free coloring pages, your kids will fall in love with Debbee and her adorable crew as you read and re-read her story together.

Entertain. Educate. Empower.
High-Quality Family Entertainment
29 full-color illustrations, 12 bonus coloring pages, and 124 pages of rollicking action designed to provide hours of fun for both kids and adults.

Meaningful Environmental Education
The Amazing Bees puts an adorable face on the small creatures that make life on earth possible to teach the importance of protecting the ecosystem.

Youth and Female Empowerment
Princess Debbee is a strong female role model who inspires kids to take action to do what's right — for themselves and for the planet.


Greatest Battles for Boys: The War on Terror

by Ryan Rhoderick

Are you struggling to inspire your son to read and stay educated? Then keep reading…

Maybe he would prefer to spend his time playing first-person shooter video games instead of learning?

Maybe you find it hard to motivate him to sit down and read books that will educate and excite him?

Or maybe he sees history as a boring and unimportant subject rather than the essential topic of information we know it to be as adults?

So many books on the history of the greatest battles are littered with dull and uninteresting chapters. It’s a poor choice for boys who prefer adventures and games over textbooks.

Hence, the Greatest Battles for Boys!

Greatest Battles for Boys: The War on Terror brings all the best battles to the boys. It is a history book that is highly educational and exceedingly engaging, and fun to read. Your son will be struggling to put this book down and texting his friends that he won’t be online playing any games tonight!

We all know how important our history and heritage are, and providing your kid with this knowledge at an early age will give him a head start at school, set him on the path to success, and instill in him a hunger for knowledge.

Inside Greatest Battles for Boys: The War on Terror, discover:

  • Scintillating information on the background of 9/11
  • Details of September 11, the day that changed everything
  • Haunting aftermath of the 9/11 attacks domestically and internationally
  • Eye-opening insight into the inner workings of Operation Enduring Freedom and the 10-year hunt for Osama bin Laden
  • Pre-war events leading to the Iraq War, including the Gulf War and the Iran-Iraq War
  • Insight into the Iraq War and the capture of Saddam Hussein 
  • Revealing information about Operation Inherent Resolve

And much, much more!


Grab a copy of Greatest Battles for Boys: The War on Terror today, and give your son a history book he will ACTUALLY READ!


Joey Finds His Jump!: A Dance-It-Out Creative Movement Story

by Once Upon a Dance

Movement inspiration arrives in Dance-It-Out’s charming series debutcreated by an award-winning dance teacher and her ballerina daughter.

Meet Joey Kangaroo. Joey never learned how to jump, and he desperately wants to find the secret. Ballerina Konora helps readers express their movement alongside Joey in this interactive story of determination, friendship, and jumping jubilance.

The Dance-It-Out! series was created for children ages 4-6 by the author of Dancing Shapes, a 2021 Independent Press Award Winner.

What Folks Say:
"Highly recommended for anyone with young children and those young at heart too."

"An innovative use of dance and storytelling for a fun, child-focused activity."
~Kirkus Reviews

“I LOOOVE it! ... And I love the dance parts. And they were sort of tricky but I did it!”

“…is a really fun book. I love the idea of using a story to inspire kids to move their bodies in different ways, and the character of Joey is endearing. I also like how it can help teach kids to talk about stories and characters in new ways, as it encourages them to react and respond to what’s going on in the pages.”

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About the Author
Konora is an apprentice with Ballet Idaho and previously danced with Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Professional Division and Texture Contemporary Ballet. Growing up, she danced iconic roles such as Sugar Plum Fairy and Cinderella.

Konora’s mother taught creative movement and ballet for decades and was honored to be chosen and recognized by her local City Council (2014) for embodying the spirit of partnership and commitment to children in our community for her work with young dancers. She’s breathed dance from every angle: child to pre-professional to adult ballet student, zoom student, dance teacher, dance mom, competition mom, ballet-school parent-guilder, audience member, recital planner, business owner, and board member.

Once Upon a Dance’s first pandemic creation, Dancing Shapes, has won several awards:
• 2021 Independent Press Award Winner
• 2021 15th Annual National Indie Excellence® Awards Finalist
• 2021 Next Generation Indie Book Awards Finalist


Miles & the Moon Cave: An Exciting Adventure Book

by H.H. Hauser

Explore An Adventure Full Of Wonder | An Exciting Middle Grade Adventure Book

Miles Dobbs is the only child to mining tycoon Thomas Dobbs. Abigail, Thomas’ new bride, is anything but loving and affectionate. The Step-Wolf, as Miles would come to call her, sees to it that Miles is sent to the most remote boarding school for boys in the country: St. Bellmore. Perched atop a winding, cold and windy mountain, St. Bellmore had a reputation for being the finest school in the country, but it was anything but that.

Mysteries begin to unfold right before the eyes of Miles and Wyatt, his best friend. As sinister plots unfold, Thomas manages to get members of a secret organization, known only as The Society, into the school to intercept The Guild’s underhandedness with Miles. Danger lurks at every turn, and it’s a race to escape St. Bellmore’s gloomy halls. With the help of Mrs. Carter, a member of The Society, Wyatt and Miles manage to rid themselves of the school; but this is only the beginning of the trouble that awaits them both at Dobbs Manor.

With Thomas away, the Step-Wolf is in full control of the household and she subjects Miles to the cruelest entrapment beneath the kitchen floorboards, in the cellar. Little does she know, that Miles is about to make the most fantastical discovery, and one that she had fought so desperately to make, herself. What the world knows about the constructs of space and science, is about to change forever.

Get ready to uncover what strange things Miles finds.

Miles & the Moon Cave is a great adventure book for 8-12 year olds.


Noah's Treehouse | If Not You, Then Who? Series

by Emberli Pridham

It's finally treehouse day! And seven-year-old Noah Fairley cannot wait to start building. But as Noah, Dad, and Grandpa get to work, they run into one problem after another. Determined to finish the treehouse in time for the meteor shower, Noah looks for inventions that will solve their problems and imagines helpful tools that he could invent.

If you like fun, informative, and factual kid’s books like The Magic School Bus, then you’ll love the new STEM series If Not You, Then Who?, a recent Amazon bestseller. The books are fun to read for both adults and children and can be read on multiple levels. Younger children will relate to the main storyline, while older children will enjoy diving into the backstory of the inventions. All children will be invited to imagine their own creations. The series aims to show that no dream is too big, and no dreamer is too small to succeed. 

Written by David and Emberli Pridham and presented by Dominion Harbor, a leading intellectual property firm, If Not You, Then Who? aims to teach children about the inventions and patents in everyday life, inspiring them to create their own.



What Good Luck Bad Luck

by Alex Horner

This superb book's message is to respect and love yourself- no matter what. Everyone is worthy of being loved. Acceptance of self is so important, and at times hard. The important question many ask is- am I good enough? This book answers that question with an unqualified YES! Diversity should be respected and everyone should be accepted for who they are. It feels so good to hear someone say, "I believe in you." It is a matter of high importance to believe in yourself. This is a great book for teaching children about self-esteem. Children will love this story and find it relatable. This fun book for ages 3-9 teaches children about how to appreciate what they already have instead of being jealous of what others have. Children will enjoy being reminded to choose themselves instead of wishing to be like someone else. The concepts are taught in a simple and direct way that children can understand. It is a serious theme that is taught in a delightful manner. It is fun to view the illustrations and read about the characters in this meaningful book about self-esteem and appreciation. It is a great message for all children and well worth discussing with them. It is important to teach children about character building, and to reinforce the concept of acceptance of self and of others, and of self worth. It is a profound theme that is told in a captivating and humorous way.


Night of the Purple Moon (The Toucan Trilogy, Book 1)

by Scott Cramer

Comet dust turns the moon a beautiful shade of purple, but it brings fatal consequences: adults across the globe drop dead. Can 13-year-old Abby fight to protect her siblings and survive the apocalyptic nightmare that lies ahead?

800+ 5-star reviews for The Toucan Trilogy (Night of the Purple Moon, Colony East & Generation M)


Ame Goes to Japan: A Book About One Cool Cat's Travels In Japan (The Travels of Ame the Cat 1)

by Mami Bacera

Visit Japan through the eyes of the self proclaimed coolest cat in the world

After years of living abroad, Ame now has the chance to visit his birthplace of Japan. His summertime fun is filled with visiting an onsen, Mt. Fuji, and even a gigantic Buddha statue, but his favorite part is the magical time experiencing a Japanese fireworks festival. 

Well, one of his favorite parts - don't forget about all the yummy foods he's able to eat!

Follow Ame's adventure and learn different facts and tidbits about the Land of the Rising Sun. Be prepared to learn some must-know Japanese words and phrases as well!



Thomas Holland Trilogy Prequel (Thomas Holland Series)

by K. M. Doherty

The prequel to the Award-Winning Thomas Holland trilogy. A short story providing the legend and backstory leading up to book one "Thomas Holland and the Prophecy of Elfhaven." The prequel also highlights Avani, one of the series' main characters, and the fateful event that set her and the adventure in motion. Plus, there's a teaser at the end: the opening scene from book one.


The Gemstone Chronicles Book One: The Carnelian

by William Stuart

When Aidan and Maggie find a fairy cross while rock-hunting with their grandfather, it's just an oddity. But when they discover there is an elf imprisoned in the stone and set him free, they and their grandparents, Nana and Beebop, are attacked by Dark Elves and forced to flee to the magical world of Celahir.

In Celahir, Findecano - the elf the children freed from the fairy cross - leads them on a quest to recover gemstones stolen from the Elven Bow by the Dark Elves. Without the restoration of the gemstones to the Elven Bow, the balance between good and evil in Celahir - and the human world - could tip toward evil.



by Andrew Avner

"A charming and engaging fantasy with characters readers will love and a strong positive message." –Kirkus Reviews

”Great messages for young people of love, acceptance, gender empowerment, honesty, friendship, and going after what one wants abound in Toro, Andrew Avner's one-of-a-kind, animal-populated novel for middle readers.” –IndieReader Approved

A story that evokes beloved films such as ‘Babe’ and ‘Ratatouille’

Alicía Catalina Cortés is a fast and fiery Spanish cow who desperately wants to run with the bulls in Pamplona—but since she’s a cow, tradition forbids her to partake in the fiesta of San Fermín. Through her journey, Alicía learns that to be noble and brave, she must follow her dream and her heart, even if it means defying tradition.

Toro is set in the colorful backdrop of Pamplona, Spain during the fiesta of San Fermín and the running of the bulls, famed as one of the most exhilarating, dangerous, and spectacular events around the world.



Clement: Boy Knight of Normandy

by Craig Hipkins

Clement is no ordinary thirteen year old boy. He lives in a castle in 12th century Normandy. After helping Adalbert on his quest to find a long lost treasure, Clement and his friend Dagena return for another adventure. This time, Clement must overcome the evil ambitions of his wicked uncle, Sven the Terrible! Prepare yourself for some medieval action and excitement that you will not soon forget. This is the first book in a planned trilogy. Clement and Dagena first appeared in the novel Adalbert.


Granny Can't Remember Me: A Children's Book About Alzheimer's

by Susan McCormick

"Unreservedly recommended." Midwest Book Review
Granny Can't Remember Me is a lighthearted picture book about Alzheimer's disease and dementia told from the perspective of a six-year-old boy, appropriate for children in preschool through early elementary school (ages 3 - 8). Granny can't remember that Joey likes soccer and rockets and dogs. Granny can't remember much of anything. But with Granny's stories of her Three Best Days, Joey knows she loves him just the same. Alzheimer's disease is more and more common, and many young children experience this sometimes scary and sad family situation. Granny Can't Remember Me shows a boy's acceptance and love for his grandmother despite this unfortunate illness.


The Color Of Our Hearts: Kids Rhyming Book About Racism!

by Sadie Gardner


Join Tyrone making new friends at the local park - and see him discover that people may have different color skin, but are all the same as him.

The Color Of Our Hearts is a cute and beautifully rhymed children's book that teaches children tremendous values that celebrates racial diversity. Join Tyrone and the gang who have the best day at the park and become friends for life and learn that no matter the color of your skin - it is about what is inside that truly matters.

Discover how tha gang:

Learn about cultural diversity
Learn the true meaning of friendship
Learn that helping anybody is good

And more valuable life lessons.

So, what are you waiting for? Click the Buy button now and enjoy this beautifully rhymed story!


Scaredy Bat and the Missing Jellyfish: An Illustrated Mystery Chapter Book for Kids 7-10

by Marina J. Bowman

Get the discounted ebook for 99 cents until 9/6!



She’s a smart little vampire. But she’s terrified of everything. Can she summon some courage, or will her class trip be ruined?



Twelve-year-old Ellie “Scaredy Bat” Spark would give her fangs to prove herself and become a real detective. So when she learns the jellyfish at the lake have vanished, she jumps at the chance to solve the puzzle. But if her fear of boggy water stalls the case, the park will close and her best friend’s dream of going to science camp will be dashed.

With only one day to unscramble the riddle, Ellie tries to ignore her dread of swimming and recruits her pals to help search for the missing jellies. Suspecting everything from pollution to sea monsters, the only clue they find is a furry brown rat dogging their heels.

Can Ellie swallow her fright and rescue the wobbly lost creatures?

Scaredy Bat and the Missing Jellyfish is the third book in the whimsical Scaredy Bat middle grade supernatural mystery series. If your family likes adorable heroines, stories of overcoming fear, and triumphing over bullies, you’ll love Marina J. Bowman’s enchanting tale.

Get Scaredy Bat and the Missing Jellyfish to bring the jiggly truth to the surface today!



Batty Bonuses!

- Detective Quiz Assessment
- Deep Water Fear Facts
- Suspect List Template
- Hidden Observation Details Sheet
- Discussion Questions





What People Are Saying

"As a homeschooling mom and a former certified teacher, I am always looking for delightful stories. This story didn't disappoint. I liked the fun way the book tests reading comprehension. There are quizzes and answers in the back, but it's done so the child considers himself to be a detective who notices the story "clues." Very well done. I look forward to the next story in the series." - EC Mama

For Fans of:
- A to Z Mysteries
- Nancy Drew
- The Hardy Boys
- Nate the Great
- Encyclopedia Brown
- Scooby Doo
- Legend of the Star Runner
- My Sister the Vampire
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer: A Picture Book
- Hotel Transylvania




Alligators: Photos and Fun Facts for Kids (Kids Learn With Pictures Book 1)

by Isis Gaillard

Do you want to be amazed by Alligator pictures?  Let's see color photos about Alligators!

You and your child will find pictures of Alligators in short simplified text for children learning to read or those who like picture books.

Alligators: Photos and Fun Facts for Kids is Book 1 of the Kids Learn with Pictures Series. This book is around a clear concept: see pictures of Alligators.

This is a stock photo book of animals that ASK QUESTIONS of the pictures shown to the reader to encourage interaction and responses from the child.

Be sure to read the other books in the Kids Learn With Pictures Series.



Scaredy Bat and the Sunscreen Snatcher (Scaredy Bat: A Vampire Detective Series Book 2)

by Marina J. Bowman

Solving crime, one fear at a time

Ellie “Scaredy Bat” Spark is a 12 year old vampire that loves solving mysteries, but is afraid of...everything. She's afraid of spiders, lakes, and loud noises -- just to name a few. And her pesky sister Penny never lets her forget it. But with a little courage and help from her friends, Ellie just might achieve her dream of becoming a real detective.

When Ellie finds out about a class trip to her role model’s favorite getaway, she can’t believe her luck. But soon Ellie discovers her special sunscreen is missing, and she feels like someone is out to get her. Ellie must overcome her fear of clowns (and disgust with garlic) to solve the mystery of the missing sunscreen...before she ends up with permanent blue dots all over. Or worse, misses out on the biggest class trip of the year.

Get this book and join Ellie on her mystery-solving adventure!

Scaredy Bat and the Sunscreen Snatcher is an imaginative chapter book for kids with themes of bravery, teamwork, and problem-solving. If you like supernatural intrigue, batty humor, and interactive crime solving, then you'll love Marina Bowman's fast-paced mystery.



Bonus Features

- Detective Quiz Assessment
- Clown Fear Facts
- Suspect List Template
- Hidden Observation Details Sheet
- Discussion Questions



What People Are Saying

"As a homeschooling mom and a former certified teacher, I am always looking for delightful stories. This story didn't disappoint. I liked the fun way the book tests reading comprehension. There are quizzes and answers in the back, but it's done so the child considers himself to be a detective who notices the story "clues." Very well done. I look forward to the next story in the series." - EC Mama

For Fans of:
- A to Z Mysteries
- Nancy Drew
- The Hardy Boys
- Nate the Great
- Encyclopedia Brown
- Scooby Doo
- Legend of the Star Runner
- My Sister the Vampire
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer: A Picture Book
- Hotel Transylvania



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