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).

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.

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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)

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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!

 

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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.

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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.

 
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Toro

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.

 

 
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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.

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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.

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

by Sadie Gardner


A PERFECT BOOK FOR PARENTS AND TEACHERS TO TEACH KIDS ABOUT RACIAL DIVERSITY

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!

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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

 

 

 
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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.

 

 
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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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Into the Hare Wood (The Gates of Aurona Book 1)

by Tonya Macalino


The family curse just slipped out of the shadows and into their backyard...

Instead of spending summer break splashing in the pool, Hannah and Cameron Troyer find themselves solemnly guarded by ranks of neighborhood cats and haunted by a madman from the woods.

Did Dad forget to tell them something about their ancient Italian ancestors?

And can Hannah and Cameron unravel the secret on their own before the madman takes his revenge?

"Clang, clang, clang:
The sword against the golden gate.
The treasure waits within."

Click now to join the Troyers in Book One of the Gates of Aurona series!
Recommendedfor ages 8-12.


"reminiscent of the Chronicles of Narnia or the Dark is Rising series...Into the Hare Wood is charming from the outset." - Portland Book Review

"Macalino weaves together our world with mythic reality artfully, and the illustrations are perfect for the tale." -Elizabeth Metz, Amazon Vine Voice

"Engaging, imaginative, and just the right amount of spooky!" - LyP, Amazon Reviewer

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Born to Be Different!: For all the special little kids in the world!

by John Ignatius Rigoli


Ollie didn’t know he was a big weirdo… not until the day other kids made fun of him.

Ollie went home and he put away his costumes. He put away his capes. He closed the door on the special world he created and said goodbye to all the friends only he could see. Ollie was going to be “normal” - no different than all the other kids in the world. No one would ever laugh at him again!

But Ollie had a problem. Ollie wasn’t LIKE all the other kids in the world.Ollie was born to be different!

And so were you.

 

 

"Born to be Different" is a love-letter from a doting grandfather to his beloved grandson - and a welcome reminder to all the kids in the world that being different is exactly what makes you so very special!

 

 
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Adam Undercover, The Presidium Files

by Aaron Foster


A LitPick.com Top Choice award winner!

Adam Locke’s latest stunt finally gets him expelled from the ninth grade and shipped off to a stuffy private school. When it turns out to be an undercover organization in need of fresh operatives, he and his new classmate Emma begin their clandestine training. Intrigue, danger, and adventure follow the pair around the world as they learn how to use the gadgets, technology, and tactics at their disposal. During their country-hopping education, they uncover a grave threat to their new way of life and the organization itself. Can a pair of teenagers contend with an international criminal intent on revenge?

 
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Annalynn the Canadian Spy: Terrible Tissues (AtCS Book 1)

by Shawn P. B. Robinson

 

Ten-year-old Annalynn has just been hired as a spy.

Two men and two women break into Annalynn's home and steal a box of tissues, literally from under their noses. No one can imagine why someone would do such a thing, but Annalynn has been put on the case.

Her country needs her, but does she have what it takes?

Laugh your way through the adventure of a lifetime as Annalynn embarks on her new life as a Canadian Spy!

 

 
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Orgo Runners (Books 1-4) (Orgo Runners Collection Book 1)

by Leslie, Amy

 

Go on dangerous missions and battle vicious beasts with Fayth and her friends - in a future ice age.

Dive into this thrilling adventure series for children aged 7 and over.

Prepare to be gripped! Follow Fayth and her friends, along with their ORGO companions, on their first four dangerous missions. Plus, get an EXCLUSIVE sneak preview of Book 5!

The First Run (Book One)

14-year-old Fayth is a champion! Along with her friends, she races animals known as orgo in order to survive the aftermath of a new ice age. But, when Fayth’s friend is caught stealing, she has an awful choice to make…

Let her friend face a fate worse than death with his captors, or agree to make a dangerous journey delivering food supplies.

Join Fayth, Ink and Megg as they embark on their first deadly mission with their orgo companions.
Find out if their skill at riding orgo will help Fayth and her friends succeed!


Glider Attack (Book Two)

Could you survive another mission?

As champion orgo racers, Fayth, Ink and Megg were chosen to transport food supplies. Yet they had no idea how much danger they faced. Join them on their second mission to Scorr Tanta. Along the way, they are ambushed by a mob of greedy gliders from Eklips territory.

Will they manage to overcome this latest crisis? Will the supplies reach the people of Scorr Tanta on time?

Seacrawler (Book Three)

What if doing the right thing put your life in danger?

Fayth, Ink and Megg have a difficult choice to make when an enormous sea-creature gets stranded at the harbour! Megg wants to make sure that the seacrawler is safe, and she'll do everything she can to help it. But, when Fayth chooses to help Megg instead of going to work, she manages to get herself into a heap of trouble with the wardens.

Is Fayth pushing her luck too far this time? Is time running out for the 'Orgo Runners'? Will they be punished for refusing to take food to Scorr Tanta?

Legend Of The Orgo (Book Four)

Find the answers you've been looking for...

When Ink's orgo becomes ill, he asks Cedric to help her get better. But, during their visit to Cedric's barn, both Ink and Megg get more than they bargained for. Through Cedric's stories, Ink and Megg learn about how the orgo evolved, and it isn't what either of them expected! Join the Orgo Runners as they find out about Tobus, Calli and the Legend Of The Orgo.

Where did the orgo come from?

How did they evolve?

What is the reason for their extremely long necks?

Why did they get so fast?

Expect the unexpected in this 'Orgo Runners' story!

Book 5 PREVIEW (Wild Whomphorn)

Be there when a group of angry whomphorn escape Eklips territory. What will happen next?

 
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The First Run (Orgo Runners: Book 1)

by R.J. Furness


Go on dangerous missions and battle vicious beasts with Fayth and her friends - in a future ice age.

Dive into this thrilling adventure series for children aged 7 and over.

14-year-old Fayth is a champion! Along with her friends, she races animals known as orgo to survive. But when one of Fayth’s friends is caught stealing, she has an awful choice to make…

Let her friend face a fate worse than death with his captors, or agree to make a deadly journey delivering food supplies.

Join Fayth, Ink and Megg as they embark on their first mission with their orgo companions. Find out if their skill at riding orgo will help Fayth and her friends succeed. Their lives depend on it!

Discover the orgo in this gripping, action-packed story full of adventure and fantastic creatures! If you love BEAST QUEST & ASTROSAURS—you will adore ORGO RUNNERS.

What Readers Are Saying About 'Orgo Runners'...

"This is an amazing story. I was gripped!" Edward, age 6

"Awesome!" Noah, age 7

"The book was amazing! It was creative and full of action." Reuben-Troy, age 10

 
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Poseidon's Storm Blaster: (The Legend of Pineapple Cove 1)

by Marina J. Bowman


Pineapple Cove is just like any other island town. Well, except for one thing... It has a secret.
One that Kai and Delphi must uncover if they hope to save their town from a terrible threat.
Will Kai and Delphi uncover the secret in time to save their town?

Get this book to find out and share the gift of imaginative adventure with your kiddos!
Download yours now!

And don't forget to search for the pineapples hidden throughout the vibrant illustrations in each chapter.

Poseidon’s Storm Blaster is an enchanting chapter book for kids with themes of bravery, kindness, and friendship. If you like mysterious islands, reimagined mythology, and cute animal side kicks, then you’ll love Marina Bowman’s imaginative adventure.
 

Special Offer


For a limited time, we are offering a FREE Audiobook version of the Legend of Pineapple Cove: Poseidon's Storm Blaster. Find out how to get yours at the front of the book.

What Others 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

 
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Power Up

by Jessie Mattis


Eleven-year-old Lexi has learned all there is to know about God … or so she thinks until Miss Kate arrives and shakes up Kids’ Church with her new ideas. As if it’s not enough that Lexi has to get her history grade up or miss out on the class trip with her friends, her new relationship with the Holy Spirit is suddenly put to the test when a family crisis strikes. Can Lexi trust that God is good in the middle of all this pressure?

 
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