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).

Diary of a Snoopy Cat (Inca Cat Detective Series Book 5)

by R.F. Kristi


Read the hilarious and breathtaking antics of Inca and her family of furry friends as recorded through the eyes of Inca a Siberian Kitty. Inca decides to start a Diary! A heart-pounding saga unfolds as she keeps the reader thrilled recording her detective exploits.

When Inca and family move to London from Paris, they make a whole new set of friends, including Monk, a Blue Russian cat and Terrence, a Golden Retriever who ably and bravely assists his world-famous detective owner, Solo. Inspired by the adventures of her new friends, Inca sets herself the task of becoming the world's best cat detective and begins to keep a diary of her exploits.

When Monk arrives one evening, with news of a meeting to take place later that night, Inca is excited and can't wait to attend. She is told of a perilous journey that must be undertaken by Solo and Terrence, who are to travel to the Himalayas, to search for the missing Raoul, a friend who had failed to return from an expedition.

The departure of Terrence means that Inca can take on her first proper job; the baffling incident of Mr. Finchley's missing will. But does the young cat have what it takes to crack the case and save the tormented and ferocious Rottweiler - Boss? And can she do it without the help of the wily old Retriever?
 

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131 Conversations That Engage Kids

by Jed Jurchenko


This book is for everyone who longs to help their kids pause their electronics, grow their social skills, and develop lifelong relationships through highly engaging conversations!

In this book, you will discover:

• Why conversations matter and connecting with others is important.
• Three strategies to engage kids and keep the conversation going.
• Five tools to help children develop their social skills.
• How to use conversations to guide children toward positive change.

Then, dive into 131 creative, engaging, and fun conversations that will get your kids talking. This book is for children who desire to build face-to-face connections that develop into life-long friendships. It is also for parents, foster parents, teachers, coaches, youth pastors, mentors, and everyone who wants to help their kids to connect in an increasingly disconnected world!

Conversation Starters Include:

• If the zoo offered to let you keep one exotic animal as a pet, which animal would you take home with you?
• If you were principal of your school for a day, what is one school rule that you would change?
• No two snowflakes are exactly alike. No two people are the same either. What is something that makes you unique?

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Puzzled: An exciting adventure story for kids ages 9-12 and teens

by P.J. Nichols

Peter, an exceptionally clever junior high school kid, is pulled into an adventure where he and a few friends have to solve a series of very challenging riddles and puzzles. Peter’s mind, which has an amazing talent for problem-solving, is needed to save the world.

This adventure sure is a big change from what Peter typically deals with in life: He gets called geek and nerd by everyone in the cool group. He tries to hide his love for learning, in a hope to stick out a little less. He fantasizes about a girl who is out of his league.

Peter and his friends must solve every confusing riddle and challenging puzzle they face. If they can’t, a powerful supernatural being will cause immense destruction and devastation…

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Serendipity Mystery: Diary of a Snoopy Cat (Inca Cat Detective Series Book 7)

by R.F. Kristi

An artifact gone missing. A jungle full of clues. Can one cat detective save a national treasure?

Inca the Siberian Kitty can’t wait to add Sri Lanka to the list of places she’s explored. But before her paws touch the sandy beaches, she learns a local museum needs her crime-solving skills to track down a stolen ancient sword. With her trusty diary in tow, Inca leaps whisker-first down a trail of clues that leads her deep into the wild jungle.

After getting a little help from a baby elephant and her not-so-distant leopard cousins, she learns about the country’s rich history and just how important it is to restore the sword to its rightful place. With her furry family and new friends by her side, Inca can feel she’s close to getting her claws on the sword… but it’ll take teamwork to save a priceless piece of history.

Serendipity Mystery is the 7th standalone children’s book in the Diary of a Snoopy Cat series, which is purrfect for kids ages 7-12. If you and your child like new cultural experiences, animal detectives, and tales of teamwork, then you’ll love R.F. Kristi’s globetrotting adventures.

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Great Cape o’ Colors – Capa de colores: English-Spanish with pronunciation guide

by Karl Beckstrand

(Language learning) “This is a magic cape!” A career/color picture book adventure: Explore colors—and daring jobs—with full text and pronunciation guide in both Spanish and English (for ages 3 years & up ESL/ELL). Count the careers, colors, cultures, and costumes, or dress up! Learn some color theory and make a game of pretending to be all the different characters (try on costumes). Comes with online extras: ChildrenEarn. “Bright illustrations.…excellent for teachers.” – Maritza Mejia, author/educator.
Get this read aloud children’s book with black and Hispanic superheroes (girl, boy; Easy to read & level 1 ESOL/ESE) in Spanish-only with pronunciation guide, English-only, coloring book, soft or hard cover, or ebook versions. 100 words—double for bilingual—in dyslexic-friendly font by award-winning author Karl Beckstrand, illustrated by John Collado.
Careers for Kids (multicultural) series - #4; Others in the series: Bright Star, Night Star: An Astronomy Story; Ma MacDonald Flees the Farm; The Bridge of the Golden Wood: A Parable on How to Earn a Living. Bilingual mysteries by Beckstrand: Crumbs on the Stairs, Sounds in the House, She Doesn’t Want the Worms. 28-page, 8.5"x8.5" grow up adventure book for reluctant readers. “Ésta es una capa de colores mágica” para niños (de 3 años y arriba). Worldwide rights © May 2018, Premio Publishing & Gozo Books; online secrets: PremioBooks; Baker & Taylor, B&N/Nook, Brodart, EBSCO, Follett, Gardners, iBooks, Ingram, Kindle/Amazon, Library Direct, Mackin, Walmart online. LCCN: 2018932695, JUV009020, FOR026000, JUV006000, JUV051000, JUV071000, FOR007000, JUV011010, JUV011030, JNF013020, JNF020011, BUS012000; hard cover ISBN: 978-1732069619, soft ISBN: 978-0692220986, eISBN: 978-1370809332

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The Angry Dragon

by Michael Gordon

The International Bestseller, *Updated version

Why Dragons So Angry? Despite our best efforts, reality doesn't always meet our expectations. There is no need to be upset or mad.


Here's what readers are already saying about this amazing picture book:

"A must for any quick-to-tantrum kids" -- Kim

"'This is a good starting point to chat to a very young child about emotions" -- Jacob

"This is the best book for the ever-shifting moods of preschool kids. " -- Sam

George has a pet dragon called Joe. Joe always gets angry when he doesn't get what he wants, or when things don't go his way. Little boy tries to show his friend, that being angry is not normal. In the end, Dragon understands that treating others with kindness is the best way to go.


Warning: Cuteness Overload!
This childrens book contains illustrations of a cute dragon. Lots of them. Enjoy these little sweeties, perfect alongside beautiful rhymes.


You and your kids will love this kids book...grab it now while it's still available at this discounted price.

 

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Jake, Lucid Dreamer

by David J. Naiman


“A fantastical tale with a powerful message” raves SPR.

12-year-old Jake has been suppressing his heartbreak over the loss of his mother for the past four years. But his emotions have a way of haunting his dreams and bubbling to the surface when he least expects it. When Jake learns how to take control in his dreams, he becomes a lucid dreamer, and that’s when the battle really heats up.

Using his wits to dodge bullies by day and a nefarious kangaroo hopping ever closer by night, Jake learns about loss, bravery, the power of love, and how you cannot fully heal until you face your greatest fear. This uncompromising novel is a magical yet honest exploration of emotional healing after a devastating loss.

Grab your copy today!

This moving story is in the genre of magical realism, a type of storytelling popularized by acclaimed authors such as Neil Gaiman, Rebecca Stead, Katherine Applegate, Wendy Maas, and Roald Dahl.

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In The Land of Broken Time: The Incredible Journey

by Maria Evan et al


Full-Color Edition!

Join the time travel adventures of Christopher, Sophia and their retriever, Duke, as they find themselves in a hot air balloon that flies them to Fairyland. They meet good and evil scientists, as well as a dubious gnome. Through this book you will learn about measuring time, creatures that never get old and about friendship. You will also learn how to make your own clocks!

This is a story for children from 6 to 12 years old, but their parents might find it interesting as well.

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THERE ARE: Rhyming Reflections Concerning Animals' Whereabouts

by G. Ray Funkhouser et al


Who likes to rhyme? Answer: EVERYBODY. We rhyme all the time, with verse better and worse. Every day we word-play. So THERE ARE: Rhyming Reflections Concerning Animals' Whereabouts is a barrel of fun for everyone.

Did you know that THERE ARE sharks in the parks? Minks in the sinks? Whales in the pails? And where do you suppose elephants are?

With 58 different animals, 35 whimsical drawings and sketches, and 37 rhyming challenges, kids from age 4 on up will learn about animals, increase their vocabularies and give their imaginations a workout. Children, moms and dads, grandparents, aunts and uncles, one and all will have a ball fitting rhymes to this menagerie of critters.

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Happy Skills For Happy Kids: Ten bright ideas that help kids feel glad!

by Jed Jurchenko

Help your kids bust stress and be happy! This children's activity book will guide you on the journey. 


Original rhymes, colorful pictures, and illustrated actions aid kids in learning and practicing ten happy skills. The next time that your child feels anxious, sad, or mad, he or she can use these bright ideas to begin to feel glad. 

This children's book includes a bonus section for adults. Parents will learn why coping skills work and discover creative ideas for helping their kids practice them throughout the week. 

Help Your Kids Be Happy 

This book teaches ten coping skills. Every skill is introduced with a simple rhyme. Engaging illustrations demonstrate how each coping skill is done and encourage kids to practice with the characters in the book. The parenting chapter provides additional information on how coping skills work and ideas for helping kids get the most out of each idea. 

Kids will love the colorful pictures, creative rhymes, and engaging actions. Parents will appreciate the opportunity to help children brighten their mood and be happy. This combination of a children's activity book and parenting book is perfect for parents, teachers, coaches, and mentors. Its aims to help kids ages 3-8 to practice new coping skills, reduce anxiety, and feel happier! 
 
 


Don't wait! Help your kids be happy with this hands-on children's book that both parents and kids will love!

 

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Zip & Milly: Big Water

by Alex Valentine


Dear Human,

My Human, the Old Lady (that’s her name) is a Russian scientist. Old Lady made a huge scientific discovery: found the key to my eternal youth. Or even to immortality, if we like.

Old Lady made herself immortal first. I don’t blame her. Next, Martha-the-White-Rat. Then, me and my sister Milly—we trace our pedigree through the purest blood lines of Bavarian-born Spaniels. But then she stopped.

My other siblings look all aged by now. But at my 17, I look no more than three or four. My sister Milly got stuck at puppy age.
We follow our relatives on Facebook, and we are saddened that Old Lady did not make them immortal too. That she keeps it a secret. And I am so worried about my friend Fox Theodore. He is at the hight of his financial and physical might now, but I know he will age. My best friend.

I once tried to unlock the Secret. Me and Raccoon. (Raccoon’s a human, but he is sort of my buddy.) Big mistake. Lots other Humans came coveting the Secret too; lots of unpleasantness and funny stories. Mostly unpleasantness.

In the aftermath, Old Lady had to flee—and I got misplaced. All my own fault. Now I’m trying to get found.

Have you seen my Old Lady? You’d recognize her: her hands and face are way too young, plus she always clips her amber brooch. If you see her, tell her where I stay:
7 White Goose Lane,
Ducklingburg, South Duck
United State of America

P.S. Tell her from me that she is the very finest Human in the whole world and that I am very lonely here without her.

Zip, the Spaniel Dog



Zip & Milly adventures is a story of two Spaniel dogs published week by week.

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Mission Clockwork 2: The Dark Deeps

by Arthur Slade

 

There’s danger hidden in the depths...

Transforming his appearance and stealing documents from foreign embassies is all in a day’s work for young Modo, an elite British secret agent. A trickier task is figuring out his relationship with the beautiful Octavia, his fellow spy.

Their latest mission—to discover why ships are mysteriously sinking in the Atlantic—seems impossible. There are rumors of a new and powerful underwater weapon—a submarine with a mad captain at the helm. The French are only a few clues away from finding it, so Modo and Octavia must get there first. But the ocean hides secrets much darker and more deadly than they’d ever imagined.

The Dark Deeps is a gripping read filled with treachery, suspense, and brilliant Victorian inventions. This stand-alone novel is the second book in the award-winning Mission Clockwork series.

Start the adventure… buy The Dark Deeps today!

Previously published as The Hunchback Assignments: The Dark Deeps.

 

 

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The Boy Who Painted the World: A Middle Grade Novel

by Melody J. Bremen

This ebook is discounted for a short time only.
Indigo is a boy with a dream.
He spends his mornings in a refrigerator box, his afternoons shoveling snow, and his nights in the basement of a homeless shelter. But during every free moment, he draws and dreams of becoming a famous artist.
His best friend Jade looks after him, but she is arrested for shoplifting and he’s left all alone. With his box of pencils under his arm, he sets out on a quest to search for Jade and discovers a whole new world… full of the art he loves.
His journey brings him friendship, family, and the courage to hold onto his dreams.
A novel for children ages 9-12.

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The Third Kind of Magic (Crow Magic Book 1)

by Elizabeth Forest

Can one twelve-year-old girl fight a witch?

Exiled from her village for using accidentally using advanced magic, Suli must either become a wise woman or be shunned as a witch.

Apprenticed to the wise woman Tala, Suli’s magical education is cut short when a witch kidnaps her teacher to learn the secret of shape-shifting.

Suli discovers she too has inherited the shape-shifting ability; she learns to fly and to talk to animals.

Then the witch asks Suli to make a terrible choice: Suli must live with the witch as her apprentice, or she’ll never see Tala again.

But if she agrees, she’ll be called a witch for the rest of her life.

“The two things I dreamed of doing as a child were to fly and to talk to animals. This marvelous children’s book brought this reader back to that happiest of times when everything was possible and wishes could come true.”

Ginny Rorby, winner of the American Library Association’s Schneider Family Book Award for her novel, Hurt Go Happy, a novel about a chimpanzee who uses sign-language.
 

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Phoebe's Heron

by Winnie Anderson

PHOEBE’S HERON, the story of 12-year-old Phoebe Greer, is set in Colorado in 1900. Her first-person narrative begins when Phoebe, her family, and Nurse Daisy arrive at their new cliff-top cabin in the foothills of the Rockies. They have moved from Denver hoping that the fresh air will heal Phoebe’s mother’s tuberculosis.

While Phoebe wants nothing more than for her mother to get well, she misses city life in Denver and her best friend Lisbeth, whose parents own Denver’s finest millinery store, where the two girls have spent hours in front of the looking-glass parading with fancy feathered hats on their heads.

Phoebe loves to draw. Her father gives her a sketchbook, and she soon meets Jed, a local boy. However, young Jed is a plume hunter, a commercial hunter of birds. He desperately wants to find a great blue heron, whose feathers were in great demand for women’s hats.

Gradually, the two youngsters become friends. Jed shows Phoebe the delights of the natural world in the Colorado Rockies, and their friendship deepens.
On her own one day, Phoebe sees a magnificent great blue heron in the creek, which she sketches in her book. But she does not tell Jed about seeing this bird. Then, Phoebe’s mother grows worse, and soon, all will change.

This is a lovely, lyrical story about discovery and friendship, and ultimately the courage to take a stand for something greater than oneself.

WINNIE ANDERSON holds an MA in Writing from Johns Hopkins University, and has had stories published in 
various children’s magazines. This is her first novel. She lives in Baltimore, MD, and Evergreen, CO. Her website is WinnieAndersonBooks.com.

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The Bridge of the Golden Wood: A Parable on How to Earn a Living

by Karl Beckstrand

(Entrepreneurship, business) “Masterful … An immensely appealing book because of its readable style … and its realistic but soft Asian-style illustrations.” – Crystie Cook, poet. A child with a knack for solving problems helps some hungry fish and finds a treasure. Illustrated folk tale teaches how to spot opportunities to help others and make money; comes with ideas for businesses; money-making activities; and online resources on finding customers, managing money, job ideas and moving up in an organization (for ages 5 and up). Young children will be captivated by the story; older ones will want to apply the things they learn.

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Kitty Born at Sea: A Kitty Adventure

by Donna Mae Smith

Ages 9-12: Kitty grows up at sea and learns to understand humans. Kitty lives a funny and adventurous youth and even learns a little geography and history on the way. This middle grade book is descriptive, informative, and heartwarming.

Kitty learns to protect the big boat, Betty, and travels from the Gulf of Mexico to the Chesapeake Bay with Captain, Momma, and Rod. Kitty also longs for adventures he will one day find on land. That one day comes on the Mobjack Bay. Find out how Kitty's decisions shape his life changing adventure! Let Kitty warm your home and heart!

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Ryan to the Rescue

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Ryan the Corgi was a happy dog -- until his family moved. The dogs at his new school aren't as nice as his old friends were. Some of them are even downright mean to him. Can Ryan learn how to turn the tables on the bullies?

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Frostborn (Thrones and Bones Book 1)

by Lou Anders

Fantasy fans of Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson and John Flanagan’s Ranger’s Apprentice series will embrace this first novel in an adventure-filled, Viking-inspired series by a debut author.
 
Meet Karn. He is destined to take over the family farm in Norrøngard. His only problem? He’d rather be playing the board game Thrones and Bones.
 
Enter Thianna. Half human, half frost giantess. She’s too tall to blend in with other humans but too short to be taken seriously as a giant.
 
When family intrigues force Karn and Thianna to flee into the wilderness, they have to keep their sense of humor and their wits about them. But survival can be challenging when you’re being chased by a 1,500-year-old dragon, Helltoppr the undead warrior and his undead minions, an evil uncle, wyverns, and an assortment of trolls and giants.
 
Readers will embark on a sweeping epic fantasy as they join Karn and Thianna on a voyage of discovery. Antics and hair-raising escapades abound in this fantasy adventure as the two forge a friendship and journey to unknown territory. Their plan: to save their families from harm.
 
Debut novelist Lou Anders has created a rich world of over twenty-five countries inhabited by Karn, Thianna, and an array of fantastical creatures, as well as the Thrones and Bones board game.


Praise for Frostborn:
"A fun, fast-paced, and highly enjoyable tale." -Garth Nix, bestselling author of the Abhorsen trilogy

"The most delightful fantasy I have read in ages. . . . Put me on the waiting list for book 2!" -Amy Plum, international bestselling author of the Die For Me series

*"...a powerful, fast-paced tale... The setting is rich, the characters well-defined, and the danger ever-paramount." -Publishers Weekly, starred

"Future fans of Tolkien and George R.R. Martin can happily cut their serial-fantasy teeth on this first book of an eventual series." -Kirkus Reviews

"...an excellent choice for readers new to the genre. The themes of staying true to oneself, teamwork, and individuality will resonate with readers." -School Library Journal

"...this accessible fantasy brings together two very different children bound by common goals." -Booklist


From the Hardcover edition.

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Halloween Writing Prompts: 13 Spooky Activities For Kids (Aspiring Author Series)

by WJ Scott

13 Spooky Writing Prompts to ignite your imagination.
Bats and cats, owls and howls, trick-or-treat, hosts and ghosts.
Kids, have fun this Halloween by creating spooky stories to scare your family and friends.

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