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).

Down with the Dance (Middle School Mayhem Book 1)

by C.T. Walsh

 

Middle School Mayhem: Down with the Dance is the first book in this action-packed, hilarious series.  

Meet Austin Davenport, whose fabulous luck landed him on this earth only eleven short months after his brother, Derek, putting them in the same grade. While Austin's brain power is unmatched, it appears as if his brother got all the athletic gifts and the family butt-chin, meaning their parents love Derek more than Austin, or so it seems. 

Join Austin on his journey through the tumultuous waters of middle school as he navigates the swampy and undeodorized hallways and explores the depths of the cafeteria's seafood surprise. 

Oh, and someone is plotting to take down the Halloween Dance, the one that Austin has his sights set on, so he can take Sophie Rodriguez, a girl way out of his league, but who doesn't seem to know it.  

Can he stay one step ahead of the new principal who has it out for him? Will Austin figure out who the perpetrators are? Will he save the dance in time? Will he wear a diaper on a stakeout?  

This first in a planned series of twelve will have you ROFLing like you never have before.  

The funny and fast-paced nature of this series is meant for middle grade and early young adult readers.  

Beware! This series has the tendency to turn reluctant readers into eager ones.  

 

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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.
 

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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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The Angry Dragon

by Michael Gordon


The International Bestseller, *Updated version
Audible special offer: get a free audiobook with Audible trial
Emotions & Feelings Series Book 3

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 very young kids about emotions" -- Jacob
"This is the best dragon 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 children 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 book for ages 3 5...grab it now while it's still available at this discounted price.

 

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The Sacred Artifact (The Young Alchemist Series Book 2)

by Caldric Blackwell

Determined to uncover the secrets of a mysterious artifact, fourteen-year-old alchemy student Craig Pike and his teacher, Cornelius, journey to the birthplace of alchemy to seek the advice of a wise, ancient alchemist named Quintus. With the help of a witty archer, Audrey Clife, they trek across dangerous lands, compete in a cutthroat tournament, and reunite with old friends. They soon find out the artifact is more powerful than anticipated, and they aren’t the only ones seeking to discover its secrets….

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The Swallows: Short popular fables with morals for children. (The Swallows Collection Book 1)

by Christy Astremsky


Are you looking for short funny poems for your children that will teach them simple life truths?

You are in the right place!

Among the popular fables for children, these are especially noteworthy. Simple texts of these children books are complemented by colorful pictures that will help a child understand the moral of each fable.

You can purchase these children books with Kindle Unlimited.

The Swallows collection includes five fables.

These stories will tell the kids about such virtues as courage, helping others and having confidence in their own abilities.

Also, children will see the results of cowardice and understand why people really fight.

These fables make fun of amateurs who pass judgment on what they don’t really know and incompetent critics who can only condemn others.

Children will learn how important it is to fight back in difficult situations and pursue their goals.

  • They will meet a cowardly Seagull who stopped flying because he was afraid of hardships;
  • A narrow-minded Hen who does not see beyond its own beak;
  • The Hare – an incompetent carpenter who bragged a lot but was completely inept;
  • The Crow who criticized everybody but made a fool of himself because he had nothing to show for his own work.

Welcome to the world of stories that will help your children do better in life!

Buy and read to your children those entertaining and educational books with fables for kids.

 

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Esme's Wish

by Elizabeth Foster


A warm-hearted, whimsical fantasy tale, with lashings of mystery, magic, and mythology, and prose that 'flows like water.' Prepare to fall in love with Esperance!  

 
"A fresh new fantasy, of an enchanting world." - Wendy Orr, New York Times best selling author of Nim's Island.  
 
When fifteen-year-old Esme Silver objects at her father's wedding, her protest is dismissed as the action of a stubborn, selfish teenager. Everyone else has accepted the loss of Esme's mother, Ariane - so why can't she? 
 
But Esme is suspicious. She is sure that others are covering up the real reason for her mother's disappearance - that 'lost at sea' is code for something more terrible, something she has a right to know. 
 
After Esme is accidentally swept into the enchanted world of Aeolia, the truth begins to unfold. With her newfound friends, Daniel and Lillian, Esme retraces her mother's steps in the glittering canal city of Esperance, untangling the threads of Ariane's double life. But the more Esme discovers about Ariane, the more she questions whether she really knew her at all. 
 
This fresh, inventive tale, the first in an MG-to-YA series, is suited to readers aged 10 years and over. 
  
Esme's Wish recently won first place in the fantasy category of the U.S. 2018 Purple Dragonfly Book Awards, which recognises excellence in children's literature.
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Ummu Loves to Walk

by Chidaabha Vyas

Join Ummu and his companion for a walk that ends in bedtime. Little readers will enjoy the subtle rhythms and beautiful hand-painted illustrations.

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The Tannenbaum Tailors and the Brethren of the Saints

by JB Michaels


USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR JB MICHAELS presents...
***READERS' FAVORITE BRONZE MEDAL WINNER 2017***

The action is non-stop. The threat ever present. Family bonds will be tested, friendships broken, and faith questioned; the faith that good always triumphs over evil.

The Spiritless return and press their advantage against Captain Brendan and his loyal crew of elves.

Ambushed, nearly defeated, the Tannenbaum Tailors face a threat they never could have anticipated with an origin that dates back over 2000 years.

Are you ready for this thrilling action-adventure? Because your journey into this world will be unforgettable, exhilarating, and unforgettable.

The Brethren of the Saints have arrived.


"A lively tale whose highly skilled, pint-sized heroes provide endless fun."- Kirkus Reviews

"FIVE STARS: Michaels is beyond imaginative; he takes the reader into a realm of marvel and wonder. The story is spunky, witty, humorous and filled with endless action. There is never a dull moment". - Cheryl Rodriguez for Reader's Favorite

"FIVE STARS: You’ll find yourself cheering on the sweet Tannenbaums to save Christmas and their identities, while secretly wishing the entire world could meet them! A very highly recommended family Christmas tale event!" - Emmy, Goodreads Reviewer

"This book is packed with a sense of adventure and exuberance and leaves you wanting more when it is finished." - Ionia Martin, Readfulthings blog

 

 

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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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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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