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).

Sam's Top Secret Journal: Book Two-Sam's Secret Island

by Sean Adelman

Sam is an eight-grade girl living a regular life, enjoying her family, school and traveling. She doesn't feel different but sometimes others treat her differently because she has Down syndrome.
Sam's private journal chronicles what begins as a summer vacation...and turns into a brand new adventure, filled with friendship, mystery and a secret island. Dr. Sean Adelman crafts this second book in the series with themes of diversity, acceptance and growing up. Readers will laugh, learn and hold their breath along with Sam as a simple stay at the beach becomes more exciting than she ever imagined.

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The Orphanage of Miracles (The Kingdom Wars Book 1)

by Amy Neftzger

Perhaps everyone could use a miracle, but very few will find the one they truly need.

Amid a war torn land, hidden deep within an enchanted forest, hides an orphanage where miracles abound. It s a magical place built by a resolute king who is determined to defeat an evil sorcerer waging bitter war against his people. Victory just might take a miracle, and so the orphanage may very well hide the key to winning the war.

A young girl named Kelsey also desperately needs a miracle. She embarks on a quest to find the mysterious and hidden orphanage. Along the way she s joined by several traveling companions, including an over-sized snow leopard and a boy who cannot speak. In a land enchanted, it's difficult to know the difference between what's real and what isn't ... and what a true friend looks like. Join Kelsey and her companions as they embark on an extraordinary adventure and a quest unlike any other.

The Orphanage of Miracles is a work of fiction that examines the concept of miracles and what it takes to find or make the one you need.

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YOUNGTIMER: TIME FLIES

by G. G. FULTON

A TIME MACHINE IN THE HANDS OF A 12-YEAR-OLD!

WHAT. COULD. POSSIBLY. GO. WRONG?

Best friend's Carly and Patti are happy to have the summer off from school, and are determined to make the most of it.

Carly's time machine is calling their names!

In between saving her "only" brother, Brad, from a difficult situation involving a 6'6", 275 pound linebacker, and a run in with the school drama queen, Carly and Patti are off on more great adventures as they carry out Carly's big plans: I Heart Grampa; Time Flies; Extra Extra Hunger; and De-Bully Lulu.

Come along for the ride to non-stop fun and adventure.

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Classics on Stage: A collection of plays based on children's classic stories

by Julie Meighan

Classics on Stage is a collection of ten plays adapted from popular and cherished works of children’s literature. This is a unique collection of scripts that will entertain and educate readers. The plays are written with a sense of fun, which will engage and delight children of all ages. The plays in the collection are:
The Wizard of Oz
Alice in Wonderland
How the Leopard Got His Spots
How the Elephant Got His Trunk
The Happy Prince
The Selfish Giant
The Canterville Ghost
Peter Pan
Pinocchio
Around the World in Eighty Days

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Angels Club (One Kid, One Horse, Can Change the World)

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Hola, Cuties! I’m Jacinda Gonzalez, almost twelve. Although I think I’m pretty nice, not to mention way cool and one of the most knowledgeable people in all things horse, I just can’t make any friends in my new school. The only things flying my way are totally rude insults. The horseback riding therapy farm where I volunteer becomes my perfect escape from mean bullies. And when Angel, a scrawny, muddy American Curly, shows up as rescue, no one but me can see her potential and lovableness, so I take her on as a project horse to get her ready for sale. But, the thing is, I don’t want them to sell her. She’d be so perfect for therapy. So perfect. Now, if only I could prove it.

Anyway, Angel’s sugar-candy personality inspires me to be sweet in spite of bad things happening to me. So, of course, I can’t resist the urge to make the world a whole lot brighter. Come on in and see how I do it!

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Santa Claus vs The Aliens

by james cardona

In this fast paced, Children’s holiday science fiction adventure, Edwin, a fourteen year old and an odd character dressed as Santa Claus attempt to stop aliens and save the planet in 1950’s Manhattan.
When Edwin cuts his finger, dripping a few drops of blood onto a bone-colored tracking device he becomes a target of a group of aliens that think he holds the secret to the human race’s defeat. The only person who seems to know what to do is a fat man wearing a Santa Claus suit and he somehow seems to know just a little too much.
Who is he and why does he know so much? Where did the aliens come from and what are they after? Can a Fourteen year old wandering the cold, empty streets of Manhattan late on Christmas Eve and an odd character dressed as Santa Claus stop the aliens, save the planet and discover the true meaning of Christmas?

Readers are calling it “packed with humor, action” and “adventure” and “intelligent and thoroughly enjoyable.” Grab hold of this children’s science fiction Christmas adventure and take a wild ride.

One day, Edwin’s father, Fundy, witnesses a strange object falling out of the sky. When he realizes a person is in it, he helps the red suited man pull his strange vehicle out of the muck with his horse, Paulo. As Santa flies off, he accidentally drops his ring.
After his encounter with the strange man, Fundy and his wife move to the United States, hoping to find happiness, but instead they eventually get divorced, placing Edwin in a children's home when neither of them could take care of their son. When Edwin is dropped off at the children’s home, Fundy gives his son his most prized possession, the Santa’s ring.
Several years after his divorce, Fundy has remarried, has a little girl, acquired a decent job, and wishes for Edwin to come back home. Whether for rage or guilt, Edwin cannot bring himself to do this. He feels as though his home is no longer his own, as if a strange woman is living there. Edwin knows that he will no longer see his father and actual mother together ever again, but it's just not right to him.

Called, “an absolute gem of a story aimed at our 8 -10 yr olds,” it brings “a wonderful slant to a timeless classic” that seems to have always lived around Santa Claus and the gift of Christmas, bringing us closer to that Original Christmas.

As the aliens chase Edwin through the cold, dark streets on Christmas Eve, steadily getting closer and closer, you will run with Edwin as he tries to determine what in the world is going on? Who are those people that are chasing him? Why does Santa seem to know about Edwin being tracked?
Amid the dashing through a city to escape strange people chasing him, our hero discovers things about himself that he has never known and learns just how valuable family really is.  During the fight between Edwin, Santa Claus and the aliens, our hero learns just how much difference loyalty and friendship can make and that family values are the real gifts that Christmas brings.

A holiday Christmas tale about a dysfunctional family coming together married to a science fiction adventure involving an alien scouting party prior to a full scale alien invasion, this one is sure to please middle grade students and adults alike. Set in a 1950’s Manhattan, the book has a retro feel but the situations and family conflicts are timeless. A brisk, fast paced and entertaining novel that constantly engages the reader with new developments, Santa Claus vs the Aliens is full of tense situations interspersed with fun, laughs and comedy.

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Its A Dogs World (Name That Doggy): Dog Book for Kids

by Speedy Publishing

The best method for getting a child to engage in learning is to give them subjects that they are already interested in and use it as a vehicle to teach them. It could be a favorite book or even a pet. Therefore, if they are interested in picture books, the books that contain dogs can be used to develop their imagination. At this point, a parent or teacher can ask them to imagine stories about the dogs that appear in these books.

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Interstellar Space Journey: Space Book for Kids

by Speedy Publishing

The latest movie about traveling between galaxies has sparked many people's interest in its potential. Unfortunately, the film is not really designed for a child's mind. Thus, a book about interstellar space exploration can help them see how wondrous the idea is for mankind. It may help push them in a direction of work or passion that they never considered before. Young minds need inspiration, and a story about the stars may push them that way faster than ever before.

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Insecto-Pedia (Insects Of The World): Insects, Spiders and Bug Facts for Kids

by Speedy Publishing

Have you ever watched a child play outdoors? If you have then it is a certainty that you have seen them play with all the creepy crawly there are around. Children seem to be drawn to the world of insects. An Insecto-pedia world picture is the perfect way for your child to see that there are more insects in the world than just the ones in your back yard. You can sit your child down and explore the world with them. See the excitement on their face as they see all the colorful insects that they have never seen before.

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Frogs Being Froggy (Frogs of the World)

by Speedy Publishing

A picture book about frogs can work wonders for a child's imagination. The child will leave the book with a deeper understanding about frogs and can then go and imagine what life is like for frogs. If children are prompted to, then they can draw or write about what life might be like for frogs. They may even make up stories with frogs in them. Children have rich imaginations and a picture book about frogs will only feed that imagination.

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Flipperrific Big Book Of Big Fish (Whales, Dolphins etc)

by Speedy Publishing

When children look at fish in a nature book, they will see that there are beautiful colors and shapes of the various fish that live in oceans and lakes. They can use their imagination to create their own fish to put in a different habitat or one that eats other types of food than fish normally eat. Children can make aquariums at home with real fish that they get at a pet store so that they can see how they live in a habitat with water.

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Fifty+ States Of The USA In Living Color

by Speedy Publishing

Knowing where a person lives is a vital part of growing up and understanding the world in general. By allowing a child to see an illustrated book containing the 50 states in the USA, the child will learn not only about his or her own state, but about neighboring states. This allows them to further understand the world outside of what they know, but prepares them for school and understanding the importance of knowing where one lives. Instead of only giving paragraphs and text, the book shows pictures of the USA and present information in an easy to understand way.

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Fastest Animals Of The World: Super Fast Animals

by Speedy Publishing

Children are often intrigued by certain characteristics of animals. Because of this, children that are interested in fast animals will be more engaged in activities involving their favorite speedy animals. At this point, a children's book about fast animals can be used as a tool for imaginative purposes. The children can be asked questions about the subjects of the children books and then asked to give scenarios and stories about what they think the animals are doing.

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Famous Inventors & Inventions: Children's Books (Books For Kids Series)

by Speedy Publishing

Famous inventors and the inventions they develop is a fascinating area of historical study that is usually far too advanced for young children. However, a Famous Inventors & Inventions Picture Book breaks that information down in a way that is interesting and engaging to young boys and girls. Instead of pages and pages of text that makes no sense to them, children can see a picture of the inventor alongside the invention they created. This helps to begin laying the foundation for this knowledge in children at a young age and may even spark their interest and imagination in this area.

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Egyptologists Guide Book For Kids: Awesome Kids Travel Book

by Speedy Publishing

Does your kid love to see the world but is not old enough to fly in a plane yet? What is it about flying to Egypt that your kid would enjoy? Your kid will love a guidebook to show kids the glowing pyramids of old that are kissing the desert sands in the distant horizon. It is great for a kid to learn about the ancient mummies and see what they look like back then. Kids can also learn about the culture and the history of the ancient valley of the kings and queens and look at maps and diagrams showing the importance of these locations for modern Egyptology today.

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Dinosaur Facts For Kids: Children's Dinosaur Books

by Speedy Publishing

A child would enjoy a Dinosaur Facts for Kids Picture Book because children naturally want to obtain knowledge and enjoy learning. Dinosaurs are very interesting to children and children often like to learn new things about them. Seeing the photos in the book will stimulate the child visually while they can also listen to someone read the dinosaur facts to them or read the facts themselves. There are so many different types of dinosaurs that children will be very attentive while reading a Dinosaur Facts for Kids Picture Book. Kids of all ages would enjoy a Dinosaur Facts for Kids Picture Book!

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Deadliest Animals On The Planet: Deadly Wildlife Animals

by Speedy Publishing

As adults, it is our responsibility to ensure that our children are provided with the proper platforms for learning about our Earth and everything within it. As our children's brains are able to soak up information at tremendous rates, we should do everything we can to get them started on their education as soon as possible. At the same time, we should be sure to ensure that they are able to enjoy their childhood with fun at the same time. A Deadliest Animals on the Planet Picture Book will give them a better understanding of why they should not stick their hands through the zoo's gates when visiting.

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Crocodiles And Alligators Mega Monsters

by Speedy Publishing

Alligators and crocodiles that are featured in books can be real and somewhat scary or whimsical as in cartoon characters. If a child is interested in actual alligators, then parents or teachers can use nature books to have the child imagine what the alligator is thinking. The same is true for whimsical alligators in picture books. Because kids are already interested in the subject they are able to develop their imaginations by being asked about scenarios that involve their love of the creature.

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China In Color: Fun Facts and Pictures for Kids (All About China)

by Speedy Publishing

Children will find a book about China very interesting. This will introduce children to a new way of life. This will also introduce children how children in China live on a daily basis. This will make children use their imagination to the fullest extent. Children will also be able to find out about different types of food that were never introduced to them. Children can also see how technology effects China on a daily basis. This will be a book they read again and again.

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Bugs of the World (Creepy Crawly Encyclopedia)

by Speedy Publishing

Why would a child enjoy a Bugs of the World (Creepy Crawly Encyclopedia) Picture Book? Some children would love a "Bugs of the World (Creepy Crawly Encyclopedia)" Picture Book because of the many sizes, shapes and colors of the bugs discovered that would be featured inside the book. Many children enjoy exploring the world; such as checking out farm animals, dogs and cats, flowers and trees; so why would they not also love looking at colorful pictures and diagrams of bugs? This book fuels a child's imagination and desire to learn more about the world in which they live. By reading and looking at this book they can find out how important bugs are to our planet.

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