One of our most loved/read posts is Finding Free Kids Books Online -- so I thought we should create a special Holiday Edition as our gift to you!
So many families are traveling at this time of the year, but that doesn't mean you can enjoy a story with you kids, or 'bring along' some seasonal favorites.
The following links will take you to FREE online editions of great kids holiday books for reading on your iPad, Kindle, computer or smartphone!
Plus, we've got a few 'treats' that feature holiday audio books too!
Christmas & Winter Picture Books
Top of our list this season is a wonderful online kids site: We Give Books!
We Give Books is an amazing online site with all kinds of great children's literature -- for FREE!
I encourage you to visit and set up a free account - as you & your child read books, We Give Books will donate to a charity of your choice (reading and helping someone out!). They are online so you can read books on your iPad, laptop, computer or any other internet-enable device!
The 'Featured' bookshelf at We Give Books currently includes the following titles:
(click on the text link for the Free version of the book)
An amazing version of The 12 Days of Christmas set in Africa
Jan Brett's The Three Snow Bears
Jan Brett's The Mitten
Project Gutenburg also has a wonderful Children's Christmas Bookshelf!
These are all vintage or classic stories, poems and children's books that you probably can't find at the library or bookstore.
Books can be read on iPad, laptop and Kindle!
Twas the Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore
Barnes & Noble also has a few Nook picture books:
The Snow Cat by N.A. Oswald
Chapter Books & Read-Alouds
Are you looking for one of these Christmas classics to read to the kids this year?
Project Gutenburg has downloads for your computer and Kindle:
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry (also with an audio version)
Life and Adventures of Santa Claus by L. Frank Baum
The Young Readers section at Classic Reader
also has some great vintage books for the season! These books are best read on an iPad or laptop.
And if you have a Nook, Barnes & Noble also has a few titles for older kids:
Santa's Greatest Gift by Rebecca Whitecotton
A Camp Edson Christmas by Cynthia Davis
Holiday Audio & Kids Music
If you'd rather listen to a book, there's also a great selection of FREE downloads for your iPod, iPhone, Android, Kindle & mp3:
(the text link will take you to a download for the audio file)
A Christmas Carol at iTunes
Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus at Books Should be Free
The Gift of the Magi at iTunes
Little Women (with a great Christmas chapter) at Books Should be Free
The 5 Little Peppers and How They Grew (also a few great Christmas-themed chapters) at Books Should be Free
The Enchanted Castle at Books Should be Free
The Christmas Angel at Books Should be Free
And our last little treasure this season --
Kiddie Records Weekly is a really fun site with vintage Christmas music!
Remember those old records -- yes, records! And some of the songs sound like a record with that scratchiness. There are some great old songs and carols that kids will enjoy, along with the cover art.
Try starting at Week 48 with the Assorted Holiday Singles!
Wishing you all a Wonderful Holiday Season!
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