Amazon FREE and Discounted Children’s Ebooks (Friday, May 3)


The Day I Met Dr. Seuss

Anne Emerick

Price: FREE

I wasn’t sure what I would think about this book at first. In some ways my inner child was screaming “you can’t make a book about Dr.Seuss and make it rhyme like a Dr.Seuss book and then make it your own. Hate admitting when I’m wrong but this time I was. This book is well written and entertaining and fun to read. Much like the featured author in this book, the story has a plot and although it rhymes from beginning to end, it never gets boring. I loved the forward the author put in this book as it was humble and honest and gave you a real sense of how much she cared about this work. Everyone in Whoville should be proud of this work that honors this fine creator of fiction. Loved it.

Ionia Martin

The Day I Met Dr. Seuss tells the funny rhyming story of Annie G. Magee, a young girl who wants to meet Dr. Seuss and find out what makes him so unique. Not content to simply write to Dr. Seuss, Annie travels to his house, summons her courage and knocks upon the door. Dr. Seuss is not at home, but Annie isn’t ready to give up quite yet.

If you’ve ever read a Dr. Seuss book and thought, “I wonder where he got his ideas from?” or ever wished you could have met Dr. Seuss, then I hope you enjoy Annie’s adventure.

While the events in the story never occurred, the facts about Theodor Seuss Geisel are historically accurate and outlined in the book’s postscript.

This story was one of the first Anne Emerick ever wrote and in 1990 she sent a copy to Theodor Geisel (Dr. Suess) to be sure the story would not offend him in any way. He replied that it did not.

The Day I Met Dr. Seuss includes an author’s note with the story behind the book’s publication, a tale that should encourage any unpublished author with a string of rejection letters.

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PEQUENA THE BURRO Hispanic Heritage Children’s Picture Book

Jami Parkison

Price: FREE

I buy children’s books from Amazon because the 6 year old next door is so proud when she reads my Kindle. This is far beyond her kindergarten reading ability, so maybe I could read one to her for a change.
This is a wonderful story, believing in yourself. Absolutely wonderful.
I do wish that Amazon, or the author’s themselves, would include an approximate reading level in the book descriptions. Please don’t put the reading level on the front of the book. Sometimes when children are told they’re slow or working below grade level they just decide to quit. I taught math for 30 years and have seen it.
One year my 8th grade classes were leveled and a special book purchased for the lowest level. Some of the class was vocal about their anger. They asked WHY.
I told them the board thought they had dog food for brains, then pulled out an old algebra book and taught them the first lesson on one step equations. You never saw a class work so hard!!
As the bell rang, I asked the class if they trusted me. What do you think they said?
We had to use the book the board bought from time to time, but the slow class learned everything their counterparts did. I usually taught the slow class the new material first. They just loved asking the students in regular 8th grade math if they needed help with their homework.

Vicki Woodard

This version of PEQUENA THE BURRO includes all the luminous illustrations just waiting to enchant children of any age, and especially the read-to set.

If the text-only version is better for your needs, then please click on PEQUENA THE BURRO in the Text-Only Version for the serious young reader – ages 6-9.

Happy reading in either Version.

PEQUENA THE BURRO will help promote an appreciation of diverse heritages and emphasize the bonds that unite all people.


Explore the uniqueness of every child’s cultural inheritance.

When Pequena is feeling ordinary, and inadequate because she is “only a burro,” a wise friend reminds her that being a burro is a great gift. He recalls the strength, the steadfastness, and the capacity for work that were the burro’s important contributions to the building of Mexico. With a clearer vision of who she is, Pequena transforms doubt into determination. She will inspire children to do the same. Pequena the Burro will help promote an appreciation of diverse heritages, and emphasize the bonds that unite all people.

“I’m only a burro,” says Pequena. “Useless as a broken toy. Common as a dishrag.” With that moment of self-doubt our shaggy little heroine begins a journey of self-discovery that will speak to any child who has ever wondered, Who am I? Where did I come from? Where am I going?

Pequena’s wise friend Sabio tells her about the strength, the steadfastness, and the capacity for hard work that were the burro’s important contributions to the building of Mexico, and Pequena soon gets a chance to call upon that heritage and to prove that being a burro is a great gift.

Mexico City is the setting for Author Jami Parkison’s inspiring story, and the heritage of that metropolis leaps from every colorful page. Award-winning illustrator Itoko Maeno presents a grand tour of Chapultepec Park-a cultural treasure from the time of the Aztec emperors-and creates a festive grand finale for Pequena’s story at the Dia de la Independencia parade in the historic heart of the capital city.

Pequena will introduce children to the heritage of the burro and of Mexico and spark their curiosity about the “gold and silver shoes” of ther own heritage.

A SURPRISE and added bonus is the “Enrichment Information” which includes lots of facts about daily life in Mexico City. This is fascinating detail that did not make it into the story itself, but is very rich in interesting description.

A second big plus is the “Letter to Parents and Educators” which includes many relevant questions and comments to facilitate conversation with young readers about the message of the story…the importance of heritage. So even though on the surface this is just an engaging story for children, it is also truly helpful in a real way.

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Mr. Khan’s History Lesson – Volume 1 (Zoo Academy – English)

E.W. Taylor

Price: FREE

Great Kids book but I liked it too! I seen this book for granddaughter and bought it to read to her today on Christmas. We loved it! She stayed interested all the while I was reading to her which is unusual for most children her age (4yrs). Reading it really got me interested also. The author has done a great job keeping the story simple but interesting. Certainly my granddaughter and I recommend this book.


In this fantastic first story in the Zoo Academy series, Mr. Khan, an elephant and expert in History, takes our characters Emily and Jack on a whistle-stop tour of the wonders of Ancient Rome.

From Romulus to Julius Caesar and all the way through to modern-day Italy with a little help from Lydia and George, Zoo Academy’s resident Geography specialists, this is a great book to ignite your child’s interest in history. Told in a way that is informative and fun in equal measures, this book is a great way for children to feed their imagination whilst building a passion for literature and history.

Finishing with a fun quiz, ‘Mr. Khan’s History Lesson’ is positioned at children up to the age of 11, but is a great book for kids of all ages.

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The Original Children’s Illustrated Masterpiece THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS [Illustrated & Annotated]

Kenneth Grahame

Price: 99 cents

The Original Children’s Masterpiece THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS [Illustrated & Annotated] With BONUS Entire Audio Narration

The Wind in the Willows is a classic of children’s literature by Kenneth Grahame, first published in 1908. Alternately slow moving and fast paced, it focuses on four anthropomorphised animal characters in a pastoral version of England. The novel is notable for its mixture of mysticism, adventure, morality, and camaraderie and celebrated for its evocation of the nature of the Thames valley.

In 1908 Grahame retired from his position as secretary of the Bank of England. He moved back to Cookham, Berkshire, where he had been brought up and spent his time by the River Thames doing much as the animal characters in his book do—namely, as one of the most famous phrases from the book says, “simply messing about in boats” —and wrote down the bedtime stories he had been telling his son Alistair.

The Wind in the Willows was in its thirty-first printing when then-famous playwright, A. A. Milne, who loved it, adapted a part of it for stage as Toad of Toad Hall in 1929.

Main characters:

Mole – A mild-mannered, home-loving animal, and the first character to be introduced. Fed up with spring cleaning in his secluded home, he ventures into the outside world. Originally overawed by the hustle and bustle of the riverbank, he eventually adapts.

Ratty – Ratty (actually a water vole) is cultured, relaxed and friendly, with literary pretentions and a life of leisure. Ratty loves the river and takes Mole under his wing. He is implied to be occasionally mischievous and can be stubborn when it comes to doing things outside of his riverside lifestyle.

Mr. Toad – The wealthy scion of Toad Hall. Good-natured, kind-hearted and not without intelligence, Toad inherited his wealth from his late father. Spoiled, conceited, and impulsive, he is prone to obsessions and crazes (such as punting, houseboats, and horse-drawn caravans), each of which in turn he becomes bored with and drops. His motoring craze eventually sees him imprisoned for theft, dangerous driving and gross impertinence to the rural police. Several chapters of the book chronicle his daring escape from prison.

Mr. Badger – Gruff and solitary, who “simply hates society”, Badger embodies the “wise hermit” figure. A friend of Toad’s late father, he is uncompromising with the disappointing Toad yet remains optimistic his good qualities will prevail. He lives in a vast underground set, part of which incorporates the remains of a buried Roman settlement. A brave and a skilled fighter, Badger helped clear the Wild Wooders from Toad Hall with his large cudgel.

Otter and Portly – A friend of Ratty with a stereotypical “Cockney costermonger” character, the extrovert Otter is tough and self-sufficient. Portly is his young son.

The Gaoler’s Daughter – The only major human character; a “clever, wise, good girl” she helps Toad escape from prison.

The Chief Weasel – The story’s antagonist. He and his band of weasels, stoats, and ferrets from the Wild Wood plot to take over Toad Hall.

Inhabitants of the Wild Wood – Weasels, stoats, ferrets, foxes and others, who are described by Ratty thus: “all right in a way… but… well, you can’t really trust them”.

Pan – A god who makes a single, anomalous appearance in Chapter 7, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn.

The Wayfarer – A vagabond seafaring rat, who also makes a single appearance. Ratty briefly considers following his example, before Mole manages to persuade him otherwise.

Squirrels and rabbits, who are generally good (although rabbits are described as “a mixed lot”).

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Peter Pan

J.M. Barrie

Price: $1.99

This book is an adaptation of the classic novel “Peter Pan.”
Join Wendy, John, and Michael Darling as they follow Peter Pan, the boy who never grows up, to a world where fairies live and children can fly. But beware — danger abounds in this magical land of mermaids, Indians, and fairy dust. Captain Hook and his pirate crew want all children to walk the plank, especially Peter Pan.
This easy-to-read adaptation is guaranteed to hook beginning readers not yet ready to tackle the original.

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