Amazon FREE and Discounted Children’s Ebooks (Friday, June 21)

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4th Of July Quiz Game Book: Independence Day Super Challenge

Larissa Larsen

Price: FREE

This quiz book is suitable for all ages and will be particularly popular for social groups around Independence Day celebrations. It’s educational and fun to play at family gatherings as well. The short summary of the truth about Independence Day is an interesting addition to the quiz and is followed by useful suggestions for supporting worthwhile projects. The book is written in a cheerful, conversational style and gives a pleasant, upbeat experience. I enjoyed it.

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4th Of July Quiz Game Book: Independence Day Super Challenge is a fun and educational way to celebrate our nation’s beginnings. If you are looking to discover a great way to pass the holiday time or just a fun filled summer family activity, this short quizette book will keep players engaged and informed.

Want a quick fun quiz game to play at an Independence Day party or outing? History teacher needing an awesome teaching game tool?

Look no further. This patriotic little game is centered on the lore and history of our nation’s birthday. It’s a great little brain teaser to take a few minutes to challenge yourself or let you act as the head of ceremonies at your own July trivia game.

The questions are designed from “oh-so-easy easy” to “I really didn’t know that!” levels. The quiz can be played for all ages levels. You can easily guess by choosing the correct answers from a list of multiple choices. Don’t worry. You’ll know if you hit the mark!

Whether you are right or wrong, it’s so much fun to see if you really are an “An Independence Day Hero.”

Included In The Fourth of July Game Quiz Book:

– Fun Facts and Lore About Our Nation’s Holiday
– Score Board to Mark Your Place in July History
– Summary of the Holiday: Facts- Fiction-Traditions – Celebrations
– Great Family and Group Ideas to Celebrate Independence That Make a
Difference

Perfect for the whole family or youth groups, this can be a wonderful way to give away prizes for the most answers guessed correctly or maybe incorrectly.

Great as an exciting trivia game to play on a picnic or waiting for that Main Street parade, the 4th of July Quiz Game Book will allow kids of all ages to learn the unknown, the bizarre and mysterious facts about the traditions and celebrations of the birthday of our nation.

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History for Kids: A History of Ancient Athens for Children

Charles River Editors

Price: FREE

This book is intended for children but is perfectly suitable for anyone wishing to know about the Greek city of Athens.

Ricky Kimsey

*Includes pictures.
*Profiles some of the most famous Athenians, including Pericles, Plato, Socrates, Aristotle, and more.
*Includes a Table of Contents.

“We are children of the Greeks.” – Alexander the Great
In Charles River Editors’ History for Kids series, your children can learn about history’s most important people and events in an easy, entertaining, and educational way. Pictures help bring the story to life, and the concise but comprehensive book will keep your kid’s attention all the way to the end.

Dominated to this day by the sprawling white marble complex of the Acropolis, Athens is a city which is immensely and rightly proud of its past. For a period of roughly three centuries, the polis of Athens stood, if not in a position of unchallenged supremacy among the cities of Hellas, then at the very least among its three most important polities. Its fledgling Empire, though small by the standards later set by Alexander or the Romans, or even by those of its ancient enemy Persia, nonetheless encompassed cities as far afield as Asia Minor and Southern Italy, a remarkable fact considering such expansion was achieved by the inhabitants of a single city and its immediate surroundings, rather than by an entire nation.

In virtually all fields of human endeavor Athens was so much at the forefront of dynamism and innovation that the products of its most brilliant minds remain not only influential but entirely relevant to this day. In the field of medicine, the great physician Hippocrates not only advanced the practical knowledge of human anatomy and care-giving but changed the entire face of the medical profession. The great philosophers of Athens, men like Aristotle, Socrates, and Plato, interrogated themselves with startling complexity about the nature of good and evil, questioned the existence of divinity, advocated intelligent design, and went so far as to argue that all life was composed of infinitesimal particles. Great architects and sculptors such as Phidias produced works of art of such breathtaking realism and startling dynamism that they later formed the driving force behind the resurgence of sculpture during the Renaissance and served as masters to artists such as Michelangelo, Bernini, and Donatello. The plays of dramatists such as Aristophanes not only displayed an acerbic wit and a genius for political satire so pronounced that their works continue to be performed – and topical – to this day, but served as the inspiration for virtually all playwrights from Shakespeare to the present day. And this does not take into account the host of equally brilliant mathematicians, natural philosophers, historians, astronomers and politicians that the city’s great schools nurtured and produced.

History for Kids: A History of Ancient Athens for Children comprehensively covers the history and culture of the famous Greek city-state, looking at their religious, political, and military past, and examining all their accomplishments. Along with historic artwork depicting important people, places, and events, your kids will learn about Athens like never before.

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Queen-a-Bella Finds a Best Friend (An Illustrated Children’s Picture Book about Tolerance and Making New Friends)

Lisl Fair

Price: FREE

I’m a father of three young kids and have read literally DOZENS of tall piles of board books and picture books over the years. From those hundreds of visual tomes, I can count on both hands the number of books that I and my kids still talk about today.
Quality children’s books such as “Rainbow Fish” or “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” or “Stellaluna” are few and far between. Additionally, children’s books tend to be WAY overpriced are simply too forgettable.
Not so with Queen-a-Bella.
This is a charming little story that will initially engage your children, yet it also contains positive messages your child will grow into regarding the power enduring friendship, perseverance and acceptance.
Incredibly, the author packed all of that into a book with less than 20 pages and 800 words.
Did I mention the awesome artwork??? The characters are richly and consistently drawn, they are vibrantly colored and the images beautifully complement the story – any child will love reading this book!

Salvatore Constantino

If your child loves stories by Margaret Wise Brown, Alison Green, and A.A. Milne, your child will enjoy this endearing tale about an imaginative little rabbit who wants a best friend more than anything else in the world told by Lisl Fair.

Meet Queen-a-Bella, the fluffy rabbit in her favorite red tutu and follow her on her quest to find a best friend.

Extract from book:

“No, I can never be your best friend. You’re soft and downy and I’m all smooth and scaly. It will never work. We’re too different.”

Queen-a-Bella stamped her foot on the rock. “Well, that doesn’t matter ’cause friends love each other just the way they are!”

More about the book:

– Storyline contains a great educational lesson about the value of true friendship. You can use this story to teach your child how to make friends and appreciate differences between people.
– Includes 15 gorgeous illustrations, guaranteed to captivate your child’s imagination
– Is suitable as a read aloud book for preschoolers or a self-read book for older children

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I’m posting the following two discounted books because they are Newberry Medal books at a great price. As always, please do your own research and use your best judgement before giving these to your children.

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Walk Two Moons (Trophy Newbery)

Sharon Creech

Price: 99 cents

I wasn’t paying attention to the Newbery debates the year “Walk Two Moons” won. In my own humble opinion, after reading this book, I can’t imagine how any other was even seriously considered a contender. “Walk Two Moons” is a book as infinitely wise as it is funny. The rare book that can serve up a rousing good story while teaching you a little about the very nature of life, death, loving and grieving. This is a book ostensibly written for children but so incredibly mature that after finishing it you just sit staring at the picture of author Sharon Creech on the book flap thinking over and over in your head, “How did she do it? How did she do it? How did she do it?”

E.R. Bird

“How about a story? Spin us a yarn.”
Instantly, Phoebe Winterbottom came to mind. “I could tell you an extensively strange story,” I warned.
“Oh, good!” Gram said. “Delicious!”
And that is how I happened to tell them about Phoebe, her disappearing mother, and the lunatic.

As Sal entertains her grandparents with Phoebe’s outrageous story, her own story begins to unfold–the story of a thirteen-year-old girl whose only wish is to be reunited with her missing mother.

In her own award-winning style, Sharon Creech intricately weaves together two tales, one funny, one bittersweet, to create a heartwarming, compelling, and utterly moving story of love, loss, and the complexity of human emotion.

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The Witch of Blackbird Pond

Elizabeth George Speare

Price: $1.99

I found this book in Jr. High, and have read it four or five times since then. I recently reread it again, and was completely drawn into the story. I couldn’t put it down, and I already knew how it ended. The characters are sympathetic and interesting, especially Kit. You can help but root for her to find some happiness in her new life. The plot is engrossing, with several sub-plots expertly woven through the book. And the time and place of the setting is brought to life in such an amazing way it feels like you are actually in the town of Wethersfield.
This book is so engrossing that anyone will love it. And the theme about judging others will stick with you long after you’ve read the last page. I can not recommend this book highly enough. Ms. Speare is an excellent author.

Mark Baker

Kit Tyler is marked by suspicion and disapproval from the moment she arrives on the unfamiliar shores of colonial Connecticut in 1867. Alone and desperate, she has been forced to leave her beloved home on the island of Barbados and join a family she has never met. Torn between her quest for belonging and her desire to be true to herself, Kit struggles to survive in a hostile place. Just when it seems she must give up, she finds a kindred spirit. But Kit’s friendship with Hannah Tupper, believed by the colonists to be a witch, proves more taboo than she could have imagined and ultimately forces Kit to choose between her heart and her duty.
Elizabeth George Speare’s Newbery Award–winning novel portrays a heroine whom readers will admire for her unwavering sense of truth as well as her infinite capacity to love.

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