Need more reading material? Amazon have teamed up with publishers to offer extra books for free on the Kindle app, so you can download and read them with no charge.
There's a great mix to choose from, including children's stories, phonics and Oxford Reading Tree books, classic fiction, and new fiction for adults.
I use my phone to read, and the kids use their Fire tablets, so I'll be downloading some titles for them today.
Free Comics For Kindle
Fancy some free comics? You can now get loads of free Comic Book Day ebooks for Kindle*, and once you download them they're yours to keep. There are dozens available, including Marvel, DC Comics, Doctor Who, gaming comics and more, some for children and others for adult readers.
It's also well worth downloading the Amazing Spider-Man Masterworks Vol. 1* as it contains issues 1-10 of the original Spider-Man comics by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko from 1963. For a limited time this is free of charge for Kindle, when these volumes usually cost £13.69.
Free Oxford Reading Tree Biff, Chip & Kipper Books For Kindle
If your kids' school uses the Oxford Reading Tree scheme at school you'll be pleased to know that Amazon have made some of the Biff, Chip and Kipper books free on Kindle so they can carry on learning at home. Here's the Biff, Chip & Kipper books that are currently free at Amazon:
- Floppy Did This*
- A Good Trick*
- The Enigma Plot (Time Chronicles)*
- First Stories: Level 2: Dad's Birthday*
- First Chapter Books: Time Runners*
- Let's Recycle*
- Funny Fish*
Amazon Classics Free Kindle Books
Amazon have a selection of classic novels*, for both adults and children, that are free to download and keep on the Kindle app. For children there are classic tales like Treasure Island and The Secret Garden, while adults can enjoy free copies of titles like The Great Gatsby, Wuthering Heights and Dracula*.
When I Lose My Temper / Listening To My Feelings ebooks
These books could come in very handy with children still in lockdown at home! TheWhen I Lose My Temper* ebook is free for Kindle for a limited time only, and it's a children's book to help talk about anger and feelings for ages 3 to 5 years.
Also free is the Listening To My Feelings* ebook, again for younger children to help them deal with their emotions and feelings.
Free Joe Wicks: Veggie BBQ Kindle eBook
Joe is already helping out families with his daily YouTube PE lessons for kids, and now's he's helping in the kitchen too, with this free recipe book. The Veggie BBQ: 10 brand-new Lean in 15 recipes book is now free to download and keep for the Kindle app.
Sesame Street Free eBooks For Kindle
You can now get dozens of Sesame Street eBooks for free, so that the youngest children can read, learn and have fun with their favourite characters. Some of these books were previously priced up to £11+, so to snap them up for free is brilliant. The free Sesame Street books range from simple picture books, early learning numbers and letters, up to short stories, and longer stories for older ones.
Free Kindle App
Gone are the days when you had to buy a dedicated Kindle device to read e-books, as you can just download the free Kindle app* on most smartphones and tablets, and start reading straight away.
- Click here for the free Kindle reading app* for iOS, Android, Mac and PC.
Kindle Unlimited Free Trial
New Kindle users can get a 30 day free trial of Kindle Unlimited* which gives you access to millions of titles for a monthly fee. Just sign into your Amazon account and click here to see what Kindle Unlimited offers are available to you. If you're eligible for the free 30 day trial you can sign up now and start reading straight away, and you can cancel at any time within the trial period to avoid the £7.99 per month free.
Free Kindle Books
There are always hundreds of free ebooks for Kindle* available, but those tend to be self-published titles by new authors, and while they're definitely worth browsing for hidden gems these new free offerings are from established authors and aren't usually available without charge.
Looking for more educational content for the kids? Check out our guide to free online resources for kids.