Monday, June 3, 2013

Great Free Classics for Kids -Kindle

I really do love classic children's literature.  What I love even more is FREE classic children's literature!    I decided to invest in a $99 Kindle to save time and money (on late fees at the Library!).  So, I thought I'd post some of my favorite Authors for you to consider reading with your kids this summer...

I love all the Arthur Scott Bailey books (some are written with Harry L Smith).  They are free for your Kindle from use this link to get to them  here.  Stories like The Tale of Solomon Owl, The Tale of Master Meadow Mouse and The Tale of Henrietta Hen and so many more!  These are imaginative fun stories of various animal characters told with skillful creativity.  I think I have all his books downloaded onto my Kindle at this point!

I also love all the Thornton W. Burgess books!  They too are mostly free for your Kindle from and you can use this link to get to them here.  Also in the spirit of animal tales spun fancily and fun with title such as The Adventure of Johnny Chuck, The Adventures of Old Mr. Toad and The Adventures of Prickly Porky and so many more!  These too I have all downloaded onto my Kindle.

The last nugget I'll leave you with is the free books by Clara Dillingham Pierson and F.C. Gordon.  They can also be had for free on and you can use this link to get to them here.  They are in keeping with animal stories for kids that capture their imagination as well.  Four favorite titles are Among the Forest People, Among the Meadow People, Among the Night People and Among the Pond People.


  1. Thank you so much for the links. Most appreciated~!!

    The Paper Maid

  2. Great, we will have to check out the links! My children are enjoying reading on their ipods and my Nook recently. I prefer old fashioned books, but the e-readers are convenient for downloading a book in seconds or taking on a road trip, with less books to actually pack and plenty to read.

  3. Awesome list classic books for kids! You can't beat free books. Thanks so much for sharing! Hope to see you at True Aim.

  4. We are from another time, I think (oh, just 5 years ago or so =) because we still do not have any e-reading device! I think that these free books are such a great resource, though! Thanks for sharing them on Trivium Tuesdays! Oh, we've ready Among the Forest People and really enjoyed it! I got the free text off of Project Gutenberg and just printed out the stories to read =)

    1. Thanks Amy - I was reluctant to enter the electronic world and still really limit it with my daughter - I like the feel of a book in my hands and probably always will over an electronic reader -but the kiddo's love them - so I guess it's a way to marry the present with the past - buy a Kindle Reader and only load Classic Books! Ha :)

    2. "Only Load Classic Books" that's so funny! Yes, that does sound like the perfect solution =)