Free, Instant eBooks for Children!

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If you are looking for eBooks that your kids would enjoy,
whether you want to download children’s books on a computer or some other type of device or to keep kids reading, there are a few places that have children’s books that are available to download for free, instantly!

gutenbergThe Project Gutenberg of Canada has a variety of novels and picture/story books for children to choose from. They have reading materials on the computer so that children’s imaginations are developed, as well as their sense of adventure.

How to read the books on the internet: If you want to read them online, click on the link that says HTML or Text beside the title.
HTML zipped and Text zipped will download to a computer, which you may choose to save or open it right away.
Text zipped opens and saves in a Notepad document.
Some books say “HTML and text” it goes to a different page with links to choose to read it online or download to a device.

More Children’s Picture Books can be found here:
Have fun reading and discovering these favorites from

Hans Christian Anderson :
The Tinder Box
Little Claus and Big Claus
The Princess on the Pea Thumbelina
The Travelling Companion
Leslie L. Brooke:
Johnny Crow’s Garden
The Story of the Three Little Pigs
The Golden Goose Book, being the stories of The Golden Goose, The Three Bears, The 3 Little Pigs, Tom Thumb, with numerous Drawings in Colour and Black-and-White
Ring O’ Roses: A Nursery Rhyme Picture Book with numerous Drawings in Colour and Black-and-White

Walter Crane :
The Absurd ABC
An Alphabet of Old Friends
The Frog Prince and Other Stories
The Song Of Sixpence Picture Book containing Sing a Song of Sixpence; Princess Belle etoile
An Alphabet of Old Friends: with the original Coloured Designs By Walter Crane including a preface and other embellishments

Walter de la Mare :
The Dutch Cheese
A Penny A Day
The Scarecrow
The Lovely Myfanwy
The Three Sleeping Boys of Warwickshire

Wanda Gág :
Snippy and snappy
Snow White and the seven dwarves

Hugh Lofting :
The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle
Dr. Dolittle’s Circus
Dr. Dolittle’s Garden
Dr. Dolittle in the Moon
Dr. Dolittle’s Return

Beatrix Potter :
The Tale of Peter Rabbit
The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin
The Tailor of Gloucester
The Tale of Benjamin Bunny
The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle
The Tale of the Pie and the Patty Pan
The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher
The Story of Miss Moppet
The Tale of Tom Kitten
The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck
The Tale of Samuel Whiskers or, The Roly-Poly Pudding
The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies
The Tale of Ginger and Pickles
The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse
The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes
The Tale of Mr. Tod
The Tale of Johnny Town-Mouse

Ann Scott-Moncrief :
Auntie Robbo

Another location to download free public domain eBook titles is from FVRL’s overdrive site.
You are able to browse subjects on the bottom left. Children’s books are found under Juvenile Fiction, or Juvenile Poetry. When you press download, it will prompt you to open it in “iBooks” (if you have an iPad), or another file that is compatible with EPUP software, such as Sony Readers, Nooks, or Kobo’s eReader. There are no holds, waiting list and you can instantly enjoy reading, as there will be no need to sign in.

This week’s post by Kimberly Dunton.  Thank you, Kimberly!

Celebrating 10 Years of Humphrey!!!

Celebrating Humphrey book display

Author Betty G. Birney’s Humphrey books have reached their tenth year of publication! These delightful little hamster tales have received multiple book awards and are loved by many. Come take out a Humphrey book and color on a Humphrey picture at our activity table.

If your child loves Humphrey they may love the fun activities on this web site:

You can send a Humphrey postcard to a friend, adopt Humphrey as a classroom pet or play a hamster game! You can even “like” Humphrey on Facebook! There are also resources for teachers to use such as teacher guides to engage with students.

Written by Taegen Burritt

Display by Kimberly Dunton



Read Anne Of Green Gables!

If you haven’t been to Prince Edward Island,
then you can read L. M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables. It is based on a true story by a classic Canadian author. L.M. Montgomery was inspired to write this book by the people and places she grew up with.

March 2015 Anne of Green Gables Dorothy & Nila display
Roll in laughter and be moved to tears as you read about Anne’s antics and experiences.

Anne of Green Gables was published 107 years ago. Anne of Green Gables has been translated into twenty-five languages and has been put on film.
She has published twenty novels, over five-hundred short stories, thirty essays, an autobiography and a book of poetry.

“Kindred spirits are not so scarce as I used to think. It’s splendid to find out there are so many of them in the world.” – L.M Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables