Lots of new free Kindle books have recently appeared in the store, so I’m excited to put out a new list today. I try to look at every free Kindle picture book that comes through, so that I can be sure to share the best with you. Feel free to drop me a note via email (email@example.com) or in the comment section if you have any feedback on how I can make these alerts fit your needs better.
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My favorite current free picture books:
The City Noises by Edmund Violin
I read this picture book and my first thought was that Violin has the potential to be traditionally published some day (assuming he hasn’t been already). He is an artist, and the story about a boy who imaginatively changes the city noise into a band is creative and fun.
Jokes by Kids #1 by Barbara J. Feldman
I didn’t have time to read this entire book, but what I read was entertaining and sure to give kids a great laugh. Note: This book is not illustrated.
I Am Your Mother: Animal Mothers and Babies by Cindy Bracken
Cindy Bracken’s books typically are of great quality, and this book is no exception. Written for younger children, this picture book shows photos of animal mother’s and babies with words like “I will teach you”. The book ends, “Because I am your mother.”
Other free picture books that you might enjoy:
Safari Stanley’s Ocean Animals by Christopher Biggs
Safari Stanley (a monkey) is off to explore the ocean. Your toddler can explore with him as Stanley tries to guess which animals are hiding behind the seaweed.
The Tale of the Fox and the Terrible Wolf by Lily Lexington
The fox tries to trick all the small animals of the forest so that he can eat them, but then finds out when trapped by a wolf that almost being eaten is not fun. Using a bit of ingenuity he convinces the wolf to free him and decides to be a friend of the animals rather than a predator.
One Today – A Little Story About A Little Girl And Her Teddy by Ceridwen Snow
I had to include this really sweet picture book which was originally hand made by a grandmother for her grandchild. Now the grandchild is grown and has published it in the Kindle format so that others can see what a creative, talented grandmother she had. So sweet.
Dexter’s Favorite Things by Elizabeth Penbrook
Dexter is trying to figure out what the favorite thing in the world is. All his siblings have different answers, but finally his parents help him figure out what his favorite thing in the world is: his family.
My Daddy’s Cool Car Collection by Scott Gordon
My main impression when reading this book was that Gordon just collected a bunch of stock photos and then tried to write a story to go with it. But, boys will like looking at the cars, and there is a feel good ending about dads loving their sons at the end of the book.
Martha Loves Monty by Kate Wilson
Monty (a stuffed yellow duck) is given away multiple times until he finds a home with Martha, who gives him the love he has wanted. The illustrations were nice and the story had a warm feel.
A number of stock photo non-fiction books seem to always be available. I didn’t read these books in their entirety, but they looked interesting:
Dogs and Puppies! Learn to Read by Monica Molina
Wolves! by Leah Ledos
Porcupines! by Leah Ledos
Bats! by Leah Ledos
Reptiles by Planet Collection
Butterflies by Planet Collection
Space by Planet Collection
Thanks, for checking out my free Kindle picture book list! Remember, these books are great for not only reading but for imaginary storytelling with your kids.
Check back tomorrow. I am posting a review of one of the best picture books published this year!