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Londi The Dreaming Girl – Daydreams from BookDash

In Londi The Dreaming Girl, Londi is always daydreaming. This can be fun when a cloud turns into a goose, fish, or sheep, but what happens when she’s asked to do something important for Gogo? Can Londi keep her mind on the task? Find out more in this cute picture book about day dreaming from …

 

Why is there a hole in the wall? Imaginative reasoning from BookDash

Why is there a hole in the wall? Explores all the possibilities of what might have caused the hole in the wall. Imaginative reasoning and different ideas give many ideas for discussion with young readers. This story is brought to us by BookDash.BookDash believes every child should own a hundred books by the age of …

 

Small Bird’s Big Adventure – another great picture book from Bookdash

Small Bird’s Big Adventure is another fun picture book from Bookdash. The small bird loves giant, but when she can’t find giant, he goes on an epic adventure trying to find her. Read more by selecting the links below the post, or see the text below. Small Bird’s Big Adventure text Small Bird was a …

 

BookDash – Creative Commons Stories For Children

I’ve recently been uploading quite a few books from BookDash, a South African Non-Profit organisation that is as passionate about getting books to kids as we are. If you’ve wondered like me how they manage to create all the wonderful books, and make them fly free on the internet, as creative commons contributions, here below …

 

Free Books for Kids Who Need Them – Please help share

Free Books for Kids Who Need Them – Please help share – We are embarking on our first of hopefully many print runs with BookDash. BookDash has an impressive model to get hardcopy books in children’s hands at incredibly affordable prices, and they have a wonderful range of early readers, perfect for promoting literacy in …

 

My Dream in a Drawer – rhyming inspirational picture book

My Dream in a Drawer is a rhyming inspirational picture book which is certain to inspire children to foster a dream. A short book suitable for young children, kindergarten and early elementary. This is another awesome creative commons book from Bookdash. Illustrated by Megan Lötter Written by Fred Strydom Designed by Marteli Kleyn Edited by …

 

Watch Out the Tiger is Here – A picture book for young children about tigers

The tiger is a big cat, and he needs to hunt often, but why does everyone know he is here? Find out in Watch Out the Tiger is Here, a short beautifully illustrated picturebook for young children about a tiger. This book is a creative commons book brought to us by Pratham and Storyweaver. The …

 

FKB Kids Jokes Book 2 – more laughs while learning to read

FKB Kids Jokes Book 2 is the second book from FKB featuring children’s jokes. Children’s joke books are fun for kids to just enjoy reading, and a short text suitable for all attention spans. A children’s jokes book is also a great way to get kids reading, and is especially suited for reluctant readers since …

 

Free Editable Books and How to Use them – free templates for children’s books

I’m writing this post to draw attention to our free editable files, which can be used as templates for children’s books, available here: https://freekidsbooks.org/subject/files/editable-files/ The files in our editable section can be used as templates to create your own books! The files are all available in creative commons release and can be modified in any way. …

 

Wilbur the Lost Whale – marine conservation picture book

Wilbur the Lost Whale, a children’s marine conservation picture book, tells a tale of destruction in the ocean at the hands of the humans, followed by a happy ending when Wilbur finds his family in a new protected conservation area, and Wilbur learns that humans are not all bad. An endearing story as Wilbur searches …

 

Feathered Friends – A penguin Picture Book for Young Children

In this book you’ll meet king penguins, chinstrap penguins, and one lonely macaroni. As seen through the eyes of the oakum boys, which are what king penguin babies are before they grow up. A short book for young children and beginner readers. All of these penguin species (and a few more) are found in Antarctica, …

 

The Dream Pillow – A great bedtime book for chasing away bad dreams

A beautifully illustrated picture book about chasing away bad dreams at bedtime. The Dream Pillow is a fun read for bedtime, or anytime. The suggestion provides a great idea to get children interested in writing stories too. This book is suitable for young children and is around 5 minutes reading tim.e with space for questions. …

 

Circles – book for young children on the cycle of life

Circles, a beautiful picture book about death in nature, provides a helpful introduction to the topic of death for young children. This is an ideal children’s book about death, if you need to help a pre-schooler understand about the impending or recent passing of a loved one, a family friend, or  pet. In Circles, we see …

 

Big Cats – a wiki non-fiction book for upper elementary

This is a non-fiction book about big cats for upper elementary age children. The book makes a great research source for school projects about big cats or for a bedtime read for inspiring young zoologists (I just wish they had one on dolphins for my aspiring marine biologist to read or listen to at bedtime!). …

 

Toast – A wordless book for young children

In Toast, a wordless book, a little girl and her family go on a picnic. There’s a kit-tee, or is it, and a bun fight, or should I say toast fight, over a piece of toast. Lots of fun and adventure and colourful illustrations to provide enjoyment for fun readers. The beauty of wordless books …

 

Spelling and Literacy Workbooks

Spelling and Literacy Workbooks – Learning to Read, Write and Spell Workbooks are essential for helping develop confident happy readers and writers. When going through the learning to read age with one of my children, who was a struggling reader, I developed a ton of materials to help her find easy ways to learn the …

 

Help us Get to our Goal – Free Children’s Books Hardcopies

Free Children’s Books Hardcopies – I’ve always harboured the idea in the back of my mind that we might be able to give away hard copies at some point. We did, in fact, have a printing company which printed about 10,000 books once, and gave them to communities, and we also sponsored a book drive …

 

I Will Help You – Picture Book with a Moral

I will help you, a delightfully illustrated picture book, a little boy helps a stork. A sweet tale of the importance of helping out others. Another awesome creative commons book from Bookdash. Illustrated by Olivia Villet, Written by Andrea Abbott, Designed by Fathima Kathrada Sample Text From I Will Help You: “Ouch!” Mama Heron hurts her …

 

The Birthday Party – A Wordless Book

This is a wordless book about a birthday party. Wordless stories are wonderful because they contain infinite possibilities. Here are a few ideas for engaging with children using visual stories: – Explore the story in a leisurely manner. Draw attention to the details – the expressions of the characters, setting, colours, etc. The idea is …

 

SpringLoaded – A Wordless Book

SpringLoaded What would happen if you invented a helicopter hat, or what about some spring loaded boots? This is a picture book WITHOUT WORDS, a great adventure in creativity for children to make up their own story to go with the images, and perfect for reluctant readers, illustrating that books are about telling a story, …

 
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