eBooks for Children
Many children today read books, not on the printed page but on their computer or a tablet like an iPad. There are some advantages to this, such as not using paper to print books and being able to carry literally hundreds of books on a pad versus having to lug them around in a heavy backpack. The eBooks contain the same words and illustrations as any printed book, so there is no reason to avoid downloading a few for your child. It may even encourage him or her to read more!
You can download just about any classic eBook for your child, such as stories from the “Lord of the Rings” books or books by Agatha Christie, which they might enjoy if they love adventure and mystery. For older teens, they may enjoy the “Twilight” books or the “Harry Potter” series. “The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe” is also a good choice for teens, or you might choose “The Perks of a Being a Wallflower” for older teens. “Hatchet” by Gary Paulsen tells the story of a teen boy stranded in the Canadian wilderness and might also appeal to children with a sense of adventure, or you might choose “The Hunger Games” for older teens.
Younger children may appreciate interactive eBooks. These ask for a response, pose a question and wait for the child to solve a puzzle, and such interactions. Other classics are available for children, such as the Dr. Seuss series as well as the “Toy Story” read-along books. If your child has an iPad, you might choose “Alice for the iPad” which allows them to interact directly with Alice’s story as she makes her way through Wonderland.
Other favorite movies are available in eBook format, including “Brave” and “Cars.” These are very colorful and also interactive and get children involved in the story.
It’s good for parents to also use eBooks to help them through school. They may want to provide them with eBooks such as “A Smart Girl’s Guide to Starting Middle School,” or “First Day Jitters.” These help children to understand what to expect in school and how to get past their nervousness about entering different grades.
Shop around for different eBooks for your child and be sure that the ones you choose are compatible with the device they have. Most are interchangeable but some are made specifically for an iPad or a Kindle, so make note of any specific devices for any eBook. This will ensure your child can use it properly and they’ll get the most out of it once you purchase it.