My son is an avid reader, so I’m always looking for ways to add new books to his collection without straining our already overflowing bookshelves. One excellent website I recently discovered is We Give Books.
Created by the Penguin Group and the Pearson Foundation, We Gives Books offers free online books for kids to read. The selection includes both fiction and nonfiction, with books suitable for children up to age 10.
New books are added every month and there are often seasonal titles for kids to enjoy. Some of my favorites on the site include The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats, Goodnight Goon: A Petrifying Parody by Michael Rex, and Skippyjon Jones Shape Up by Judy Schachner.
If you’re a homeschooling mom or just in search of some fun activities to do with your child, check out the resources section of We Give Books for reading guides, craft projects, and educational activities suitable for children in preschool through fifth grade.
You do need to complete a short registration form to take advantage of all of the material on the We Give Books website, but you can login using your Facebook account to speed up the process if you wish.
Although the selection of books is what first attracted me to this website, it’s worth noting that We Give Books also has a charitable component. The Penguin Group and the Pearson Foundation will donate one free children’s book to a selected charity for every digital book that is read through their site.
At the time this review was written, they were donating books to schools and libraries affected by Hurricane Sandy.
Photo credit: We Give Books