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My first grader has been borrowing my paperwhite at night since it's been getting dark earlier. I've never had him tested but he reads better than most adults I know. His favourites are Just So Stories, 50 Famous Stories Retold and Fairy Tales Every Child Should Know. He started Treasure Island but I think he's put off by chapter books. Of course maybe he wouldn't be if he didn't see how big they are in the kindle.

 

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Are you asking about purchasing a Kindle? Or books for the Kindle?

 

 

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Books. I should have put MOBI in the title instead of kindle. Sorry.

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This isn't cheap but the money I used on the Yesterday's Classics e-books bundle has been money well spent. My kids are asking for the second bundle from the grandparents for the holidays. Get on the email list for sale notices. I got the first bundle for $69 so the sale prices tend to be pretty good.

http://www.yesterdaysclassics.com/treasuries/index.php

 

Does your library participate in overdrive? Checking out e-books would be completely free.

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This isn't cheap but the money I used on the Yesterday's Classics e-books bundle has been money well spent. My kids are asking for the second bundle from the grandparents for the holidays. Get on the email list for sale notices. I got the first bundle for $69 so the sale prices tend to be pretty good.

http://www.yesterdaysclassics.com/treasuries/index.php

 

Does your library participate in overdrive? Checking out e-books would be completely free.

This is delicious! Is it all formatted well?

 

Can I do overdrive on a paperwhite?

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You can absolutely do Overdrive on the Paperwhite.  You can filter by books available on the Kindle.  Vast majority are available in both epub and Kindle.   A very few, usually ones with animation, are "Kindle with restrictions", i.e. Fire would work but not Paperwhite.  But, before you check them out, you can see what formats are available.  

 

We recently finished the Captain Underpants books using the Kindle.   All except one that wasn't available so I had to check out the physical books.   Those silly page-turning animations sequences looked better on the Kindle because you could turn the pages so quickly.  

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You can get all the Nesbit books and also the Andrew Lang Fairy Tale series for free off of Project Gutenberg.

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Yesterday's Classics are beautifully formatted. I have the first set, and some of the second that I downloaded while I had a subscription. If you can afford it, YC is a wonderful thing to buy.

 

I also have the Young Readers CD from Heritage History. There is quite a bit of overlap with YC, but still enough different books that it was worth it.

http://www.heritage-history.com/?c=products&s=libraries

You can use HH just for ideas and get the books free elsewhere. Look at the green titles.

http://www.heritage-history.com/?c=library&s=genre

 

Gutenberg books are almost always well formatted.

http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Category:Children%27s_Bookshelf

 

Australian Gutenberg has some books the American site doesn't.

http://gutenberg.net.au/index.html

 

This is another Australian site with beautiful books

https://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au

 

Rosegate Harbour give suggestions and links to free eBooks

http://users.gobigwest.com/rosegate/FreeBooks.html

 

Has he read Peter and Polly in Winter?

https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/37837

 

Sunbonnet Babies or Overall Boys?

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/author/26626

 

Dutch Twins?

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/author/1216

 

The original 1924 Boxcar Children?

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/42796

 

Old Mother West Wind

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/2557

 

Raggedy Anne

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/18190

 

The Wizard of Oz

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/43936

 

Bobbsey Twins

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/17412

 

The Childhood of Rome

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/36296

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I'm not sure how to get any of these formats onto a Kindle, but there is Blinky Bill the koala bear here. It has been awhile since I skimmed it and down remember much.

http://gutenberg.net.au/plusfifty-n-z.html#wall

A free download called Calibre formats epub books to mobi. It won't allow you to reformat Overdrive books as those are DRM protected. 

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We are a home of multiple kindles and rely heavily on overdrive, gutenberg, and Prime reading.

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