With libraries and bookshops closed, many of you may now be in need of something new to read. Currently the only option is digital. So here are some suggestions for eBooks and audiobooks which you can download free of charge.
Please be aware there are plenty of internet sites where you can access free eBooks illegally. Not only are such sites illegal, but by using them you risk infecting your computer with viruses and other malware.
Public libraries have closed their physical doors for the moment. But you can access a wide selection of books, audiobooks, magazines and newspapers online using your library card. If you are not a member, you can join as an online-only member and get reading today. https://www.camden.gov.uk/digital-library
Project Gutenberg is the largest library of legally free eBooks in the world. All the books are “out of copyright”. This means that they are mostly older books, especially classics. Non-fiction books are included too. Why not use a recipe from a hundred year old cookery book to make an interesting lockdown dinner! In addition to English, Books are available in French, German, Italian and Portuguese.
You can read online or download the books in a wide range of formats e.g. kindle, epub, PDF. https://www.gutenberg.org/
Amazon Audible is allowing free access to a variety of audiobooks books for children and teenagers. Books are also available in French, Spanish, German and Italian. https://stories.audible.com/start-listen
World Book Day
Free Audiobooks for children and teenagers https://www.worldbookday.com/world-of-stories/
Free ebooks for children aged 3-11
MyON contains thousands of books to read online. They are aimed at readers in Years 4-7. These are mainly American books and include graphic novels.
Neil Gaiman and other well known authors read aloud the complete text of The Graveyard Book and Coraline. These are both fantastic books. Best suited to readers aged 10-14.
Especially for Younger Readers
2 excellent new books explaining the coronavirus and lockdown to young children
Happy Reading and Keep Safe,