Making the Most of Kindles (and other EBooks) in Class

One of the beauties of "paid for" ebooks is that they can legally be used on more than one device (with Amazon Kindles a book can be used on 6 devices). Not only that - but there is free software that allows the books to be used on different devices ( download Kindle reader software for various different devices, tablets and PCs). It gets still better - there are lots and lots of free books out there: this page contains a list of free ebooks from Project Gutenberg along with links to sites which provide information on managing ebook readers in schools.

There is a shortage of e-reference books for primary pupils, so one of the tasks that I've set myself is to write a series - the first of these (on the subject of Bridges is available from Amazon, with a free taster on the web.

Useful Links

Free Books

I've started this list with the books that I used to use when working with Year 4 and 5 children. I will gradually extend it - and maybe even (at some time in the future) organise it in alphabetical order of authors!

Where there is a choice of versions with and without illustration, I have linked to the illustrated version.

Author
(following the author link will take you to the Project Gutenberg page listing all the works by that person)
Kindle Format
(clicking on the title will lead directly to the Kindle file download)
EPub Format
(clicking on the title will lead directly to the EPub file download)
L. Frank Baum The Wonderful Wizard of Oz The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Frances Hodgson Burnett The Secret Garden The Secret Garden
Lewis Carroll Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Susan Coolidge What Katy Did What Katy Did
Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol A Christmas Carol
Hard Times Hard Times
Great Expectations Great Expectations
Kenneth Grahame The Wind in the Willows The Wind in the Willows
Edward Lear The Jumblies and Other Nonsense Verses The Jumblies and Other Nonsense Verses
E. (Edith) Nesbit The Railway Children The Railway Children
Beatrix Potter The Tale of Peter Rabbit The Tale of Peter Rabbit
Robert Louis Stevenson Treasure Island Treasure Island
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Kidnapped Kidnapped
A Child's Garden of Verses A Child's Garden of Verses
Mark Twain The Adventures of Tom Sawyer The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Jules Verne Around the World in 80 Days Around the World in 80 Days
H G Wells The War of the Worlds The War of the Worlds

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