Feb 132016
 

These ebooks are currently $0.00 on Amazon.  Click on the links below each picture to be taken to the page where you can download a digital version of the book.  Before purchasing the books, please double check the price to make sure it has not changed.  Before I had a Kindle I read these on my computer.  If you are wanting to do the same, go here to download the free application.  These are not affiliate links.

While searching for gardening ebooks this morning I came across some books geared towards kids.  A further search revealed even more books.  My kids often ask me to read something to them from my Kindle.  Currently the only ‘kids’ books I have are 50 Famous Stories Retold, which we use as a part of school, and a book on feelings.  Not exactly an extensive list of choices.

A lot of the books below are fairly simple and short, sometimes that is exactly what you need. A few are longer and have more details.  When you click through the link you will be able to take a look inside the book.   That will give you a good idea of what the rest of the book will look like.

Animals

Bugs and Insects Kingdom : K12 Earth Science Series: Insects for Kids

Its A Bugs World: Scary and Spooky Bugs: Insects for Kids – Entomology

Book of Scary Creatures on the Planet: Animal Encyclopedia for Kids

Blue Animals On The Planet: Animal Encyclopedia for Kids

Orange Animals On The Planet: Animal Encyclopedia for Kids

Crustaceans, What & Why? : Preschool Science Series: Marine Life and Oceanography for Kids Pre-K Books

All About Elephants

Bees Like Flowers

The Amazing Animal Superbook

Geography

3rd Grade Geography: Why Does it Rain?: Precipitation Weather for Kids

4th Grade Geography: North and South Poles: Fourth Grade Books Polar Regions for Kids

5th Grade Geography: Seas and Oceans of the World: Fifth Grade Books Marine Life and Oceanography for Kids

Around The Globe – Must See Places in the Middle East: Middle East Travel Guide for Kids

Around The Globe – Must See Places in South America: South America Travel Guide for Kids

Let’s Explore North America (Most Famous Attractions in North America): North America Travel Guide

Around The Globe – Must See Places in Africa: African Travel Guide for Kids

Let’s Explore Southeast Asia (Most Famous Attractions in Southeast Asia): Southeast Asia Travel Guide

Let’s Explore Canada (Most Famous Attractions in Canada): Canada Travel Guide

Let’s Explore Italy (Most Famous Attractions in Italy): Italy Travel Guide

Let’s Explore Australia (Most Famous Attractions in Australia): Australia Travel Guide

Let’s Explore Germany (Most Famous Attractions in Germany): Germany Travel Guide

Natural Sciences

Why Does It Happen?: Oceans, Seas, Lakes and Rivers: Oceanography for Kids

Space

Let’s Explore the Moon: Moons and Planets for Kids

About the Milky Way (Our Home Galaxy) : 3rd Grade Science Textbook Series: Solar System for Kids

101 Facts… Solar System. Space Books for Kids

History

Grade 2 History: Wayback Machine For Kids: This Day In History Book 2nd Grade

4th Grade History: Ancient Civilizations: Fourth Grade Books for Kids

4th Grade History Book: Mayans and Incas of South America: Fourth Grade Books Ancient Civilizations

5th Grade American History: American Presidents: Fifth Grade Books US Presidents for Kids

5th Grade Us History: Famous US Inventors: Fifth Grade Books Inventors for Kids

5th Grade US History: Famous US Authors: Fifth Grade Books American Writers

6th Grade American History: Founding Fathers and Leaders: American Revolution Kids Sixth Grade Books

Science

Famous Scientists and What They Did : Pre-K Science Series: Scientists for Kids Preschool Books

Five Human Senses, What & Why? : 3rd Grade Science Books Series: Third Grade Books

Grade 1 Science: For Curious Kids: Fun Science Trivia for Kids In Grade One

Phonics

Grade 2 Phonics: Better Baby Speakers: 2nd Grade Books Reading Aloud Edition

Music

I Love Music: All About Musical Instruments Then and Now: Music Instruments for Kids

Misc.

Let’s Explore the Construction Site: Construction Site Kids Book

Things That Go – Boats Edition: Boats for Children & Kids

Dec 012014
 

Storynory has a free audio story about Herod The Great.

This 14 minute story covers the history of this ruler, not just his role in Jesus’ birth story.  With the Christmas season beginning, we often hear about Jesus’ birth but not much else about that time period.  This story helps to fill in some of the details of the time and further along in the story of Jesus’ life.

This would also be a good story to use as a supplement to history of this time period.

Below the story is a narrative of the time, giving details and connections to other people and events that were going on.

The content seems best suited for older elementary kids and up.  There is nothing inappropriate for younger listeners, but the content may go over their heads a bit.

 

 

Nov 292014
 

kid shredding zucchini

This past week I have read two articles online that caught my attention as they were talking about things we deal with here at home.

A NATURAL FIX FOR ADHD – I started reading this article from the New York Times thinking it would talk about some herbal or ‘natural’ medicine for ADHD.  Instead, I found the a writer who was not against medicine but who was advocating to stop working against someone’s natural inclinations.

He also addressed the increase in ADHD diagnosis over the past few years and what may have caused them.

My favorite line was: “If you were a restless kid who couldn’t sit still in school, you might choose to be an entrepreneur or carpenter, but you would be unlikely to become an accountant.”  Oh how true.  I have found myself encouraging both my  husband and I this week several times by saying, “We just will not encourage him to be an accountant.  It will all turn out okay.”

math fun kid

Not all of what was mentioned was new to me; I had learned some of it the hard way and figured that it was just the way my kid was wired.  Some of it my husband has even brought up (alternative high schools), realizing that it would benefit our kid/s.

The end result I gained from this article was that we should stop seeing certain things as problems and start viewing them in a different light.

20 lb bag jasmine rice

HOW MUCH ARSENIC IS IN YOUR RICE – if you take a look at our meal plans, you will notice that we eat a lot of rice around here.  Rarely a day goes by that we do not eat it.  Currently in our house, we have brown rice, long grain rice, and Jasmine rice.

Also, one of the kids takes a medicine that is absorbed better when taken with no calcium.  After trial and error, I found that it works best to give this medicine at breakfast, or else I forget.  To do this and still be able to eat certain foods, I went on a search of alternative milk produce.  So far certain brands of almond milk and rice milk contain only 2% calcium, a much better level than what is found in regular milk or enriched versions (45%).

I always viewed rice as a healthy alternative to pasts and potatoes.  The title intrigued me as I never though about the level of chemicals in rice.  After reading this, it seems I may have a bit more research to do.  And no more rice milk for us.  Seems I will be making regular orders of almond milk once again.