Best Kids’ eBooks for Kindle

Got a new Kindle Fire for the kids? We’ve handpicked the best kids’ eBooks for Kindle to download and enjoy over the school holidays. You’ll find classic children’s books like Narnia and Paddington, bestselling new books by your favourite authors David Walliams and Michael Morpurgo, plus some rare gems you may not have seen before! Download your favourites now, and if we’ve missed any off the list, please leave a comment below!

3 Funny Kindle eBooks for Kids 7-12

Mr Stink by David Walliams – eBook 50% off
Regular price £6.99, download ebook for only £3.49
The second original, touching, twisted, and most of all hilarious novel for children from David Walliams, beautifully illustrated by Quentin Blake.

Gangsta Granny by David Walliams – eBook 50% off 
Regular price £6.99, download ebook for only £3.49 
A hilarious and moving story about a little boy who discovers that his dear old cabbage-loving Granny has lived a much more exciting life than he once thought.

AniMalcolm by David Baddiel – eBook 46% off
Regular price £12.99, download ebook for only £6.99
Malcolm is a Year 6 boy who is about to learn way more about animals than he would like. Comedian David Baddiel will have the kids in stitches with this hilarious ebook – if they loved The Parent Agency and The Person Controller, this download is a must.

3 Kindle ebooks for kids who love feisty female characters

Skulduggery Pleasant series by Derek Landy – eBooks 50% off
Regular price £6.99, download ebook for only £3.49
When Stephanie’s uncle Gordon dies and leaves her his estate, she finds herself pursued by forces of evil intent on destroying the world. Only she can save the day – with the help of a wise-cracking, magic-wielding skeleton detective. The Skulduggery series is a pacey and addictive read for boys and girls, with strong female characters, ghoulish creatures and witty dialogue. Best for kids age 8 to 12, and their adults!

Ruby Redfort series by Lauren Child – eBooks from 64% off
Regular price £6.99, download eBook for only £2.49
Smart kid Ruby Redfort is a genius code-cracking undercover agent, foiling villains’ plans with the help of her trusty sidekick. Book 6 (Blink and You Die) just came out in 2016, so this is the perfect time to download Book 1 (Look Into My Eyes) so they can binge-read the whole series. Best suited to tween girls, ages 9 to 13.

The Midnight Gang by David Walliams – eBook 54% off
Regular price £12.99, download ebook for only £5.99
The 2016 Christmas No.1 is a fun, big-hearted adventure about a gang of children in hospital who work together to make their dreams come true. Illustrated by Tony Ross. If the kids love books with brilliantly written female characters, you’ll love Amber, the self-appointed leader of the gang, and Sally, a quiet little girl with a very big heart indeed. Best for kids ages 7 to 12.

3 Kindle ebooks for kids who love historical fiction

An Eagle in the Snow by Michael Morpurgo – eBook 14% off
Regular price £6.99, download ebook for £5.99
Inspired by the true story of one man who might have stopped World War II, Michael Morpurgo’s new book is historical fiction at its finest, and perfect for young readers ages 9 and up.

An Elephant in the Garden by Michael Morpurgo – eBook 50% off
Regular price £6.49, download ebook for only £3.49
A thrilling children’s novel set in wartime Dresden, this wonderful ebook by Michael Morpurgo is a great read for children ages 7 and up.

The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips – eBook 54% off
Regular price £6.99, download ebook for only £3.24
Set against the backdrop of World War II, this heartwarming tale about an adventurous cat is a must-read for children ages 8 to 12.

3 of the best classic children’s stories on eBook

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis – eBook 42% off
Regular price £5.99, download ebook for only £3.49
Step back into the wardrobe with the second and most famous book from The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis. This eBook edition is beautifully illustrated in colour (for colour devices).

Paddington Bear by Michael Bond – eBook 72% off
Regular price £6.99, download ebook for only £1.99
A beautiful children’s classic, Paddington Bear is the perfect introduction to our favourite bear from darkest Peru and his new family, the Browns. Download it for your Kindle to enjoy with kids ages 3 and up.

Mog the Forgetful Cat by Judith Kerr – eBook 50% off
Regular price £6.99, download ebook for only £3.49
Would you believe Mog has been in our lives for over 45 years? Download Judith Kerr’s classic picture book for your Kindle – it’s perfect for children ages 2 to 5 to enjoy at bedtime or on a journey.

Which other eBooks would you recommend?

Leave a comment below or on our Facebook page to let us know which other books should make the list!


Disclosure: I work at HarperCollins Children’s Books, and for my list I chose (with the help of my 8 and 9 year old children) my favourites from among the thousands of children’s books they have published. 

Written by Janis P.

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