Free Books to Enjoy While you are Cooped Up

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Homeschoolers and parents who are new to homeschooling are all in the same boat. We are stuck at home educating our own children. Some are new to this, others are not. Some are trying to copy 6-8 hours of schooling for just a few kids, and some are seeing that that may not be needed on an individual level. Many parents are seeing a different side of their kids, especially those with special needs, which is wonderful.

Through all of this, though we have one thing in common, we are all stuck at home or stuck outside of the home. What better way to enjoy this time to fall back in love with reading? Now is a great time to support independent authors and well-loved authors alike. Maybe you will discover someone new! I love finding new authors and then reading everything they have ever written.

I have reached out to my fellow authors and asked who are offering their books for free to help families and children get through this new time. Scroll through for a list of books, their descriptions, and when they are free.
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Books Free on Kindle Unlimited:

River the Backpacking Raccoon – The SEEKER Series: Maine Description: Seek and search and find with River the Backpacking Raccoon across the beautiful state of Maine. Spot all things that make this state spectacular while you learn and rhyme. By Nicole Holbrook

Summer Haikus from Lincoln, Maine Description: Take a summer stroll and explore what summer is like in Lincoln, Maine. By Ashley Elizabeth Mitchell

Dinosaur’s Big Day Description: When little Dinosaur becomes lost on a trip to get breakfast, He must find his way back to his best friend Noah. By Stanley S Mitchell

Carry Me Along Description: A single poem broken up by photography of nature in Maine. Carry Me Along is a comforting poem geared toward children about grief and death. Take a step back and relax in the Maine woods and allow the comforting poem to help in the coping process of grief. By Ashley Elizabeth Mitchell

Emotions For Kids: Alphabet of Positive Emotions For Happy Children Description: Inspire Your Children To Cultivate Positive Emotions, All With Rhyming Poems For Better Understanding And Retention. By I.K.Perez

Lost Poems of a Functioning Mother Description: A collection of poetry written by a mother of living, stillborn, and miscarried children. This is a collection of poetry that has been written through the never-ending journey of birthing a stillborn baby and living in the situation every day while raising living children. By Ashley Elizabeth Mitchell

These Words Are for You Description: Do you ever feel like the words I love you aren’t enough? In her new children’s book, author Lindsay Rosasco puts into words the overwhelming love a parent feels for her child. These Words Are For You is a children’s picture book soulfully depicting how everything in the world – every colorful, colorless thing in this world – has been waiting for you. By Lindsay Rosasco

You are Wondrous Description: This poem was written to help encourage, guide, and spread strength and love to our daughters who are growing up. The artwork in this book has been created out of news articles that were features about women in Maine accomplishing amazing things and doing good in the world. By Ashley Elizabeth Mitchell

The Fairy Who Sings (Finding the Magic) Description: Briony Rose Fairy is born different from the other fairies – her wings don’t work! Afraid that other fairies won’t want to play with her, she hides away. But one day, Briony discovers she has an incredible talent, one which brings happiness and joy to everyone – she can sing! The little fairy begins to help others and she’s never felt happier! But what will happen when the king hears about The Fairy who Sings? By Cheryl Davies

Books free Thursday, March 19th, 2020:

Thor’s Dreamland Adventures: Trouble in Space Description: After watching a rocket launch into space, Thor falls asleep by the fire and drifts off to dreamland. He finds himself piloting a spaceship and crash lands on a nearby planet. by Megan Yee

Book free Thursday, March 19th-March 20th 2020:

What’s the Worst that Could Happen? Description: What’s the worst that could happen? Easy for grandma to say. But Kayla could only imagine the worst-case scenarios as she tried to make friends at her new school. A heartwarming book that explores living with social anxiety from a child’s perspective. By Yewande Daniel-Ayoade

Books Free Thursday, March 19th-March 22nd 2020:

Bubbles and the Berry Bush Description: Bubbles the bubble-blowing dragon and his friends learn about conflict resolution and forgiveness. By Shannon Mokry

Knockout Girl Description: When Elli is forced to move from Hawaii to Toronto in the dead of winter, she resists. She befriends a studious boy named Julian and discovers he’s being used as a punching bag for the school’s boxing champion. She realizes the only way to get this guy off her friend’s back is to beat him at his own game. With the help of a cute jock, a sweet tattooed loner, and a burnt out boxing has-been, she and Julian enter a boxing tournament where Julian will have to face his bully. By Natasja Eby 

My Best Friend’s Brother/The Summer I Turned Into A Girl Description: Colin and Jessica couldn’t be any different. The only thing they have in common is Cassidy, Colin’s sister and Jessica’s best friend. When a freak accident causes Jess and Colin to switch bodies, they are forced to learn to walk in someone else’s shoes. Will they ever be able to put aside their differences? Or will they forever be stuck living someone else’s life? By Natasja Eby 

Books Free Thursday, March 19th-March 23rd 2020:

Summer Haikus from Lincoln, Maine Description: Take a summer stroll and explore what summer is like in Lincoln, Maine. By Ashley Elizabeth Mitchell

Books Free Friday, March 20th:

Author Bethany Stahl has partnered with a wonderful collection of children’s authors to offer all their books for free starting Friday, March 20th. See the List HERE.

Loretta’s Caterpillar Description: Loretta finds a caterpillar egg on a milkweed plant. She watches over the egg, observes hatching, shoos away the predators, watches the maturation process, metamorphosis and migration. By Lois Wickstrom

What Do the Plants Say? Description: Alex hears balloon flower buds popping. She is sure the plants are talking to her. She invents a plant translator. The plants want to have a party. They want to fly. She invents a flower inflator with helium. By Lois Wickstrom

Fee, Fi, Fo, Grow! The Real Magic of the Beans Description: Jacqueline may be foolish enough to swap the family cow for a magic bean. But, it would never occur to her to rob a giant of his treasures. Now she has two hungry families to feed. She must discover the true magic of the beans. By Lois Wickstrom

My Big Red Monster Description: A modern adaptation of the Hindu Teaching Tale. What do you do when there’s a monster under your bed, and your brother won’t believe you? What if the monster wants to work for you? It’s up to your imagination to keep your monster busy! By Lois Wickstrom

Books Free Friday, March 20th-March 24th 2020:

Dinosaur’s Big Day Description: When little Dinosaur becomes lost on a trip to get breakfast, He must find his way back to his best friend Noah. By Stanley S. Mitchell

Books Free Saturday, March 21st-March 25th 2020:

Carry Me Along Description: A single poem broken up by photography of nature in Maine. Carry Me Along is a comforting poem geared toward children about grief and death. Take a step back and relax in the Maine woods and allow the comforting poem to help in the coping process of grief. By Ashley Elizabeth Mitchell

Free Books to Download:

Grace from Space: A Race to Save Earth Description: Eleven-year-old Grace spends every young moment protecting the hopes and wishes of Earth Kids. When each plan to return their dreams comes up crickets, the preteen has no choice but to call an emergency session of the mighty Galactic Council. By Barbara Glazier-Robinson

FAIRYTALE FRAUD STORIES Description: Fairytales are not what you’ve been led to believe! Read, laugh and discuss wellbeing topics together with every Fairytale Fraud story. By Headstart Thinking

Blue Paints My World Description: A picture book in rhyme about the color blue. reviewed and vetted by a reading teacher. Build reading skills while you and your child enjoy this beautiful book. By Gloria G. Adams

The Orange Sparkles Do More and Understand More Superfun Workbook Description: Full-color 42-page workbook By Rachel Inbar

Children’s Authors & Illustrators – free resources for parents : Has an ongoing list of free books and resources to go with them. This is a Facebook Group.

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