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30 Summer Kids Books On Kindle For $1

Summer is a great time of year for your kids to catch up on reading their favorite books and stories. In doing so, kids will learn so much over the summer and will be better prepared when they head back to school in the Fall. To help you facilitate your kids' learning this summer we put together a list of 30 children's books for the Amazon Kindle that only cost $1 each. For $30, your kids can enjoy reading popular children's books all summer long. Plus, when they go back to school, they will have so much more to share with their friends!

The Hiccupotamus by Aaron Zenz

“There was a hippopotamus who hiccupped quite-a-lotamus. And every time he got’emus... he'd fall upon his bottomus!” Calamity ensues when an elephant, a centipede, and a rhinoceros try finding a cure for Hippo’s colossal case of hiccups. Author-illustrator Aaron Zenz’s creativity shines through in his colored-pencil artwork in this off-the-wall read-aloud. HIC! HIC! HIC!

What If Everybody Did That? by Ellen Javernick

If you drop just one soda can out the window, it’s no big deal ... right? But what if everybody did that? What if everybody broke the rules ... and spoke during story time, didn’t wash up, or splashed too much at the pool? Then the world would be a mess. But what if everybody obeyed the rules so that the world would become a better place? Using humorous illustrations rendered in mixed media, these questions are answered in a child-friendly way and show the consequences of thoughtless behavior.

10 Little Hot Dogs by John Himmelman

One little hot dog sitting on a chair...

“I want a friend to sit with me!”

Two little hot dogs sitting on a chair...

One by one, more little hot dogs join the group until...there are ten little hot dogs on the chair. They play and play until...they all fall asleep. But then, one little hot dog wakes up, and one by one, guess what the other hot dogs do? This funny picture book featuring artwork in watercolor and black pencil shows young readers how to count up from one to ten and back down from ten to one.

Silly Tilly by Eileen Spinelli

"Tilly is not an ordinary goose. She takes her baths in apple juice. She wears a pancake as a hat. She tries to ride the farmer’s cat."

But the barnyard animals complain that she’s too silly. When she stops entertaining her friends with her antics, the farm becomes a quiet and unhappy place. David Slonim’s acrylic, pencil, and ballpoint pen illustrations add to the hilarity in this story about a one-of-a-kind silly goose.

Chalk by Bill Thomson

A rainy day. Three kids in a park. A dinosaur spring rider. A bag of chalk. The kids begin to draw. . . and then . . . magic! The children draw the sun, butterflies, and a dinosaur that amazingly come to life. Children will never feel the same about the playground after they experience this astounding wordless picture book and the power of the imagination. Bill Thomson embraced traditional painting techniques and meticulously painted each illustration by hand, using acrylic paint and colored pencils.

Don't Be Silly, Mrs. Millie! by Judy Cox & Joe Mathieu

Mrs. Millie has lots of fun teasing her kindergartners. She tells them to hang up their goats, eat gorilla cheese sandwiches, and to remember to wear their bats and kittens when they go outside for recess. Coupled with hilarious artwork that literally interprets each of Mrs. Millie’s "mistakes," this lighthearted read-aloud sets a typical school day on its ear, even as it teaches a subtle lesson on wordplay.

Grumpy Groundhog by Maureen Wright & Amanda Haley

It’s Groundhog Day, and everyone is gathered to find out if it’s time for spring. But Groundhog does NOT want to leave his cozy bed in his cozy den. Will the townspeople be able to coax him outside to do his job? Kids will love the humorous antics of Groundhog in this delightful rhyming tale from the author of Sleep, Big Bear, Sleep.

Cool Dog, School Dog by Deborah Heiligman & Tim Bowers

Tinka is a cool dog, a school dog, a breaking all the rules dog.A hall dog, a ball dog, a crash-into-the-wall dog.

Join Tinka, a dandy, sandy Golden Retriever, as she unexpectedly visits her owner at school and helps his class learn to read. Bright illustrations rendered in acrylic paint add to the excitement in this playful back-to-school story about a boy and his "loves-to-hear-a-book" dog.

The author and illustrator of Cool Dog, School Dog have donated this book to the Worldreader program

Too Many Fairies: A Celtic Tale by Margaret Read MacDonald & Susan Mitchell

There was once an old woman who hated chores. "Work! Work! Work! How I hate it! Hate it! Hate it!" One day some fairies show up. They . . . clankety-clankety-clankety — clean all the dishes. Swishety-swishety-swishety —sweep the house. Flumpety-flumpety-flumpety — shake out the bedclothes. Clickety-clickety-clickety — work on all the knitting. But then there is nothing left to do. So, they tear everything apart and start again! Clankety-clankety-clankety, swishety-swishety-swishety . . . . The fairies are driving the old woman crazy! How will she get them to leave? Lively watercolor illustrations add to this Celtic retelling by master storyteller Margaret Read MacDonald. An author’s note is also included.

Manolito Four-Eyes: The 1st Volume of the Great Encyclopedia of My Life by Elvira Lindo & Emilio Urberuaga

The bestselling phenomenon from Spain about ten-year-old Manolito’s misadventures in Madrid.

“Don’t try to be different,” says Manolito’s mother. But he can’t help it—he doesn’t have to try. Whether he’s fighting over the One-and-Only Susana, trying not to fight with Ozzy the Bully, telling his entire life story to the school psychologist, or discovering the true meaning of World Peace, ten-year-old Manolito is a real original. As he’d say, in the worldwide world, there’s nobody like him! Join the unforgettable Manolito as he takes on life in Madrid. And for the first time, this bestselling phenomenon from Spain is available in English.

We're Going on a Lion Hunt by Margery Cuyler & Joe Mathieu

We’re going on a lion hunt. Time to put on your safari hats, says a teacher before leading her class on an exciting imaginary journey. Off they go! They slosh through mud, splish-splash through rivers, swish through grass, and finally come face to face with a lion! Joe Mathieu brings the lion hunt to life with delightful illustrations rendered in Prisma colors, dyes, pen, and ink that add to this classroom fantasy based on a traditional game

How to Hug by Maryann Macdonald & Jana Christy

Hugs can be tricky! But you can learn how to hug. Never hug anyone too tight—ouch! And don’t hug too many people at once—uh-oh! You can be a leg hugger or a bear hugger or a surprise hugger. If you don’t want a hug, it’s okay to say so. But if you learn how to give a hug and do it just right, you might get one back...so be ready! Jana Christy’s digital illustrations provide a charming twist to something everyone loves to do.

My First Airplane Ride by Patricia Hubbell & Nancy Speir

A first airplane ride can be very exciting! Watching planes take off and land, going through security, walking the jet way, finding the right seat, watching out the window as the plane taxis down the runway, and flying up high in the sky and then, at the other end, Grandma waiting with a hug! Nancy Speir's acrylic illustrations deftly interpret the wonder and joy of a child's first plane-trip adventure.

The Typewriter by Bill Thomson

Using just nine words, the award-winning creator of Chalk takes readers on another unforgettable journey. When three children discover a typewriter on a carousel, they are transported on an adventure of their own creation—complete with a giant beach ball and a threatening crab. Stunning, richly colored artwork is paired with limited text so children can tell their own version of the story.

Anyone Can Eat Squid (Simply Sarah series Book 1) by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Sarah Simpson is tired of being ordinary. The most unusual thing she has ever done is bite the dentist’s fingers. So what can she do to be special? Trade names with her best friend? Eat snails and squid? When Sarah learns that her favorite Chinese restaurant might go out of business, she comes up with a plan. One that makes people want to say, "Here comes Sarah Simpson!" and saves Wongs’ Restaurant, too. In quintessential Phyllis Reynolds Naylor style, this delightful story speaks straight to the heart of kids as they struggle to define themselves.

A Dog's Life by Caroline Sherman & Donald Wu

From morning till night, a dog’s life is very busy. He wakes people up. He welcomes visitors. He washes dishes. He keeps humans warm. Without a dog around, how would a family get through the day? This wonderfully endearing text by debut author Caroline Sherman is matched with adorable digital artwork by Donald Wu.

Jungle Bullies by Steven Kroll & Vincent Nguyen

Even bullies can learn to shareWhy should a large animal get away with bullying a smaller one? That's what happens when Elephant takes Hippo's spot in the pond, which causes Hippo to pick on Lion, Lion to pick on Leopard, and Leopard to pick on Monkey. Vincent Nguyen's illustrations-a mix of watercolor, charcoal pencil, and digital techniques-enrich the story as Monkey asks his mother for advice, and she comes up with just the right solution to solve the problem.

Captain Freddy Counts Down to School by Elizabeth Shreeve & Joey Chou

It’s Freddy’s first day of school, and he needs to get ready. But school is big, it’s far away, and it’s full of strangers. Luckily, Freddy remembers he has work to do—in space! When his mom reminds him to put on his shoes, he pulls on his moon boots instead and blasts off. Captain Freddy’s adventures in space may just make him ready for his big day back on Earth.

Sitting In My Box by Dee Lillegard & Jon Agee

What happens when a boy with a book, a tall giraffe, an old gray elephant, a big baboon, a grumpy lion, and a hippopotamus try to squeeze into one tiny cardboard box? Ask the flea! Playful cartoon-like illustrations by Jon Agee follow the cumulative narrative and the boy’s imagination as he reads about different wild animals.

Manolito Four-Eyes: The 2nd Volume of the Great Encyclopedia of My Life by Elvira Lindo & Emilio Urberuaga

The unforgettable Manolito Four-Eyes is back! And so are his equally unforgettable family and friends, including the Bozo (his favorite and only little brother), Big Ears (his best friend, even though he's a dog traitor), Ozzy (the biggest bully in the worldwide world), and his grandfather (Manolito's unconditional ally). This best-selling phenomenon from Spain is available in English for the first time.

Hero Dad by Bryan Langdo & Melinda Hardin

Some superheroes wear rocket-propelled boots, drive super-powered cars, and have X-ray vision. But other superheroes wear army boots, drive tanks, and go away for long trips to make the world a safer place. It's a tough job, but that's what superheroes have to do. With Melinda Hardin's simple text and with Bryan Langdo's endearing watercolor-and-pencil illustrations, Hero Dad makes a difficult and tender subject more accessible to children with parents serving far from home.

1-2-3 Va-Va-Vroom! by Sarah Lynn & Daniel Griffo

Lap One! Checkered flag. Seatbelt strapped! Helmet snapped! Screeching down the lane! Three kids imagine themselves driving on a racetrack in superfast cars. They zoom around 10 laps, counting toward the finish. Along the way, they Smash! Crash! and Splash! . . . until they scream down the lanes for their final lap. Who will reach the finish line first? The rhyming text and bright digital illustrations bright to life this exciting race. Get in your car, and let’s race! Va-va-vroom!

Cakes And Miracles: A Purim Tale by Barbara Diamond Goldin & Jaime Zollars

Purim is approaching and Hershel, the only blind boy in the village, wishes he could help his mother prepare hamantashen for the holiday. If only I could see, he thinks, I could help my mother more. That night, Hershel dreams of a winged angel descending a sparkling ladder. She says, "Make what you see. You see when you close your eyes. You see in your dreams." With new courage, Hershel learns to trust his dream and creates something more beautiful than anyone in the whole village can imagine. An Author's Note about Purim is also included.

Eating Enchiladas (Simply Sarah series Book 4) by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor & Marcy Dunn Ramsey

Sarah Simpson likes to think of ideas that are anything but ordinary. When her third-grade teacher asks each student to pick a country and give an oral report, Sarah wants her choice to be really special. Maybe she should talk about England, since England has a queen and a castle. But as she learns more, she discovers that England isn’t quite as interesting as she thought. For one thing, the English speak the same language as Americans. Sarah finally thinks of a new idea when she sleeps over at her friend Mercedes’ apartment and learns wonderful things about Mexico.

A Fairy In A Dairy by Lucy A. Nolan & Laura J. Bryant

Buttermilk Hollow is about to become the next victim of big business. People are moving away from the sleepy town, and the farmers, with Mayor Clabber’s encouragement, are thinking about selling their land to a factory. If only the town had a fairy godmother, Farmer Blue wistfully wishes to his cow, Pixie. The next day, dairy products pop up in the most unusual spots—under pillows, out of the sky, and in the shape of elegant Swiss cheese formal wear. As the mysterious gifts continue, the "For Sale" signs disappear and the townspeople celebrate their dairy windfalls. But who is the fairy godmother? This delicious picture book celebrates the power of bovine magic with sunny illustrations and a delightful surprise ending.