Get Free Kindle Books for Kids

These free Kindle books for kids will encourage your kids to read more and will save you the money and time from going to the bookstore.

You’ll be surprised at all the free Kindle books for kids out there. Non-fiction and fiction books, from everything from animals to fairies. These free Kindle books are for all ranges of kids too, from toddlers all the way up to young adults.

Are you looking for even more books? I have a list of the best places to find free Kindle books which will help you find a good book too. You’ll also want to check out these lists of how to get more free booksfree magazine subscriptions, and where you can download free audio books.

Sign-up through the Dolly Parton Imagination Library to get free books for the kids that are mailed each month to your home. In the summer, be sure to check out the summer reading programs where kids can often earn free books.

Do you have a Nook instead of a Kindle? No worries, you can find lots of free Nook books you can download too.

Important: Please be aware that some of the free Kindle books for kids that you come across are only free for a limited time. Before you download any free Kindle book double-check that the book is listed for $0.00 before you download it.

 Amazon’s Free Kids Ebooks

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The first place you should go to find free Kindle books for kids is Amazon. Nearly all of the websites in this list point you to Amazon’s website, so visiting it directly will take you right to the source.

The kids ebooks at Amazon are categorized in the Children’s eBooks section, and there are plenty of subsections to help organize them, such as Animals, Sports & Outdoors, Comics & Graphic Novels, Early Learning, and Action & Adventure.

The books listed at Amazon are the top 100 best sellers, and they’re updated hourly. There may also be free books for kids in the Kindle Store’s Limited-Time Offers section.Buy from Amazon 

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A to Z Kids Stuff has lots of free kindle books for kids. Each book has a description, a direct link to the download page, and a list of reviews from Amazon customers.

These free Kindle books are categorized for ages 3-5 and 6-8, as well as subcategorized in sections like Animals, Beginner Readers, Literature & Fiction, Games, and Action & Adventure, among others. More 

 Pixel of Ink

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Among several other genres, Pixel of Ink has free downloadable ebooks perfect for children.

It’s best to stay up to date with Pixel of Ink’s Kindle books via their social media and free email subscription because some books may be free only for a limited time.

One section of Pixel of Ink is for children’s books while a similar category has free Kindle books for young adults. More 

 OverDrive Through Your Public Library

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Participating libraries let you check out free Kindle kids books through OverDrive, similar to checking out a physical, paper book.

Over 120,000 ebooks for children are available in the Young Adult and Juvenile sections of the website.

Once you’ve had a book for a few weeks, it will automatically be taken off your Kindle, which is a bit similar to a regular book lending program that involves non-digital books.

For more information on how OverDrive works, see Amazon’s customer service on how to borrow Kindle books from a public libraryMore 

 eReaderIQ

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With handy features and over 20 subcategories under the Children’s eBooks genre, you can surely find lots of free Kindle books for kids at eReaderIQ.

Amazon’s star rating, number of reviews, and description are shown for each book without having to leave the website. You can also see when eReaderIQ last checked that the book was free, which is real nice.

These Kindle books can be sorted so you can find the most recently added ones, those with the highest star rating, and ebooks that have the most reviews. More 

 Project Gutenberg

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Another place to find free Kindle books for kids is Project Gutenberg. With 15 subsections, like History, Literature, Picture Books, and Book Series, you’re bound to find something worth reading.

You’re able to read these ebooks online as well as download them for a Kindle and copy them to cloud storage services like Dropbox and Google Drive.

One thing I like about Project Gutenberg is that you can see how many downloads a book has had over the past month so you can see how popular it is compared to other books. More 

 Hundred Zeros

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There are numerous pages of free Kindle books at Hundred Zeros that are perfect for kids, and they’re all listed under the Children eBooks subject category.

At first glance, you can see the cover, title, and star rating of all of the kids ebooks, but if you click on any book, you can see Amazon’s description of it before visiting Amazon’s website for the download.

Hundred Zeros lets you search for books and browse by author as well. More 

 FreeBooksy

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Among other genres, FreeBooksy has free Kindle books for kids found in the Children’s section.

New Kindle books are added often, but not always in this particular category, which means the ones you browse through may already be expired.

I like FreeBooksy’s email subscription service because if you wish, you can sign up to receive children’s books only instead of other genres. You can also choose to get emails daily or just once a week. More 

 ManyBooks.net

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ManyBooks.net’s free kids books are in a category called Young Readers, and there are thousands to choose from.

You can filter the books by language and browse through all of them alphabetically.

Each download page at ManyBooks.net has lots of useful information, such as the word count, number of downloads, date it was added to the website, publish date, and an excerpt from the book.

You can download these free ebooks in a number of formats, such as the AZW Kindle format, or others like PDB, EPUB, MOBI, PDF, or RTF. More 

 OHFB.com (OneHundredFreeBooks)

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OHFB.com has plenty of free Kindle books, and some are sectioned off into categories like Children’s Books and Young Adult.

You can scroll through and look at each book’s cover, but clicking on it gives you the link to Amazon to download it as well as the beginning of the book’s description.

OHFB.com has a really great price alert feature that will tell you when your favorite ebooks from Amazon become free. More 

 iLoveEbooks.com

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iLoveEbooks.com adds new free Kindle book to its collection each and every day and categorizes them into a variety of genres.

There’s a dedicated section for kids books under the Children’s Fiction section but it isn’t updated as often as the main page.

Subscribe to the iLoveEbooks.com RSS feed to ensure you get notified when new updates are posted. More 

 The eReader Cafe

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The eReader Cafe mixes both discounted and free Kindle books together in over 10 genres, such as Children’s.

As you click on every book, you can see the details from Amazon without having to leave The eReader Cafe’s site, such as the star rating, number of reviews, and description.

If you subscribe to The eReader Cafe with your email, you can get free Kindle books sent directly to your inbox. More 

 Freebook Sifter

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There are thousands of free Nook and Kindle books for kids that you can find at Freebook Sifter, and several subcategories help organize them.

You can browse for ebooks in sections like Fairy Tales, Ages 4-8, Ages 9-12, Myths & Fables, Fiction & Literature, Poetry, Nature, and Animals.

You can also search for Kindle books and sort the kids books by average rating and the number of ratings.

Note: Some of the kids books are listed from Amazon in the Children’s eBooks section, while others are from Barnes & Noble and are categorized in the Kids section. You must change the option under “Other Sources” to switch between websites. More 

 Shelfbuzz

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Shelfbuzz finds over 200 free Kindle books every day and shows the ones that have the best-looking covers.

Some of the books are meant for kids, but all the genres are mixed together.

Shelfbuzz lets you subscribe to email alerts and an RSS feed to stay up to date with new free Kindle books.

 World Library

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World Library has over 70 free Kindle books for kids. As you move through the pages, you can see the title, author, and ebook’s cover page.

Click on any of these kids books to read a brief description, see what World Library rates the book, and find a direct Amazon link to download the Kindle book. More 

 DigiLibraries

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The kids section of free ebook at DigiLibraries are sectioned off as Juvenile Fiction and Juvenile Nonfictionboth with subcategories to organize them further.

DigiLibraries has over 2,000 free Kindle books for kids in genres such as Lifestyles, Magic, Careers, Girls & Women, Horror & Ghost Stories, Fantasy, Boys/Men, and Science Fiction.

Different books may have different file format options for download, like PDF, EPUB, and MOBI. More 

 BookBub

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BookBub is another place where you can find free and discounted Kindle books for kids.

There is a specific section for children’s books at BookBub labeled Children’s, and another as Middle Grade, but they aren’t all free to download. You have to check the prices to be sure.

You can get direct links to the download pages so you can read reviews and see ratings, but there’s also a dedicated page at BookBub that will show you a description of the book and some sharing buttons if you wish to share it over social media sites. More 

 PixelScroll

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PixelScroll posts things like free books, moviesTV showsaudio books, apps, and more every single day. Some of the free Kindle books it has are tagged as Children’s Books.

Not every book in the above section are free, though, so you must browse through the Ebooks section to find books that don’t cost anything.

Like most of the websites in this list, you can subscribe to an RSS feed and follow PixelScroll on sites like Twitter and Facebook for updates. More 

 Centsless Books

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You’re here to find Kindle books that don’t even cost a penny, and that’s what Centsless Books is all about.

There are plenty of children’s ebooks available, and the website updates every hour for even more.

Centsless Books’ website lets you browse and search for free Kindle books as well as subscribe for free email updates. More 

 DailyCheapReads.com

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The Kindle books you can find at DailyCheapReads.com are meant for children and teens only. Some of them are cheap books that are less than $5 each, but others are absolutely free.

There are plenty of genres but the free category is what you’ll want to visit to find all the free Kindle books. Books in this section will combine all the other genres into one, such as Fantasy, Sports, Christmas, Science/Nature, and Fiction.

You can also search for books at DailyCheapReads.com as well as sign up for their daily emails to get free and discounted books sent to your email address. More 

 eBookDaily

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Every day, 3 new Kindle books for kids are added to eBookDaily. Scroll down the page until you find Children’s Books, and you can hover your mouse over the cover images to read an ebook’s description and see its author. Also available is the star rating and number of reviews from Amazon. Clicking the download button will take you directly to Amazon.

Some of the books added to eBookDaily may be free for just one day only, which means you should stay on top of the updates to take advantage of the deals. A free subscription service is available that will send you the daily Kindle books directly to your email in any genre you choose. More 

 BookGoodies for Kids

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BookGoodies for Kids has free and bargain books for children and young adults.

You can clearly see when a free book will expire and start to cost, which is helpful. BookGoodies for Kids also tells you the target age for the book, like if it’s for kids 2-8 years of age, and shows an excerpt.

A free newsletter is available that lets you stay up to date with new releases through your email, but they also have a Facebook and Twitter page that posts updates. More 

 The Savvy Bump

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The Savvy Bump is a great place to find free stuff for kids, such as Kindle books. Each ebook has Amazon’s description of it as well as a direct link to the download.

You’re able to enter your email at The Savvy Bump to get free deals sent do your email so you don’t have to check the website. There are also a few social media websites you can follow to keep track of the newly released free Kindle books. More 

 Booktastik

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Booktastik’s Kindle books don’t stay free for long, but a whole category is dedicated just to books for kids.

Expired deals aren’t separated from the free Kindle books, so you must look for “FREE” below each book to know which ones don’t cost. More 

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Astro’s Adventures: From Emails to 12 Fabulous Children’s Books

My name is Susan Day and I have been writing children’s books for over seven years now.

I created the Astro’s Adventures series of books way back in 2010, after an email exchange with a friend.

Our dogs used to play together, and she hadn’t come to the park for a few days. I learned that her dog, Astro, had been injured and had to be confined so he didn’t continue to hurt himself.

Astro, being one of the most spoiled dogs in the universe, was whining and complaining about his ‘imprisonment’.

I sent an email saying that my dog would rescue him just for a joke, and the rest as they say, was history.

Astros Adventures The Great EscapeThe first book in the Astro’s Adventures series, The Great Escape, begins with those actual emails, and goes on to rescue Astro. I decided to create a secret organization manned by dogs who rescue other dogs from neglect.

After the dog rescue team learned that Astro was only being confined for his own good and hadn’t been cruelly imprisoned, they decided to teach him a lesson and took him to a dog pound to show him how some poor dogs are neglected and treated.

When Astro sees the plight of other dogs who are surrendered for not fault of their own, he stages the greatest escape of all.

Astro’s owner and I were heavily involved with rescuing dogs, and I was a dog trainer at the time, so I wrote about what I knew.

The Golden Treasure, and Another Doggie Star is Born

While I was learning how to write, edit and illustrate The Great Escape I adopted a blind puppy. I called her Stella D’oro, which meant golden star.

I just knew she had to part of the rescue team, but I wasn’t sure how.

All the other dog characters were based on real dogs and cats. I looked at each personality and focused on one or two things, and created funny, quirky dogs that I knew kids would love.

Stella was different, though. She couldn’t see and it took me a while to realize how to include her.

It wasn’t until I saw her use her instincts and hearing to weave her way around the legs of the dining table and all the chairs that the idea came to me.

Her special ‘power’ would be her ability to know what was going to happen before it did. Just like she knew there was a table leg coming up and stepped around it.

12 Books and Counting

If you write for children you’ll know that it is a wonderful experience, and sort of addictive.

The characters in my books have been part of my life for over seven years now, and I think of them as real ‘beings’. I really enjoy writing for them, and spending time with them as I send them on some pretty crazy adventures.

So far, there are 12 books in the Astro’s Adventures series.

They cover every topic including ghosts, a journey into space, an underwater adventure, and trips to exotic places including China, India and Ireland.

At present, I am working on a cowboy themed adventure for book 13.

I don’t know if I’ll ever get sick of writing stories about Astro and the other dogs, but I hope I don’t.

They have also allowed me to go to schools and encourage children to be better writers and readers.

It’s been a pleasure sharing my journey as a children’s author with you. I’d love to hear of your experiences of books and writing.

About Susan Day

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Susan Day is a passionate author, educator and, of course, a grandmother. She wants to empower all grandparents to build meaningful relationships with their grandchildren. Discover here the Top 10 Things Happy Grandparents Never Regret Doing.

Also, her blog, Astro’s Adventures Book Club, is full of ideas and tips for grandparents who want to build a strong relationship with their grandchildren through reading and sharing books.

Susan lives in country Australia with four dogs, three bossy cats, three rescue guinea pigs, an errant kangaroo.

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A Visit With YA Author Tamar Sloan

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This is a longer than normal post for me. But it’s well-worth the time to read. Today is the release date for Australian author Tamar Sloan’s YA novel Make it Count. YA readers are going to want to add this novel to their must-read list.

Welcome to Jubilee Writer, Tamar. Congratulations on your new release.  Let me introduce you to my readers before we get started on my questions.

A school psychologist by day, Tamar channels her passion for books into creating young adult stories about discovering life and love beyond our comfort zones. She is the award-winning author of the Prime Prophecy and Touched by Love Series. Tamar is also the author of PsychWriter: where psychology meets writing, a blog that supports and extends writers.

When not reading, writing or working with teens, Tamar can be found with her ever-patient husband and two beautiful sons enjoying country life on their small acreage in the Australian bush.

Tamar finds it deeply rewarding to share her stories and she loves to hear from her readers and fellow lovers of all things book related.

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Tamar, you’re the first Australian author to appear on my blog. And you share my heart for helping other writers. I don’t write YA but I enjoy reading it. Tell my readers a little about your writing journey.

Interestingly, I never considered I’d be a writer. As a child I loved to read (I devoured romance novels from the moment I discovered them), but it NEVER occurred to me that I could write one myself. My first book came to me in a dream (so cliché, right?). But it was an idea that wouldn’t go away, which meant I had to go learn how to write… Several months later, with a healthy dose of muttered curse words, my first book of the Prime Prophecy series, was born.

I get the dream revelation. I think a lot of writers can relate. Now, tell us about your latest published project Make it Count.

Make it Count is a young adult contemporary romance, admittedly fueled by a touch of the impossible. It tells the story of impulsive, fun-loving Casey and the ability she was born with – if she touches another person she sees the number of days they have left to live. Casey fakes a phobia to avoid touch, and she convinces herself she’s happy in her isolated, safe little bubble. Until irresistible, motorcycle riding PJ comes along. The chemistry is hot, the sparks fly. And Casey is about to learn how to live a life that counts.

I love the premise. What kind of research was involved in making this story come to life?

Google and I became besties. I had to learn some motocross lingo, explore the theme of ‘you only live once’ and nail the most appropriate group therapy strategies for Make it Count. Google allowed me to do most of that. Apart from that, being a psychologist really helps. I work with young adults every day and get to walk alongside their struggles and triumphs. Those moments weave their way into my books all the time.

A writing what you know experience as a psychologist but so much more. Wonderful. What other inspiration came to you as you formulated this story in your mind.

Make it Count is one of those books that comes to you at 4am and you just know it’s going to be a special story. It started with the seed – what if with one touch, a girl could see how many days a person has to live? Apart from all the heart-wrenching considerations like touching your loved ones, I knew she’s avoid touch at whatever cost. But then PJ arrived, and he was hot, and irresistible. I had to capture their chemistry, and their story.

Now, let’s talk a little about you.

When did you realize your calling to create words on paper to share with the world?

This question has made me pause the most. I’m not sure I ever considered my decision to write as a calling. But I suppose the moment you commit the amount of time writers do to their passion it would have to be considered a calling. I think my realization evolved slowly. It was only once I’d published my first book and readers wrote to me of how the story had touched them that I realized I had a talent that was worth sharing with the world.

Do you have a favorite verse that resonates with you?

I have a framed timbre board in my writing room with Gandhi’s famous quote – ‘be the change you wish to see in the world.’ My dad made it for me, and I aspire to that sentiment every day.

If you could go back in time and give one piece of advice for your younger self about writing what would that be?

Be prepared for a fabulous roller coaster ride. There will be lows, there will be twists you thought you knew were coming but you really didn’t, and there will be exhilarating highs. How do you prepare for something like that? In some ways you can’t, in other ways you pack your fortitude and resilience, and open yourself up to the joy of the ride.

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Here’s the back-cover copy. Oh so compelling

He’s irresistible…but she’s the one person who knows his days are numbered.

Casey’s touch can reveal the one thing a person would never want to know — the number of days they have left to live.

By the time Casey turns seventeen she’s learnt to withdraw. But the phobia she fakes in order to avoid human contact is sorely tested by hot, persistent, motorcycle riding PJ. For a girl who craves contact, maple eyed PJ is impossible to resist. When the inevitable happens, when hands, bodies and lips collide, Casey sees PJ’s number, one that can only be seen as a cruel twist of fate.

Now she must decide. Will she continue counting the days of her life, or start living a life that counts?

With the memorable writing and humor of writers such as Jandy Nelson’s I’ll Give You the Sun blended with the attitude, chemistry and unexpected plot twists of Katie McGarry’s best sellers, Make it Count is a romance that will leave you swooning and smiling.

Make it Count (ISBN: 978-1-62135-708-7, Clean Reads Publishing) is now available at www.tamarsloan.com and on Amazon,  Barnes & Noble and iBooks.

Because this is the release date for Make it Count let’s share an excerpt for my readers to enjoy.

A few steps down the path I slip the brownie from my sleeve. There’s no way I can wait to get out of the front yard before I taste this square of temptation. I should be sainted right alongside Ari’s grandson for not wolfing down the whole platter.

There’s a mega-sized tree in the front yard, so I head around it, lean back against its bark watching the brownie’s slow approach to my mouth, savouring the moment. I smell the chocolate, the sugar, the awesomeness. I bite down and my eyes flutter closed. Oh. My. Heaven-loving-tastebuds. Galaxies of spun sugar dissolve in my mouth, symphonies drowned out by the roaring in my ears. My body mirrors what’s happening in my mouth; I’m slowly, deliciously melting into a gooey, thick puddle.

The roaring stops.

“If you like my cooking, you’d love how I make breakfast.”

Everything stops. Every cell goes from puddly and quivery to upright and alert. I know that chocolately voice. I’ll never forget that warm, rich timbre.

I open one eye, then two.

PJ is sitting on his motorbike, helmet on his lap, that grin glinting in the sun. He hangs the helmet on a handlebar, swings a long denim leg over and swaggers towards me. And I mean a hip swaying, shoulder swinging swagger that evokes images of yellow-striped, denim-clad butts.

The moment he’s close enough for me to focus on his eyes the brownie turns to bread in my mouth. It could never compete with the symphonies and stars in those molten maple pools.

“They’re a family recipe.”

My brain clicks out of brownie-PJ heaven and into gear. Hang on a sec. I look over my shoulder at the door, the door that was just closed by a woman the colour of brown sugar. I look back to the very white, hot guy in front of me.

“Family?”

The moment PJ stops I take a step back, out of arm’s length, and out of smell’s reach. His eyes narrow ever so slightly as he notes my movement. He crosses his arm. “Yeah, family.”

I wait, but it seems someone else in this town took the course on stubborn silence. Instead he grins again. Man, I wish he’d stop doing that. Here, in the sun, it’s blinding. “I’m flattered.”

I raise a brow.

PJ shrugs, and somehow the movement seems to bring him a millimetre closer. Moving again would be rude and weirdo-whacky so I stay put, choosing to breathe through my mouth.

“It takes some effort to find out where a guy lives.”

My jaw slackens. Ego much?

“Hmmm.” I step to the side and head to his motorbike. “I’m glad you brought a second helmet.”

PJ turns and follows me, I step around the bike, using it as a barrier.

He places a hand on the leather seat. “You wanted to come for a ride?”

Eyes wide with mock shock connect with molten maple. “Don’t you need it for your ego?”

Instead of looking insulted, PJ grins. A wide, teeth-glinting, eye-wrinkling grin. “I think I might; it just got one heck of a hit.”

I cross my arms, glad I can do it safely this time thanks to my Personal Protective Equipment.

PJ brings one hand up to stroke his chin. “So you’re not here to see me.”

“Difficult to imagine, isn’t it?”

“What else would bring you here?”

Those delicious lips twitch. He knows exactly why I’m here. I’m not much of a blusher, but being here, for a therapy group for a phobia I don’t have, wearing the freaky lengths I have to go to avoid touch seems like a pretty good time to blush.

But I didn’t wear a balaclava, so instead, I own it. “I have ablutophobia.”

PJ’s eyes stray to my lips. “Well, it’s not a fear of brownies.”

I resist the urge to lick their suddenly dry surface. “Or the repeated use of pick-up lines.”

PJ chuckles, and it’s a sound that reminds me of crème brûlée, smooth and moreish. “Maybe it’s a phobia of stepping up to a challenge.”

That has me straightening. Everything in my impulsive but necessarily inhibited personality loves a challenge. PJ quirks a brow, and leans forward, placing both hands on the seat. The position pushes his shoulders forward, focuses my attention on those biceps. Mr. Sexy-Comes-Naturally is waiting for me to pick up the gauntlet.

Sensations and sights sharpen. Those molten maple pools watching me. The heat pressing against my body. Those Adonis lips parting on an inhale. The bead of sweat raking down my spine.

I lean forward, and my eyes widen the moment my next sense registers something. A scent, the kind of scent that has your head tilting reflexively, your mouth opening just a touch to see if it will land on your tongue.

I don’t know what amber smells like, but I think this could be it. Woodsy, spicy…tempting…moreish. It’s the kind of smell that makes you wish you could spend more time breathing in than out. One hand reaches out to the red plastic fender rising from the back of the bike. The moment woven cotton presses into my fingertips, rather than smooth plastic warmed by the sun, I stop. It’s all I need to return me to reality.

I take a step back, having to mentally force my nose to follow. PJ was never meant get close enough to smell, because exactly what I thought would happen just happened.

He smells as good as he looks, and I don’t need any more temptation to fight.

I take another step back. “You’ve got the wrong girl, PJ.”

PJ exhales, possibly because of the pent-up tension, but probably out of frustration. “It seems we have one thing in common, Casey.”

With another step back I decide it’s safe to ask. “What’s that?”

PJ straightens, his eyes twinkling. “We both love a challenge.”

I start to walk backwards, shaking my head. “The difference is I can pick a lost cause.”

I turn and start creating even more distance between us. I walk away from hot, sexy, available maple, knowing this is what I need to do. Telling PJ, with everything I can, he’s wasting his time.

“See you at mini motos.”

I keep walking. The tenacity is admirable and flattering, but wasted. “I’m not going.” I call over my shoulder.

“Don’t forget to bring your little brother.”

I shake my head, glad PJ can see that and not my smile. Sure, I love to look, I like the flirting, and I’d love to be someone that could go there.

But PJ is the last person I plan on touching.

Alright readers now that you’re hooked here are some links.

Purchase links: https://books2read.com/MakeitCount

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Make-Count-Touched-Love-Book-ebook/dp/B07647LY9W/

Want to visit Tamar and get to know her better?

You can find her at www.tamarsloan.com or on Facebook www.facebook.com.au/tamarsloanwriter or Twitter www.twitter.com/sloantamar.  Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36284190-make-it-count

 Thanks so much for stopping by today, Tamar. Hope your release date is everything you hoped it would be.

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Pandora’s Box Gazette 

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Joanne Troppello

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Novel Writing Retreat with Agent and Editor Nov. 10-12

SCBWI Austin has spots open for their Novel Writing Retreat

Dates: Nov. 10-12

Location:

Cedarbrake Catholic Retreat Center
5602 Hwy 317 N – Temple, TX 76502

Registration is open for Austin SCBWI’s Novel Writing Retreat with agent Natalie Lakosil and Little, Brown editor Deirdre Jones. Limited critiques are available through Oct. 6. The retreat includes workshops, roundtables and more. Go to website for full details, including schedule and FAQs, and to register: https://austin.scbwi.org/events/novel-writing-retreat/

Texas: Brazos Valley – SCBWI, 

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Reviews on my book…

From amazon.com

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on September 15, 2017
Format: Kindle Edition
A quick and interesting read. The animals are living breathing creatures in a series of stories, each with individual personalities.
on September 15, 2017
Format: Kindle Edition
ADVENTURES IN BARN TOWN is an incredible work of middle grade literature. I loved the personality and wit in the author’s voice. It wasn’t dry, and it didn’t talk down to the reader as some young books do.

This is about talking animals, but don’t expect it to be “just another one of those” books. This one has awesome antics. I think what I loved best is that the farm reminded me of my grandmother’s farm where I spent many a summer.

If I was still teaching elementary school, I would get a copy of this for my classroom.

on September 6, 2017
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Author Eve Culley’s Adventures in Barn Town is a delightful story! The author had me laughing at the antics of her characters! Eve has a way of making the animals come to life and will entertain younger readers and listeners. Ol’ Stripe’s adventures are a fun escape and will keep you smiling!
on May 19, 2017
Format: Kindle Edition
The author, Eve Culley, sent me a copy of this lovely, entertaining story told by Ol’ Stripe, Barn Town resident, in her book entitled, “Adventures in Barn Town.”The author has a smooth writing style which I like and which makes each new animal adventure easy to read to younger listeners. My grandson who is seven also likes to read and so he read a few of the adventures by himself. However he battled ever so slightly with the print being a bit too close together. I personally would have liked to see more illustrations as well as “hear” Ol’ Stripe’s conversations with other creatures who come to the farm – a bit more showing, a little less telling – even though Ol’ Stripe has a very descriptive way about him! Nevertheless, I always appreciate a traditional children’s story told from the heart, so based purely on the quality and contents of the stories, I recommend this book as a great bedtime story for younger listeners.
on May 5, 2017
Format: Kindle Edition
A cute, read aloud for young and old farm animal lovers alike. My 8 year old enjoyed listening to it when she was sick. Short enough to read in a longer sitting or take a chapter a night at bedtime.
on April 2, 2017
My daughter has begged for another chapter of Barn Town each night since this was delivered! I can see that we will be reading this one through many times!
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Rainy Day Thoughts – Guest Author: Eve Culley

https://rainydaythought.blogspot.com/2017/09/guest-author-eve-culley.html

Today’s guest author, Eve Culley writes amusing and clever children’s books, aimed at ages 7-12 years old. I have to say her covers would have me liking the books without needing to read a single word.
Her first is Adventures in Barn Town where the residents are friendly and there is mischief and mystery around every corner. The story is written from a feline narrative by a life-long resident, Ol’ Stripe (Deputy of Barn Town) as he shares with the reader the highlights of life in Barn Town – a barn situated on a large farm. 
After trudging through a vicious storm as a kitten and claiming the barn’s territory as his safe haven and his new home, Deputy Stripe is caught off-guard when trying to shoo away a trespasser, Stinky, a skunk who is quite territorial himself. 

When a group of humans finally moves into the Village House, however, and move their many animal companions into Barn Town, the noise, smell and attitudes of the animals take some getting used to. From a coup, led by the rooster, Cogburn, followed by committee meetings to decide Cogburn’s fate, Deputy Stripe does all he can to keep his ears and eyes open in order to maintain peace and order, with a hilarious outcome.

One reviewer said about the book, “Author Eve Culley’s Adventures in Barn Town is a delightful story! The author had me laughing at the antics of her characters! Eve has a way of making the animals come to life and will entertain younger readers and listeners. Ol’ Stripe’s adventures are a fun escape and will keep you smiling!”
 

Further Adventures in Barn Town, the second book in the Barn Town series came out September 11, 2017. It is a clever book of hilarious anecdotes. It is told in a feline narrative by a life-long resident. Ol’ Stripe (Deputy of Barn Town) shares with the reader the highlights of life in Barn Town – a barn situated on a large farm. Deputy Stripe does all he can to keep his eyes and ears open in order to maintain peace and order, with a hilarious outcome.

About the author, Eve Culley:

In the middle of the 1970’s and 80’s, my husband and I were missionaries working in the United States. We worked in different church print shops where Bibles, New Testaments, and individual books of the Bible were printed in different languages and shipped to different countries around the world. We traveled across the U.S. to other churches and businesses to raise money for paper, ink and shipping cost for the Bibles. To gather the necessary money needed, a lot of travel was required and as we traveled I would tell stories to our two young sons of adventure, heroes, and villains.

As our sons grew into adulthood the stories to them became less and less until they stopped. When our grandchildren would visit, the stories were requested again until those stories, too, were a thing of the past. But the storytelling refused to die and go away. Instead, a hunger grew in me to put my stories on paper and books grew out of them. I write, of course, adventures for children to read, believe in and take life lessons from them.

Story-telling is as much a part of me as breathing is to my body. I have found that I tell stories, put them on paper to make room for the other stories that are building and will need to be told soon.

 

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