Depending on which email newsletters you receive via email, you might have recently received an email from Amy Puetz describing two new reprints of old books that are perfect for children who enjoy books with substance.
If you are able to support Miss Puetz's work in publishing reprints of Ten Great Adventurers and Ten Girls from History, then by all means, please support her work.
If you have children like mine who devour books and would read a $15 book in a couple of hours, you may find that you just can't afford to purchase books regularly - or should I say, constantly!
I'm very thankful for Kelsi's winning of her Kindle in the recent county spelling bee, because this has enabled the girls to comfortably read books on the couch or on their bed using her Kindle.
Before she won the Kindle, I found that the girls weren't really interested in sitting at the computer to read an eBook. I did, but it didn't really appeal to them. However, I downloaded quite a few free eBooks anyway, onto my computer, using the "Kindle App for PC" in case we ever had a Kindle of our own. Those free books are now automatically synced to the Kindle, so we could potentially all be reading the same book at the same time during the school day: two of us on PCs, and one of us on the Kindle.
The original author of Amy Puetz's reprints is Kate Dickinson Sweetser, an American author known in her time for writing juvenile fiction and compilations. She was born in New York City to Charles H. and Mary N. Sweetser. Her great-grandfather, Samuel Dickinson, was one of the founders of Amherst College in Massachusetts; she was also the cousin of poet Emily Dickinson. Miss Sweetser passed away in 1939. (Wikipedia.com)
Her titles include:
You may find some of Miss Sweetser's books here at Project Gutenberg for free downloads.
You can also download for free the titles pictured above, on the Kindle, at www.Amazon.com . All you'll need to do is click onto the photo of the book, above, that you'd like to download to Kindle, and Amazon will walk you through the process.
If you don't have a Kindle eReader for yourself, you will be able to download for free the Kindle App for the iPhone, Windows PC, Mac, Blackberry, iPad, Android, and Windows Phone 7. Just go HERE to take care of downloading the Kindle App, and then you'll be ready to add free or purchased books onto your device.
Simple! And what a money saver!
Enjoy your new free books by Kate Dickinson Sweetser!
5/2/2011 01:02:30 am
Thanks for sharing. We love old books & I did get the email about them being republished but it just wasn't in the budget right now & I am new to this Kindle thing & didn't think about looking for them for free.
Glad to see that this was useful to you all!
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