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Free children’s books online, comics for kids online, YA fiction online; all free. Also graphic novels for kids, reading guides, poetry for children. Thousands of free books, for toddlers to teens.

Books on the site not in the public domain (most books published since 1923) are nearly all at the Internet Archive, so you’ll need a free account there to read them. Here’s their info about borrowing books.

Children’s Fiction


Free Children’s Books Online – Fiction Collections by Subject

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Free Children’s Books Online – Children’s Literature Collection

More than 2,000 free online books for kids. This collection include many anthologies of classic children’s stories.

Free Children’s Books Online – American Children’s Stories Collection

About 1,400 American Children’s Story Books free.

Free Children’s Books Online – African Americans Age 9-12 Fiction Collection

About 50 African American books for kids. Online reading for kids.

‘Collections’ take longer to appear on your screen than single books.  On a phone, only about 25 books in a collection may appear.

Free Children’s Books Online – Animal Fiction Collection

About 2,100 juvenile animal fiction books. Free online story books for kids.

Free Children’s Books Online – Children’s Books for Girls – Collection

About 170 free online Girls & Women juvenile books. Free online reading for children, free books for girls.

Free Children’s Books Online – Humor Books Collection

About 550 free online books on children’s humor & wit. Some authors: Jeff Kinney, Lincoln Pierce, Sue Townsend, Gordon Korman, Graeme Base, David Lewman, Jack Handey, Mo Willems, Llana Weitzman, Jonathan Peter, Peggy Parish, Jovial Bob Stine, Francesca Simon, Jacqueline Wilson, Megan McDonald, Janet Ahlberg, Terry Pratchett, Jay Forman, Arnold Lobel, David Ezra Stein, Michael Johnstone, Al Jaffee, Linda Williams Aber, Rosy Border, Mercer Mayer, William Cole, Melvin Berger, Jim Bernstein, Bob Phillips, Lemony Snicket, Alastair Graham, Charles Keller, many more authors of Juvenile Wit and Humor.

Free Children’s Books Online – Humorous Stories – Collection

About 4,200 free online humorous stories books. Some authors: Jeff Kinney, Roald Dahl, Sid Fleischman, Julia Donaldson, Rachel Russell, Lincoln Pierce, Thea Stilton, Robert Lawson, Marc Brown, Geronimo Stilton, Astrid Lindgren, Judith Viorst, Jon Klassen, Douglas Adams, Louis Sachar, Ellen Raskin, Robert Kimmel Smith, Louis Sachar. Satire fiction ebooks, Humorous stories online free.

Humorous Fiction – Collection – Free Children’s Books Online

About 500 humorous fiction books. Some titles: The Three Frilly Goats Fluff, Mrs. Noodlejugel and Drooly the Bear, I’m an Alien and I Want to Go Home, Apes a-go-go, Rumpled Stilton Skin, Teddy Mars, Pirates are Stealing our Cows, Aaron is a Good Sport, Rapunzel and the Prince of Pop, Fake Snakes and Weird Wizards, The Pirates on Holiday, Kattie Friedman Gives Up Texting, The Schnoz of Doom, How to Behave at a Dog Show. Humorous books online free.

Free Children’s Books Online – Books Featuring Horses – Collection

More than 700 free books about horses or featuring horses in the story. Some authors: Mary O’Hara, Bonnie Bryant, Kristin Earhart, Allison Hart, Janet Beeler Shaw, Walter Farley, Julia Donaldson, Patricia Polacco, Jessica Burkhart, Ben M. Baglio, Will James, Kate Di Camillo, Marilyn Halvorson. Free books with horses.

Free Children’s Books Online – Books about Pets – Collection

About 600 free books about pets at the Internet Archive. Some authors: Dr. Seuss, E. B. White, Gwendolyn Hooks, Tedd Arnold, Marc Brown, Stan Berenstain, Caroline Mockford, Bernard Most, Mercer Mayer, Peter Brown, Angela Johnson, Jessica Burkhart, Daisy Meadows. Books about pets.

Funny short stories

Free Children’s Books Online – Free Books about Farm Life – Collection

More than 600 free books about farm life at the Internet Archive. Some authors: E. B. White, Betsy Byars, Stan Berenstain, Willa Cather, Robin Lee Hatcher, W. Nikola-Lisa, Christophe Loupy, Karen Barss, Mary Wormell, Dick King-Smith, Elizabeth Enright, Carol Wallace, Sid Fleischman. Free books about farm life .

Free Children’s Books Online – Books about Magic for Kids – Collection

More than 1,300 free books about magic for kids. Kids fiction books, books about magic for kids.

Free Children’s Books Online – Free Kids’ Books about Middle School – Collection

About 450 free books about Middle School at the Internet Archive. Some authors: Jeff Kinney, Lincoln Pierce, R. J. Palacio, James Patterson, Rachel Renee Russell, Kristin Levine, James Preller, Jordan Sonnenblick, Jeffrey Brown, Rbecca Stead, Lisi Harrison, Coco Simon, Meg Cabot, Janet Tashjian, Emily Howse. Books about Middle School.

Free Children’s Books Online – Children’s Books about Parent & Child – Fiction Collection

About 175 free children’s books about parent and child. Free kids books online, children’s books about family.

Free Children’s Books Online – Free Superheroes Books – Fiction Collection

More than 400 free children’s superhero books. Comics & graphic novels, superheroes books online.

Free Children’s Books Online – Free Books about Witches – Collection

About 370 free kids’ books about witches. Kids fiction books, kids books about witches.


Free Children’s Books Online – Fiction Collections by Age Group

Online Reading Books for Kids – Picture Books for Children Collection

About 1,200 free children’s picture books. Free kids books online, children’s fiction picture books.

Free First Grade Books – Second Grade Reading Books Online – Collection

About 1,050 free books for children in grades 1 and 2. 1st grade reading books online, 2nd grade reading books online, free second grade books.

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Free Online Story Books for Kids – Children Age 4-8 Fiction Collection

About 1,100 free books for children ages 4-8. Kids fiction books,

Free Online Reading for Children – Children Age 9-12 General Fiction Collection

About 300 free children’s books for ages 9-12. Free kids.books online,


Universal School Library Collections

Universal School Library – Free Leveled Reading Books Online for Grades 4-8

About 650 books from the Universal School Library’s Internet Archive collection. This collection was curated by a national advisory group of school librarians, librarian educators and researchers, under the leadership of ISKME, the Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education, a global education nonprofit. Fiction and non-fiction books for reading levels of grades 4-8.

Universal School Library – Free Leveled Reading Books Online for Grades 9-12

About 890 books from the Universal School Library’s Internet Archive collection. This collection was curated by a national advisory group of school librarians, librarian educators and researchers, under the leadership of ISKME, the Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education, a global education nonprofit. Fiction and non-fiction books for reading levels of grades 9-12.

Universal School Library – Cultural Literacy and Humanities – Reading Levels Elementary to Adult

About 800 books from the Universal School Library’s Cultural Literacy and Humanities Collection. This collection was curated by a national advisory group of school librarians, librarian educators and researchers, under the leadership of ISKME, the Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education, a global education nonprofit. This group includes fiction and non-fiction books for reading levels ranging from elementary school grades to adult.

Universal School Library – Academic Literacy – Reading Levels High School to Adult

About 420 books from the Universal School Library’s Academic Literacy Collection. This collection was curated by a national advisory group of school librarians, librarian educators and researchers, under the leadership of ISKME, the Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education, a global education nonprofit. This group includes fiction and non-fiction books for reading levels from high school to adult.


Free Children’s Books Online – Children’s & Young Adults Books Mixed, by Topic

Free Young Adults Books Online – Collection

Over 33,000 free online kids novels and YA Fiction books, at the Internet Archive. You can display books by author by clicking “More” under the “Creator” menu in the left column. Some authors: Jeff Kinney, Eleanor Coerr, J. K. Rowling, Akira Toriyama, Patricia McCormick, Stephen Chbosky, Mo Willems, Beatrix Potter, Liz Pichon, Roald Dahl, Helen Perelman, Julia Donaldson, Kiera Cass, Rick Riordan, Benjamin Zephaniah, Natsuki Takaya, Stephenie Meyer, Rosemary Sutcliff, Robert Muchamore, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Emily Rodda, Cecily Von Ziegesar, Lois Lowry, Trenton Lee Stewart, Neil Gaiman, Lincoln Pierce, George Selden, Michael Scott, Hayao Miyazaki, Gordon Korman, Eoin Colfer, Gary Paulsen, James Lincoln Collier, Jean Lee Latham, R. A. Montgomery, P. L. Travers, Jonathan Stroud, Christopher Paul Curtis, Stuart Gibbs, Kate DiCamillo, Tamora Pierce, Rachel Renee Russell, Michae Morpurgo, Kathryn Lasky, Frank Roderus, Lisa Tetzner, Erin Hunter, Ramon Garcia Dominguez, Rosemary Sutcliff, Becky Albertalli, R. A. Salvatore, John Flanagan, Anne McCaffrey, Jostein Gaarder, Raina Telgemeier, Eleanor Coerr, Leigh Dragoon, Alessandro Battan, Yoshiko Uchida, Kate DiCamillo, Joan M. Wolf, Cinda Williams Chima, Katherine Applegate, many more authors of Juvenile Fiction. Digital books for kids free, young adults books free online.

African American Children’s Books – African Americans YA Books – Collection

About 320 free online Juvenile African Americans Fiction books. African American young adult books, young adult books about African American culture.

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Action & Adventure Books – Children & Young Adults – Collection

About 160 Action & Adventure books online for children and young adults, young adult adventure books, young adult fiction adventure books.

Conduct of Life Books – Children & Young Adults Collection

More than 500 Conduct of Life books for children and young adults. Free kids.books online.

People with Disabilities Fiction Books – Children & Young Adults Collection

About 110 books about people with disabilities for children and young adults. Young adult books about disabled people.

Fantasy Fiction for Kids – Young Adult Fantasy Books – Collection

About 250 free online Fantasy books and Magic books for children and young adults. Free kids.books online, fantasy and magic books for kids.

Children’s Books about Family – Children & Young Adults Collection

More than 1,300 free online books about Families for children and young adults. Kids fiction books, children’s books about different families, family adventure books, family books for kids.

Friendship Stories – Children & Young Adults Collection

Almost 3,000 free children’s and YA books about Friendship. Digital books for kids free, young adult books about love and friendship, young adult books about unlikely friendships.

Hispanic Americans Fiction for Kids – Hispanic Americans YA Books – Collection

About 60 free Hispanic Americans books for children and young adults. Kids fiction books, free online childrens book.

Civil War Collection – YA Historical Novels – Historical Fiction for Children

About 60 free historical fiction books about the Civil War for young adults and children. Digital books for kids free, Civil War fiction books for kids, YA historical fiction, historical fiction for teens.

Comics & Graphic Novels – Legends, Myths & Fables – Kids & Young Adults Books – Collection

About 20 free books about legends, myths and fables for kids and YA. Comics & graphic novels, free kids.books online,YA graphics novels.

Fiction about Middle School – YA & Childrens Books Collection

About 60 free books about Middle school for kids and YA. Digital books for kids free.

Mystery and Detective Fiction – Children & Young Adults Collection

About 190 free mystery and detective books for children and YA, YA mystery books. Free online library for kids.

Childrens Books about Music – YA Books about Music – Fiction Collection

About 140 free fiction books about music for children and young adults. Free kids.books online, Children’s fiction about music.

Nancy Drew Books – Detective Books for Children & Young Adults Collection

About 65 free Nancy Drew mystery stories for children and young adult readers. Nancy Drew books, free online childrens book.

Pioneer Books for Kids – Books about Frontier Life – YA & Childrens Books Collection

About 50 novels on pioneer life or frontier living for kids and YA readers. Digital books for kids free, free online library for kids, free online reading for kids.

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Time Travel Fiction – Children & Young Adults Collection

About 380 fiction books on Time Travel for kids and YA. Time travel books for young adults.

Books about Voyages & Travels – Children & Young Adults Fiction Collection

About 200 free novels online about voyages and travels for kids and YA. Free online library for kids, free online books for kids to read.


Comics for Kids Online – Read Graphic Novels Online

Comics for Kids Online – Read Graphic Novels Online – Collection

More than 600 free online comic books and graphic novels. Be patient as the page loads. Some popular titles: Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Big Nate, The Odyssey, Twilight, Fruits Basket, Marvel Encyclopedia, Geronimo Stilton, Shadow Kiss, Dork Diaries, Paul has a Summer Job, Sisters, Redwall, Peanuts, Drag N Ball Z, SpongeBob SquarePants, Donald Duck, Finding Nemo, Banana Fish, El Deafo, The Baby-Sitters Club, Asterix comics online, many more. Comics for kids online, read comic books online, read graphic novels online.

Read Graphic Novels Online – Collection

About 45 free online Graphic Novels. Read graphic novels online.

Comics for Kids Online – Cartoons and Comics Collections

About 350 free online books with cartoons and comics. Some popular titles: Big Nate, Captain Underpants, Slam Dunk, Calvin and Hobbes, The Baby-Sitters Club, Goosebumps, Amulet, Snoopy, Super Diaper Baby, Tales from the Crypt, Garfield, Bone, Beavis and Butthead, Charlie Brown, Scooby-Doo, Marvel, Peanuts, Little Lulu, Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew comics read online free, Zelda, TinTin, many more. Comics for kids online, read comic books online.

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Read Graphic Novels Online – Collection

About 2,300 free graphic novels. Read graphic novels online.

Comics for Kids Online – Free Comics for Kids – Collection

About 3,800 free online comic books and books of comic strips. Comics for kids online, read comic books online.


Free Children’s Books Online – Children’s Poetry

Free Online Library for Children – Children’s Poetry Collection

About 3,000 free online children’s poetry books. free online books for kids to read, free online reading for kids.

Free Children’s Books Online – Children’s Poetry – American Collection

About 1,600 free online children’s American poetry books. Free kids.books online, free online library for kids.

Free Children’s Books Online – Children’s Poetry – English Collection

About 450 free online children’s poetry books. Free online library for kids, free reading online for children.

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Free Online Library for Children – Nursery Rhymes Collection

About 1,130 free online books of nursery rhymes. Digital books for kids free, free online books for kids to read.


Free Children’s Books Online – Guides to Children’s Fiction

Children’s Core Collection

Fiction and Story Collection

Corsaro, Julie, et al.
Wilson 2015

The Guide to Fiction and Story Collections has thousands of books recommended for children from pre-school through Grade 6, containing review sources and professional aids for librarians. H.W. Wilson has been a major publisher of reference works for librarians for more than a century. Free online library for children, free online books for kids to read.

Dictionary of American Children’s Fiction: Recent Books of Recognized Merit, 1960-1984

– 1985-1989

– 1990-1994

– 1995-1999

Helbig, Alethea and Perkins, Agnes Regan
Greenwood 1986-2002 Dewey Dec. 028.5

With its companion volume, this book effectively provides descriptions and evaluations of award-winning American fiction for children over the last 125 years. The compilers provide clear, insightful, and critical evaluations. Despite its title, the bibliography lists fiction for both children and young adults. . . . These two volumes, likely to become reference mainstays, are recommended for academic libraries that support children’s and young adult literature or teacher education, and for public libraries and media centers. Digital books for kids free, free online library for kids.

Graphic Novels: A Genre Guide to Comic Books, Manga, and More

Pawuk, Michael
Libraries Unlimited 2007 Dewey Dec. 016

This guide is intended to help [librarians] start, update, or maintain a graphic novel collection and advise readers about the genre. It covers more than 2,400 titles, including series titles, and organizes them according to genre, subgenre, and theme-from super-heroes and adventure to crime, humor, and nonfiction. Reading levels, awards/recognition, and core titles are identified; and tie-ins with gaming, film, anime, and television are noted. Grade 6 through adult. Free online library for children, Comics & graphic novels, free online books for kids to read.

Guides to Literature

100 Best Books for Children

Silvey, Anita
Houghton Mifflin 2004 Dewey Dec. 016

The author’s “long experience as a book reviewer and editor makes her list pretty much spot-on… . Each title gets a short essay that not only discusses the book and what it has meant to its audience but that also supplies wonderful behind-the-scenes information. … A helpful list, ‘Beyond the 100 Best,’ points parents in the right direction for more good reads.” -Booklist. Free online reading for kids.

500 Great Books for Teens

Silvey, Anita
Houghton Mifflin 2006 Dewey Dec. 016

Anita Silvey, one of the country’s leading authorities on books for young people, has interviewed teenage readers all over the country and immersed herself in young-adult books, with an emphasis on books published in the last five years. The result is this invaluable and very readable guide for parents, teachers, librarians, booksellers, reading groups, and of course teens themselves.
With its extended essays describing 500 selections, parents will quickly see what their teenagers are actually reading — and will be able to find good books to introduce them to. It is divided into twenty-one sections, including adventure and survival, politics and social history, horror, romance, war and conflict, fantasy, plays, graphic novels, poetry, memoir, and spirituality. Every section offers up classics, but the majority of titles are new. In “Beyond the 500,” Silvey compiles a number of useful lists, including books organized by geographic location and historical period, as well as recommended audio books. Free online library for children.

List of Series and Sequels for Juvenile Readers (Useful References Series)

Wead, Katharine H.
Faxon 1923 Dewey Dec. 016.8

The volume lists all the books in each of more than 100 series for children and teens. Kids fiction books, free online books for kids to read.

Children’s Catalog of Thirty-Five Hundred Books: A Guide to the Best Reading for Boys and Girls

Based on fifty-four selected library lists and bulletins; arranged under author, title and subject; with analytical entries for 700 volumes

Wilson, H.W.; Bacon, Corinne, comp.
Wilson 1917 Dewey Dec. 011.6

Kids fiction books, free online library for kids.

Children’s Catalog Supplement: A Guide to the Best Reading for Boys and Girls

Four Hundred and Fifty Books chosen chiefly from books published between June 1, 1916, and January 1, 1918; arranged under author, title and subject; with analytical entries for 78 volumes

Wilson, H.W.; Bacon, Corinne, comp.
Wilson 1918 Dewey Dec. 011.6

Includes children’s American historical fiction books. Free online library for children, free online reading for kids.

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