The Top 7 Great Reasons to Use EBooks for Kids

An eBook is a book in an electronic format that is downloaded to a computer, laptop or PDA. It looks exactly like a book and has numbered pages, pictures, graphics and a table of contents. As the world becomes obsessed with electronic gadgets, eBooks are gaining popularity amongst adults and children.

Most kids love to play video and computer games, so introducing them to the world of eBooks should be a simple progression. Children love interacting on the computer and they can do this while reading an eBook. This allows them to see books in a totally new light.

eBooks can be books that your children read on their own, or they may be books that you read aloud to them together. They can be found in novel format, fiction, non-fiction and animated picture books. There are also a number of online book sites to open the world of reading to your child at an early age. The following are seven great reasons to use eBooks for kids.

1) Introduces Them to the World of Technology – Reading an eBook allows you to teach your child how to utilize today’s technology. Kids are obsessed with electronic gadgets and will be thrilled to learn how to use the keyboard. This is also an excellent way to give your kids a head start and prepare them for entering school.

2) Colorful Display and Pictures – eBooks for kids promotes learning through its vibrant colorful and picture display on the computer. It also holds their interest for a longer period of time.

3) Click on a Link – eBooks provide links to additional information and is an excellent tool for added learning. If they are unsure of a word or would like to learn more information, they can click on the link and gain additional knowledge. This is an excellent way to make learning fun.

4) Save a Tree – You can teach your child the importance of saving the environment by utilizing ebooks. The books are downloaded safely to your computer and cutting down trees is not a requirement to manufacture a book.

5) eBooks for Kids Can Be Read Anywhere – If you and your child find yourselves with unexpected free time, an eBook can come in handy. This is especially true if your eBooks are downloaded to a PDA and you can carry it with you at all times. eBooks are an excellent way to keep your child occupied with entertaining educational materials and not seek out mischief.

6) Indestructible – Traditional books can tatter, fade and tear. eBooks for kids can last for decades and be passed down from generation to generation. They are also easily transported and shared with others.

7) No Waiting – eBooks for kids can be delivered almost immediately. You can show your kids how easy it is to purchase an eBook, download it and begin to read it within a matter of minutes. You don’t have to go to the bookstore or wait for them to arrive in the mail either.

Reading to children at an early age benefits them into adulthood. eBooks for kids will help keep them interested in reading. This will also help them be better equipped during their job seeking years and have a brighter outlook for their future.

For Kids Who Like Silly: The Adventures of Captain Underpants (Book One) – A Book Review

Graphic novels are all the rage these days. They are loaded with pictures, which draw kids in, enticing them to read more. Most of them are full of action, too, which keeps them interested and reading. One of the most popular and well-known graphic novels is The Adventures of Captain Underpants: The First Epic Novel by Dav Pilkey. Here’s why I think it’s so popular.

George Beard and Harold Hutchins are best friends and fourth graders at Jerome Horwitz Elementary School. They cause a lot of trouble in general, but especially in school.

One of the things that didn’t get them into too much trouble was that they made up their own superhero, Captain Underpants. He’s bald, wears a cape, and flies around in his underpants.

The boys would draw their own comic adventure stories about Captain Underpants. Then they’d sneak into the office at school and make copies of their comics and sell them to the other kids.

One day, at one of the school football games, things go terribly awry. Someone has sprinkled the cheerleaders’ pompoms with black pepper, making everyone sneeze. And the band starts spewing soap bubbles when they begin to play their instruments.

You can guess who is behind this mischief. George and Harold think nobody will ever find out that they are the ones responsible.

They soon discover that the grouchy principal, Mr. Krupp, has evidence against them. They are busted in a big way, and they have to do everything he says from now on.

Naturally, they get sick of this very quickly, so they soon hatch a plan to get out of their misery. You’ll have to read for yourself how they do it, but it involves some robots, slingshots, and fake doggie doo-doo. You’ll also discover exactly how Principal Krupp saves the day.

The book is full of large, simple, cartoony illustrations, one on every page or two. One of them shows how the boys change the sign at a flower shop. It says, “Pick your own roses!” They remove four of the letters and leave it reading, “Pick our noses!”

My favorite part of the book, and one I know kids will love, is the “cheesy Flip-O-Rama animation technique.” You grab the corner of one page and flip it back and forth, so you see the picture on that page and the page right after it. The pictures are like two cells of an animated movie or cartoon, and if you flip it fast enough, it looks like a cartoon on tv.

I love the one when they hit the robot’s head with a board, and it smashes down. It really looks like it’s moving.

This is a great book for kids who like cheesy, non-realistic action that’s kind of silly and full of the types of things a typical kid might imagine. Stuff like confronting bank robbers, hypnotizing people to do silly things, and being pulled on your skateboard behind a truck.

Reluctant readers, and especially boys who want action, will get drawn in by the pictures. It might get them motivated to try drawing their own comic superhero series, too. All in all, The Adventures of Captain Underpants: The First Epic Novel by Dav Pilkey is an easy graphic novel read for kids ages 7 to 10

Christian Book Store – The 5 Best Spiritual Children’s Books for Christian Kids

The right books can really be the path for your children to find love for Christianity. You can install all the great traits and love for Jesus with right books. If you plan to give books as gift to your children, there is huge variety available including the followings.

• The Secret of St. Nicholas

• The Story of the Nativity

• When Someone Dies: Find Comfort in Jesus

• GIVEWAY: Two New Meghan Rose Chapter Books!

• Tabitha’s Travels

The Secret of St. Nicholas tells the story of St. Nicholas in very interesting and attractive manner. There are so many stories that have been part of this legend of St. Nicholas that its always a entertaining read for young children. His love for Jesus, God, and children is explained right from the childhood of St. Nicholas.

Dealing with death is hard on anyone, explaining that to children is hard thing. “When Someone Dies: Find Comfort in Jesus”, is great book to deal with this subject. This sweet book is very smartly written by Julie Stiegemeyer. This can bring comfort to the child dealing with death of pet or grand parent by explaining the circle of life and importance of keeping faith in God.

My personal favorite book in this selection is “The Story of the Nativity” this is simple yet quite sweet book offering insights to the story of Jesus. The illustrations are very sweet, alongside some really nice ways how to spend the Christmas. The book comes with some great stickers too.

The “GIVEWAY: Two New Meghan Rose Chapter Books!” are coming with some great reviews from the all important Christian book reviews. This is quite interesting series for children to follow. My personal favorite in them is the Meghan Rose Takes the Cake.

The next book “Tabitha’s Travels” is one of interesting almost adventure like story around the love for God and finding your place in society. These travels give the insight from the little Tabitha the shepherd in ancient Israel, who gets the chance to find God and love for Christ.