Read for Free – 11 Resources for Free Children’s Books

Homeschoolers have a never ending need for more books to read, and they can get expensive! The library is always our number one choice for finding new books to read, but did you know there are other ways to access free books online?

Here is my list of 11 resources you can find new books for you and your children to read today! 

Free books to read online


You’ll need a library card to access Hoopla. They offer library card holders access to ebooks and audiobooks, and they allow 5 loans per month for free.

Google Books

Google books does have many ebooks available for free. Just search “free” in the Playstore under books.


Libby is another app that connects with your library card and allows you to read books for free.

Tumble Books

Here you will find a large library of children’s books.

Tumble Math

Tumble Math offers free math ebooks for children.


Wattpad is unique because it is user-created content available for anyone to read for free. You can also create and publish your own written work on Wattpad.

Teen Book Cloud

Ask you Library if they participate in Teen Book Cloud to get free access to middle and high school level fiction, non fiction, and more.

Audio Book Cloud

Audio Book Cloud is another program that you can gain access to from your local library. They offer thousands of free audio books in many subjects.


Librivox is a collection of free public domain audio books that Librivox users read, record and share on the site.

International Children’s Digital Library

ICDL is exclusively for children and has a large collection of ebooks for readers of all levels.

Many Books

Many Books is 100% free and has free books to read in all genres, perfect for parents and children.

read books for free online

And there you have it! I hope these resources were helpful for you. If you know of any other ways to access books for free online, let me know in the comments and I will add it to the list!

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