eBooks for Kids

This list of eBooks for Kids features award-winning titles, as well as titles that appear on our Too-Good-to-Miss Booklists compiled by Children’s Services Staff. Read more about how our eBooks work

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Younger Elementary

The Absent Author

Ron Roy
Series: A to Z Mysteries

Dink Duncan and his two friends investigate the apparent kidnapping of famous mystery author Wallis Wallace. Available on Overdrive.

Dinosaurs Before Dark

Mary Pope Osborne
Series: Magic Tree House

Eight-year-old Jack and his younger sister Annie find a magic treehouse, which whisks them back to an ancient time zone where they see live dinosaurs. Available on Overdrive.

Duck! Rabbit!

Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Two unseen characters argue about whether the creature they are looking at is a rabbit or a duck. Available on Overdrive.

Go, Dog, Go!

P. D. Eastman

A vocabulary-building story about dogs engaged in every imaginable type of activity. Available at Overdrive and 3M Cloud Library.

Going Overboard!

Nancy Krulik
Series: Katie Kazoo, Switcheroo

Katie's vacation aboard a cruise ship with on-deck miniature golf, a chance to swim with dolphins, and her best friend Suzanne along, sounds wonderful, but the magic wind throws everything off-course when it turns her first into a dolphin and then into a renowned chocolate chef. Available on Overdrive.

Gooney Bird Greene

Lois Lowry

From the moment Gooney Bird Greene arrives at Watertower Elementary School, her fellow second-graders are intrigued by her unique sense of style and her unusual lunches. Available at 3M Cloud Library.

Horrid Henry

Francesca Simon
Series: Horrid Henry books

Horrid Henry causes his brother Perfect Peter all sorts of problems when he behaves properly for a change, upstages Peter at a dance recital, plays pirates, and goes on a camping trip. Available on Overdrive.

Marvin Redpost:  Super Fast, Out of Control!

Louis Sachar
Series: Marvin Redpost

Afraid of his new mountain bike, third-grader Marvin finds himself in a desperate situation when he accepts a challenge to ride down Suicide Hill. Available on Overdrive.

Miss Daisy Is Crazy!

Dan Gutman
Series: My Weird School

Miss Daisy's unusual teaching methods surprise her second grade students, especially reluctant learner A.J. Available on Overdrive.

The Mount Rushmore Calamity

Sara Pennypacker
Series: Flat Stanley's worldwide adventures

Hoping to escape the attention brought on by the accident that flattened Stanley, the Lambchop family drives to South Dakota, where they become involved in a wild west adventure at Mount Rushmore. Available on Overdrive.

The New Kid at School

Kate McMullan
Series: Dragon Slayers' Academy ; 1

Wiglaf is off to Dragon Slayers' Academy and in for a first day of school he will never forget. Available on Overdrive.

Sarah, Plain and Tall

Patricia MacLachlan

When their father invites a mail-order bride to come live with them in their prairie home, Caleb and Anna are captivated by their new mother and hope that she will stay. Available on Overdrive.

Scaredy Squirrel

Mélanie Watt

Scaredy Squirrel is afraid to leave his nut tree because of all the dangers, but one day a bee invades Scaredy's nest and he leaps into the unknown. Available on Overdrive.

A Splash of Red:  The Life and Art of Horace Pippin

Jen Bryant

Presents an illustrated introduction to the life and work of artist Horace Pippin, describing his childhood love for drawing and the World War I injury that challenged his career. This Nonfiction title is available on 3M Cloud Library.

Stink and the Ultimate Thumb-Wrestling Smackdown

Megan McDonald
Series: McDonald, Megan. Stink Moody

After second-grader Stink gets an unsatisfactory grade in physical education, his parents tell him he must play a sport and so he masters thumb wrestling, as seen on a sports channel. Available on Overdrive.

The Stories Julian Tells

Ann Cameron

Julian, that quick fibber and wishful thinker, is great at telling stories. He can make people--especially his younger brother, Huey--believe just about anything. Like the one about the catalog cats that come in the mail. Or the fig leaves that make you grow tall if you eat them off the tree. But some stories can lead to a heap of trouble, and that's exactly where Julian and Huey end up all too often! Available on Overdrive.

Older Elementary


Eoin Colfer

In the late nineteenth century, when Conor Broekhart discovers a conspiracy to overthrow the king, he is branded a traitor, imprisoned, and forced to mine for diamonds under brutal conditions while he plans a daring escape from Little Saltee prison by way of a flying machine that he must design, build, and, hardest of all, trust to carry him to safety. Available on Overdrive.

Artemis Fowl

Eoin Colfer
Series: Colfer, Eoin. Artemis fowl

When a twelve-year-old evil genius tries to restore his family fortune by capturing a fairy and demanding a ransom in gold, the fairies fight back with magic, technology, and a particularly nasty troll. Available on Overdrive.

Because of Winn-Dixie

Kate DiCamillo

Ten-year-old India Opal Buloni describes her first summer in the town of Naomi, Florida, and all the good things that happen to her because of her big ugly dog Winn-Dixie. Available on Overdrive and 3M Cloud Library.

A Black Hole is Not a Hole

Carolyn Cinami DeCristofano

Get ready to S-T-R-E-T-C-H your mind! What is a black hole? Where do they come from? How were they discovered? Can we visit one? Carolyn Cinami DeCristofano takes readers on a ride through the galaxies (ours, and others), answering these questions and many more about the phenomenon known as a black hole. Available on 3M Cloud Library.

Catherine Called Birdy

Karen Cushman

Catherine, a spirited and inquisitive young woman of good family, narrates in diary form the story of her fourteenth year--the year 1290. A Newbery Honor Book. Available on 3M Cloud Library.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Roald Dahl

Each of five children lucky enough to discover an entry ticket into Mr. Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory takes advantage of the situation in his own way. Available on 3M Cloud Library.


Carl Hiaasen

When the difficult star of the reality television show "Expedition Survival" disappears while filming an episode in the Florida Everglades using animals from the wildlife refuge run by Wahoo Crane's family, Wahoo and classmate Tuna Gordon set out to find him while avoiding Tuna's gun-happy father. Available on Overdrive and 3M Cloud Library.

The City of Ember

Jeanne DuPrau

The city of Ember was built as a last refuge for the human race. Two hundred years later, the great lamps that light the city are beginning to flicker. When Lina finds part of an ancient message, she’s sure it holds a secret that will save the city. Available on Overdrive and 3M Cloud Library.

Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective

Donald J. Sobol

Leroy Brown, aka Encyclopedia Brown, is Idaville neighborhood’s ten-year-old star detective. With an uncanny knack for trivia, he solves mysteries for the neighborhood kids through his own detective agency. Available on Overdrive and 3M Cloud Library.

Escape From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library

Chris Grabenstein

Twelve-year-old Kyle gets to stay overnight in the new town library,