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Monday, April 18, 2011

99-Cent Children's Fantasy Ebooks (Middle Grade)

If you're trying to instill the love for all things geeky into your children, then you can't go wrong with fantasy. Hand the kids a Kindle and try downloading some of these inexpensive reads. The following ebooks are currently 99 cents from Amazon and titles include a variety of novels, short story collections, and short stories.

The first ebook is my own work, but the rest are from other up-and-coming independent authors. Try a download first to see if the stories look like something your kids would enjoy!

They're short, they're scrawny, they're green, and they want to be heroes. The problem? Goblins are supposed fish, forage, and stay out of the world's way, not challenge odious villains.

But Malagach and Gortok aren't going to let a few rules keep them from their dreams.

Armed with their wits, their stolen (er, borrowed) books, and their scavenged tools, they're ready to eradicate the evils around their mountain home. Or get in a lot of trouble trying....

THE FISHERMAN’S SON is a middle grade fantasy novel about the adventures of Wiley O’Mara. On the back of a magical dolphin, the twelve-year-old rescues six boys trapped in an ancient city under the sea. Along the way, he fights both The Beast in the Forest and a Fire Beast guarding the city of old.

This 'Tale From the Land of Verne' is a children's short story that takes place in the world of the Grim Doyle Adventures. Enjoy reading about some of the characters you know from Scourge!

Four orphans from the land of Verne are lured into Simian's Lair - a dark abode whose purpose has been lost to the ravages of time. In it dwells an evil that must be cleansed, and from it, they must retrieve a secret that's been locked away for centuries. Join them, along with Madam Patrice and Master Rickett, on a journey where courage is found in the darkest of places. 

The Acadian Adventures

Twelve year old Zoe, with help from her three companions, discovers a whole new world through an unlikely door. Once there she battles the Sequoians, who are trying to take control of this new world that she's come to love: Acadia. Along the way, Zoe makes unlikely friends and has close encounters with pirates, Samurai, and even killer whales. And ultimately Zoe is left with the decision of returning home or staying in Acadia. 

Page Truly and The Journey To Nearandfar

What if … a girl and her tooth fairy flew away to the realm called Nearandfar and the girl discovered she had more power than the fairies?

Page Truly is on a mission. It won’t be easy. There will be danger. Page will have to be very brave and very smart.

It all happens one night when a sassy tooth fairy brings a borrowed wand and a big attitude to Page’s bedroom. She makes it look like a wand can do anything. That is until Page has to save Nearandfar, and discovers that a magic wand is only as powerful as the gifted one who knows how to unlock its secrets and use it wisely.


  1. I'd be curious to know how children's books are selling compared to other novels on ebooks.

    BTW, I bought the Emperor's Edge and loved it :)
    (I did a search on Steampunk and found your novel listed. I read the first few sample chapters and was hooked)

  2. Hi, Lynda! Thanks for giving EE a try!

    Most of the indie children's authors I've talked to have agreed that children's ebooks are still a tougher sell than YA and adult stuff (fewer kids with e-readers), but they're also optimistic that more and more youngsters will have access to the technology and sales will increase in the coming years.

    We'll see!

  3. This looks like an interesting blog i like the reviews and look forward to following you. Thanks for checking out my blog as well and hope you feel welcome leaving your comments and thoughts.

  4. I finished reading the Goblin Brothers and I HIGHLY recommend it. This isn't a fanboy post, this is an honest critique of the writer and her work. The stories were short and sweet with a consistency that was fresh in the #kindle community. I'm very outside of the MG readership and I found myself trying to make time so I could 'just finish the next story'.

    Well worth the 'sticker' price. Go buy it.

  5. yep, that's what I thought. I believe the shift to youngsters using e-readers will happen fast and soon.