30/03/2011 07:04 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

Bargain EBooks For Kids This World Book Day

World Book Day is only a couple of days away, but you might find it incredibly hard to tear your child away from their computer, let alone convince them that such a thing as a book exists. If so, it might be worth tempting them with an eBook.

Here are a few great choices for the book-fearing child:

Nintendo DS Games

Joanne recently looked at Flips – a game that turns the Nintendo DS into an eReader. Flips is a great idea, and not only are there bestsellers on the game cartridge, it also includes extra content for each story, adding an interactive element. The Nintendo DS seems to be leading the market when it comes to portable games that are fun and educational.

Here are a couple more options for cheap and free eBooks.

Waterstones are currently having a sale on their eBooks, including Alice in Wonderland (only £2.64) and The Princess Bride (£5.39). If you've got an iPhone, you can also download the Kindle application so you can download the books straight to it. They've also got a selection of audiobooks from Audibles, which will keep the kids occupied on long car journeys.

Ovi Store

If you're happy to let your kids have your Nokia mobile for a bit (or if the older kids have one themselves) they can access quite a few free eBooks through the Ovi Store. Classics include the Sherlock Holmes books, several Jane Austin novels and 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea.


Head to the apps section of iTunes and you can pick up 23,469 classics for just £1.19 with the Free Books app. There are plenty of eBooks elsewhere in the store, and lots of package deals too.

That's just a few of the eBooks available right now. Have you found anywhere else that does plenty of free or low cost eBooks? Let us know in the comments below.