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Looking for free books for your 9-15 year old to read on their tablet, phone or kindle? Here’s our pick of the best free, online books for tweens and teens!
We are big consumers of ebooks in our house and I must say that the first place I would start is with your local, public library.
All of the members of our family (child, tween and adults) borrow ebooks through the Overdrive and BorrowBox apps thanks to our public library. There are a number of membership library apps a public service might use for lending ebook and audiobook versions – like Libby, Sora, Overdrive and Hoopla. So my first recommendation, start there if you can.
RELATED: Have younger children? Check out our Free Online Books for Kids collection for titles for younger readers and read alouds.
If borrowing through a public library is not currently an option for you, I have found the following websites offering free, online books for tweens and teens are worth a look.
Free Online Books for Tweens (9 to 12 year olds)
Classicly.com Young Readers: As the name suggests, this site is a great source of the classic books created from public domain as the copyright of the author’s work has expired. Books can be read onscreen or as an ePub, PDF or Kindle version downloaded to read offline.
Epic! 9-12 Years Collection: With a great collection of new releases for 9-12 year olds, Epic! offers a free 30 day trial for families.
Oxford Owl 9-11 Years Collection: The Oxford Owl website featured in our Free Online Books for Kids post includes a small collection of free books suitable for 9-11 year olds. You will need to register to access the free titles.
Barnes & Noble 9-12 Years Fiction: There are almost 100 books in this free Nook book collection from Barnes & Noble.
Storyberries.com 7-12 Year Old Collection: The aim of Storyberries is to create a free, online collection of quality stories, comics, fairy tales and poems for children, offering both classic and contemporary stories with vibrant illustrations.
Amazing Kids Online Magazine: While not a book as such, the Amazing Kids online magazine includes lots of interesting articles written by kids for kids. Your tween may even be inspired to become a contributor!
Free Issues of Scholastic Magazines for Grades 6 to 9: Scholastic shares a recent issue of it’s Scope, ScienceWorld and Math online magazines for kids for no charge.
Free Online Books for Teens (13 to 16 year olds)
Barnes & Noble Teen Fiction: The Barnes & Noble free ebooks Teen category includes over 1500 titles that can be easily sorted by genre.
Riveted by Simon Teen: Free YA books from publisher Simon & Schuster.
obooko Teen & Young Adult Collection: This collection features titles from largely independently published and/or lesser-known contemporary authors. The Shorts – Young Authors section is worth a browse too.
FanFiction.net: There’s everything from Harry Potter to Wings of Fire and The Hunger Games to Pretty Little Liars in this huge collection of stories created by fans of your favourite fiction. Please note, these are not however proofread or moderated in any way so may not be suitable for younger teens.