There are always new kindle books going on sale. There are a lot of Harper Collins’ books that have dropped about $2. So a lot of Neil Gaiman and other popular authors are now in the $7 range instead of the $9 range. Here are some direct links, Neverwhere (Bookwi.se Review), The Graveyard Book, Good Omens (Bookwi.se Review), Anansi Boys (read and enjoyed but not reviewed) are all $7.99
476 pages, 332 of 372 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled, 5th Grade and Up
Nathaniel is a magician’s apprentice, taking his first lessons in the arts of magic. But when a devious hot-shot wizard named Simon Lovelace ruthlessly humiliates Nathaniel in front of his elders, Nathaniel decides to kick up his education a few notches and show Lovelace who’s boss. With revenge on his mind, he summons the powerful djinni, Bartimaeus. But summoning Bartimaeus and controlling him are two different things entirely, and when Nathaniel sends the djinni out to steal Lovelace’s greatest treasure, the Amulet of Samarkand, he finds himself caught up in a whirlwind of magical espionage, murder, and rebellion.
356 pages, 110 of 136 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
164 pages, 8 of 8 reviews are 5-star, Lending Enabled
There is an increasing realisation that our knowledge of world history–and how it all fits together–is far from perfect. A Short History of the World aims to fill the big gaps in our historical knowledge with a book that is easy to read and assumes little prior knowledge of past events.
The book does not aim to come up with groundbreaking new theories on why things occurred, but rather gives a broad overview of the generally accepted version of events so that non-historians will feel less ignorant when discussing the past.
To help readers put events, places and empires into context, the book includes 32 maps specially commissioned to accompany the text. The result is a book that is reassuringly epic in scope but refreshingly short in length. An excellent place to start to bring your historical knowledge up to scratch!
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry – $1.99 (author of the Giver)
179 pages, 796 of 846 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled, 4th Grade and Up
This Newbery Medal Book describes how a ten-year-old Danish girl’s bravery is tested when her best friend is threatened by Nazis in 1943.
I have not read any of these books (unless marked), so they may not be any good. Some of the books from previous Free Book posts or Kindle Books on Sale are still available. If you want to see all free books as they come out you should follow Books on the Knob on their RSS or Twitter Feed. Or Ireaderreview or the many free book threads on Amazon’s Message Boards.
As always please check to make sure the books are still free or sale price before you “buy” them, especially from Amazon. Prices can change quickly. This may be a one day offer. Pick it up quick. If you do buy a book and realize later you have been charged for it, here is a guide on how to return a kindle book.