Daily Links and Deals: 6,000 Historical Children’s Books, All Digitized and Free to Read Online

daily_links_1Today, a collection of free children’s books online. Also, what happens when you lend someone your phone and they break it? You can get free books and WiFi on the NY subway and the FCC decides not to appeal the municipal broadband ruling.

Daily Links for Tuesday, August 30, 2016:

The etiquette of breaking someone’s phone, and having your phone broken (The Next Web) Food for thought here. How do you deal with this?

Enter an Archive of 6,000 Historical Children’s Books, All Digitized and Free to Read Online (Open Culture) Many of the free books we find are not appropriate for children. Most of these are read online, not downloadable.

New York subway is offering free ebooks (and Wi-Fi) for your commute (Tech Crunch) I say “meh.” While the short reads might be nice, extended excerpts are just samples under another name.

FCC admits defeat in municipal broadband, won’t appeal court loss (Ars Technica) It is over for now, although the FCC is not ruling out other options. This is disappointing.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes Fallen: A Cassidy & Spenser Thriller (Cassidy & Spenser Thrillers Book 2) by Carey Baldwin.

In Today’s Deals, a Belkin 3-Outlet SurgePlus Mini Travel Swivel Charger Surge Protector with Dual USB Ports (I have these; they are great!).

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is The Taco Cleanse: The Tortilla-Based Diet Proven to Change Your Life by Wes Allison, Stephanie Bogdanich, Molly R. Frisinger, Jessica Morris. The Romance Daily Find is One Night: Promised by Jodi Ellen Malpas.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Only Time Will Tell (The Clifton Chronicles Book 1) by Jeffrey Archer. The Extra Daily Deal is Summer Island by Kristin Hannah. There is also a selection of Great Reads Under $5 and Bargain Reads in Fiction, in Mystery and other genres.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes The Passage by Justin Cronin.

Google Books has a selection of Hot Book Deals.

(A note on Daily Deals: All prices current at the time of posting and subject to change. Most items marked Daily Deals are good for only the day posted.

Many large promotions have discount pricing that is set by the publisher. This usually means that titles can be found at a discount price across most platforms (with iTunes sometimes being the exception). If you have a favorite retailer you like to patronize, check the title on that website. There is a good chance that they will be matching the sale price.)


Daily Links are interesting links I discover as I go about my online day. The frequency and number of links posted depend upon the daily news. I also post other, different links of interest on Twitter, Facebook, and on the Google Plus eBook Evangelist Page.

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Saturday Daily Deals: $2.99 or less children’s series ebooks

warriorsToday is the final day for savings on Kindles, Fire tablets, and Alexa-enabled devices like the Fire TV and the Amazon Tap. Also a sale on AV receivers and children’s ebook series.

Deals of the Day for Saturday, June 18, 2016:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes savings on the Warrior series, “The Isle of the Lost,” “The Chocolate Touch,” and more children’s ebook series.

In Today’s Deals, there are savings on select Yamaha Bluetooth Receivers.

It’s the last day for the  Kindle, Fires and Alexa devices Father’s Day day sale! Today, June 18 is the final day of the sale and prices go back up tomorrow.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Blood Eye: A Novel (Raven: Book 1) by Giles Kristian for $1.99.The Romance Daily Find is Wildfire In His Arms by Johanna Lindsey for $1.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory for $1.99. The Extra Daily Deal is Vampire’s Shade Discounted Box Set by Vivienne Neas for $4.99.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes The  Bronte Plot by Katherine Reay for $1.99.

Google is having a Paranormal Romance Sale.

(A note on Daily Deals: All prices current at the time of posting and subject to change. Most items marked Daily Deals are good for only the day posted.

Many large promotions have discount pricing that is set by the publisher. This usually means that titles can be found at a discount price across most platforms (with iTunes sometimes being the exception). If you have a favorite retailer you like to patronize, check the title on that website. There is a good chance that they will be matching the sale price.)


Daily Links are interesting links I discover as I go about my online day. The frequency and number of links posted depend upon the daily news. I also post other, different links of interest on Twitter, Facebook, and on the Google Plus eBook Evangelist Page.

Daily Links and Deals -Through The Looking Glass: How Children’s Books Have Grown Up

daily_links_1Today, there’s a thoughtful piece on children’s books have changed over the years. Also, disturbing news about which stakeholders are given preference in DMCA hearings,another library starts loaning ties and more. In deals, a Garmin watch, 50% off Adobe Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements 14. And it’s last call for that $40 Roku stick!

Daily Links for Thursday, May 19, 2016:

Through The Looking Glass: How Children’s Books Have Grown Up (NPR) Our attitudes about children’s books have definitely changed over the years.

Sharp Dressed, Well Read: This Philly Library Lets Job Hunters Borrow Ties (Takepart) Taking a cure from another library, necktie loans are now a thing in this Philly library.

Copyright holders dominate closed door DMCA hearing (Torrent Freak) When corporate interests get a seat at the table and the rest of us don’t, how exactly does this serve the public interest?

This app lets rescue workers send offline alerts when disaster strikes (The Verge) In an emergency, phone lines (landlines and cell phones) go down. This mesh network aims to fill an need for emergency workers.

Google’s Family Library will let Android users share apps (Engadget) It is so nice to see digital family libraries really become more of a norm. We share physical things in a family, why not the digital goods?

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes the Nebula award winning After the Fall, Before the Fall, During the Fall by Nancy Kress (Author) for $1.99

In Today’s Deals, get Up to 27% off the Garmin Forerunner 920XT Multisport GPS Watch and 50% offAdobe Photoshop Elements & Premiere Elements 14. You can also still find the $40 Roku stick and the Fire HD 6 Kids Edition Tablet, 6″ HD Display, Wi-Fi, 16 GB with Kid-Proof Case.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Where All the Dead Lie (Taylor Jackson Series #7) by J. T. Ellison for $1.99. The Romance Daily Find is The Making of a Gentleman by Shana Galen for $1.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is The Headmaster’s Wife by Thomas Christopher Greene for $1.99. The Extra Daily Deal is Bury the Hatchet: Tulsa Thunderbirds (Book 1) by Catherine Gayle for 99 cents/

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes The Ghost Fields by Elly Griffiths for $2.99.

(A note on Daily Deals: All prices current at the time of posting and subject to change. Most items marked Daily Deals are good for only the day posted.

Many large promotions have discount pricing that is set by the publisher. This usually means that titles can be found at a discount price across most platforms (with iTunes sometimes being the exception). If you have a favorite retailer you like to patronize, check the title on that website. There is a good chance that they will be matching the sale price.)


Daily Links are interesting links I discover as I go about my online day. The frequency and number of links posted depend upon the daily news. I also post other, different links of interest on Twitter, Facebook, and on the Google Plus eBook Evangelist Page.