Kids on Fire: Kids’ and Teens’ Kindle Books Priced At $3.99 Or Less In November

This month’s list of Kindle Books Priced at $3.99 Or Less includes some very popular and well-reviewed titles for kids and teens.

Leven Thumps and the Gateway to Foo (4/5 stars, age 10 and up, priced at $3.99 this month only) – From Amazon:

Fourteen-year-old Leven Thumps is no ordinary boy, but that’s exactly what Sabine and his dark shadows want him to believe. The evil forces know the fate of the world and the dreams of all mankind can be saved by only one boy with a powerful gift — a gift he has yet to understand or control.

Leven, a.k.a. “Lev,” lives a wretched life at the Rolling Greens Deluxe Mobile Home Park in Burnt Culvert, Oklahoma. But his life is about to change and his destiny be fulfilled as he learns about a secret gateway that bridges two worlds — the real world and Foo, a place created at the beginning of time that makes it possible for mankind to dream and hope, aspire and imagine. “Foo is an entire realm hidden in a fold of the mind, a very real place,” says author Obert Skye.

But Foo is in chaos, and three transplants from that dream world have been sent to retrieve Lev — Clover, a mischievous, fuzzy, foot-high sidekick; Winter, an odd girl who can freeze things; and Geth, the rightful heir to the monarchy of Foo. Lev’s mission: to destroy the hidden gateway before Sabine can find his way out of Foo and into the real world where he plans to reign supreme.

Unfortunately, the gateway is on the other side of the world, time is running out, and reaching the gateway is only one of the ominous tasks. Destroying it will require an act of great courage and daring, something Lev is not at all certain he is up to.

Can this unique band of travelers convince Lev to do what only he can do? Can Leven even find the gateway? Will belief overcome doubt? It’s a race against time to save the world . . . if only fate would step in and help.

Planet Tad (4.5/5 stars, ages 8 and up, priced at $1.99 this month only) – From Amazon:

Tad has an agenda: Survive seventh grade.

He also wants to: grow a mustache, get girls to notice him, and do a kickflip on his skateboard. . . .

But those are not the main reasons he started a blog. Tad just has a lot of important thoughts he wants to share with the world, like: Here is the first thing I have learned about having a dog in your house: Don’t feed them nachos. Not ever.

The Centaur’s Daughter (4.5/5 stars, ages 12 and up, priced at $1.99 this month only) – From Amazon:

Seventeen-year-old Abisina knows that the people in her adopted village, Watersmeet, are starving and that the danger from überwolves and minotaurs is high. As a result, the Keeper refuses entry to refugees from the restrictive south, where people believe beings other than humans with unblemished light skin and hair are demons. After Abisina is declared a traitor, she embarks on a quest to the south with her loyal friends: a centaur, a faun, a human girl, two dwarves, and the human boy she loves. The trek is only the beginning of hardship since Abisina, herself an outcast from the south, must convince the people there to accept her friends even as she tries to hide her ability to shift into a centaur. An unexpected gift at the end means a change in how the south and north will work together, leaving the teen to find the strength to become the leader she needs to be. The plot is fast paced and full of romance, suspense, and adventure and handles prejudice and acceptance in thought-provoking ways. Fans of Watersmeet (Amazon Children’s Publishing, 2009) will enjoy this sequel, but it stands on its own.—Clare A. Dombrowski, Amesbury Public Library, MA

Swirl by Swirl (5/5 stars, picture book of poetry, priced at $3.99 this month only) – From Amazon:

Newbery-Honor winning poet Joyce Sidman is the author of Song of the Water Boatman and Red Sings from Treetops, both Caldecott Honor Books, as well as other fine books of poetry. For her remarkable poetry, she has won, several times, both the Lee Bennet Hopkins Award and Bank Street’s Claudia Lewis Award. About writing this book she says “For me, writing is a matter of finding what things amaze and intrigue me and what things give me joy.” She lives in Wayzata, Minnesota.Beth Krommes is the Caldecott Winner of The House in the Night and other beautifully illustrated, much-acclaimed picture books.


Click here to view the full list of the Kindle books for kids and teens that are part of November’s list of 100 Kindle Books For $3.99 Or Less.


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