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A Kid Wants a Kindle for Christmas

Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend.  Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.  ~Groucho Marx

I have a kid on my Christmas list who is an avid reader.  She wanders the house with her nose in a book from the time she wakes up until the time the batteries in her Itty Bitty Book Light burn out.  Sometimes, she is reading multiple books at the same time.  I know this because she leaves them all over my house.

With an order from the grandmother to purchase something for this child for Christmas, and a very generous budget with which I can shop, I started looking at eReaders.

The Kindle holds the current market lead, has a vast library of titles to choose from, and also works on multiple devices.  Kindle ebooks are purchased, and then used on whatever platform you have. Now that’s darn cool.

I think the biggest problem I am facing with the Kindle – and other eBook Readers – is that there seems to be a lack of quality books for tweens.  I had my own tween grab her Scholastic Book order form, which happened to come in today, and asked her to choose the books from the form that she wanted to order.  None of the books she chose are listed in the library of books to purchase for an eBook Reader.  Disappointing.

Does anyone want to chime in on an eBook reader for kids for Christmas?

4 Replies to “A Kid Wants a Kindle for Christmas”

  1. I’m surprised that you can’t find books to interest her. I know I have several “tween” books on my kindle – Hunger Games Trilogy, Rick Riordan books, Twilight, etc. I tend to read a lot of younger literature. I use the excuse that I need to know what my kids are reading, but really they’re quick reads that keep my limited attention.

    I’m not sure what she likes to read, and I know teenage girl books are harder to come by than fantasy books that my boys seem to gravitate towards, but I’m guessing that the number of titles available are only going to increase. I think it’s a fabulous gift idea. I LOVE my Kindle.

  2. The Nookcolor is supposed to be supporting more books for kids. Nook also uses a format that allows you to borrow from libraries which I have heard the kindle doesn’t support as well. My nookcolor is waiting to be wrapped. Coal is always good.

  3. Beth has a nook and she has found nearly everything she has wanted from junky books like camp confidential to classics like wizard of oz. Nook definitely has more kid books than kindle but for adults who like non-fiction I think kindle is much better.

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