As a very general rule, I don’t get digital books for my kids. I prefer they have the paperback copy. I also don’t review digital books on this site.
However, there are times when a digital version of a book is so helpful and since we have the technology, why not use it?
The Epic! App
I frequently put the Epic! App on my phone. I find it to be a saver in a pinch. With thousands of books available at my fingertips, I can’t help but appreciate the convenience when our situation makes it impossible to have a bunch of physical books on hand.
The Epic! App has claimed to be the Netflix of children’s books, but I think it’s even better than that. There are books, both popular and lesser known, plus videos that kids will enjoy. At the low-cost fee, I think it pays for itself after reading one book.
Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited
While KindleUnlimited has a slightly higher monthly fee than the Epic!App, Kindle Unlimited also has books for adults. So, it’s helpful for parents who want some books to read for themselves.
I’ve also used this app for children’s books for my kids. It’s filled with travel books and I love that. You can also very easily download the books to read later. They can be read on the computer, the phone app, or the kindle.
The only downside is that Amazon limits users to 10 Kindle Unlimited downloads so this might not work as well for families with more than one child with various reading needs, or for extended trips where accessing new books may be difficult.
Finding digital travel books for kids
I’m currently updating our database of over 1,900 children’s books for kids about travel to include whether or not an e-book exists for them. These books are in Amazon, available for digital purchase, and often available with Kindle Unlimited. You can find those books here. And since I have your attention, you can also find travel audiobooks for kids.