Since we can’t go to the library right now, I’ve been looking for great book deals for kids! Not only can you buy 3 for the price of 2 right now, but I found some great paperback book deals for kids and teens for under $5!
I don’t know about you guys, but books are saving our life over here. With everyone home all day and all the days running into each other, having a good book to read is crucial.
All of my kids have a book they’re reading on their own. I’m also reading aloud an educational book, as well as a fun book for the older kids, and a silly book for Rory. Thank goodness for books!
With libraries closed everywhere, I’ve been looking for good book deals for kids to share with you. Right now, not only are there a lot of really inexpensive books available, but Amazon is also running a 3 for the price of 2 deal.
Below are some great chapter book, graphic novel, and picture book deals for kids. As of right now, all of the books I listed below qualify for the 3 for 2 deal. All you have to do is add 3 qualifying books to your Amazon cart and when you checkout, the cheapest of the three books will be free – no codes necessary. I don’t know how long it will last, so if you see any you like, buy them now.
All the book deals I’ve listed here are books we’ve read and loved. I’ve noted the approximate reading age if kids are reading these on their own. If you’re reading aloud, you can always read above their reading level. NOTE: the Amazon links in this post are affiliate links.
Book Deals for Kids: $5 or Less
Front Desk by Kelly Yang – paperback $4.99 | This was one of my favorite books last year. I highly recommend it! (Ages 10 and up)
The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill – paperback $4.49 | If you need a magical escape, this Newbery Award Winner is fantastic. (Ages 12 and up)
Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech – paperback $4.99 | This modern classic is a real tearjerker, but it’s one of my daughter’s all time favorites. (Ages 10 and up)
Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate – paperback $4.69 | A giant imaginary cat that helps a kid solve big life problems. Great book! (Ages 8 to 12)
Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier – paperback $5.59 | A favorite graphic novel at our house! (Ages 10 and up)
A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Nielsen – paperback $5.19 | Excellent historical fiction about the Berlin Wall. (Ages 10 and up)
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle – paperback $5.35 | A great classic book and one that has stood the test of time. (Ages 10 and up)
A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park – paperback $5.29 | A true story about two kids in Sudan, one in 2008 and one in 1985. (Ages 10 and up)
Pax by Sara Pennypacker – paperback $5.89 | This story about a fox is perfect for young animal lovers. (Ages 8 to 12)
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry – paperback $5.79 | Classic historical fiction about WWII and the Jewish resistance in Denmark. (Ages 10 and up)
Restart by Gordon Korman – paperback $5.59 | We love Gordon Korman at our house. This book will definitely make you laugh! (Ages 8 and up)
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi – paperback $5.79 | More great historical fiction – a mutinous crew on a ship in 1832. It’s a gripping read. (Ages 10 and up)
Call of the Wild by Jack London – paperback $2.99 | With the new movie out, I’ve been meaning to re-read this one with my kids! (Ages 12 and up)
Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli – paperback $4.69 | This Newbery Award winner about an unhappy orphan is a great read. (Ages 10 and up)
For young readers, most of the Princess in Black books are under $5 and are part of the 3 for 2 deal.
Books Under $10
The Edge of Extinction #1 by Laura Martin – paperback $6.99 | This two book series is one of our family’s all time favorites – makes a great family read aloud. (Ages 10 and up)
The Edge of Extinction #2 by Laura Martin – paperback $5.79
Float by Laura Martin – paperback $6.99 | We couldn’t love this book more! A group of misfit kids with strangely unhelpful superpowers at a summer camp. You’ll love it! (Ages 12 and up)
The False Prince (#1) by Jennifer A. Nielsen, paperback $6.79 | This trilogy is excellent! Great for teens too. (Ages 10 and up)
The Runaway King (#2) by Jennifer A Nielsen, paperback $7.99
The Shadow Throne (#3) by Jennifer A. Nielsen, paperback $7.99
Small Spaces by Katherine Arden – paperback $6.99 | This may be a children’s book, but it scared the living daylights out of me. (Ages 8 and up)
Sweep by Jonathan Auxier – paperback $7.49 | If you want a beautiful book that will almost surely make you cry, read this one. (Ages 10 and up)
El Deafo by Cece Bell – paperback $7.44 | Another outstanding graphic novel and a favorite at our house. (Ages 8 and up)
Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls – paperback $7.99 | This classic will never go out of style. I read this aloud with my kids and we all cried. (Ages 8 and up)
Hatchet by Gary Paulsen – paperback $6.17 | All of these Gary Paulsen books are perfect for kids, tweens, and teens that love a good adventure/survival story. (Ages 10 and up)
Tracker by Gary Paulsen – paperback $6.69
Woodsong by Gary Paulsen – paperback $4.59
Dogsong by Gary Paulsen – paperback $7.49
Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White – paperback $6.40 | I think this is a perfect read aloud book, absolutely perfect. (Ages 7 and up)
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate – paperback $7.17 | This touching story about a gorilla living in a cage at a supermall is beloved at our house. (Ages 8 and up)
Wonder by R.J. Palacio – paperback $9.74 | Read this one and then watch the movie too! (Ages 8 and up)
Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo – paperback $6.79 | Another good book + movie combo. (Ages 8 and up)
Sisters by Raina Telgemeier – paperback $9.89 | My kids love every Raina Telgemeier graphic novel. You can’t go wrong buying any of these. (Ages 10 and up)
Smile by Raina Telgemeier – paperback $7.00
Guts by Raina Telgemeier – paperback $7.89
Refugee by Alan Gratz – paperback $9.74 | This book about refugee families from Nazi Germany, Cuba, and Syria is wonderful. Highly recommend this one! Great for teens too. (Ages 12 and up)
Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer by Kelly Jones – paperback $7.67 | This is a fun, quirky book with some big messages. We loved reading it aloud for our family bookclub. (Ages 8 and up)
New Kid by Jerry Craft – paperback $7.79 | This incredible graphic novel won the Newbery Award this year. You should definitely own a copy of this one! (Ages 10 and up)
The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster – paperback $7.89 | Do you remember this fun classic from your childhood? It’s still great! (Ages 8 and up)
Holes by Louis Sachar – paperback $7.55 | Another fantastic book + movie combo. (Ages 8 and up)
Fuzzy Mud by Louis Sachar – paperback $6.79 | When two kids take a shortcut home and discover strange, fuzzy mud, everything gets really interesting. (Ages 8 and up)
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson – paperback $7.99 | This one won the National Book Award and a Newbery Honor – a great one for your home library. (Ages 12 and up)
The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare – paperback $7.59 | Good historical fiction about settlers and native peoples in the 1700’s. (Ages 10 and up)
Wish by Barbara O’Connor – paperback $6.11 | This is actually the only book on this list that I haven’t read, but it sounds good and I ordered a copy yesterday. (Ages 9 to 12)
Unteachables by Gordon Korman – paperback $7.19 | My kids really love Gordon Korman. This book about a class of rowdy kids is so fun to read. (Ages 8 and up)
Ungifted by Gordon Korman – paperback $7.59 | This one had Esme laughing out loud the whole time she was reading. (Ages 8 and up)
Swindle by Gordon Korman – paperback $6.99 | A book full of excellent hijinks. (Ages 8 and up)
Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper – paperback $7.89 | A must read book about a girl with cerebral palsy – one of Esme’s top favorites. (Ages 10 and up)
Wishtree by Katherine Applegate – paperback $8.99 | People write their wishes on Red’s branches. This story about a wise old oak tree is superb – great for little listeners and young readers. (Age 7 to 10)
The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt – paperback $6.39 | Easily one of my all time favorite books about a seventh grader in the 1970’s who feels like his afternoon Shakespeare lessons are torture. (Ages 12 and up)
Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt – paperback $7.70 | A real tearjerker, but absolutely excellent. (Ages 12 and up)
Toys Go Out by Emily Jenkins – paperback $6.97 | This is such a creative book! Great for young readers too. (Ages 6 to 10)
Picture Book Deals
Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty – hardcover $8.39 | This entire series from Andrea Beaty is top notch – perfect for your home library!
Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty – hardcover $9.49
Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea Beaty – hardcover $9.49
Sofia Valdez, Future Prez by Andrea Beaty – hardcover $9.49
Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst – paperback $7.15 | A classic story that never goes out of style. Also, kind of appropriate given the state of things right now.
The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Dawalt – hardcover $9.19 | I think we’ve read this one aloud at least 200 times.
Strega Nona by Tomie dePaola – paperback $5.39 | One of my all time favorite read aloud picture books – definitely do it with your best Italian accent.
Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett – hardcover $10.69 | One of the best picture books of all time. Definitely buy this one!
An Elephant and Piggie Biggie by Mo Willems – hardcover $9.90 | A collection of FIVE Gerald & Piggie Books for less than $10 – yes!
All the World by Liz Garton Scanlon – boardbook $5.79 | An absolutely beautiful read aloud book. And I love Marla Frazee’s illustrations.
Egg by Kevin Henkes – boardbook $6.99 | Perfect for Easter Baskets in a few weeks!
Kitten’s First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes – boardbook $8.80 | A sweet Caldecott winner.
Press Here by Herve Tulet – boardbook $5.73 | A really fun interactive book – your kids will love this one!