Can you suggest some good classic (read: legally free) ebooks for little people around the age of 3? We're planning for a road trip, and we have
, but I want to lighten our load of books by utilizing our Kindle Fire and the wonders of the Internet Archive and other sources for high quality digital books. Do you know of any good sites that compile such lists, or can you suggest some good picture books from such sources? And any suggestions for distracting a little person on a road trip would also be appreciated.
Our son has enough patience for wordier stories, but my focus is on picture-heavy books (for example, Denslow's Humpty Dumpty
is borderline, and might be too much story and not enough pictures). My searches so far have turned up listicles of "classics" like The Very Hungry Caterpillar, which doesn't meet my criteria of being freely available online. And because we'll be traveling, visiting websites with embedded books, like the Library of Congress' collection of classic kids books
, won't work for us, as our Kindle Fire is only the Wi-Fi model.
As for the general "keep the kiddo happy" activities, the list from Kids Activities Blog
looks good, and we'll be mapping out good places to stop and get out to run around, but our schedule doesn't permit full excursions to zoos, major parks, and museums, otherwise this prior question
might have been more suitable. What else keeps small people happy on long road trips? We're looking at a few days of 5+ hour drives, and one 8 hour day (the second to last day).
[Our schedule is like this to maximize time with friends and family we don't see too often, who all live in a relatively linear path through the south, and somewhat limited time away from work.]