I have loved to read for as long as I can remember. Books were an escape for me. They took me on adventures, let me peek into other people’s lives and taught me about places I had never been. I was always looking for a great new story to read and was often found sneaking books off of my mother’s book shelf when I ran out of books of my own to read. That’s not always the best idea for a young girl!

When I was my daughter’s age, some of my favourite authors included Judy Blume and Laura Ingalls Wilder. It warms my heart to see Avery reading those same books and sharing my enthusiasm for reading. She has discovered some wonderful stories from her own generation as well. I love seeing her read Malala where she learned about a brave and strong young woman who has made a difference in this world. She enjoys light comical books like The Dork Diaries and Judy Moody too.


Since my books are not all appropriate for nine year olds, I prefer that Avery find new reading material somewhere other than my bookshelf. Kobo has a new Kids Store that is geared towards children aged 6-18 and will help your children always find something age appropriate and fun to read. There are nearly 100,000 kids titles to choose from and the filters make it easy to choose based on your child’s age or reading interests. You can set up parental controls and give your child an allowance to spend in the Kobo Kids store.

From March 1-31 it is Kobo Kids month and if you buy a Kobo tablet at Indigo, Best Buy or Future Shop between March 5-27 you will receive $30 of free kids and teen content. The three books shown below are the free content provided, and if you download the Kobo app between the 5-30th you will receive a free copy of Captain Underpants. I set up accounts for my children and my daughter has already purchased a book. Rather than getting a novel, she chose a book that shows creations she can make with her Rainbow Loom. I wanted her to get a novel as well, so I purchased a book for her called No Small Thing.

kids starter pack

We are reading our books on the Kobo Arc 7HD. The Kobo Arc 7HD is a tablet and ereader, making it useful on a lot of levels.

The Kobo Arc 7HD’s remarkable screen boasts 323 ppi, making your books, comics, movies, and games look crisp and lifelike. With its 1.7GHz quad-core processor, exploring the web, playing games, watching movies and staying in touch with friends using the 1.3 MP HD camera is a speedy and powerful experience.

Kobo Reading Life™ is an exclusive, enriched reading experience designed to tap into your passion for reading and to enrich your eBook, magazine, and multimedia experience. Unique to Kobo, there’s no better way to read, discover your next great title, collect and organize your eBooks and articles, and share what you’re reading with others.

Join us for a #‎KoboKids‬ Twitter Party on March 20th at noon.

kobo twitter party


Disclosure: I am part of the PTPA Brand Ambassador Program with Kobo and I received compensation as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.



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Sheri McDonald is a family lifestyle blogger who has been sharing her parenting and travel adventures online for the past eight years. You can find her discovering the world with her children when she's not at home enjoying a good book.


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