Barnes & Noble offering free Nook apps and e-books every Friday
If you’re a parent who wants to help your child succeed in school, you might want to take a long look at the Free Fridays program for the Barnes and Noble Nook tablet. Why? Because of all the Free Friday e-books and apps that have been introduced since the program began on March 8, not one would be totally inappropriate for a child.
The bad news is that you may have missed your opportunity to get five weeks worth of e-books and learning apps for free. The good news is that all of them are still available, and, while no longer free, are still quite affordable. (And, in case you forget to snag your free e-book and app on Friday, know you can take advantage of the deal all weekend long.)
Update: April 12 freebies include the e-book Angel’s Ink by Jocelynn Drake and the app Hidden Object — Where Fairies Dwell.
But why take our word for it? Check out the Nook Free Friday offerings so far:
e-book: Driftless by David Rhodes
Price: $11.20 (marked down from $16)
Review excerpt (Kirkus): “When folks have a drink in Words, Wisc., it’s generally coffee…. When they cuss, they say ‘drat.’ ”
App: OfficeSuite Professional 7
Overview excerpt: OfficeSuite is the users’ choice and best-selling app in mobile office solutions. Recommended for ages 4+.
e-book: Everybody’s Daughter by Michael John Sullivan
Reader review: The hero time-travels between modern and ancient Rome, finding both Jesus and the Romans who oppressed him. Suitable for all ages.
Overview excerpt: Help Jelly (a little guy in a big jam!) find enough feathers and gadgets to take to the sky in this action-packed, physics puzzler! Draw lines with a swipe of your finger and let gravity do the rest! Recommended for ages 7+.
e-book: Lady Maggie’s Secret Scandal by Grace Burrowes
Reader review excerpt: Scenes of mild intimacy, violence and profanity. Parents might want to discuss the difference between fictional romances and real relationships.
App: Fruit Ninja – Puss in Boots
Overview excerpt: Prepare for a journey of familiar fruit-slicing action as Puss encounters a wealth of new and exciting challenges in his search for the Magic Beans. Recommended for ages 4+.
e-book: Black Hole Sun by David Macinnis Gill
Review excerpt (Publishers Weekly): An exciting and brutal science fiction tale about teenage mercenaries on Mars.
App: Monkey Word School Adventure
Overview excerpt: Join Monkey and his jungle friends as they explore a fun-filled world of letters, sight words, phonics and spelling. Recommended for ages 3-7.
e-book: Storybound by Marissa Burt
Review excerpt (School Library Journal): Una Fairchild is not too distraught when she is transported to the land of Story (by a book, of course), a place populated by characters from fairy tales, folklore, and fiction. Recommended for grades 5-7.
App: Donuts: Dunk n’ Roll
Overview excerpt: Tilt your Nook just right and collect all the candy in this physics game. Recommended for ages 4+.