These Kindles for little ones have some of the biggest price drops of all

Kindle for Kids
Kindle for Kids (Image credit: Amazon)

Reading books is cool, but kids want to be able to use their technology while they do it. You could get them an iPad, but that's expensive and heavy. What you need is a Kindle that's aimed squarely at children and Amazon has deals on two of them — the Kindle Paperwhite Kids and Kindle Kids.

Both of these Kindles do the same thing at their core — they offer kids the chance to read books downloaded from the Amazon Kindle store and read them on a gorgeous display. Both come with kid-friendly covers in various colors and both come with a free year of Amazon Kids+ thrown in. That'll give them access to popular titles and series for free for 12 months, although a monthly $5 subscription will kick in after that time.

The real differences between the two come in the display. The Kindle Paperwhite Kids comes with a 6.8-inch 300ppi display, while the cheaper Kindle Kids has a 6-inch 167ppi display instead. Both work well, but those who want the sharpest of text and to have as much space for words on-screen will want to go with that Paperwhite version — that's just the way it is, unfortunately. Both are great additions to the home, however, and any bookworm would be lucky to get one of these to call their very own.

Tons of books, two bargain e-readers

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Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.