In a world of ebooks, many parents don’t even have the time to read them.
The latest statistics show that more than one-third of Australians aged 18 to 34 have never read an ebook.
But that’s only if they read books online.
The Australian Financial Commission (AFC) has a guide to help you get started.
An ebook is a digital book that can be downloaded and read offline.
For example, the ebook can be used to help your child learn about the world, like geography or to share a lesson with friends.
But the idea is not limited to reading online.
There are also apps and online games for children to enjoy.
There’s a growing demand for children’s e-books in Australia.
Some publishers have started to use children’s books in their titles.
A new book called Adventures in Books by the Australian National University’s Kate Brown and James McNeill looks at how the genre has changed and what the next chapter is for children.
How do I find an e-book?
Find out more about ebooks here.
It can be a bit difficult to find an online ebook.
For instance, the Amazon search bar can show you some books and then tell you they’re no longer available.
You can then click on a book and the book will open up for you to read.
The ABC has been publishing an online guide to getting started with ebooks.
It covers a range of topics including book reviews, ebooks in schools, e-reading guides, and a search engine that can help you find titles for children and adults.
Who can read ebooks online?
Children aged 0 to 14, students aged 18 and over, and those who live with or are carers for someone who is a reader can access e-readers.
A range of organisations, including the Australian Library Association and the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Teachers, also offer free e-reader subscriptions.
But if you’re a parent, you may need to register with a digital library, which can charge you a fee to access the e-texts.
What if I need to read e-reads to a friend or family member?
You can find out more in our guide to reading e-writes.
For more information about children’s literature, visit the ABC’s Kids Guide.