If home quarantine may have worsened your children’s video game addiction, do not fret. There are many entertaining, whimsical and beautifully-illustrated books online that are perfect for bedtime storytelling, encouraging them to read or teaching them problem-solving skills and art appreciation. 

Here are eight Kindle books under $3 your kids would surely enjoy. Unless stated otherwise, all books are available for only 99 cents or are free with Kindle Unlimited membership.

1. Pippa's Night Parade
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Full of whimsy and adventure, Pippa's Night Parade is a playful take on a common fear. In this book, Pippa faces scary imaginary night creatures with a little bravery and her wild imagination. It's an entertaining read-aloud suitable for kids aged four to eight.

2. Chloe, Instead
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Cute, sweet and short, Chloe, Instead is a heartwarming tale of sibling love between two sisters despite personality differences. A fun and beautiful read with richly colored illustrations, for only $1.99, Chloe, Instead is perfect for families expecting a new addition to the household.

3. Share, Big Bear, Share!
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A humorous and gentle story on the importance of sharing, Share, Big Bear, Share! is an excellent read-aloud for kids aged three to seven. With whimsical colorful illustrations, this book perfectly captures the joys of childhood and would make a great addition to any library.

4. Goodnight, Little Monster
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Goodnight, Little Monster is a fun bedtime picture book with a twist. With outstanding watercolor illustrations, the book depicts evening rituals monster-style with amusingly spooky yet kid-friendly details like spider PJs and an eyeball night-light. A delightful storytime book for three- to seven-year-olds.

5. Gazpacho for Nacho
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This story of a picky eater trying something different will surely resonate with many. Gazpacho for Nacho’s rhyming text makes it fun to read aloud while its warm illustrations of mouth-watering vegetables will appeal to little chefs. A recipe for gazpacho and a glossary for the Spanish words are included.

6. Difficult Riddles For Smart Kids: 300 Difficult Riddles And Brain Teasers Families Will Love (Books for Smart Kids)
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Filled with riddles and puzzles designed to test logic, lateral thinking and memory, Difficult Riddles For Smart Kids: 300 Difficult Riddles And Brain Teasers Families Will Love is an excellent activity book for kids, from nine years onwards, who like problem-solving. The activities in Amazon’s #1 Best Seller in Jokes & Riddles can also be shared with the whole family.

7. Rudy and Claude Splash Into Art
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An amazing introduction to art, Rudy and Claude Splash Into Art features super colorful illustrations with a comical story of the perfect length for busy minds. This fun and entertaining read teaches children about the different styles of art and encourages individual styles. Future Picassos will thoroughly enjoy this.

8. Friendship List #1: 11 Before 12
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Friendship List #1: 11 Before 12 is a brilliant and hilarious depiction of middle school friendship that follows two best friends with a bucket list of eleven things they need to do to become popular before their twelfth birthdays. Read the first book in acclaimed author Lisa Greenwald’s Friendship List series at a very affordable price.