Best E-Readers for Kids, from Toddlers to Teens

We all want our kids to read more, but finding the right e-reader for them can be tricky. We've broken down the specs on all the best e-readers on the market to let you know which device will have your kid devouring the most e-books.

Best Basic E-Reader for Kids: Amazon Kindle photo

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Best Basic E-Reader for Kids: Amazon Kindle

This Amazon Kindle e-reader is designed only for reading, so there are no tablet or web-browsing capabilities that can get kids distracted. The Kindle has a glare-free 6-inch screen and no backlight — so it's truly reading time, not screen time, and you don't have to worry about them reading after bedtime. Parents will appreciate features like a built-in dictionary, "Vocabulary Builder" and thorough parental controls. ($80; amazon.com)

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Best Value Tablet and E-Reader Combo: Barnes & Noble NOOK photo

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Best Value Tablet and E-Reader Combo: Barnes & Noble NOOK

The Barnes & Noble NOOK has a 7-inch color, backlit display optimized for comfortable reading. It comes with GooglePlay, which gives users access to millions of Android apps, making this as much a tablet as it is an e-reader. Individual profiles make it easy for kids to share, and parental controls keep everything in check. ($50; barnesandnoble.com)

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Best E-Reader for Book Lovers: Kobo Aura One photo

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Best E-Reader for Book Lovers: Kobo Aura One

The Kobo Aura One e-reader has the largest display on the market, with a 7.8-inch screen. It's all business with the Aura One — the screen size, a crisp display designed to read like print, and an adaptive lighting system will make this something even book-collecting kiddos can enjoy. It's also waterproof, which means fewer accidents to worry about. ($230; walmart.com)

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Best E-Reader for Teens & Tweens: Amazon Kindle Oasis photo

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Best E-Reader for Teens & Tweens: Amazon Kindle Oasis

The Kindle Oasis is the best e-reader in its class and comes in two sophisticated colors, Champagne Gold and Graphite. The display is glare-free and designed to read like print, so it's easy on the eyes. This device has an impressive 32G of storage, weeks of battery life and is designed to be waterproof for up to 60 minutes of immersion. ($280; amazon.com)

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Best E-Reader for Toddlers: My First E Book Reader photo

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Best E-Reader for Toddlers: My First E Book Reader

Got a little one in the family who loves to play with e-readers? Now you can get them their own. This realistic-looking e-reader for toddlers allows your child to choose between hearing four pre-loaded audio stories and a quiz mode to develop memory skills. My First E Book Reader also comes with tons of fun sound effects and rhymes to keep them entertained. ($15; walmart.com)

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Best E-Reader for Little Kids: Ematic 7 FunTab HD photo

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Best E-Reader for Little Kids: Ematic 7 FunTab HD

The FunTab is a beginner tablet and e-reader combination that's designed specifically for children. It has a touch screen, parental controls, pre-loaded apps and games designed to be educational and safe for young kids. A silicone case protects the tablet from bumps and drops, and the battery life lasts up to 6.5 hours after one charge. ($55; walmart.com)

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Best Tablet with E-Reader Capabilities: Apple iPad photo

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Best Tablet with E-Reader Capabilities: iPad

At its core, the iPad is designed to be a tablet — but if you're looking for a tablet with a variety of fun and functional e-reader capabilities, this is it. You can apply parental controls remotely from within the iCloud, and kids can use this for typical browsing capabilities, as well as iMessaging or FaceTiming with other Apple devices. Users can read through the pre-loaded Apple Books or download apps for Kindle, Audible, Kobo and more. (From $320; apple.com)

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Best Value E-Reader for Kids: Kindle Paperwhite photo

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Best Value E-Reader for Kids: Kindle Paperwhite

The Kindle Paperwhite is a step up from the basic Kindle, with a 6-inch glare-free screen, 300 ppi display and adjustable text size. A waterproof design means this Kindle e-reader can be enjoyed at the beach, the pool, in the bath—or just at the table—without worry. ($130; amazon.com)

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Best Portable E-Reader for Kids: Barnes & Noble NOOK GlowLight photo

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Best Portable E-Reader for Kids: Barnes & Noble NOOK GlowLight

If you have a kiddo who loves to read late at night, during long car rides, on camping trips or other overnight adventures, try the NOOK GlowLight. A soft finish makes this e-reader easy to hold for long durations, the warm-toned night reading light makes transitioning to bedtime easy, and you can read up to 50 hours on one charge. ($120; barnesandnoble.com)

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Best E-Reader for Library Borrowing: Kobo Clara HD photo

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Best E-Reader for Library Borrowing: Kobo Clara HD

The Kobo Clara has a 6-inch HD screen with 8GB of memory, customizable backlight settings, 11 different fonts and 40 different text sizes to choose from. This e-reader has WiFi capabilities and weeks of battery life. This e-reader works especially well with Overdrive, the system public libraries around the U.S. use to lend e-books. ($130; walmart.com)

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