The best Kindles for family trips

the best Kindles

by motherandbaby |
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There is nothing quite like diving into a good read, whether you’re on holiday with the kids, on the hunt for great advice or crave some much needed me time, a Kindle makes for the perfect escape. Since their release, Kindles have evolved and become highly favoured amongst readers longing for a choice of books to sit back, relax and read.

Kindles are now available at many different price points and allow readers access to an array of eBooks, audiobooks as well as magazines and newspapers via their super easy to use Kindle bookstore. If you’re an Amazon Prime member, you can access a selection of free reads with Prime reading and if that’s not enough, the Kindle Unlimited subscription unlocks thousands upon thousands of books to choose from leaving you spoilt for choice!

So, whether you’re in the mood for a romantic novel or maybe a gripping, page-turning drama, the choices are endless. Kindles are not just amazing for some parent downtime, the Kindle Kids Edition allows your little ones to access a library of children’s eBooks while also offering support and education with some of the additional features.

Amazingly long battery life, great storage and effective anti-glare screens are just some of the things you can expect from a Kindle, but which one should you go for?

Take a look at our guide on all things Kindle.


If you see yourself as more of a casual reader just dipping your toes into the world of eBooks for

Kindle Paperwhite
Price: £134.99


If you plan on building an extensive collection of books or magazines, then the Kindle Paperwhite


The Kindle Kids Edition has been tailored perfectly for younger readers. Much like the original

Kindle Oasis
Price: £229.99


The Kindle Oasis takes the e-book experience to another level. This model is the largest of the


Slightly different to the Kindle, the Fire 7 HD tablet is more suited to web users who like

Children being exposed to excessive amounts of blue light can be worrying for parents, particularly with warnings that too much screen time can affect sleep as well as causing eye strain. The NHS recommends that “children should watch no more than two hours of television each day – and remove all screens (including mobile phones) from their bedroom at night.”

What’s the difference between ‘with ads’ and ‘without ads’?

You may notice when looking for a Kindle of your choice that some include the option of ‘with ads’ or ‘without ads’. The default 'with ads' setting is the cheaper option, but what is the difference?

Essentially, opting for your device to have ads means that your lock screen will display advertisements, however, this does not affect the function of the device. Alternatively, you can opt out of this for a slightly higher cost.

What is Kindle Unlimited?

Kindle Unlimited is a subscription service by Amazon which allows users to access over one million eBooks as well as thousands of audiobooks. For lighter reading, you can also access a vast collection of magazines and comics. Much like a library, you will be able to borrow up to 10 books at a time.

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