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I LOVE good deals, and officially have a new favorite online find – Epic! – a children’s book subscription service that will get your kids excited about SUMMER READING. Epic is an all-you-can-read eBook library your kids can take anywhere on a phone, tablet, or computer.
Yes, you read that right, for only $1 you can give your kids access to thousands of high-quality, well-known books for children ages 12 and under ALL SUMMER LONG. Whether your kids are learning to read, or reading to learn, Epic has books for every level of their reading journey.
A subscription to Epic is perfect for summer travel– while it works on WiFi at home, you can also download new books for a long road trip or a flight to keep the kids entertained.
We also use Epic year round – pull it up on your phone while you wait at the doctors office, listen to a story together on the way to school.
Don’t get me wrong – I LOVE paperback and hardback books. There is no substitute for flipping through the pages of a real book together and looking at the pictures inside. However, Epic allows your kids to read anytime, anywhere!
My favorite things about Epic:
EASY TO USE
- The Epic App is available on iOS (iPod, iPad, iPhone), Android, and Kindle, and you can also access books on a laptop
- You can download books for the car or anywhere you won’t have WiFi
- Select your child’s interests and age and it will suggest books
- Save favorite books to read again later
- Up to FOUR profiles per account – meaning 4 kids have access for only $1!
- Accounts stay updated among various devices.
HELPS TRACK KIDS READING & PREVENTS THE SUMMER SLIDE
- Weekly progress email sent to parents to see what kids are reading
- AR Level is shown if one has been assigned to the book
- Kids earn badges for completing books
OVER 25,000 BOOKS TO CHOOSE FROM
- Fiction, non-fiction, classics, book series, favorite characters, how-to, holidays, historical, jokes, science & nature, and so much more.
- Spanish and bilingual books
- Vivid pictures – just like in a printed book
- Hundreds of read-aloud books for kids who aren’t reading on their own just yet
- Epic’s library includes well-known books and series including:
- National Geographic Kids
- Berenstein Bears
- Fancy Nancy
- Eric Carle
- Nancy Drew & The Hardy Boys
- Big Nate
- Boxcar Children
- Chronicles of Narnia
- A Series of Unfortunate Events
- Star Wars, Lego, Superheroes, Pixar & Disney Characters
- Craft books, hands-on art projects, science experiment books
- and MUCH MORE
After you fall in love with Epic! during your 3-month trial, you’ll continue to have access their HUGE LIBRARY for only $4.99/month. This covers ALL of your kids, and you can create up to 4 profiles for them to have separate access to age-appropriate suggestions. I am not usually a fan of apps that require a monthly subscription, however, for us the selection and quality of titles is worth the money, especially with two kids using the App on a regular basis. (If you don’t love it after your giving your kids access to Epic for the Summer, you can easily cancel at any time.)
Click here to sign up on their website, then look for the download links at the bottom of their website to get the app for Apple, Android, or Kindle.
Whether your kids are learning to read, or reading to learn, Epic has something for kids at every level of their reading journey. Sign up for Epic! and be prepared for an awesome summer of reading no matter where you are!