Happy New Year friends! It’s been awhile, I know. I miss blogging but life just hasn’t allowed for much of it these past few months. I wanted to come on and say Happy New Year and to let you in on a gem of a resource that we’ve been using.
I never click ads on Facebook, typically they’re pretty irrelevant but a few months ago a Facebook ad caught my attention. It said something along the lines of “Epic! Books, Netflix for kids books.” Whaaaaat???? I LOVE children’s literature, like a lot, so I knew I had to check it out. As I looked into it I thought it sounded too good to be true. When I found out that I could try it out free for 30 days, I was hooked. I immediately downloaded it and set up a profile for Big Sis. We’ve used it for a few months now and I knew I just had to share.
Here are some great things about Epic! Books:
- You can read the books on iPhone, iPad or computer
- Each book shows it’s lexile level, AR level, age level and approximate reading time.
- There are new books added each week
- There’s a good selection of good quality educational books from Time magazine, National Geographic, and others.
- There’s something for all kids and each kid gets their own customized profile to match their interests and ages. Little E loves it just as much as Big Sis does. Some of the books at Little E’s age level even sing the words in the book. So fun!
- For my teacher friends, you get to use the app for FREE!!!!
Here are just some of the great selection of books you’ll find in the Epic! app.
Fancy Nancy “I Can Read” in Read to Me format – These books have the option to be read aloud to your kiddos. So perfect for those emergent readers.
I was particularly excited to see “Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine” as I have been trying to find a kid friendly book on her life.
Famous Children Series which tells stories from the early years of great composers and artists. These are also in “Read to Me” format.
Perhaps one of the most exciting for kids are the new activity books they just released. They have the “Lego Adventure” books, a Lego build-it-book, iSpy, recipe books, “Easy Magic Tricks”, “Cool Knitting”, “Science Around the House” and more!
Dover Classics like “Wind in the Willows” “Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm” “Jungle Book” “Anne of Green Gables” “The Secret Garden” and more
Berenstein Bears (including the “Big Book of Science and Nature”
There are also helpful resources like books on how to write a letter, or a research paper.
There are so many other books on so many more topics. I could share all of the great ones with you but you really need to check it out for yourself. They have a 30 day free trial that I totally suggest you check out.