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App of the Week

Epic! was born out of a single question: How do we make books more accessible to kids? As parents, it always seemed strange the creators of Epic! that their kids could so easily play games and watch videos on their iPhones and iPads, but the same couldn’t be said for books. So in 2013, they decided to build the first “epic” reading experience, designed just for kids. Today, Epic! has grown into an award-winning subscription service, which gives millions of families and classrooms instant, unlimited access to thousands of books, videos and quizzes from leading publishers to help kids everywhere read, learn and grow.

 

Formats/platforms:

Web-based so works with multiple platforms

 

Primary URL:

http://getepic.com

 

Problem solved:

Provides age-appropriate books for children to be accessed and enjoyed on any device for school and home.

 

Grade/age range:

Ages preschool – 12

 

Supplemental/PD offered?

Provides extensive teacher resources including Quick-Start Guide, Letters to Families, Back to School Presentations and Classroom Decorations.

 

Subject/Content

Epic! Is divided by age as well as by collections. Content is extensive with over 35,000 titles available free for download. To date, over 90 percent of US K-6 classrooms use Epic!

 

Lesson time needed:

Lesson time is completely fluid, depending on classroom needs.

 

Pricing model:

Free for teachers and librarians, $7.99 per month for others.

 

What makes Epic! unique?

Epic! Is specifically for children 12 and under. It’s kid-friendly format and library of over 35,000 titles make Epic! the premier online library for young children.

 

Here’s what users are saying:

"Epic! has dramatically expanded my classroom library with a huge selection of excellent books. The Read To Me feature has been a hit with everyone, but especially my English Language Learners. It has been a critical piece in their language and literacy development. I can't stop singing your praises!"

--2nd Grade teacher from Michigan

 

“Our third graders are finding fantastic books to get lost in on their EpicKidsBooks app for their iPads!”

--Chesterfield Academy, Raleigh, NC

 

 

 

 

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