In Beijing, finding cheap English-language books can sometimes be a problem, and though Kindle often has plenty to read, some Kindles are not picture-book friendly. The other problem is that buying books can add up, and a Prime account isn’t “cheap.”
Epic! is an app with 20,000 books for children ages 12 and under. For the first month of use, you can try the app for free, and then the charge is only USD 4.99 per month after that.
It’s the perfect solution for a child with a ravenous appetite for books, or for children who are struggling to find a literary interest. The app has found great success among educators, and it’s free for use for educators in the US.
Of the educators surveyed by the company:
92% said students read more overall with the app.
93% said students read a greater variety because of Epic!
98% said they would recommend the app to their colleagues.
The books on Epic! are not outdated or low-quality books written quickly by a ghost writer and manufactured for cheap profits, either. Epic! is full of quality fiction and nonfiction books, along with an award-winning section with Bridge to Terabithia, The One and Only Ivan, Criss Cross, Sounder, Old Yeller, and more.
Best of all, many of the products are audio books or “read to me” books. And if you plan to support your child’s Spanish learning (since it only takes six months for an English speaker to learn Spanish when immersed in the language), Epic! has a selection of audio and regular Spanish books, too.
With a one month free trial, there’s really no risk.