Redwood City, CA (October 16, 2017) -- Epic!, a leading digital media brand for kids, is challenging classrooms across the country to read a total of five million books for Epic!’s Fall Into Reading Challenge from October 16 to October 20, 2017.
Epic!’s award-winning subscription service provides kids unlimited access to 25,000 curated, high-quality books and videos. Reaching over 5 million children through its network, Epic! encourages kids to explore their interests and learn in a fun, safe, kid-friendly environment. To support reading and teachers in the classroom, Epic! for Educators is provided completely free for elementary school teachers and school librarians. Now used in 87% of U.S. elementary schools, teachers use Epic! to support student learning across a variety of subjects, from reading and literacy, to history, geography, the arts, science and math.
Every elementary school class that collectively reads 50 or more books on Epic! during the Challenge will earn a special Epic! Reading Certificate to display in their classrooms. The top 10 classes with the most books read will also win a Cider and Donuts Party for the class, plus six-month home subscriptions to Epic! and an exclusive Epic! swag pack.
To track progress towards the five-million books read goal, Epic!’s website will feature a real-time ticker to show the cumulative books read throughout the week. An online leaderboard will also be continuously updated throughout the week to show which classes are in the lead.
The Fall into Reading Challenge is Epic!’s most ambitious reading contest to date. The Blizzard of Books Reading Challenge from last school year challenged classes to read three million books during the course of a week. In total, 3.3 million books were read by more than 20,000 classrooms across the country.
Minnesota-based third grade teacher Shelley Baumgartner, whose classroom was among the top 10 winners says, “The challenge motivated them to read more now. They love to read. I’m proud of my kids for their determination and work ethic.”
See Epic!’s Fall into Reading Challenge here: www.getepic.com/fall-into-reading-challenge
Epic! provides thousands of books free for teachers through its Epic! for Educators program. Epic! for Educators is free for all verified elementary school teachers and librarians.
Founded in 2014 and based in Redwood City, CA, Epic! is a kids digital media brand for kids 12 and under. Epic!’s award-winning subscription service includes unlimited access to 25,000 books and 2,500 videos from leading publishers such as HarperCollins, Macmillan, National Geographic Kids, Smithsonian Enterprises, and Encyclopaedia Britannica. Kids on Epic! are encouraged to explore their interests and learn in a fun, safe, and engaging environment that includes fiction and non-fiction titles, “read to me” books, learning videos and teacher-created quizzes and reading lists. Epic! is used in 87% of U.S. elementary schools and consistently a top app in the Apple App Store. Epic! was founded by Suren Markosian, founder of several successful technology startups, and Kevin Donahue, former YouTube, Google and Disney executive, with the support of top tier investors and veterans of the children’s publishing industry. To learn more about Epic!, visit http://www.getepic.com, or follow Epic! on Facebook and Twitter.
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