New York, NY (Nov. 9, 2020)—Every Child a Reader and the Children’s Book Council are proud to partner with Epic again in 2020 on an updated children’s book collection for the fall celebration of Children’s Book Week, Nov. 9-15. These books for kids ages 4 – 12 exemplify this year’s Book Week slogan, Read. Dream. Share.
The collection features books for every grade level, pre-K to 6th in a range of genres, formats, and topics. It also features some of the finalists books in this year’s Children’s Choice Book Awards. Kids are able to vote on their favorite books in three categories, K-2nd, 3rd-4th, and 5th-6th, from now until November 15 at EveryChildaReader.net/vote. Included in the collection is a video series produced by KidLit TV which features the awards finalists creators.
Epic continues to offer its vast library free to schools, and is accessible to students whether they are learning in-person or remotely this year, while parents at home can register for a free 30-day trial.
More resources for Children’s Book Week and the Children’s Choice Book Awards, from a free coloring book to original videos, can be found by following #BookWeek2020atHome or going to EveryChildaReader.net.
Author/illustrator Sydney Smith’s stunning Children’s Book Week official bookmark art is a featured visual of this collection. His art highlights the power of community and connection, of how kids can read, dream, and share by turning their dreams into action. Some of Smith’s books are available in the collection, along with so many others to inspire kids. “I can’t think of a more perfect way to spend my days, than to stand together with my fellow bookmakers in reading, dreaming, and sharing” says Smith. Celebrate with him and his colleagues all week long!
Designed for unlimited discovery and unmatched safety, Epic is the leading digital reading platform for kids 12 and under. Epic features 40,000+ popular, high-quality books from 250+ of the world’s best publishers. Epic additionally features personalized content and built-in progress tracking. Epic reaches more than 20 million kids, and does not house inappropriate content, ads, or in-app purchases. Epic is always free for educators. The successful Epic Originals series, enjoyed by millions of young readers, is now available in both digital and print formats.
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About Children’s Book Week
Celebrating its 101st anniversary, this longest-running literacy initiative in the United States is administered by the Children’s Book Council and its 501c3 charitable arm, Every Child a Reader, which also sponsors national programs such as Get Caught Reading, the Children’s and Teen Choice Book Awards, and the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, in cooperation with the Library of Congress. Children’s Book Week is celebrated each year during May and November.
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