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New York , NY – May 4, 2020 – Every Child a Reader and the Children’s Book Council are proud to partner with Epic on a free children’s book collection in honor of the 101st Children’s Book Week, May 4-10. These books for all ages exemplify this year’s Book Week slogan, Read. Dream. Share. The collection will feature 3-5 books for every grade level, pre-K to 6th, including audiobooks and e-books in a range of genres, formats, and topics.
Shaina Birkhead, Associate Executive Director of CBC and Every Child a Reader, said, “We saw how much Epic was doing to promote reading and listening during this time, making books more accessible to kids at home, and are thrilled to highlight more beloved book creators through this collection. We invite young people everywhere to join in the celebration of Children’s Book Week by diving into one of these great books.”
Through Epic’s Remote Student Access Promotion their entire collection of 40,000 books is currently free for kids to access by teacher invitation until June 30. Parents can register for a free 30-day trial. More resources for Children’s Book Week and for lots of other books, from a free coloring book to original videos, can be found by following #BookWeek2020atHome or going to EveryChildaReader.net.
Author/illustrator Duncan Tonatiuh’s beautiful Children’s Book Week official bookmark art perfectly highlights the theme of this collection. “‘Read. Dream. Share’ is a call to action, inviting children to explore new worlds, people, places and ideas through books. I’m happy to partner with Every Child a Reader and Epic in celebration of Children’s Book Week to encourage kids to see the world in new ways” says Tonatiuh.
Designed for unlimited discovery and unmatched safety, Epic is the leading digital learning playground for kids. With tens of thousands of high-quality books, audiobooks and videos from the world’s best publishers, Epic reaches more than 20 million kids. No inappropriate content, ads or in-app purchases. Always free for educators. The successful Epic! Originals book series, enjoyed by millions of young readers, is now available in both digital and print formats. Learn more at getepic.com or follow us on social @epic4kids @epic4educators
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.
Amber Harrison, Epic!, firstname.lastname@example.org
Shaina Birkhead, Every Child a Reader, email@example.com