As a family, it’s always fun to take some time off and sprinkle little moments of magic with a good read-aloud. And with our vast digital library of over 40,000 high-quality books, audiobooks and videos, you’ll find something for your kid, whatever their age and interests. From timeless classics and bedtime soothers to popular favorites, Epic has everything you need to bond with your kid through reading. Check out just seven of the most must-read books on Epic right now below!
Must-Reads for Kids on Epic
1. Harold and the Purple Crayon
By: Crockett Johnson
A little boy named Harold decides to go for a walk in the moonlight with his enormous purple crayon. But what is so special about it? Find out and explore the power of imagination with Harold in this all-time classic by Crockett Johnson. Perfect for a bedtime read-aloud right before being tucked in for a warm snooze.
2. Harry the Dirty Dog
By: Gene Zion
Em’bark’ on a trip with Harry, a dog who loves to play in the dirt and hates baths. Your kid can go around the city with him as he digs, dirties and dodges all things clean. He finally realizes it’s okay to get dirty as long as you wash up. Teach your kid the importance of cleanliness and how taking baths can be fun with “Harry the Dirty Dog,” written by Gene Zion!
3. Family Forever: A Julia Storybook
Written by: Leslie Kimmelman
Illustrated by: Marybeth Nelson
Ages: 6 & under
Your kid will be glued to this insightful classic about Julia, an autistic child with a mom who does cartwheels and a dad who loves to play the saxophone. Julia’s adorable family is bonded by one motto, “Family and friends forever! Family and friends stick together.” This storybook by Leslie Kimmelman is perfect for a memorable read-aloud and for showing your kid how all families are different and special in their own ways.
4. Where in the World? With Samir and Eva
Written by: Whitney Matheson
Illustrated by: Alejandro Mesa
Get your kid to explore exotic geographies around the globe with adventurous Samir and his llama friend Eva. Your kid can travel to the ancient ruins like Machu Picchu and hop around big cities and small villages. And on the way, they can meet spider monkeys, go hiking and visit mossy farms with this fabulous duo. This is a super fun way to get your kid hooked on geography.
5. Scaredy Squirrel
By: Melanie Watt
Meet Scaredy Squirrel, who never leaves his nut tree. Perpetually afraid of real and imagined hazards from tarantulas, bees and germs to even sharks, Scaredy sticks to his safe space. Armed with an emergency kit, his daily routine is all about sleeping and sitting on his nut tree. Until one fine day, a killer bee spurs his leap into the unknown. Read this classic by Melanie Watt and help show your kid that the unknown is not always something to be afraid of.
6. The Bad Seed
By: Jory John
This intricately illustrated storybook is a must-read not just for kids, but for parents, too. Written by Jory John, “The Bad Seed” is the story of a very bad-mannered, bad-tempered seed who, having come from rough beginnings, grows to embrace the good things in life. The positive transformation of the seed might surprise you. Read along with your kid and with this thought-provoking storybook on Epic.
7. The Velveteen Rabbit
Written by: Margery Williams
Illustrated by: David Jorgensen
An all-time classic, this timeless tale is about a stuffed rabbit who longs to be “real.” As he lives in a nursery among other, more expensive toys, the velveteen rabbit comes to be adored by the young boy who owns him. As time passes, this adorable stuffed rabbit eventually goes on to experience a miraculous surprise. This touching picture book will kindle your kid’s imagination and show them the magic of love.
These are just some—among over 45,000—beloved, high-quality kids’ books we have on Epic. Explore more and choose from everything from popular picture books, audiobooks and animated books, to comics, classics and more on Epic!