Snuggling up with a good book is the perfect way for young readers to enjoy their holiday downtime. So we created a special Holiday Reading Guide, complete with collections catered to the unique interests of every kid. Think of it as a gift guide, with books!
Share the joy of reading with your child or students this winter vacation with these custom picks, along with activity books and print editions of their Epic Originals faves for the perfect stocking stuffers.
The “At the Zoo” collection for the kid who can’t get enough of critters and creatures.
At Bark Park, Scout’s a little dog with a big appetite for solving mysteries.
Let kids join everyone’s favorite canine sleuth, Scout, along with her friends as they search for clues to track down missing blueberries, explain why there’s a puppy on a leash in Bark Park (and figure out what Sprinkles is wearing)!
Perfect for kids who love mysteries and adorable animal illustrations.
Bonus! Download an adorable Bark Park virtual background here.
Kids can also get their fix of the entire Read-To-Me series any time on Epic.
The “Comics and Graphic Novels” collection for the graphic adventure enthusiast.
Beware, villains! Cat Ninja is the silent master of Kat Fu and carpet scratching! In this first book, our feline hero tries to keep his secret identity under wraps while thwarting the evil plans of slimy thugs, rampaging robots and a certain rodent nemesis.
Gift your young readers with this hilarious graphic novel about a lovable cat with a heroic alter-ego.
Bonus! Get the Boredom Busters activity guide, chock full of superhero and engineering themed play.
Plus, don’t miss the Master Hamster Winter Special, a brand new holiday tale and sneak peek at upcoming comics.
The “Far Fetched Fairy Tales” collection for the lover of kings and queens, fairies and all things magical.
In this prehistoric retelling of the classic fairy tale, Cinderella Rex is eager to attend the royal ball. But her stompmother and stompsisters make her clean up after them instead.
With some help from her Fairy Triceratops, Cinderella Rex figures out how to dance her way to living happily ever after!
Share the whole Read-To-Me series with your little reader.
The “Fantasy Favorites” collection for the youngster who lives for otherworldly adventure.
In this middle-grade illustrated novel series, a young girl discovers a mysterious island full of mythical beasts and darker dangers!
When Sam arrives in Foggy Harbor, she’s bummed to be stuck there all summer with her grumpy Uncle Mitch.
But when she discovers a hidden trapdoor leading to a room full of strange artifacts, she discovers an island of unicorns whose fates are intertwined with hers.
The whole series is available, including audiobooks, on Epic.
The “History” collection for the young historian in the making.
In this middle-grade chapter book series, regular kids Allie and Vic Taylor find they can travel through time to important moments in history through their parents’ antique shop.
In this first book, Allie, Vic, and their friend, Max travel back in time to the Titanic where they must save their parents’ shop and get off the ship before it sinks.
There are also facts in the back about antique stores, the Titanic and its passengers!
You can find the whole Read-To-Me series on Epic.
The “Explore Science” collection for the kid whose jam is all things sciencey.
Piper wants a pet so badly, but she’s allergic to everything. So she creates her own … out of slime!
When a strange turn of events brings her slime to life, Piper learns how fun, challenging and messy it can be to care for a pet … especially one made out of slime!
At the back of the book, kids can learn about real-life slime and follow the recipe to create a “pet” of their own.
Bonus! Grab your kid or student and join Piper in creating their own pet slime with this video.
The “Space: the Final Frontier” collection for the imaginary interstellar adventurer in your life.
No danger is too great, no cheese too gooey for the Cosmic Pizza crew! Delivering fast, cheap and (maybe) tasty pizza to a planet near you!
In the first of this three-book graphic novel series, the crew is on the hunt for a to-die-for cheese to up their pizza game.
Join ‘em as they face space slugs, sandstorms, culinary critics and more so they can throw the most intergalactically awesome pizza party ever!
You can also check out the whole Read-To-Me series on Epic.
The “Uniquely You” collection for the kid who marches to the beat of their own drum.
Being the new kid at camp is never easy, especially for a bigfoot, a hyperactive jackalope, a fairy who can barely fly and the only human boy!
In the first book of this series, Norm the bigfoot must work with his new friends to earn his canoeing certification without disturbing the lake monster—or Barnaby Snoop, who’s determined to capture Norm for his personal rare creature collection.
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Bonus! Head off to Camp Moonlight for some FUNusual crafts, games and activities in this Creature Campers themed Boredom Busters activity book. You can also check out the whole Read-To-Me series on Epic.
We hope these ideas add tons of inspiration and fun to the season, and help you connect with your students and kids this winter vacation through the magic of books.