Many of you know that we’ve got over 40,000 digital kids’ books on our platform, but did you know we’re constantly adding high-quality, popular titles to our library?
Each month, we share some of the top digital books new to Epic, from picture books for early readers, to audiobooks and more.
Check out 10 of our new digital kids books for May. All available on Epic Unlimited and free for educators!
By: Stephen Lomp
Babysaurus loves to sit on his Mamasaurus’s back eating tender leaves, until one day… he slips and falls! Where is Mamasaurus?
In this sweet, colorful picture book, you can snuggle up with your little reader and follow Babysaurus on an adventure as he and his prehistoric friends look for his Mamasaurus—who, as it turns out—is right there all along.
By: Sennah Yee
Illustrated by: Elaine Chen
May is on a trip with her grandfather, Gong Gong through Chinatown, and she’s not enjoying herself. He doesn’t speak much English and she doesn’t understand Chinese! She’s hungry and bored, and he seems focused on his errands. But then, Gong Gong surprises her with a gift and the two share a special moment.
This charming, light-hearted picture book shows kids how simple things can help bridge generational gaps and language barriers to help people connect. And bonus: it includes a glossary of translations for Chinese words featured in the story.
By: Marilyn Singer
Illustrated by: Paul Daviz
This fascinating book celebrates the weirdest (and wonderful) animals, from the three-toed sloth to the star-nosed mole.
With adorable, brightly illustrated imagery, your kid will come face-to-face with some of the world’s strangest creatures and learn about their habitats, what they eat, how they behave and even folk beliefs about them.
4. Shy Willow
By: Cat Min
Willow the rabbit is very shy. She lives in an old mailbox, afraid of the ominous sight of trees, the sounds of kids playing and other scary noises outside. But one day a young boy drops a letter in Willow’s mailbox asking the moon for a favor for his mother. If Willow doesn’t leave her comfy confines, how will the note ever be delivered? Can she brave the outside world so the boy won’t be left heartbroken?
This sweet, beautifully illustrated story explores themes of shyness, empathy and friendship.
5. Popcorn Bob
By: Maranke Rinck
Illustrated by: Martijn van der Linden
Ellis loves to eat popcorn, but one day, when her school kicks off a healthy-eating campaign, her dad bans all snack food—including popcorn!
So Ellis sneaks a bag into the garage one night. But as soon as it’s done popping, one unpopped kernel sprouts a face, arms and legs and introduces himself as Popcorn Bob. Almost as soon as he shows up, Bob starts to wreak havoc and chaos, and Ellis decides he has to go. That is, until she starts to like him.
Your kid will love this hilarious chapter book about the power of friendship.
By: Kyle Scheele
Illustrated by: Andy J. Pizza
A father and son make a pizza together. Not just any pizza, mind you, but a pizza with (literally) everything on it. As they add more and more toppings, they accidentally make a pizza so delicious that it destroys the universe!
Your kid will laugh out loud at this chaotic food-themed adventure about father-son bonding.
By: Lucy Courtenay
Illustrated by: Sheena Dempsey
Marnie Blue and friends are back for another year at Lady Sealia Foam’s Mermaid School. And they’re ready to compete in the Golden Glory Day competition—an event that includes a fishball tournament, a seahorse race and other fun activities. The winner of this time-honored event was once awarded the Golden Days Crown—but the crown went missing years ago, and Marnie is determined not just to win the competition, but to find the missing crown.
By: Jean-Michel Billioud
Illustrated by: Gonoh
This exciting, fact-filled book is perfect for your young athlete or anyone who appreciates record-breaking feats. In it, they’ll learn about 40 of the best Olympic athletes of all time, and how they became the best in the world at what they did.
Featured athletes include runner Usain Bolt, first-ever female Olympic champion Charlotte Cooper, decorated Olympian Michael Phelps, gymnastic prodigy Simone Biles and more.
By: Margi Preus
This book, inspired by the true story of French villagers who saved thousands of Jews during WWII, follows a group of teens who stand up for what’s right.
One Jewish boy learns to forge documents to help his mother and saves hundreds with his newfound skills. Another boy smuggles people to Switzerland. And a girl summons her courage to deliver messages for the resistance. Each kid faces extreme danger as they fight to keep others safe and fight the forces of the Gestapo in this inspiring tale of courage and resilience.
By: Michael Hutchinson
In this edition of the “A Mighty Muskrats Mystery” series, a visiting archeologist goes missing, and Canadian First Nation cousins Sam, Otter, Atim and Chickadee are on the case. They follow lead after lead amid family concerns and community conflicts from their base in an old school bus.
Your young reader will root for the rascally Windy Lake crew as they work through the clues and use their unique skills to save the missing man.
These are just a few digital kids’ books newly available on Epic Unlimited for May. Keep checking back for new titles, and enjoy!