Parents' Guide to

Epic! - Kids' Books and Videos

By Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Diverse, huge, searchable library of kids' books, videos.

App iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad , Android , Chromebook Free to try, Free Education
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this app.

Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 53 parent reviews

age 6+

Racism in books

We’ve used this website three years in a row. I have a second grader and first grader who are both assigned reading time on this app. I like the idea of my kids being able to pull up a library that’s just for them with books at their level. Several times now however I have noticed books that were not appropriate for my children. And recently since Covid and Black Lives Matter movement I have noticed more and more books suggesting racism or hatred. For example: Book titled: how to deal with bullies superhero style. Really caught my sons attention and he was super excited to read it. Halfway through the book he noticed that all the kids who are the bullies were white. And on one page one of the boys has a pig on his shirt. My seven-year-old caught this before I did. That let you know that they are seeing things that we don’t catch, but this was unacceptable considering the times. I really think epic needs to monitor their books or retire their application. The other books we have come across are very violent or graphic.
age 13+

No, just NO.

Read description of how they only have appropriate content. LIES. Too many horribly inappropriate material. No way to customize settings to age or content. Just bad app. Could be good if there was a way to set limits and customize. It’s 2019... come on, do better. My child had a couple of nights of fear because of seeing inappropriate books.

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (53 ):
Kids say (16 ):

This app brings a virtual library of books to your kids' fingertips. With visually beautifully graphic novels, read-to-me picture books, and longer audio books, there are thousands of titles for kids age 2 to 12, with more titles added weekly. If your kid is already an avid reader, there may be some favorite book series or authors they won't find here; no app can cover them all. And, though there are some text-heavy books, the collection seems to favor picture books and beginner chapter books. But the variety available on this so-called "Netflix for kids' books" paid subscription service is impressive. One downside: If kids feel pressure by being tracked on the time it takes to read or it takes them longer to read a text than the estimated reading time, encourage them to skip that information page. Epic! - Kids' Books and Videos can definitely be worth the subscription price, especially if your kid is an avid reader.

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