Arbuckle wins grand prize in National Reading Challenge

Epic!, a leading digital media brand for kids, challenged classrooms across the country to read a total of eight million books during Epic!’s Fall into Reading Challenge from October 1 to October 5, 2018. Classrooms read a total of 8,500,424 books in the five-day challenge, surpassing the goal!

All elementary school classes that collectively read 50 or more books on Epic! during the Fall into Reading Challenge earned a special Epic! in-app badge and Reading Certificate to display in their classrooms. The top 10 classes with the most books read also won a 6-month home subscription for the entire class, plus a cider and donuts party.

The Fall into Reading Challenge is Epic!’s most ambitious reading contest to date. The Spring Into Reading Challenge from last school year challenged classes to read seven million books during a five-day period. In total, over 7.3 million books were read by more than 20,000 classrooms across the country.

Grand prize winners span the nation and include classrooms in the following schools:

  • Arbuckle Elementary School, Arbuckle, CA
  • Spaulding Elementary, Lamar, SC
  • North Decatur Elementary, Greensburg, IN
  • East Elementary School, Jenks, OK
  • Price Elementary, San Antonio, TX
  • Arctic Light, Fort Wainwright, AK
  • Granite Elementary, Sandy, UT
  • Foley Intermediate School, Foley, AL
  • Kipp Valiant Community Prep, Palo Alto, CA
  • Castle Heights Elementary, Price, UT
  • Congratulations to the Grand Prize winners and all of the amazing Epic! readers!

Epic!’s award-winning subscription service provides kids unlimited access to over 25,000 curated, high-quality books and videos. Reaching over 5 million children through its network, Epic! encourages kids to explore their interests and learn in a fun, safe, kid-friendly environment. To support reading and teachers in the classroom, Epic! for Educators is provided completely free for elementary school teachers and school librarians. Now used in 87% of U.S. elementary schools, teachers use Epic! to support student learning across a variety of subjects, from reading and literacy to history, geography, the arts, science, and math.

See Epic!’s Fall into Reading Challenge here: https://www.getepic.com/reading-challenge/fall-reading-challenge

Epic! provides thousands of books free for teachers through its Epic! for Educators program. Epic! for Educators is free for all verified elementary school teachers and librarians. ■