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Reading Mims House Books on Apps

Reading Mims House Books on Apps

Mims House cooperates with two reading apps to provide access to our full catalog of books.

EPICBooka App

3 Reasons Kids Read on an App

1) Giving kids access to a reading app is like handing them a library. The apps contain books from multiple sources, so there's a wide variety of fiction and nonfiction, sports and jokes, nature and fairy tales.

2) Read-to-me books are a special type of ebook. The audio is combined with the text and when a word is spoken, the text is highlighted. This is excellent for kids who are just learning to read. They can follow along with the highlighted text and learn to associate the spoken word with the written word.

3) Fun! Today's kids are alpha kids, the second generation of digital natives. Their parents grew up with technology as a part of their daily lives. That extends even more for alpha kids who are sophisticated users of technology. When you hand them an app that is easy to use and has fun elements, they will read. A lot.

EPIC! and Booka are both great apps, with a variety of books.

EPIC! is the oldest reading app and has made a point to focus on school libraries. They reach into many of the school libraries and provide free access to additional titles. It's easy to use and has gaming elements, such as badges to earn. One account can have five different profiles, perfect for classrooms and large families.

The BOOKa app is even simpler than EPIC!, if that's possible. The display is clear and easy to understand. The books are shown seamlessly. The Read-to-Me books are great for the 5-8 year old kids.

Personally, I think you need both apps! Grandparents, this is a perfect Christmas gift!

And when they open the app, search for books written by Darcy Pattison!



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About Darcy Pattison

Children’s book author and indie publisher DARCY PATTISON writes award-winning fiction and non-fiction books for children. Five books have received starred PW, Kirkus, or BCCB reviews. Awards include the Irma Black Honor award, five NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Books, two Eureka! Nonfiction Honor book, two Junior Library Guild selections, two NCTE Notable Children’s Book in Language Arts, a Notable Social Studies Trade Book, an Arkansiana Award, and the Susannah DeBlack Arkansas Children’s History Book
award. She’s the 2007 recipient of the Arkansas Governor’s Arts Award for Individual Artist for her work in children’s literature. Her books have been translated into ten languages.

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