My Favourites on Epic!

Here is a list of books that I love, which can be found on Epic!

Epic! is a hub with over 10,000 children books. You can read, listen or read-a-long to a huge range of fiction and non-fiction publications.

I love searching through the database and finding ones that I think are excellent examples of living, inspiring, well written books.

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Why Epic?

  • Over 25,000 books for children.
  • Epic! can be accessed on a PC, tablet or a smart phone.
  • Epic! has books, read-to-me books, audio books, quizzes and learning videos.
  • Epic! can be customised for each child and their age (up to 14 years).
  • Children earn rewards for reading and finishing books.
  • Turn access to learning videos on or off.
  • Books include classics, award winners, factual, picture books, readers… see my favourites below.
  • Spanish, French and Chinese books too!
  • Your children will love Epic! and it’s so easy to take it anywhere. Replace gaming with reading!

My Favourite Books

Fiction

  • Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
  • Mercy Clifton: Pilgrim Girl by Peter Marshall
  • The Big Wave by Pearl S. Buck
  • A Girl Called Problem by Katie Quirk
  • A Bird on Water Street by Elizabeth O. Dulemba
  • Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  • Anne Of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  • The Canterbury Tales by Sarah Courtauld, Abigail Wheatley, Susanna Davidson
  • Don Quixote by Henry Brook, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
  • Tales of the Trojan War by Kamini Khanduri
  • Little Lord Fauntleroy by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • The Town that Fooled the British: A War of 1812 Story by Lisa Papp
  • Promise by Judy Young
  • Winterbound by Margery Williams Bianco
  • Red Berries, White Clouds, Blue Sky by Sandra Dallas
  • A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
  • The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • The Tattoo Fox by Alasdair Hutton
  • Spice and the Devil’s Cave by Agnes Danforth Hewes
  • The Treasure of Barracuda by Llanos Campos
  • Men Of Iron by Howard Pyle
  • The Story of King Arthur and His Knights by Howard Pyle
  • Heather and Broom: Tales of the Scottish Highlands by Sorche Nic Leodhas
  • Chasing the Nightbird by Krista Russell
  • Otto Of The Silver Hand by Sidney Lanier
  • My Travels with Capts. Lewis and Clark, by George Shannon by Kate McMullan
  • Great Horse Stories by James Daley
  • The Black Arrow by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • The Quilt Walk by Sandra Dallas
  • The Last Brother: A Civil War Tale by Trinka Hakes Noble
  • In the Heart of the Rockies: An Adventure on the Colorado River by G.A. Henty
  • In Freedom’s Cause: A Story of Wallace and Bruce by G.A. Henty
  • Under Drake’s Flag: A Tale of the Spanish Main by G.A. Henty
  • Wulf The Saxon: A Story Of The Norman Conquest by G.A. Henty
  • Captains Courageous by Rudyard Kipling
  • Shoemaker Martin by Leo Tolstoy
  • Time and the Clock Mice, Etcetera by Peter Dickinson
  • Shakespeare’s Stories for Young Readers by E. Nesbit
  • The Railway Children by E. Nesbit
  • Why The Crocodile Has A Wide Mouth And Other Nature Myths by Florence Holbrook
  • Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome
  • Swallowdale by Arthur Ransome
  • Peter Duck by Arthur Ransome
  • Winter Holiday by Arthur Ransome
  • The Peterkin Papers by Lucretia P. Hale
  • The Marvellous Land of Snergs by E. A. Wyke-Smith
  • The Silent Spillbills by Tor Seidler
  • Brothers Below Zero by Tor Seidler
  • Terpin by Tor Seidler
  • Home Is Beyond The Mountains by Celia Barker Lottridge
  • Wings to Fly by Celia Barker Lottridge
  • Gnome’s Eye by Anna Kerz
  • The Secret Room by Antonia Michaelis
  • Sweet Land of Story by Pleasant DeSpain
  • Tree of Freedom by Rebecca Caudill
  • The Dolphin Rider and Other Greek Myths by Bernard Evslin
  • The Moon Book by Gail Gibbons
  • Peggy’s Letters by Jacqueline Halsey
  • Abominables by Eva Ibbotson

Non-Fiction

  • Nature’s Friend: The Gwen Frostic Story by Lindsey McDivitt
  • Will’s Words How William Shakespeare Changed the Way You Talk by Jane Sutcliffe
  • Mystery Math: A First Book of Algebra by David A. Adler
  • Leif Eriksson by Shannon Knudsen
  • The Voyageur’s Paddle by Kathy-Jo Wargin
  • A Girl Called Vincent
  • An Island Story Series by H E Marshall
  • Snow by Valerie Bodden
  • Verdi for Kids: His Life and Music with 21 Activities by Helen Bauer, Deborah Voigt
  • Isaac Newton and Physics for Kids: His Life and Ideas with 21 Activities by Kerrie Hollihan
  • Famous Men of Ancient Rome: Lives of Julius Caesar, Nero, Marcus Aurelius and Others by John H. Haaren, A. B. Poland
  • The Far Side of the Moon by Alex Irvine
  • Pippo the Fool by Tracey E. Fern
  • The Boston Tea Party by Russell Freedman
  • The House That George Built by Suzanne Slade
  • Full Moon Lore by Ellen Wahi
  • Burn: Michael Faraday’s Candle by Darcy Pattison
  • The Adventures of Lewis and Clark by John Bakeless
  • The Story Of Joan Of Arc by E. M. Wilmot-Buxton
  • Booth Brothers: Drama, Fame, and the Death of President Lincoln by Rebecca Langston-George
  • The the Heart of Africa (David Livingstone) by Valerie Bodden
  • Hana’s Suitcase: A True Story by Karen Levine
  • Abe Lincoln: His Wit and Wisdom from A-Z by Alan Schroeder
  • Lauren Ipsum: A Story About Computer Science and Other Improbable Things by Carlos Bueno
  • Doing Her Bit (Women’s Land Army) by Erin Hagar
  • Super Dogs by Malcolm Croft
  • The Man Who Knew Everything: The Strange Life of Athanasius Kircher by Marilee Peters
  • Great Medieval Projects by Kris Bordessa
  • National Geographic Readers: Rocks and Minerals by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld
  • Verbs and Adverbs by Ann Riggs
  • Adjectives and Prepositions by Ann Riggs
  • Sentence Types and Punctuation by Ann Riggs
  • Phrases, Clauses, and Conjunctions by Ann Riggs
  • Nouns and Pronouns by Ann Riggs
  • Common Grammatical Mistakes by Ann Riggs
  • The Legend of the Teddy Bear by Frank Murphy
  • Emily and Carlo (Emily Dickenson) by Marty Rhodes Figley
  • The Story of Passover by David A. Adler
  • The Illustrated Book Of Knights by Jack Coggins
  • Bunny the Brave War Horse by Elizabeth MacLeod
  • Adopted By An Owl: The True Story of Jackson the Owl by Robbyn Smith van Frankenhuyzen
  • Sadako’s Cranes by Judith Loske
  • Shep: Our Most Loyal Dog by Sneed B. Collard
  • Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine by Laurie Wallmark
  • The Million Stories of Marco Polo by Michael J. Rosen
  • Amazing Ben Franklin Inventions You Can Build Yourself by Carmella Van Vleet
  • Trudy’s Big Swim by Sue Macy
  • Fur, Fins, and Feathers: The Invention of the Modern Zoo by Cassandre Maxwell

Picture Books

  • The Potato King by Christoph Niemann
  • In a Village by the Sea by Muon Van and illustrated by April Chu
  • Lily and the Paper Man by Rebecca Upjohn and illustrated by Renné Benoit
  • Rebekkah’s Journey: A World War II Refugee Story by Ann E. Burg
  • The Bremen Town Musicians by Brian Wildsmith
  • The Legend of the Cape May Diamond by Trinka Hakes Noble
  • The Right Word : Roget and his Thesaurus by Jen Bryant
  • Toe Shoe Mouse by Jan Carr
  • The Lucky Star (Great Depression) by Judy Young
  • Through the Gate by Sally Fawcett
  • Books Do Not Have Wings by Brynne Barnes and illustrated by Rogério Coelho
  • The Christmas Tree Ship by Carol Crane
  • Beautiful Moon by Tonya Bolden
  • A Child’s Christmas in New England by Robert Sullivan
  • Itsy Bitsy and Teeny Weeny by Robbyn Smith van Frankenhuyzen
  • A Child’s Calendar by John Updike
  • Kate Warne, Pinkerton Detective by Marissa Moss
  • Waiting for the Whales by Sheryl McFarlane
  • A Dog For a Friend by Marilynn Reynolds
  • Dancing Cranes by Bao Dongni
  • In the Red Canoe by Leslie A. Davidson
  • The Story Of The H.L. Hunley And Queenie’s Coin by Fran Hawk
  • The Elephant Keeper by Margriet Ruurs
  • Finding Home by Kristy Abbott
  • Finding Home by Sandra Markle
  • The Great North Woods by Brian Heinz
  • Snow on Martinmas by Heather Sleightholm
  • Jasper’s Story: Saving Moon Bears by Jill Robinson, Mark Bekoff
  • Philip Reid Saves the Statue of Freedom by Steven Sellers Lapham, Eugene Walton
  • Imani’s Moon by Janay Brown Wood
  • The Great and the Grand by Benjamin Fox
  • The Legend of the Loon by Kathy-Jo Wargin
  • Some of the Beatrix Potter series
  • Washday by Eve Bunting
  • Grandfather’s Wrinkles by Kathryn England
  • In Andal’s House by Gloria Whelan
  • Yuki and the One Thousand Carriers by Gloria Whelan
  • Yatandou by Gloria Whelan
  • The Tsunami Quilt: Grandfather’s Story by Anthony D. Fredericks
  • Hardlucky: The Story of a Boy Who Learns How to Think Before He Acts by Miriam Chaikin
  • Paper Son: Lee’s Journey to America by Virginia Shin-Mui Loh, Helen Foster James
  • The Scarlet Stockings Spy: A Revolutionary War Tale by Trinka Hakes Noble
  • Moby Dick by Philip Edwards
  • Sailing the Unknown (Captain Cook’s Journeys) by Michael J. Rosen
  • The Gift Of The Inuksuk by Michael Ulmer
  • Titanicat by Marty Crisp
  • Grandpa’s Clock by Rachna Gilmore
  • Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition by Anna Celenza
  • Book by David Miles
  • John Muir Wrestles a Waterfall by Julie Danneberg