I love real books.
For many reasons. And for any reason.
Except for an aspect of travel.
My 8-year-old has become a ferocious reader (yay!). And my daughter is a beginning reader who goes through picture books pretty quick.
As we get closer to our upcoming trip to Iceland, there are some things I need to consider.
Space-saving e-books to the rescue!
Mainly, space. We will be packing for cold, wet weather. We have a long flight with long connections. We’re arriving in the afternoon with little time to go grocery shopping before heading out on a tour where we have to bring snacks, lunch, and dinner – so we’re packing more snacks than normal.
And I don’t want to use all our extra space for books. So the kids are each bringing a travel journal, pens, a book or two, and an old iPhone with every app removed except for the camera app and Epic!app. This way, they can have access to as many books as we can manage without worry about space, or finances.
I pre-downloaded a ton of books on each of my children’s profiles.
Read some of my reviews of travel books for kids on the Epic! App.
And this is why I love this right now
My kids are at different reading levels. One liking really thick, heavy books. One likes really big picture books. Instead of having to lug these books, they’re on the app. And with one app I can customize their lists to them. And the number of books I can download is UNLIMITED. So, it doesn’t just save precious space, but precious money, as well.
Get the Epic!App here.
Things to be sure to do before you leave
I’ve taken time to make sure the pre-downloaded books are easy enough to read in the e-book format. For example, a lot of picture books have half of the sentence on the left side of the page, half on the right and those books are a no-go.
If you’re looking for e-books for kids
Follow the trip on Instagram
So, let’s see how this goes. You can follow me on Instagram as I’ll be updating a lot more than usual during our trip.