About Kidsville News


Kidsville News! is a fun, family newspaper that promotes education, reading and good character traits in children in grades K – 6. It was created in 1998 by newspaper publisher Bill Bowman as a local and self-sustaining “Newspaper in Education” program in his community of Fayetteville, N.C.

Kidsville News! has a proven track record as a profitable and valuable reading and educational resource serving children, teachers, parents and guardians. Kidsville News! is aligned nationally with the Common Core Curriculum Standards (http://www.corestandards.org/the-standards) and is currently used by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction for reading assessments and end-of-grade testing. Kidsville News! is recognized nationally as a quality children’s publication by the Parents’ Choice Foundation and received the National Parents’ Choice Award in 2008 and 2012. (http://www.parents-choice.org/aboutus.cfm)

Each Kidsville News! publication has teacher/parent worksheets and an online electronic version (with free subscriptions), which is adaptable for use on classroom smart boards, white boards, computers and tablets. To view the flagship edition go to: http://kidsville.wpengine.com/cumberland. Enjoy!

Style/Type: Tabloid: Free Children’s Literacy and Educational Newspaper Resource

Frequency: Monthly-Year Round (12 editions)

Readership: K – 6 grade students, educators, parents and guardians

Components of Kidsville News:

  • Monthly Fun and Educational Content
  • Local CVC Audits
  • National CVC Audits
  • Local Readership Survey
  • Interactive Website
  • Electronic Online Edition
  • “Flip” Edition with/Hyperlinks
  • Teacher/Parent Worksheets
  • and … TRUMAN the DRAGON

Distribution: Racked: Free to schools, libraries, museums, theatres, YMCA’s, after-school programs, summer camps. Anywhere children and families congregate.

Licensing Fees: Starting at $750 per month depending on territory size, population and number of  children K-6 grade in the territory.