About Kidsville News (Cumberland)


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 16-year track record as a profitable and valuable reading and educational resource serving children, teachers, parents and guardians. With publishers in 10 states, a monthly circulation of more than 600,000 and a readership of 1.6 million, Kidsville News! is the fastest growing children’s publication in the nation. 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 its own interactive website, teacher/parent worksheets and 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

National Readership*: 1,625,000

*2012 CVC Audit

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.