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.