04/30/2012 // New York, New York, USA // liznealon // Liz Nealon // (press release)
StarWalk Kids Media announced that Award-winning science writer Seymour Simon’s latest full-color, photographic eBook is a Spanish-language title for Amazon’s Kindle Fire. The eBook is being published on El Día Del Niño (Children’s Day), which is celebrated on April 30th in many Latino cultures around the world, and is also celebrated here in the U.S. as El Día de los Libros — Children’s Book Day.
The eBook, LOS PLANETAS ALREDEDOR DEL SOL, is a newly updated title from the popular SeeMore Readers book series, which sold more than 2-million copies in print form. This is the first of the series to be released as a digital book, and will be available for English language readers, too, as PLANETS AROUND THE SUN. The book is intended for kindergarten through second grade readers, and both books come with free, downloadable trading cards.
Seymour Simon’s interactive, read-aloud iBook WHY DO PUPPIES DO THAT? was awarded the QED (Quality, Excellence, Design) seal of approval at the Digital Book World’s Publishing Innovation Awards — one of only eighty-five eBooks published in 2011 to receive this honor. He has more than twenty-five digital books available in multiple formats, five of them bestsellers. Simon is a co-founder of StarWalk KidsMedia, a provider of high quality, engaging and child-friendly eBooks and apps with significant educational content.
ABOUT STARWALK KIDSMEDIA: StarWalk Kids Media is a digital publishing company founded by one of the most trusted names in science education – Seymour Simon. The company is a provider of high quality, engaging and child-friendly eBooks and apps with significant educational content. The list of trusted authors and illustrators being published by StarWalk KidsMedia includes Seymour Simon, David Adler, Johanna Hurwitz, Susan L. Roth, Laura Vaccaro Seeger, Hudson Talbott, and more.
The Company’s website, www.StarWalkKids.com is designed for ease of use, a place where buyers can search by topic, grade level, Lexile Level, Alphabetic Reading Level, or specific Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Reading, Writing, Speaking/Listening and Language. Every book acquired from StarWalk Kids Media comes with a detailed EDUCATOR GUIDE with CCSS correlation and learning links to extend the eBook’s impact in the classroom. eBooks can be purchased individually, or buyers can license libraries of content for an affordable, annual subscription fee.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Seymour Simon has been called “the dean of the [children’s science book] field” by The New York Times. He has written more than 250 books for young readers and has received the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s/Subaru Lifetime Achievement Award for his lasting contribution to children’s science literature. His free, educational app, SCIENCE FUN TO GO, is available both on iTunes and in the Android Marketplace. Visit him online at his Webby Honoree website www.seymoursimon.com. Twitter: @seymoursimon. Facebook: Seymour Simon, Author.
LOS PLANETAS ALREDEDOR DEL SOL By Seymour Simon
StarWalk KidsMedia/Seymour Science 9781936503544
April 30, 2012 $4.99 Ages: 5-9
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