03/08/2013 (press release: ronmaas) // New York, NY, USA // Liz Nealon
The StarWalk Kids Media eBook platform has won a Small Screen Award from the Parents’ Choice® Foundation, recognizing the digital platform as “An easy to use website that provides quality books at an affordable cost to families and schools… more desirable than typical digital book sites.”
Author Seymour Simon, founder of StarWalk Kids Media, commented: “We believe our K-8 eBooks are second to none — high quality fiction and nonfiction from a list of award-winning authors, enhanced with compelling, professionally recorded narration. We are so pleased and honored to have the quality of our platform and collection recognized by a leading authority in the field.”
Seymour Simon’s author website, SeymourSimon.com, a wholly-owned subsidiary of StarWalk Kids Media, also won a Small Screen Award, with the reviewer noting that “the website [is designed] to teach science to children in a fun and engaging manner. There is also a wonderful science dictionary that gives you the definition and pictures of scientific terms. The science blog and science news sections have regular updates on different topics on which children can read and post.”
StarWalk Kids Publisher and co-founder Liz Nealon said, “We are delighted to have both of our popular websites for children, StarWalkKids.com and SeymourSimon.com, be recognized as outstanding websites by the Parents’ Choice Foundation. And, it is gratifying to find ourselves in the company of highly respected educational brands like PBS Kids, Sesame Street and National Geographic Kids on this winners list.”
ABOUT Parents’ Choice®:
The Parents’ Choice Foundation, established in 1978, is the nation’s oldest nonprofit guide to quality children’s media and toys. Best known for the Parents Choice Awards® program, the Parents’ Choice Award Seals are the Foundation’s internationally recognized and respected icons of quality. The product assessment process is lengthy and comprehensive, a multi-tiered process with its roots in a four page questionnaire that queries developmentally appropriate content and challenges, the product’s design and function, the educational value, long-term play value, and the benefits to a child’s social and emotional growth and well being.
ABOUT StarWalk Kids Media:
StarWalk Kids Media publishes engaging eBooks for children. Our collection includes many well-known authors and illustrators, and provides children, librarians, and educators with high-quality fiction and nonfiction titles supporting the Common Core. Our reader software works on virtually any device, allowing multiple simultaneous access for students at an affordable price. The StarWalk Kids platform and seven of the company’s original books were awarded QED Seals (Quality. Excellence. Design.) at the Publishing Innovation Awards in January 2013 — the “Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval™” for eBooks.
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