12/01/2014 (press release: liznealon) // Great Neck, NY, USA // Ron Maas
StarWalk Kids Media has announced that it will make all 520 eBooks in its collection available free of charge for anyone with Internet access—children, families and educators—from December 24, 2014 through January 5, 2015. NO Passwords • NO logins. Kids can just start reading by visiting StarWalkKids.com/PopUp.
“This is the second year that we’ve focused on winter break as an optimum time to make our PopUp Library available to all children,” said founder and author Seymour Simon. “So many families give and receive new computers, tablets and other devices over the holidays. It is a perfect time to encourage children to use these technologies for reading.”
Anyone who visits StarWalkKids.com/popup can immediately read any eBook on any device. School Library Journal described the collection as “…gorgeously designed Pre-K through Grade 8 eBooks…Tightly curated for exceptional quality, the collection is about 60 percent highly illustrated nonfiction, and all titles are simultaneous-access licensed, making a subscription to StarWalk Kids a solid way to support Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for reading and writing.” Most StarWalk Kids eBooks also offer a “Read to Me” option for kids, with high quality, professional narration.
Teachers and librarians may download a printable flyer at http://bit.ly/winterpopflyer, to send home with children to make families aware of this unique winter break reading opportunity. There are promotional assets available to be used on school library and public library websites at: http://starwalkkids.com/extras/marketing-materials.html
ABOUT StarWalk Kids Media: StarWalk Kids Media, recognizing the importance of equipping students with 21st Century digital literacy skills, publishes an award-winning collection of 520 engaging, enhanced eBooks for children in grades PreK-8. Founded by renowned children’s science author Seymour Simon and former Sesame Street Creative Director Liz Nealon, the StarWalk Kids collection includes books by many well-known authors and illustrators such as David Adler, Jim Arnosky, Johanna Hurwitz, Pat Mora, Laura Vaccaro Seeger and Jane Yolen. The company’s aim is to provide children and educators with a tightly curated collection of high-quality fiction and nonfiction titles supporting the Common Core. The StarWalk Kids Reader™ software works on virtually any device, allowing multiple simultaneous access for students at an affordable, annual subscription price. The StarWalk Kids platform, which currently reaches more than 5-million students, educators and family members in the US and abroad, and has been awarded both a Parents Choice Award® and the QED seal, signifying “Quality. Excellence. Design” by the Digital Book Awards.
StarWalk Kids Media founder Seymour Simon (@SeymourSimon) was dubbed “the Dean of the [children’s science book] field” by The New York Times. Simon has written more than 275 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.
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