One of the world’s most highly recognized children’s enhanced ebook creators announced today that it is introducing a new feature designed to give users unlimited access to its catalog of titles. Auryn, Inc’s new platform, called StoriesAlive, offers readers the ability to select from any of the titles in the complete library for only $7.99, and makes them available for offline download to enable reading on the go.
“We believe in the power of stories as a vital part of child development,” said Umesh Shukla, founder and CEO of Auryn, Inc., in a press release on the launch. “That’s why we have partnered with renowned and award-winning children’s book authors to create a go-to digital library of amazing story apps. All StoriesAlive titles present an engaging and visually captivating experience to encourage children’s innate sense of curiosity and to ignite their imagination. It is a fantastic bonus that the stories are also designed to encourage reading and comprehension.”
Some of these titles–which include voice over narration, soothing watercolor-like illustrations, recordable hot spots within the story for adding personalized sound effects, vocabulary enhancement, and more–have been penned by the most beloved children’s authors, including writers such as Suse MacDonald, Don Freeman, and Dean Koontz.
One additional feature of the StoriesAlive app that is not being replicated widely is the ability to turn young readers into emerging authors, bridging the reading and writing skills much in the same way that educators have been seeking from juvenile material. The MyStory feature is included with the subscription and offers users a set of workbooks to create and record their own stories within the app.
The StoriesAlive app is free to download and includes six free stories to launch readers’ libraries. Additional stories are made available weekly to add to users’ enjoyment of the subscription.