Scholastic’s popular kids’ e-reader app Storia, which comes pre-installed with five children’s digital titles, has partnered with digital publisher Trajectory to add well-known illustrated classics titles to the app. These titles will be available for purchase beginning in November, within only a few months of school resuming for another academic year.
“Trajectory is a good example of creative digital publishing and a great partner for Storia. Their illustrated editions of classic stories and fables will be incredibly popular with our readers, and Storia is uniquely capable of beautifully reproducing full-color and illustrated content,” said Jenny Frost, SVP, ePublisher and eBook Strategy, Scholastic Book Clubs and eCommerce, in a press release.
“We are at the dawn of a digital revolution as a new generation of children is engaging with the myths, legends and great stories on their digital devices,” said Jim Bryant Trajectory’s CEO. “We’re thrilled to be associated with the Storia platform as it gives us yet another way to provide children, parents and teachers with access to some of the greatest works of Western Civilization.”
As curricula across the country still require the reading of many of the classics, and as popular entertainment revives some of the storylines behind what could otherwise be outdated texts, projects like the Trajectory and Scholastic collaboration can serve to enhance the interest in these titles, as well as improve student learning outcomes by helping younger readers engage with the topics in a supported format.
Scholastic is working with other publishers to adapt their titles for Storia, but at launch the Trajectory titles will include A Christmas Carol, The Jungle Book, Wuthering Heights, Frankenstein, and Cinderella.