Scholastic, Inc.’s interactive e-reading application Storia has been a godsend for teachers and learners across the country. By maintaining compatibility with nearly any device that a teacher could potentially use in the classroom–whether it is a mobile device or PC–educators are able to bring Scholastic high-quality, vetted content to their learning environments through the free platform.
Now, Scholastic announced today that it has signed well-known children’s publisher Little, Brown Books for Young Readers to the Storia platform, making many of its popular bestselling titles available in digital format for classroom use.
“We are absolutely thrilled to announce Little, Brown Books for Young Readers as our latest Storia publishing partner and to offer their amazing list of titles for children of all ages to experience and enjoy reading digitally,” said Jenny Frost, SVP ePublisher and eBook Strategy, Scholastic Book Clubs and Ecommerce, in a pres release today. “Teachers and parents are going to be excited about the rich collection of award winning titles, and children are going to love choosing what to read next from among our growing list of favorite authors and books.”
Among the award winning authors and titles from Little, Brown Books for Young Readers to be offered on Storia are “National Book Award winner, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie, Ninth Ward by Jewell Parker Rhodes, Printz Award-winning author of Ship Breaker, Paolo Bacigalupi, Middle School, The Worst Years of My Life by James Patterson, Hug Time and The Gift of Nothing by New York Times bestselling Patrick McDonnell and many other titles. Many of these titles will feature enrichments, reading quizzes and other interactive activities to enhance the reading experience for kids.”
Apart from the easy access to engaging content and the ability to purchase titles within the free app, Storia also offers a host of teacher support tools for using both the app and the contents it contains. With teacher’s guides, video tutorials, and more, educators are equipped for the technology demands of the often talked about 21st Century Classroom and the Common Core Standards.