06/25/2013 (press release: ronmaas) // Great Neck, New York, USA // Ron Maas
StarWalk Kids Media, the eBook publishing startup co-founded by children’s science author Seymour Simon and Liz Nealon, the former Creative Director of Sesame Street, have reached an agreement to make single eBook titles from their award-winning collection available to libraries through OverDrive.
School Library Journal described the StarWalk Kids collection as “gorgeously designed pre-K through grade 8 eBooks…tightly curated for exceptional quality.” The collection is about 60% nonfiction titles, and includes books by Seymour Simon as well as other award-winning authors such as Laura Vaccaro Seeger, Kathryn Lasky, David Adler and Doreen Rappaport.
“We’re very pleased to be offering our eBook collection through OverDrive” said Publisher Liz Nealon. “We want our children’s eBooks to be read as widely as possible, and with over 22,000 libraries served, OverDrive is a perfect choice for reaching children in libraries everywhere.”
About StarWalk Kids Media
Founded in 2012, StarWalk Kids Media is the eBook division of Seymour Science, LLC. Designed specifically for educators to use with students in classrooms and libraries, the StarWalk Kids Media Digital Collection of titles from award-winning authors and illustrators provides a new, affordable, and flexible platform for educators to help reach digital kids with engaging and reliable eBooks that promote inquiry and reinforce learning.
StarWalk Kids Media founder Seymour Simon was dubbed “the Dean of the [children’s science book] field” by The New York Times. Simon has written more than 250 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.
Co-founder Liz Nealon led the creative development of the Peabody and Emmy Award-winning SesameStreet.org, and is the Managing Editor of SeymourSimon.com, which has been designated one of ALA’s “Great Websites for Kids,” and is a Webby Honoree. Nealon was also the creator and Executive Producer of the landmark PBS children’s literacy series Ghostwriter.
To learn more, visit www.StarWalkKids.com
OverDrive is a leading multichannel digital distributor of eBooks, digital audiobooks, music and video. We supply a secure lending platform for 22,000 libraries, schools and retailers worldwide with support for all major computers and devices, including iPhone®, iPad®, Nook®, Android™ phones and tablets, and Kindle® (U.S. only). OverDrive has been named to the EContent 100 as a company that matters most in the digital content industry and is a member of the 2012 Technology Fast 500. Founded in 1986, OverDrive is based in Cleveland.
To learn more, visit www.overdrive.com