Scholastic to Sell National Geographic Kids Books Through Storia

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PRESS RELEASE:
Storia™, the eReading App for Kids Created by Scholastic, to Offer National Geographic for Kids Titles
Non-fiction titles with spectacular photography to be showcased as eBooks on the kids’ eReading app honored with Warren Buckleitner’s Editor’s Choice Award

NEW YORK, June 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Scholastic (NASDAQ: SCHL), the global children’s publishing, education and media company, today announced an agreement with National Geographic for Kids, one of the most recognized providers of non-fiction titles for teachers, parents and kids, to offer a selection of their titles on Storia, the teacher recommended eReading app for kids.  A collection of books from National Geographic for Kids will be available on Storia through the Scholastic Book Clubs in August, just in time for back to school.

Available for free download on PC, iPad, iPhones and all iOS systems hardware (and this fall on Android tablets and smartphones), the Storia eReading app, is specially designed to captivate kids while helping them become better readers. Storia offers more than 2,000 titles for kids from toddlers through teens with more content being added daily.  Storia was recognized by Warren Buckleitner with the Editor’s Choice Award for children’s eBook apps in the May edition of Children’s Technology Review.

“Storia continues to earn praise from teachers, parents, kids and the media, and we are thrilled to add National Geographic for Kids titles to our growing list of outstanding eBook titles,” said Judy Newman, EVP, Scholastic and President, Scholastic Book Clubs and e-Commerce. “A widely recognized and trusted source of non-fiction for kids with amazing photography, award-winning authors and high interest content that kids love, National Geographic titles have long been popular in print through Scholastic Book Clubs and will be in great demand as teachers and students prepare for the new Common Core State Standards. Storia will bring these titles to vivid digital life, showcasing the beauty and exciting educational content of these amazing books.”

“National Geographic Kids inspires children to care about the planet and now, more than ever, reaches kids wherever they are in new and dynamic ways,” said Nancy Feresten, National Geographic’s SVP for Kids Publishing and Media. “We’re delighted to be associated with Scholastic’s Storia platform as it gives us yet another way to bring children, parents and teachers the National Geographic Kids books they love.”

Among the National Geographic for Kids titles to be offered on Storia are 20 titles from the bestselling series “National Geographic Readers”.

Scholastic is currently working with several other top publishers to offer their front- and backlist titles on Storia.

For more information about Scholastic, visit our media room at http://mediaroom.scholastic.com.

The online press kit for Storia is available at: http://mediaroom.scholastic.com/storia.

About National Geographic Kids
National Geographic Kids inspires young adventurers to explore the world through award-winning magazines, books, apps, games, toys, videos, events and a website and is the only kids brand with a world-class scientific organization at its core.

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