Scholastic today announced an agreement with UK-based Arcturus Publishing Limited that will allow Arcturus to offer a selection of its non-fiction titles in a digital format on Scholastic’s classroom-based eReading app for kids,  Storia®.

Free to download on iPad, PC, and select Android tablets, with more platforms to come this year, the Storia eReading app, is designed for to help children become better readers. The app offers thousands of titles for kids from toddlers through teens with content added weekly.

Beginning in June 2013, parents and teachers can purchase Arcturus titles on Storia as a collection of children’s non-fiction reference ebooks on topics ranging from art, modern history, and science to nature and magic.

“We are absolutely thrilled to welcome Arcturus to Storia and to offer their titles for young children to enjoy reading digitally,” said Jenny Frost , SVP ePublisher and eBook Strategy, Scholastic Book Clubs and Ecommerce. “With the new Common Core State Standards being implemented into schools there is a need for more non-fiction books for kids, and Arcturus’ unique collection is ideal for our school market and Storia app.”

 

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