Storia, the Teacher-Recommended E-reading App for Kids Created by Scholastic, to Offer Titles from Twin Sisters Productions
NEW YORK, NY — November 19, 2012 — Scholastic (NASDAQ: SCHL), the global children’s publishing, education and media company, today announced an agreement with Twin Sisters Productions, a leader in children’s educational books and music, to offer a selection of their musical and non-fiction books on Storia®, the teacher-recommended eReading app for kids. A collection of books from Twin Sisters will be available on Storia, through Scholastic Book Clubs and Scholastic Book Fairs beginning in Spring 2013.
Available for free download on PC, iPad and select Android tablets (with more platforms to come later this year), the Storia eReading app, is specially designed to captivate kids while helping them become better readers. Storia offers thousands of titles for kids from toddlers through teens with more content being added weekly. Storia was recognized by Warren Buckleitner with the “Editor’s Choice Award” for children’s eBook apps and most recently was named one of the “Top 10 Best High-Tech Toys” of 2012 and one of the “Top 100 Best Toys” of 2012 by Dr. Toy.
"We are absolutely thrilled to welcome Twin Sisters to Storia and to offer their titles for young children to enjoy reading and singing along to digitally," said Jenny Frost, SVP ePublisher and eBook Strategy, Scholastic Book Clubs and Ecommerce. "Twin Sisters’ unique collection of books based on songs and stories children love are ideal for our school market and Storia app."
"After working with Scholastic for many years, we are delighted to expand our business with them to their digital platform Storia," Karen Mitzo Hilderbrand, CEO and co-owner of Twin Sisters’s Productions, said. "Since this will be our first entry into the digital book club and book fair market, we will now have a wonderful opportunity to share our favorite educational, inspirational and traditional stories with children, educators and parents throughout the country."
Scholastic is currently working with several other top publishers to offer their front- and backlist titles on Storia.
About Twin Sisters:
Based in Stow, Ohio, Twin Sisters Productions has been dedicated to producing quality educational and inspirational music resources for over 25 years. Fraternal twins, Karen Mitzo Hilderbrand and Kim Mitzo Thompson, founded the company when they realized Kim’s success teaching third-grade math through her catchy multiplication song could help children beyond her classroom. From there, Twin Sisters Productions expanded its product line to include CDs, read- and sing-along books, floor puzzles and educational workbooks-- all with the purpose of learning through music. These internationally-sold products have received nearly 170 awards, including nine Record Industry Association of America (RIAA) certified Gold albums and one Platinum album, over the years for excellence, creativity and amusement. With thousands of songs and 35 million albums sold, Twin Sisters Productions positions itself as the leader in children’s educational music.