December 16, 2013

As a holiday gift to all my readers, we will be opening up the PopUp Library—- FREE eBooks for ALL kids——during the winter break. As many of you know, 2013 was a very big year for me because we launched a high quality digital publishing company called StarWalk Kids Media. I certainly never expected to become a publisher, but when eBooks were first evolving several years ago I was looking for ways to distribute my own eBooks in the highest quality format possible. I ended up founding a digital publishing company (along with a great group of talented children’s media and publishing executives) and our Library is now up to 200 high quality eBooks from more than 40 authors and illustrators whose work you know and trust.

Whether or not your school is currently a subscriber, we hope that all kids will sample these books during the holidays. Many families will be acquiring tablets or computers as holiday gifts, and all they have to do is enter the PopUp Library URL—-—- into the browser and they will be able to choose and read high interest, professionally narrated eBooks. I think some of my adult readers might enjoy sampling these eBooks, too!

We have created a simple, B&W flyer that you can download, print out and pop into students’ backpacks this week so that families are aware of this free reading opportunity over the break. Click on this link to download.

And finally, be on the lookout for my annual Top Ten Countdown of the most popular stories on this blog in 2013. From December 22 through December 31 Liz and I will take a break from working on the blog and turn it over to the year in review. Writing Wednesday really caught on in 2013, and many of the top stories are going to feature student writing. So tell your students to watch this space. They may see their own writing celebrated at the end of the year!

Posted by: Seymour Simon

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