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KiteReaders’ Apps Featured on App Friday’s Launch Center

Posted by on Sep 25, 2014 in Blog, Our News | 0 comments

Check out the this week’s Handcrafted Apps For Kids brought to you App Friday’s Launch Center: http://kyte.ws/ZUGlWC We are proud to see two of KiteReaders apps: Being Global and Math With Mikko featured in the Launch Center.        About App Friday: App Friday is a weekly promotion to highlight educational apps published each week on our home page. Visit appfriday.com on Fridays to find out what’s...

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What I Learned Making My First App : by Sachi, 6th grade

Posted by on Sep 16, 2014 in Blog Posts, Our News | 0 comments

[Note: This is a guest blog post by Sachi, daughter of KiteReaders' founders] Hi, my name is Sachi, I’m now a sixth grader, and I made an iOS app over the summer break.  My mom (she’s a software engineer) taught me, my sister, and my friends how to program over the summer.   It’s a simple math app with basic functions, animations and audio. The app is called “Math With Mikko” and it is available for download in the Apple App Store here: download link and you can watch the app trailer below. I learned a bit of Ruby programming language two years ago using a...

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Sweet Summer Reads: Pinky Pye by Eleanor Estes

Posted by on Jun 23, 2014 in Blog Posts | 0 comments

Gentle and sweet story about the Pye family’s summer adventure on Fire island. The language is excellent and appropriate for 3rd-5th grade. There are lot’s of little anecdote’s to amuse the kids, about animals, birds along the way as the story builds up to a nice climax. The characters are entertaining with distinct personalities. I thought it was funny that the author even wrote from the point of view of the cat, she must be a cat owner. A delightful book that my daughter and I read this summer. This is what she had to say “I think this book should be read with lots...

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Coming Soon: Grown-ups, the World, and Me!

Posted by on Jun 19, 2014 in New Titles Announcements, Uncategorized | 0 comments

How are children affected by war, racism, and environmental issues? Grown-Ups, the World, and Me! offers a youthful perspective on these and other important topics. Written by Judith Lazar and Roger Pare, and translated from French by Elisabeth Lore, Grown-Ups is a delightful and thought-provoking look at a big world by a small...

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YAY! KiteReaders Wins PubWest Design Gold!

Posted by on Jun 13, 2014 in Blog Posts, Our News | 0 comments

  We are delighted to share that Moby Dick: A Baby Lit Ocean Primer, an enhanced eBook designed and developed by KiteReaders for it’s partner Gibbs Smith wins a Design Gold Medal within Enhanced E-Book category of PubWest’s 2014 Book Design Awards competition.   Moby Dick enhanced edition was produced in fixed-layout EPUB3 format and contains custom animations with smoothing sound effects and read-along audio – designed and produced by KiteReaders team.   KiteReaders was in a good company in this category with the silver medal in this category was awarded to Chronicle...

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Reading and learning with non-fiction books

Posted by on Mar 17, 2014 in Blog Posts | 0 comments

By Aarti Parikh    I consider myself fortunate that both my kids love to read. Like most parents, I worry about the quality of what they are reading. A lot of what they gravitate towards is fiction. This is a natural thing. We all love a good story. However, I would love for them to develop a habit of reaching for non-fiction book’s at the library. To encourage this, together with my kids, we have created a goal of reading one non-fiction book a month. They really enjoy reading books with me. We usually alternate reading the chapters out aloud and then discuss, research or do an...

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