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National Young Readers Day: Our Favorite Bedtime Stories

Posted by on Nov 11, 2014 in Blog, Blog Posts, Uncategorized | 0 comments

For National Young Readers Day, we have put together a list of our favorite bedtime stories. Sofia’s Dream: In this magically illustrated bedtime story, little Sofia befriends the Moon and sets off on a dreamy adventure to visit her friend. She sees our planet from the Moon’s point of view and is inspired to do whatever she can to protect the Earth and to encourage others to do the same. Stellaluna: When Stellaluna is separated from her mother before she is old enough to fly, she finds out that not all winged creatures eat fruit. Swallowing food that crawls is just one of the many...

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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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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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KiteReaders welcomes acclaimed author Amelia Picklewiggle!

Posted by on Mar 6, 2014 in Blog, Blog Posts, New Titles Announcements, Our News | 0 comments

We are delighted to publish author Amelia Picklewiggle’s first board book for toddlers called “A Day At The Circus” via Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing.  Buy now at http://kyte.ws/AZ-Circus. Amelia is Ambassador for the State Of Nevada for Board on Books for Young Readers, Judge at Vegas Vegas PBS, Author with Penguin Kids Digital and more!   Find below our facebook fan page announcement below:   Post by Kite...

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