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Children's publisher Scholastic developing app for e-reading
NEW YORK (AP) ' A leading publisher of children's books is taking a big step into the electronic market.
Scholastic Inc. is developing an app called Storia, which includes around 1,300 e-books and multimedia e-books that can be bought directly from the publisher or from retailers. Such favorite picture series as "Clifford the Big Red Dog" and "Ready, Freddy!" will be in digital format for the first time. The app also will feature games, quizzes, interactive stories, an e-dictionary and a virtual book shelf kids can organize.
A beta version will become available Tuesday for teachers and families who buy through the Scholastic Book Clubs and other Scholastic sales channels.
Storia is expected to launch for the general public in the fall, when it should have more than 2,000 books.