Yesterday marked the launch of Bookflix, the newest reading service from Scholastic.
Bookflix, now freely accessible to all library patrons in California, offers digital content for children in grades Pre-K-3. It make reading exciting by combining classic fictional video storybooks with similarly themed nonfiction ebooks.
“BookFlix connects the library to the home,” said Hugh Roome, President of Scholastic Library Publishing. “In adopting BookFlix, California is making cutting-edge e-reading technology available to families anywhere they have an Internet connection, and providing a tool that introduces young readers to classic books and stories in new, 21st Century formats.”
The service offers a number of features that should appeal to any parent of a young child, including a read along option, educational games and activities, narrated text and definitions of key vocabulary words, and safe, age-appropriate web links so children can further explore topics that catch their eye.
BookFlix can be access through libraries’ websites as well as the Scholastic website.