Ruckus Media Group, an independent family digital entertainment company, today announced multiple new e-book partnerships for digital distribution including bestselling titles from trusted children’s book publishers Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Thomas Nelson, Inc., Charlesbridge Publishing, and All About Kids.
Ruckus Media Group creates interactive applications for mobile devices designed to entertain and educate children. Launched in September 2010, Ruckus delights children with interactive storybooks from the most popular names in entertainment (ex. Hasbro, Crayola, Dino Dan, SeaWorld) as well as best-selling classics (ex. Curious George, The Polar Express) and celebrated authors (David A. Carter, Kathryn Brown, and more). Parents are provided with feedback on their child’s experiences within the applications, including time spent with each book, and reading tips from educators and parents. Since the company’s launch, Ruckus has been recognized with over 30 parenting and app awards, including a Mom’s Choice Gold Award for the #1 iTunes bestselling “My Little Pony: Twilight Sparkle, Teacher for a Day,” based on the ever-popular Hasbro toy characters.
To be included in Ruckus 2.0, due at the end of November 2012, are e-Book ReadAlongs with voice-over narration of bestselling and beloved Little, Brown Books for Young Readers titles featuring TOOT & PUDDLE by Holly Hobbie, a collection of bestsellers by Todd Parr, LITTLE BEE by Edward Gibbs, and ALL KINDS OF KISSES by Caldecott Honoree Nancy Tafuri; THE POLAR EXPRESS by Chris Van Allsburg, and a number of CURIOUS GEORGE e-books from Houghton Mifflin; Thomas Nelson titles HEAVEN IS FOR REAL FOR KIDS as well as an offering from Max Lucado and Margaret Wise Brown; three popular song books from Iza Trapani from Charlesbridge; and assorted picture books from All About Kids; among many others.
“Ruckus is proud to welcome these bestselling read aloud titles and their prestigious publishers in our newest application – Ruckus 2.0,” says Rick Richter, Ruckus CEO. “Our goal is to provide a deeper retail experience and to simplify the purchase experience for our large and growing audience of parents.”
For a full listing of titles and additional information, the Ruckus Reader website.
Source: Press Release
10 Nov 2012 11:29 AM