LA’s Age of Learning has snapped up the exclusive digital rights to National Geographic Kids’ latest Weird But True book, which will roll out as part of its newly launched ReadingIQ online book library for under-12s.
Weird But True! 10: 350 Outrageous Facts joins the popular book series’ other nine titles on the platform, which boasts a total of more than 500 Nat Geo titles. Since 2004, Weird But True has been National Geographic Kids magazine’s most popular feature, covering a wide range of topics including science, space, weather, geography, food and pop culture.
Launched last November, ReadingIQ was developed in the same research-based, educator-led way as Age of Learning’s popular ABCmouse.com Early Learning Academy education platform. Targeting children under 12, as well as their families and teachers, ReadingIQ currently features more than 1,000 exclusive titles, including the complete Boxcar Children series from publisher Albert Whitman & Company, and multiple Curious George books. Formats span picture books, graphic novels, STEM stories, how-to books, biographies, historical fiction and read-to-me titles.
Like ABCmouse, teachers can access the library for free to use in classrooms, and can assign books that match students’ interests and reading abilities for home use at no cost. Families can also subscribe to the complete ReadingIQ library at home via its website, the Apple App Store or Google Play for US$4.99 per month or US$30 per year.