Groundbreaking Children's Literacy Platform, Speakaboos, to Launch with Industry Leading Partners New subscription-based service offering interactive digital storybooks led by a team of experts from Nick Jr., Blue's Clues, PBS Kids' SuperWHY!, Nook Kids, Scholastic

NEW YORK, April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Leaders in the children's entertainment and publishing industries have joined forces with Speakaboos, the education focused, multi-platform storybook subscription service that brings hundreds of beloved children's stories to life. Speakaboos immerses children ages 2 - 6 years old in a world of interactive storybooks that inspires a love of reading. Publishers are partnering with Speakaboos because the service provides a unique distribution platform that delivers a wide-range of engaging storybook content to homes, schools and libraries around the world.

The Speakaboos' team is comprised of pioneers in the education, entertainment, and technology industries. Children's education expert Dr. Alice Wilder is responsible for defining the content vision, educational pedagogy, and strategy for all of Speakaboos' future releases and has developed award winning television shows including Nick Jr.'s Blue's Clues and PBS Kids' SuperWHY!. Amy Kraft manages the interactive content production for Speakaboos and has built top interactive content catalogs for Nook Kids, Scholastic, and Hooked on Phonics. The Speakaboos product team hails from Nickjr.com where they helped build one of the largest streaming video sites for children globally.

Publishers and content providers have recognized Speakaboos' unique expertise in digital storybook production, educational positioning, and multi-channel content delivery. Well-known brands including The Jim Henson Company, DK, ABRAMS, and Charlesbridge are providing content for Speakaboos' digital library with additional partnerships to be announced in the coming months.

"We're thrilled that so many industry leaders have joined with us to build the leading children's literacy platform. Our partners view Speakaboos as an opportunity to produce digital content and reach more readers while growing their revenues," said Neal Shenoy, CEO and Co-Founder of Speakaboos.

Speakaboos is used by thousands of students in hundreds of homes, classrooms and libraries around the world who consume an average of 50 storybooks per month and spend over two and a half hours reading on the service.

To complement its experienced team of experts, Speakaboos is guided by top children's industry advisors including Betty Cohen, Founding President of Cartoon Network, Shari Redstone, Vice Chairman of CBS and Viacom, and Gerald Hughes, former President and COO of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Speakaboos will launch its iPad application this May with Android and iPhone applications to be released in the following months.

For more information please visit www.speakaboos.com.

About Speakaboos
Speakaboos is a multi-platform subscription service that helps children read, explore and discover the books they love by delivering educational, entertaining, interactive books to children ages 2 - 6 years old. With one of the largest catalogs of children's interactive picture books built in partnership with leading publishers, authors, and illustrators such as The Jim Henson Company, ABRAMS, Orca, and DK.   Speakaboos is enjoyed on computers, tablets, and mobile devices and is used by thousands of students in hundreds of homes, classrooms and libraries worldwide.  Be sure to LIKE Speakaboos on Facebook.

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