NEW YORK, Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MeeGenius, the leading digital platform for children's books, is announcing a new distribution partnership with renowned publisher Random House Children's Books, a division of Random House, Inc which will bring select titles from popular and award-winning authors and brands such as Richard Scarry, P.D. Eastman, The Berenstain Bears, Thomas & Friends, Barbie and DC Super Friends to more than 2 million MeeGenius readers.
Select children's titles from Random House will be available on MeeGenius' website, as well as their chart-topping iOS and Andriod apps. Launched in 2010, the MeeGenius app was a pioneer in bringing children's books to life via rich illustrations, read-along narration and word highlighting. Parents and teachers can sign up for a free MeeGenius account today at www.meegenius.com, on iTunes or Google's Play store.
"All of us at MeeGenius are thrilled to partner with Random House as we enter 2013," said Wandy Hoh, MeeGenius chief executive officer. "Young readers are passionate and loyal when it comes to great books. We are proud to offer globally recognized Random House titles to our growing customer base." Hoh, a mother of three young daughters, founded MeeGenius in 2009 as a way to educate and stimulate the imaginations of not only her own children, but also an entire generation of early readers, who are growing up surrounded by technology.
"The MeeGenius platform offers a fun and engaging interactive reading experience for kids and families," said Judith Haut, Senior Vice President, Associate Publisher, Random House Children's Books. "We're happy to bring some of our most popular children's books to the MeeGenius customer base."
The first releases from Random House will be available on MeeGenius' apps and website in March 2013. Parents and teachers who are current MeeGenius customers can share and discover all new titles through their recently launched book club.
MeeGenius is committed to helping those who support child literacy. MeeGenius for Teachers is now used in over 2,300 schools – for further information about how MeeGenius can be used in your classroom please visit www.meegenius.com/school-library/.
MeeGenius is the fun, easy-to-use library of e-books that parents trust and children love. Focused on assisting the learning process, MeeGenius e-books are available with read-along word highlighting, rich illustrations and optional "read-to-me" narration. Finally, the MeeGenius library works across iOS (iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch), Android (tablets and phones) and the web – turning anytime into story time for young readers.
About Random House Children's Books
Random House Children's Books is the world's largest English-language children's trade book publisher. Creating books for toddlers through young adult readers, in all formats from board books to activity books to picture books, novels, ebooks, and apps, the imprints of Random House Children's Books bring together award-winning authors and illustrators, world-famous franchise characters, and multimillion-copy series. The company's website, Kids @ Random (www.randomhousekids.com) offers an array of activities, games, and resources for children, teens, parents, and educators. Random House Children's Books is a division of Random House, Inc., whose parent company is Bertelsmann, a leading international media company.