Britannica Publishes New Elementary E-Books

January 24, 2013

Hundreds of new titles in major school subjectsBritannica Digital Learning is publishing hundreds of new non-fiction e-books for grades preK-6 in a wide range of school subjects, the company announced today.More the 300 titles in science, social studies, language arts and math will be available by spring, each of them curriculum-aligned, covering topics such as animals, colors, holidays, elementary math concepts, astronomy, famous people and hundreds of others.

The new e-volumes represent a significant addition to Britannica’s already formidable e-book title list and a big boost in its elementary-school offerings. The new books are rigorously edited, extensively illustrated and designed to be enjoyable and engaging to students. They provide schools and libraries with a large selection of high-quality texts for classroom study and research and will help satisfy the non-fiction reading requirements of the new Common Core state standards.Britannica e-books are whiteboard ready, making them ideal for the classroom. They can be accessed 24/7 by students, teachers and library patrons through any Web connection. They require no special reading device and can be read on a PC, tablet computer or smart phone. All titles in a school’s or library’s holdings can be searched with a single keyword. Password-protected notes can be saved and the material can be printed.“These new titles represent a treasure trove of great reading and research for kids and a big asset for teachers,” said Michael Ross, general manager of Britannica Digital Learning and a senior vice president at Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc. “Kids can access them anytime, anywhere, so never again will they have to worry about leaving a book they need for homework at school, or vice versa.”The first 15 pages of each Britannica title are available free at ebooks.eb.com. Pricing, titles and more are available at 1-800-621-3900.About Britannica Digital LearningBritannica Digital Learning (BDL) provides reliable, high-quality classroom products and solutions for educators. BDL experts produce curriculum-aligned resources for all ages from preschool to college that make creative and purposeful use of technologies widely used in schools today—such as interactive whiteboards, tablets, smart phones and learner-response devices—making it easier for teachers to teach and for students to learn. Products include Britannica School, SmartMath, Pathways: Science, and Image Quest. BDL is a division of Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc. and is headquartered in Chicago.# # #