Los Angeles, January 9, 2019 – Leading education innovator Age of Learning, Inc., today announced that with more than 500 National Geographic Kids titles, the company’s digital library ReadingIQ contains the publisher’s largest digital book collection for kids available anywhere. To celebrate the launch of the tenth title in the publisher’s wildly popular original Weird But True series, ReadingIQ features Weird But True! 10: 350 Outrageous Facts, a digital exclusive, along with the complete original series.
“We are thrilled to partner with Age of Learning on ReadingIQ and ABCmouse. They have made reading and learning more accessible than ever to parents, teachers, and kids around the world,” said Rachel Graham, Senior Director of Digital Book Publishing at National Geographic. “Releasing the tenth installment in the original Weird But True series is a big milestone for us, and we’re proud to be commemorating it with ReadingIQ. As the series has shown, the world can be a pretty wacky place, and we’re excited to be able to help kids explore it with this partnership.”
Weird But True has been National Geographic Kids magazine’s most popular feature since it debuted in 2004. The Weird But True book series, now in its tenth year, covers subjects kids love to learn about, including science, space, weather, geography, food, and pop culture, presented with fascinating photos and illustrations. The newest installment, Weird But True! 10, is only available in digital format through ReadingIQ.
“Helping kids discover books that spark their interests and engage their imaginations is key to growing successful readers,” said Doug Dohring, founder and CEO of Age of Learning. “Bringing the largest collection of National Geographic Kids digital books, including the great Weird But True series, to ReadingIQ is an enormous benefit to young readers, families, and teachers, providing many hundreds of hours of quality, diverse, and engaging content.”
ReadingIQ was developed using the same research-based, educator-led approach of ABCmouse.com® Early Learning Academy and offers access to many thousands of fiction and non-fiction titles for children 12 and under. Weird But True adds another popular series to ReadingIQ’s world-class offerings, including other National Geographic Kids books, Caldecott and Newbery award winners, the complete Boxcar Children series, Curious George, and more than 1,000 exclusive titles. The entire ReadingIQ library is easily searchable by topic and leveled with both the Guided Reading and Lexile® systems, so that children can find titles that match their interests and reading ability.
Available at no cost for use in classrooms, ReadingIQ lets teachers assign an entire reading level of books to each student to access at home. A subscription is not required for children to access teacher-assigned books at home. Families who would like full home access to the entire ReadingIQ library can subscribe for less than $5 a month or $30 a year.
ReadingIQ is available in the Apple App Store and via Google Play, or at www.ReadingIQ.com.