November 26, 2015

Ebook Toolkit: SLJ Reviews StarWalk Kids


School Library Journal columnist Jeff Hastings test drives the new Web- and subscription-based ebook collection StarWalk Kids.

New Streaming Ebook Platform StarWalk Kids Goes Live


Starwalk Kids, a digital streaming service available by subscription, launched October 10 with a curated collection emphasizing nonfiction. “We think this is the future of digital media for schools because it’s device neutral and offers simultaneous access,” says StarWalk co-founder Liz Nealon.

Ebook Toolkit: Rosen Interactive Ebooks

Rosen Interactive Ebooks: Under the Sea: Jellyfish

Screenshot from Rosen Interactive Ebooks. Rosen Digital has introduced a free, interactive ebook platform that customers can populate, à la carte, with unlimited, simultaneous access licensed, nonfiction titles for $34.95 each or $209.70 for a set of six.Sixty titles are currently available and an additional 60 will be released in January 2013. The ebooks feature […]

Travis’s Excellent (Ereader) Adventure

School Library Journal September 2012 Cover

In this month’s cover story for School Library Journal, Jonker, an elementary school librarian, documents the launch of an ereader lending program in words and pictures. This article is adapted from a series of posts at Jonker’s blog 100 Scope Notes, which is moving to

Make-your-own-ebooks platform: Aerbook Maker


SLJ columnist Jeff Hastings test drives Aerbook Maker, a new platform for creating your very own tablet-ready graphical ebooks.

BrainHive to Offer Pay-As-You-Go Access to Ebooks


Having a hard time figuring out which ebooks to buy for your school library? A new rental service called BrainHive promises to solve the problem with a pay-as-you-go model for K-12 schools.

Ebook toolkit: Mackin VIA


SLJ’s Jeff Hastings test drives the integrated ebook/database platform Mackin VIA.

Ebook toolkit: Cool Tools for Multimedia Publishing


When it comes to creating media-rich publications, iBooks Author is just one of many great options.

Ebook toolkit: SLJ Reviews Follett’s Ereader Suite


Jeff Hastings considers building a Follett ebook collection now that the company has released apps that let patrons read from among their 132,000 K–12 titles, online or off, on iPads and Android 3.0+ tablets.

Ebook toolkit: Easy-to-Use Applications for Creating Your Own


These ebook creation tools offer a range of capabilities, from adding a few page-turning effects to PDFs to creating full-blown interactive ebooks with multimedia elements.