Minneapolis, Minn. (April 28, 2011) – Capstone Digital, developer of personalized learning environments for students, has been selected for a 2011 BESSIE Award for its myON™ reader digital literacy platform. myON reader was selected for the award under the Early Elementary Reading Website category.

The first of its kind, myON reader is a personalized literacy environment that provides access to the largest integrated library of digital books with multimedia supports, customized to a student’s interest and reading ability as measured by the Lexile® Framework for reading. myON reader enables students to participate in anytime, anywhere reading, while rating and sharing their reviews with classmates and allows them to take ownership in their own reading growth.

“myON reader is a digital literacy platform that allows its users to go far beyond simply reading a book,” said Todd Brekhus, president of Capstone Digital. “It is a personalized reading experience that allows students to have fun reading in an environment that they enjoy. Winning a 2011 BESSIE Award represents Capstone’s dedication to creating quality digital products and our mission of making an impact in young readers’ lives.”

Held annually by The ComputED Gazette, the BESSIE Awards target original and content-rich programs and websites from around the globe that provide educators and parents with the technology to effectively teach and foster educational excellence among students of all ages.

For more information about myON reader, visit www.myON.com.

About Capstone Digital
Capstone Digital, a division of Capstone, develops personalized learning environments and interactive resources. Offerings include digital books, research databases and audio books, all designed to increase fluency and reading levels for PreK-8 students. Using Capstone Digital products, students gain confidence in their abilities, take ownership in their reading growth, and achieve success across the curriculum. For more information, visit www.CapstoneDigital.com.

About Capstone
Capstone is the leading publisher of children’s books and digital solutions, offering everything from nonfiction, fiction, and picture books to interactive books, ebooks and literacy programs. Imprints and divisions include Capstone Press, Compass Point Books, Picture Window Books, Stone Arch Books, Capstone Digital, and Heinemann-Raintree. For more information, visit www.CapstonePub.com. Connect with Capstone at http://connect.capstonepub.com.

Media Contacts
• Jennifer Glidden, Capstone Digital, 952-224-0594, j.glidden@capstonepub.com

• Emily Embury, C. Blohm & Associates, 608-839-9800, emily@cblohm.com

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