Contact: Laurie Katz, Director of Publicity
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Infobase Learning Relaunches The World Almanac® for Kids Online!
Exclusive Common Core Content, All-new Sections, iPad-friendly Videos, and Kid-friendly Search and Browse Among Major Enhancements
Winner—19th Annual BESSIE Award!
New York, NY, May 29, 2013—Infobase Learning, the renowned educational solutions company for schools and libraries, has relaunched The World Almanac® for Kids Online, adding a fresh, new streamlined interface, powerful functionality, and outstanding new content.
New and improved, The World Almanac® for Kids Online goes beyond the framework of the best-selling World Almanac® for Kids print edition, adding exclusive, online-only content along with content from award-winning Chelsea House and Facts On File sets and series—all supporting Common Core standards. Users will find new sections on Our Planet Earth, Space & Astronomy, American History, and Holidays & Celebrations—featuring hundreds of all-new articles, charts, diagrams, photographs, and fun facts—plus a wealth of up-to-date new material in existing sections. New sections on the Human Body, Plants, and Sports will be added soon. The revamped Homework Help section offers essential guidance for students on topics such as writing better papers, preparing for tests, reading maps and timelines, and more, as well as helpful teacher support in the form of time-tested curricular handouts and iPad-friendly videos.
“By providing a trusted, content-rich, age-appropriate source for homework assignments and online research, The World Almanac® for Kids Online serves a vital purpose for elementary and middle school students and their parents and teachers,” said Mark McDonnell, the president and CEO of Infobase Learning, parent company of The World Almanac®, Facts On File, Films Media Group, and other esteemed brands. “This site’s engaging material and appealing formats go a long way in getting kids excited about learning and coming back for more.”
–Exclusive, online-only content as well as content from the best-selling World Almanac® for Kids print edition and award-winning sets and series from Chelsea House and Facts On File
–Curriculum-oriented material supporting Common Core, state, and national standards
–Excellent resources for student reports and research from a trusted source
–Homework Help for students as well as an abundance of time-tested curricular handouts and instructor support materials—at the bottom of the home page
–New sections on Our Planet Earth, Space & Astronomy, American History, and Holidays & Celebrations, plus up-to-date new material in existing sections; new content is continually being added—new sections on Sports, the Human Body, and Plants are coming soon
–New “Today’s Feature,” an editorially picked spotlight that changes daily.
–Improved kid-friendly search and browse options, including Search Assist and advanced search capabilities
–Google Translate, with 53 languages to choose from
–New mobile-friendly video format
–Direct URLs for each subject for easy one-click access
For reviewer access to The World Almanac® for Kids Online, please contact Laurie Katz at 212-896-4269 or at LKatz@InfobaseLearning.com. We ask that you not publish any pricing information about our databases without first confirming it with us. Thank you for your consideration.
For ordering, pricing, or other information, please contact our Online Sales Department at 1-800-322-8755 or OnlineSales@InfobaseLearning.com.
About Infobase Learning:
Infobase Learning is an educational solutions company providing award-winning digital reference content to the school and library community. Under such well-known brands as Facts On File, The World Almanac®, Chelsea House, and Films Media Group, Infobase Learning provides students, educators, and librarians with a broad range of award-winning products that both enhance and enrich the learning experience. For more than 70 years, Infobase Learning has been a reliable, authoritative resource for supporting the middle school, high school, and academic curriculum, providing flexible options for accessing educational content whether in school, at the library, or at home.
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