Loved By Kids launches digital picture book tool

Loved By Kids launches digital picture book tool

Tide Mill-owned company Loved By Kids is this week launching a digital picture book tool for schools, Story Station, with books from Andersen Press, Macmillan and Top That.
 
Story Station is a digital reading package for EYFS and KS1 teachers, which includes animated and narrated versions of picture books, online activities, and printed lesson plans and activity sheets.
 
David Henderson [pictured], m.d. of Tide Mill Media, the parent organisation of Loved By Kids, and Top That, said collaboration has been “pivotal” to the development of Story Station. Loved By Kids has so far signed books from six publishers but more deals are in the pipeline, he added.
 
Speaking at The Bookseller's FutureBook Conference in November last year, Henderson said that being in the classroom brings “massive marketing advantage” because the company can offer more than just an app. Sales into schools are one of the company’s strongest sales channels, he added.
 
Story Station, which costs £400, will launch at the The Education Show 2014, which opens tomorrow (20th March) in Birmingham.
 
The list of books launching on Story Station in full:
 
Angry Arthur by Hiawyn Oram, illustrated by Satoshi Kitamura (Andersen Press)
Aunt Amelia by RebeccaCobb (Macmillan Children’s Books)
Badger’s Parting Gifts by Susan Varley (Andersen Press)
Dawdle by Rian Visser, illustrated by Noelle Smit (Gottmer)
I Don’t Like Salad! by Tony Ross (Andersen Press)
I Want to be Tall! by Tony Ross (Andersen Press)
Little Grey Donkey by Nicole Snitselaar, illustrated by Coralie Saudo (Top That Publishing)
Little Jack Potato and the Big Surprise by Gordon Volke (Top That Publishing)
Little Rabbit and the Wonder Carrot by Heidi d’Hamers, illustrated by Gunter Segers (Abimo)
Return of the Jabberwock by Oakley Graham, illustrated by David Neale (Top That Publishing)
Rich Witch, Poor Witch by Peter Bently, illustrated by Jim Field (Macmillan Children’s Books)
Tessa Tomato and the Rainforest Rainbow by Janet Aspey (Top That Publishing)
The Little Raindrop by Joanna Gray, illustrated by Dubravka Kolanovic (Top That Publishing)
The Toucan Brothers by Tor Freeman (Macmillan Children’s Books)
Wolf Won’t Bite by Emily Gravett (Macmillan Children’s Books)
Zoe and Beans: The Magic Hoops by Mick Inkpen, illustrated by Chloe Inkpen (Macmillan Children’s Books)