04/17/2013 (press release: ronmaas) // Great Neck, New York, USA // Ron Maas

StarWalk Kids Media, the eBook publishing company co-founded by veteran children’s science author Seymour Simon and Liz Nealon, the former Creative Director of Sesame Street, have reached an agreement to make single eBook titles from their award-winning collection available to schools and libraries through Baker and Taylor’s Axis 360 digital media library platform.

‘We have been following the development and launch of Axis 360 with great interest,” said StarWalk Kids Publisher Liz Nealon. “We are dedicated to serving libraries and their patrons, and we believe that Axis 360 offers a simple and affordable way to reach thousands of new readers seeking quality children’s titles from award-winning authors and illustrators.”

“While we will continue to focus on offering our subscription-based steaming platform for schools and libraries” Nealon said, “we recognize that many libraries have made significant investments in downloadable, perpetual access systems, and we want to support them in whatever way works best for them.”

About StarWalk Kids Media

Founded in 2012, StarWalk Kids Media is the eBook division of Seymour Science, LLC. Designed specifically for educators to use with students in classrooms and libraries, the StarWalk Kids Media Digital Collection of titles from award-winning authors and illustrators provides a new, affordable, and flexible platform for educators to help reach digital kids with engaging and reliable eBooks that promote inquiry and reinforce learning. Award-winning authors published by StarWalk Kids Media include: David A. Adler, Jim Arnosky, Johanna Hurwitz, Emily Arnold McCully, Diane deGroat, Kathryn Lasky, Doreen Rappaport, and Laura Vaccaro Seeger.

StarWalk Kids Media founder Seymour Simon was dubbed “the Dean of the [children’s science book] field” by The New York Times. Simon has written more than 250 books for young readers and has received the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s/Subaru Lifetime Achievement Award for his lasting contribution to children’s science literature.

Co-founder Liz Nealon led the creative development of the Peabody and Emmy Award-winning SesameStreet.org, and is the Managing Editor of SeymourSimon.com, which has been designated one of ALA’s “Great Websites for Kids,” and is a Webby Honoree. Nealon was also the creator and Executive Producer of the landmark PBS children’s literacy series Ghostwriter.

To learn more, visit www.StarWalkKids.com.

About Baker & Taylor

Baker & Taylor, Inc. is the world’s largest distributor of books, digital content and entertainment products. The company offers cutting-edge digital media services and innovative technology platforms to thousands of publishers, libraries and retailers worldwide. Baker & Taylor also offers industry-leading customized library services and retail merchandising solutions. Charlotte, N.C.-based Baker & Taylor is majority owned by Castle Harlan Partners IV, L.P., an institutional private equity fund managed by Castle Harlan, Inc., a leading private equity investment firm.

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