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August 23, 2017

The Read Aloud eBooks series with Adaptive Assessment earns 2017 Academics' Choice Smart Book award for Mind-Building Excellence

Pleasanton, Ca.® is pleased to announce that the Read Aloud eBooks with Adaptive Assessment series has been honored with a 2017 Academics' Choice Smart Book Award, a prestigious seal of educational quality, reserved only for the best mind-building media and toys. The independent Academics' Choice Awards program and its seal of excellence are recognized worldwide by consumers and educational institutions as a mark of genuinely effective learning tools that stimulate the mind, and provide potential for the student to fully develop higher order thinking skills.

The Read Aloud eBooks series is a winner of the Academics' Choice Smart Book Award in the book category. The Academics' Choice Advisory Board consists of leading thinkers and graduates from Princeton, Harvard, George Washington University, and other reputable educational institutions. Product-appropriate volunteer reviewers, combined with the brainpower of the Board, determine the coveted winners. Entries are judged by category (i.e. mobile app, toy, book, website, magazine, etc.), subject area, and grade level, and evaluated based on standardized criteria rooted in constructivist learning theory. The full list of winners is posted online at Academics' Choice.

The hundreds of submitted products that are not chosen by the Academics' Choice Awards team (and many that are chosen) are donated to a variety of worthy charities and other organizations across the globe.

About Academics' Choice™: Academics' Choice™ helps consumers find exceptional brain-boosting material. Academics' Choice is the only international awards program designed to bring increased recognition to publishers, manufacturers, independent authors and developers that aim to stimulate cognitive development. A volunteer panel of product-appropriate judges, including parents, educators, scientists, artists, doctors, nurses, librarians, students and children, evaluate submissions based on educational benefits such as higher-order thinking skills, character building, creative play, durability and originality. Only the genuine "mind-builders" are recognized with the coveted Academics' Choice Award™.

Established in 1999,® provides web-based programs to improve reading, vocabulary and communication skills. Our newest series, Read Aloud eBooks with adaptive assessment, received the Smart Book Award. Our middle school series, Vocabulary Builder, focuses on vocabulary and combines poetry and natural science facts. Both series satisfy multiple Common Core, Texas, and Florida Standards.

Our Pronunciation in English, Writing in English, and Idioms in English programs are designed for nonnative speakers of English. They have been reviewed and approved by ETS®, maker of the TOEFL®, GRE® and HiSET® tests. Corporate clients include companies like Kaiser Permanente Medical Group and IBM. Education customers include schools like Harper College, De Anza College, and the Los Angeles Unified School District.