BookWhiz® Launches New iPad App to Inspire Reading

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BookWhiz promotes literacy by incentivizing young readers to open more books and pick up a great habit for life.

BookWhiz — Family Library

Books scattered at home? Put them on display as a way for kids to stay organized & keep track of reading.

“Reading is core to childhood development and learning,” says BookWhiz founder, Andra Davidson. “But parents realize it’s becoming increasingly difficult to get their kids to choose a book over all the other distractions."

BookWhiz®, a fun new iPad app now available in the Apple iTunes Store, makes it easier for parents to promote literacy at home and on-the-go by rewarding their young readers (K-5) for their accomplishments.

BookWhiz app: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bookwhiz/id929944191

Created by a mom who was inspired to increase reading time in her own family, BookWhiz solves the problem many parents face: creating order out of chaos, for all the children's books scattered throughout the house or shoved into shelves to gather dust and be forgotten.

BookWhiz is a unique and convenient tool to manage children's reading. First, by organizing all books by title and cover art in a virtual family library for visual reference at your fingertips. Secondly, by keeping track of each child’s reading sessions, providing valuable insights to what books are getting read, how much time is being spent, and leaving none neglected. And third, by rewarding readers for their efforts which encourages them to invest the time.

“Reading is core to childhood development and learning,” says BookWhiz founder, Andra Davidson. “But parents realize it’s becoming increasingly difficult to get their kids to choose a book over all the other distractions. By creating a rewards system that excites & encourages young readers, BookWhiz inspires kids to get back to the joy of reading books.”

Want kids to read more? That's the idea.

BookWhiz was specifically designed to make reading more fun by rewarding young readers for spending their time turning pages, as well as helping them learn important organizational skills. The free app also encourages kids to learn about saving and purchasing power—by earning points for custom rewards, redeemed from their parents.

Using the BookWhiz iPad app as their new reading companion, your kids can:

  • organize all of their books in one easy-to-access, virtual library
  • keep track of their reading time
  • create & download detailed reading logs
  • inspire good reading habits by earning rewards
  • earn cool badges for reaching milestones

According to a recent report by Nielsen, “Last year, U.S. consumers bought 226 million children’s print books, with moms leading the charge to the register. According to Nielsen BookScan, the 2014 sales represent a 13% increase from 2013.”

“That’s good news for both parents and educators,” adds Davidson. “We are excited that books are being bought, and BookWhiz will help to get them read. We’re very excited to share BookWhiz with families everywhere, encouraging your readers to pick up a book and pick up a great habit for life!”

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BookWhiz ® (http://www.bookwhiz.com) by BookWhiz Media, Inc. is a fun and engaging iPad app, designed to promote literacy and reward children (K-5) for reading. The app enables young readers and their families to organize, track, and manage all of their print books. By tracking the books in a child’s library and assigning special rewards for completion, BookWhiz offers parents a useful tool to create incentives, measure performance & achievement, and make reading a more goal-oriented activity. BookWhiz exists to help all kids develop good reading habits and a love for books! Follow us on Facebook and Twitter: @bookwhizapp

It’s fun & available for no charge – download BookWhiz app for iPad in iTunes.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bookwhiz/id929944191

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