Los Angeles Clippers and Scobre Educational Team Up for Reading Project

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Scobre Educational and the L A Clippers are teaming up for literacy by creating a customized version of Scobre's NBA licensed creation 'On The Hardwood: Los Angeles Clippers' for community outreach and other programs.

Los Angeles Clippers: NBA Licensed volume from Scobre's On The Hardwood series

... it’s great to be able to blend our abilities in developing new readers with the excitement of Clippers basketball...

Scobre Educational announced today that they have been commissioned by the Los Angeles Clippers to create a 48-page book for distribution through the team’s community outreach programs. The book will be a customized version of Scobre’s NBA licensed series ‘On the Hardwood: Los Angeles Clippers’, and will be engaging for both young readers and Clipper fans of all ages.

“The Clippers have expressed dedication to inspiring the next generation of readers, so it’s great to be able to blend our abilities in developing new readers with the excitement of Clippers basketball,” Scott Blumenthal, Scobre’s co-founder said. “Many striving readers will be able to read about their favorite Clippers for the first time in a book that is loaded with photographs and team history.”

Scobre Educational began a publishing history with the NBA in 2005. The NBA’s Read-to-Achieve initiative featured the award winning Scobre title, ‘Hoop City’ and Scobre has also created customized books for the Indiana Pacers, Cleveland Cavaliers, Denver Nuggets, New York Knicks, Chicago Bulls, Miami Heat, Atlanta Hawks and the Seattle SuperSonics.

About Scobre Educational (Also known as Scobre Press) has been an innovator since its creation in 2001, and is also known for its very popular leveled-reading series, updated non-fiction series and its fiction works, specifically written to engage striving readers and reluctant readers. Scobre also produces sports themed books under the imprint MVP Books. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Book Buddy Digital Media, Inc.; with principal offices in La Jolla and Silicon Valley in California, Seattle, Washington, Mexico and Hong Kong. The company is an affiliate of STI Certified Products, Inc., and is engaged in educational publishing that is focused on Hear and Read Intervention with its proprietary device, GoReader™. This small handheld audio book player is paired with the printed book providing one-on-one instructional alternatives to striving and emerging readers. Hear and Read helps build confidence and develop phonemic awareness and a love of reading. By definition, Book Buddy Sets (GoReader™ plus the printed book) are Common Core Standards Aligned.

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