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Are times bad? Did you say humbug? KBN brings back the world's most beloved scrooge!
Just 166 years later A Christmas Carol – the holiday classic by Charles Dickens – is back and now republished for free in five episodes on the new Kids' Book Network.
The classic tale of redemption by Charles Dickens was first published in a British newspaper, in a serialized format, in 1843. Now republished on the internet just in time for Christmas – again in a "serialized,"
Meanwhile, KBN continues to introduce change and innovation in its unique free-books media concept.
Beginning in January teachers – and everyone else – will also be able to download many of KBN's free books in a convenient powerpoint show format for dramatic classroom projection, so a whole class of children can enjoy reading together at the same time. The teacher can pace the "page-turning"
Now, after just three months, KBN is already receiving an increasing volume of site visitors, said KBN executives, as well as beginning to see more and more institutional support. More and more teachers themselves are also telling other teachers directly about the unique Kids' Book Network and the ways it can complement conventional teaching as well as the new opportunities it brings to enhance literacy development in the classroom with the site's completely free books and materials.
"For educators and children," observed KBN ceo Uncle Henry. "KBN is not unlike Christmas year-round. In a school district with 300,000 K-6 children, for example, if each child could download and take home just 10 free KBN picture books throughout the school year it would be something like a reading gift to the children of about $48 million."
Everyone who visits KBN, noted the executive, seems to be strongly excited about the KBN mission – to bring free books to every child in the world – and "bookmarks" the site to return again.
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Prototype Entertainment Products is an independent West Coast-based developer of entertainment properties for conventional and virtual media, innovative brands, and new media concepts. On September 1, 2009, Prototype launched KBN, the Kids' Book Network.