From the press release:
The ABDO Group announced today that their line of interactive picture books, nonfiction, and graphic novels called “ABDO iBooks” has been accredited by SmartTech,™ the leading manufacturer of digital whiteboards, for use with their technology.
An ABDO iBook is an interactive Flash file that plays a picture book, graphic novel, or nonfiction book designed for supplemental reading practice at a computer, or for use on a digital whiteboard. Readers or teachers can click the “Read to Me” autoplay feature at the start, and the iBook will play, with the text highlighted while an entertaining audio track reads to the student. Readers can also select “Let Me Read on My Own” for a static e-book version of the book on the screen. Each iBook includes a number of action and sound effects, clickable primary sources and read-aloud glossary terms, and an easy-to-click comprehension quiz at the end. The social studies iBook series – Our Nation’s Pride – was created by an Emmy Award-winning news producer and includes 12 embedded video, audio, and primary source links throughout the book. The Science Rocks! picture book series is based on the print books that won the 2008 Golden Lamp Award for the Best Books in Educational Publishing. All ABDO interactive books are based on a companion print book, and with the Spring 2010 releases, the line now features 64 interactive titles available in ten different series.