Book series marks the partnership with JumpStart and DreamWorks Animation
JumpStart, the leader in learning-based games for kids, announced that it will release an educational book series tied to its massively multiplayer online game School of Dragons in partnership with Random House Children’s Books, the world’s largest English-language children’s trade book publisher.
With more than 8 million players worldwide, School of Dragons is JumpStart’s wildly successful game based on DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon movie franchise. The book series will take readers on a journey with their favorite characters from How to Train Your Dragon—including Hiccup, Toothless, Snotlout, Astrid, and more—as they explore real-life scientific and historical concepts including inventions, storms, and volcanoes.
Featuring educational STEM content best suited for children ages 7-10, the non-fiction book series will also offer readers free digital codes to redeem within the School of Dragons game. The first two books in the series – School of Dragons Volcano Escape! And School of Dragons Greatest Inventions – are set to launch on September 6th and will available for purchase as paperback or as an e-book.
“As the School of Dragons brand continues to grow, we’re exploring new offline channels to engage our users and to reach new fans alike. We are so honored to be partnering with such an esteemed publisher to bring exciting new learning-based content to kids, while also adding a fun digital element to the book series,” said JumpStart CEO David Lord. ”
Not only will the books feature content from School of Dragons, each book will include exclusive digital codes that are redeemable for items including a Viking armor set, and a special dragon egg within the game – making each book a unique collectable for fans.”