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Mackin Adds to Collection of eBooks and Databases

Powerkids Earth & Space Science, Sesame Street and Crabtree Join Mackin's Extensive Collection of eBooks and Databases

BURNSVILLE, Minn. (February 29, 2012) - Mackin Educational Resources has added Rosen's new PowerKids Earth & Space Science database, Sesame Street ebooks and Crabtree ebooks to their extensive collection of ebooks and online educational databases. 

All Mackin ebooks and databases include multi-user, unlimited-access capabilities and are accessible via one login to the school's Mackin VIATM eResource portal.
The PowerKids Earth & Space Science online database provides curriculum-correlated content for students in grades 3-6 while promoting digital literacy and 21st-century learning skills. A helpful resource for research, report and homework help, PowerKids Earth & Space Science also includes videos and games to extend learning, and hands-on science fair projects and experiments. Lesson plans, resources to reinforce classroom instruction and text-to-speech features are also provided.

Sesame Street ebooks feature more than 150 classic and all-new titles based on their early childhood curriculum. Titles feature bright pages, audio narration, interactivity and animation.

The more than 500 Crabtree non-fiction ebooks now available through Mackin provide advanced search options and printable pages.
Mackin's eResource portal, Mackin VIATM, is free of charge to all eResource customers. Mackin VIA allows educators and students to simultaneously use and manage all their ebooks and online databases with just one login while also providing administrative reporting tools and customizable features.  More information is available at

Mackin Educational Resources has provided library and classroom materials to PK-12 schools for 28 years. Known for its high commitment to customer care and customization, Mackin provides print books, ebooks, online databases, audiobooks, video resources and more to schools around the globe.