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Get kids more unique, educational, and interactive children's books with Zoozil! One small step for kids, one giant leap for kidkind!
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Zoozil

What if you could immerse a child in a world of impactful historical moments and STEM-oriented storylines that they need to know – but let them create the surrounding story? 

That’s what happens with Zoozil

For children in grades K through 8th, stories have just become a self-guided adventure. With these electronic books, children can read stories based on historic events, told through the eyes of a character they themselves direct. Zoozil books span myriad genres from STEM, to the arts, to entrepreneurship, to coding.

                                                                   Change the Story with Zoozil!
Change the Story with Zoozil!
                                                  Make business decisions with the Sweet Bee Sisters!
Make business decisions with the Sweet Bee Sisters!


How It Works:

  • The main story of each book covers fundamental historic topics for students, grades K through 8. 
  • In each book, a character leads the reader through the story. 
  • The young reader can make choices for the character throughout the reading experience, to change the path of the story and explore the various consequences of their decisions.

This approach not only helps children learn history and STEM-related subject lines. It also sparks a love for reading, and helps stretch imaginations through creative storytelling. Zoozil’s technology lets parents and teachers “read” a student’s progress. 

                                                          Should Stubby go to war? Help him decide!
Should Stubby go to war? Help him decide!
                                         Which animal do you think Chloe and Will should learn about?
Which animal do you think Chloe and Will should learn about?

Why Kickstarter?

With your backing on Kickstarter, Zoozil will be able to fund more new and imaginative books for our young readers. We will also be able to support our new e-reader technology (which is outlined below). Every dollar raised is a fund toward creating increased access for children to creative and educational literature, a stronger platform with which to run these e-books and their Change the Story software, and better marketing and advertising tools for Zoozil and our brand.

Zoozil’s platform is based on e-reader technology, and it can be used on computers, tablets, and both iOS and Android phones. When a child uses the Zoozil program, parents and educators can access back-end analysis to evaluate the reader’s progress and levels of engagement. Zoozil can send parents or educators an email to a data link, with actionable, real-time data. 

This can include: 

  • Analyses of the reader’s comprehension, choices and suggested interests 
  • Which words were looked up in the dictionary 
  • Summaries of the reader’s experience 
  • Information on what areas may have caused confusion

                                                                            View your recent reads!
View your recent reads!
                                                                                  View your library!
View your library!

Zoozil’s Goal? 

It goes well beyond igniting a generation to pursue their passion regardless of obstacles. In most settings, today’s teachers are constantly challenged to align curriculum with mandatory learning guidelines. Zoozil can help them achieve this – but its benefits go well beyond standards of learning. 

With Zoozil, readers can become driven and fully engaged. Confidence can build, as students discover the joy of reading in a new way. This love for reading reaches into every subject, for a holistic approach to “learning how to learn.” Learn more, so your child can learn more, too. 

                                                       Get Armstrong, Aldrin, and Collins to the moon!
Get Armstrong, Aldrin, and Collins to the moon!

Some Current Zoozil Titles:

  • Giant Leap, the first landing on the moon 
  • Minding Their Beeswax, the startup story of the Sweet Bee Sisters
  • Hazel Homeward, a journey through the Great Depression 
  • Sergeant Stubby, a dog's tale of fighting in World War II 
  • Adventures Through Time, a magical journey on board Charles Darwin's boat 

Let the learning adventure begin. Zoozil. The story behind our stories. 


                                                           Joe Heinzen, Chief Book Nerd and Founder
Joe Heinzen, Chief Book Nerd and Founder

Zoozil was founded by Joseph Heinzen, an education software nerd, who was misdiagnosed as learning disabled in elementary school due to his reluctance to read. His personal experience placed him on a lifelong quest to help others unlock the mysteries of learning, through tapping into a child’s natural sense of curiosity and adventure. 

Together, We’ll Change the Story!

                                                       Exciting and original stories in every Zoozil book!
Exciting and original stories in every Zoozil book!

Risks and challenges

This is Zoozil's first Kickstarter, and we are confident we can get all rewards out on time. The end of the Kickstarter will coincide with the release of our Spring 2019 collection of new books, and backers will get first access to our latest releases.

If you should have any questions or for details and ordering information on Zoozil, visit our website at www.zoozil.com, or email us at info@zoozil.com. We are always at the ready to respond and assist in any way we can, and are willing to do whatever is necessary to get our original content into your hands and into the hands of your kids and children and students everywhere.

Let's Change the Story Together. Change the Story, Change Your World.

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Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/zoozil/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ZoozilMedia
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ZoozilMedia
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/zoozil-media/

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    Get ALL the rewards listed above! Plus get Dial-a-Backer, a 30-minute phone call with a Zoozil executive, where you can discuss all things art and editorial, platform business ideas, and pitch new stories! You certainly are the next great Zoozilist!

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