Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids
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Interesting news, reviews & trends in children's digital publishing from founder of Digital-Storytime
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How will iPad picture books affect young reader’s literacy? | The Digital Media Diet

How will iPad picture books affect young reader’s literacy? | The Digital Media Diet | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it
I have been thinking a lot about the topic of literacy as I review iPad books at Digital Storytime. As the mother of a preschooler who is just now learning to read, the idea of digital books both delights and terrifies me. When I first read an iPad book to my son, back in April of 2010, I had a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach. What did these new picture books, with their instant appeal, mean for print books and more importantly, for reading as a pastime? Would my son ‘read’ or would he instead be distracted by books he could passively watch, or even worse, books that were more like toys and less like educational tools for literacy?
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Strangers and friends: understanding publishing

The bookstore and the publisher keep more than 85% of what a reader pays for a book. And that money is well-earned. Why?
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breakfast time reading: cereal boxes and more | teach mama

breakfast time reading: cereal boxes and more | teach mama | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it
Did you read the cereal box when you were young? I did!
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Making waves with F:sh

Making waves with F:sh | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it
The Literary Platform is dedicated to showcasing projects experimenting with literature and technology. It brings together comment from industry figures and key thinkers, and encourages debate.
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Scribblitt - Make Your Own Book - Kids Self Publishing

Scribblitt - Make Your Own Book - Kids Self Publishing | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it
Scribblitt™ is a launch pad for creativity where kids can write, illustrate and professionally publish their own books, comics and stationery.

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20 Sites to Improve Your Child’s Literacy : The Childrens Book Review

20 Sites to Improve Your Child’s Literacy : The Childrens Book Review | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it
There are a number of organizations and sites that provide online activities, teaching tips, and free books for children. Here are 20 sites to explore over the summer. (RT @ReadingSeed: Great resources!
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The Children's Media Conference in Sheffield :: Blog :: Nosy Crow

The Children's Media Conference in Sheffield :: Blog :: Nosy Crow | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it
This was my first visit to Sheffield, and Sheffield – well, the town centre at least – was sort of beautiful. The picture above is of the Winter Gardens, one of many newly constructed landmarks that were as lovely as they were full of people.
It was, therefore, my first visit to The Children’s Media Conference. The content and the delegate make-up of the conference skews towards children’s TV programme makers… and children’s TV is, on the basis of the sessions I attended, in at least as much of a state of transition as is children’s publishing.
I was there to speak at two sessions. First, I presented and present and participated in a workshop, So You Think You Need An App. Second, I presented in a tell-it-like-it-is session, A Tale of Three Apps, talking about Nosy Crow’s experience of building The Three Little Pigs from scratch, bringing together people with a publishing background and people with a games-making background.
With over forty sessions at the conference, there was a lot to take in.
Of course, I learned some some very specific things – did you know, for example, that only 4% of all video games made earn back their development costs and only 20% of video games that make it to retail earn back their earn back their development costs?
And I listened to some very inspiring people.
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AppSmart Extra: More Children's Books

Four book apps from Moving Tales might be the best glimpse yet into what iPads can deliver to the storytelling experience.
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iPad book apps make reading with kids magical - USATODAY.com

iPad book apps make reading with kids magical - USATODAY.com | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it
Reading books with children on an iPad can be a magical experience if you download the right books.
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The Literacy Benefits of Listening | Scholastic.com

Use audio books to bring life and depth to your child’s reading experience.
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Children’s book apps: 2 review tools | NeverEndingSearch

Children’s book apps: 2 review tools | NeverEndingSearch | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it
I rely on professional journals to help me decide which books to buy. But the book app market is an emerging new frontier for libraries. As many of move our collections into interactive media-rich ereader/ebook/app book mode, where do we turn for advice? And how do we select or help parents and teachers select the best book apps for young people? The profession seems to be crying for curation of this content.
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Writer’s Digest - 8 Reasons Books Fail

8 Reasons Books Fail - Improve your writing with help from Writer's Digest - 8 Reasons Books Fail (Considering self-publishing? 8 Reasons Self-Pub Books Fail (and how to be a success!
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Reading in an iPad Transmedia Universe

Reading in an iPad Transmedia Universe | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it
In her article Digital Literacies[/b], Lotta Larson (2009, p.255) points out the today's readers are "immersed in multimodal experiences and, consequently, have a keen awareness of the possibility of combining modes and media to receive and communicate messages. This awareness results in an urgent need for teachers and researchers to address the discrepancy between the types of literacy experiences students encounter at school (paper, pencil, and print texts), and those they practice in their daily lives outside the school environment (Web 2.0). One way to bridge such incongruity is to expand the types of texts students are exposed to and engaged with at school by turning attention to electronic books, or e-books". Let's explore five real-world issues.
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Bloomin' iPad by Kathy Schrock

Bloomin' iPad by Kathy Schrock | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it
A listing of iPads apps categorized by their relationship to a revised version of Bloom's Taxonomy
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Book apps: A reading revolution, or the end of reading?

Book apps: A reading revolution, or the end of reading? | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it
The latest in publishing technology, sophisticated book apps let users watch videos, view hundreds of photos and follow annotated maps. So what does that have to do with reading?
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Writer Unboxed » 5 Reasons Why Your Online Marketing Doesn’t Work

Writer Unboxed » 5 Reasons Why Your Online Marketing Doesn’t Work | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it
Writer Unboxed about the craft and business of fiction...
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Does giving away free books work? | Curiosity Quills

Does giving away free books work? | Curiosity Quills | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it
My marketing strategy has earned me quite a few strange looks and quizzical emails.� It's a simple, two stage strategy.
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What is literacy today? The Daring Librarian explains

What is literacy today? The Daring Librarian explains | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it
Here’s an interview with The Darling Librarian on the literacy revolution and how teacher-librarians can save not only the world but their jobs as well. (What is literacy today?
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The Importance of Diction When Reading to Children | TopArticleResourceListing.info

The Importance of Diction When Reading to Children http://t.co/jyAeq95...
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Literacy Websites | Literacy Leader

Literacy Websites | Literacy Leader | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it
Range of literacy websites, all supporting literacy for kids in some way.
Via BookChook, Danielle Smith
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How book apps inspired a whole new career | Demibooks - The Enchanting Future of Publishing

How book apps inspired a whole new career | Demibooks - The Enchanting Future of Publishing | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it
Publishing technologies for richly interactive book apps on multi-touch tablet devices like the iPad.
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Book publishers are beginning to embrace the self-publishing movement

As the self-publishing phenomenon has grown and matured, traditional book publishers have passed through something like the five stages of grief. Are Publishers beginning to embrace self-publishing?
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iPhone/iPad Book App Review Nursery Rhymes with StoryTime

iPhone/iPad Book App Review Nursery Rhymes with StoryTime | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it
This incredibly unique app book is one of many that focuses on nursery rhymes. The team that developed this book has really gone the extra mile, though, making Nursery Rhymes with StoryTime one of the most interactive and 'touchable' apps I've ever reviewed. It's nearly impossible to keep your hands off this app, even for adults. Now with added narration & two more nursery rhymes, this digital storybook is nearly perfect.

The developers, usTwo & Atomic Antelope, have been very responsive to customer requests and suggestions and have several updates planned. They seem to have a great team that creates not only beautiful production values but also implements changes more quickly than most developers I've encountered - a great sign for readers. I am particularly impressed that they have added Baa Baa Black Sheep & Grand Old Duke to their existing app rather than try to find a way to charge their early fans more for this new content - they are a class act!
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Top Ten Most Original iPad Books | The Digital Media Diet

Top Ten Most Original iPad Books | The Digital Media Diet | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it
RT @treasurekai: Treasure Kai treasure hunt adventure book in the Top 10 Most Original books for iPad for kids.
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Fairy Dust Teaching: Storytelling Pathways: Walking the Fairy Tale

Fairy Dust Teaching: Storytelling Pathways: Walking the Fairy Tale | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it
Incorporating movement and literacy - storytelling paths. Creative idea....
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