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Sesame Workshop launches first Kindle Fire apps

Sesame Workshop has made three of its most popular Sesame Street apps available for Amazon’s Kindle Fire color tablet. The company has also made more content available on Amazon’s Kindle FreeTime Unlimited service.


Mr. Men Little Miss adds US licensees

Sanrio’s Mr. Men Little Miss brand has picked up new retail partners in the US as well as an order of additional eBooks from Penguin.


eBook use on the rise, especially among boys

It’s no surprise that eBook use among kids is widening, but recent numbers from Scholastic’s biannual Kids & Family Reading Report are showing just how much difference two years have made.


Penguin acquires film rights to The Snowman

Penguin has expanded its portfolio of children’s properties by acquiring publishing, film, TV, digital and merchandise rights to author/illustrator Raymond Briggs’ classic kids brand The Snowman.


Amazon launches subscription kids service for Kindle

In a move to remain unique in the competitive tablet market, Amazon is introducing Kindle FreeTime Unlimited in the US, a new content service for kids ages three to eight that offers a wide range of ad-free TV shows, eBooks, games, educational apps and movies.


Hachette releases new children’s eBook titles

Hachette Children’s Books has announced that 21 of its top picture books including David Melling’s best seller The Kiss That Missed are now available in digital eBook format.


Scholastic to publish new original 39 Clues eBook

Scholastic is set to release a new standalone eBook, The 39 Clues: Cahill Files: Silent Night, for kids ages eight to 12 based on its multiplatform adventure series The 39 Clues.


Funibooks releases first pop-up eBooks

Halifax, Canada-based Huminah Huminah Animation’s new Funibooks division has launched the first pop-up eBooks for the Barnes & Noble Nook tablet based on its animated kids TV series I’m A Dinosaur.


Skyreader Media launches eBook self-publishing tool

The cross-platform app for interactive kids books pushes the Canadian indie producer deeper into the world of eBooks for young audiences.


Stop-motion SpongeBob special to premiere December 9

Nickelodeon will debut the first full-length stop-motion animated special It’s A SpongeBob Christmas! on Sunday, December 9 at 7:30 p.m. (ET/PT).




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