The workshop that I’m giving at this week’s Sandbox Summit is called Play by the Book: Exploring Classic Stories in Games, and it focuses on developing game opportunities in classic stories like Hansel and Gretel. Which begs the question, what are the things that interactive eBooks do especially well?
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
Check out the summer edition iKids Digital! We’ve got the scoop on app market consolidation, how technology is changing the Maker Movement and where to find some of the most innovative startups in North America.