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How Comics Helped My Kid Love Reading

Common Sense Media | Posted 05.08.2013 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Without graphic novels, I'm sure my son would still be reading, but I'm not sure he'd be enjoying the process quite as much.

Giving the World Back a Portion of Its Lost Heart

Sue Shanahan | Posted 12.09.2012 | Books
Sue Shanahan

How wonderful would it be to know from an early age that our intuition is a gift to help us navigate through life? My picture book Glory in the Morning holds that truth.

Improving Children's Literature in Digital Spaces

Daniel Donahoo | Posted 09.16.2012 | Education
Daniel Donahoo

How do we know if a digital book is of a quality to support children's literacy development? An answer to this question must be constructed by all who contribute to a child's growth as a literate person.

Remember This TV Show? Reading Rainbow Comes To The iPad

The Huffington Post | Britney Fitzgerald | Posted 06.22.2012 | Technology

Beloved kids' TV series "Reading Rainbow" is back -- but this time it's on a tablet, not a television set. The popular children's show has "reimagi...

Teaching With Tablets: For Young Readers, It's Interaction vs. Distraction

Kirk Cheyfitz | Posted 03.25.2012 | Education
Kirk Cheyfitz

Sticking to retreads makes no use of all the powerful technological innovations now at our command. But creating tablet cartoons has the potential to kill off reading altogether.

How Will We Read? - The Book Given

C. M. Rubin | Posted 12.26.2011 | Books
C. M. Rubin

On November 26, 1864, Lewis Carroll gave my relative, Alice Pleasance Liddell, a book he had written for her. He called the book Alice's Adventures Underground.

Book Publishers' Last Hope?

guardian.co.uk | Posted 08.17.2011 | Books

How lucrative are iPad book-apps? UK studio Ustwo revealed some figures at Thursday's Futurebook Innovation Workshop conference in London indicating t...

British Library Launches Classic Book Reading App

BBC News | Posted 08.08.2011 | Books

A "treasure trove" of more than 60,000 19th Century books is being made available by the British Library in a new iPad application....

UK's Biggest Chain About To Fail, Pins Hopes On Social Book Selling App

Publishing Perspectives | Posted 07.19.2011 | Books

LONDON: Troubled UK chain Waterstone’s is pinning its hopes on the aNobii app which it officially launches next month....

Top 20 Facebook Apps For Book Lovers

GalleyCat | Jason Boog on April 24, 2011 6:23 PM | Posted 06.25.2011 | Books

Not all Facebook apps are dedicated to Farmville-style social games. Goodreads has the most popular book related app on Facebook, counting more than 1...

7 Ways eBook Apps Can Help Brick-And-Mortar Bookstores

O'Reilly Radar | Joe Wikert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

My iPhone is always with me when I'm in the bookstore. Many times I've found a book that interests me, I pick it up and browse through it, then pull o...

The Coolest Book Apps For Reading, Getting Free eBooks And Organizing A Digital Library (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Zoe Triska | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Are book apps books, or something else? It's like being at the birth of a new form. We love books, but these apps are getting pretty cool. Electron...

Children's Publishers Used To Print Books...

publishersweekly.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Last week we looked at how some adult trade houses view the potential market for apps, finding that most publishers are cautiously moving into this ar...

Stephen King Compares Buying Physical Books To Stamp Collecting

Wall Street Journal | JEFFREY A. TRACHTENBERG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Stephen King has filled HIS share of printed pages: Since "Carrie" was accepted for publication in the spring of 1973, he has written more than 40 boo...

Apple Rejects CNET Editor's Book For Racy Content, Author Gets Book Deal

David Carnoy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
David Carnoy

I just wanted to say thanks for a little something Apple did to help a fledgling novelist.

iPad Apps For Children's Books Show Cool New Possibilities For Publishers

The Wall Street Journal | NICK WINGFIELD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

I'm intrigued, though, by the idea that the iPad, and eventually other tablet devices will give rise to a hybrid medium -- call them book apps -- that...

iPhone eBooks: Competition For Kindle And Nook?

PC World | David Coursey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Just because a Flurry study found that more book apps than games were developed for the iPhone over the past four months does not mean the Kindle and ...

Finishing Not-Quite-First

Todd Zuniga | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Todd Zuniga

The thrill of following our app's rise (and eventual slide -- after day four we slipped from the top 100) gave me the chance to seriously eyeball the Books section and really look at what was in there.