Thursday, June 14, 2012

Digital Libraries: Books for Kids

More and more books are becoming available digitally, and one of the more popular genres to come to your e-reader is the children's book. More and more e-readers and tablets, such as Kindle, Nook, Android and iOS (Apple) now support graphics, comics and even interactive books.  Kindle for Android Tablets and Kindle Cloud Reader now show a two-page view if you have a wide screen.

The advantage is that the text can be enlarged and they can zoom in on pictures.  For younger children, the interactivity and animation gives life to a book.   There are many companies jumping on this bandwagon, such as Disney, Scholastic's Storia, Barnes and Noble with Nook Kids and Mobi Stories.

So what does the future look like? Although I know that physical books will probably not go away completely, I see tablets over books in the classroom and in the home.  Welcome to the digital age. ☺

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