b small Offers E-books for Budding Young Linguists

In Children's by Dennis Abrams

By Dennis Abrams The older one gets, it is said, the more difficult it is to learn a second language. And that’s where b small publishing, which specializes in trade and e-books that bring bilingual parallel texts to budding young linguists, comes in. And it is the UK based company’s e-books, available globally on the iBookstore for iPad, iPhone, and …

Would You Use Ripple Reader with Your Kids?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka Today’s lead story discusses the Ripple Reader, an e-book reader designed so parents can record themselves reading children’s picture books. As the father of a two-and-a-half year old, I have expressed my own reservations about reading e-books to children in the past. But something like this, particularly if I could get my daughter to record herself reading, interests …

Ripple E-Reader Enables Recordable, Read-Along Children’s E-Books

In Children's, Digital by Guest Contributor

By Jaye Kephart, owner of Ripple Reader, www.ripplereader.com • Ripple provides a free e-reader for children’s picture books and allows parents to record themselves reading the text • Instead of just following along, children increasingly want to read and record the stories for themselves My sister died of cancer when her grandkids were only one and two years old. She …

Obama’s Example Should Inspire US Kids Pubs to Change

In Children's, Europe by Guest Contributor

By Sharon Glassman Today’s hard times could inspire better book times for US kids’ imprints, says Grazia Gotti, co-founder of the Giannino Stoppani cultural cooperative and children’s bookshop in Bologna and one of the organizers of the Bologna Book Fair. The secret? Arrivaderci isolation and “big marketing.”  Buon Giorno dialogue, “long-sellers” and European-style cooperation. In a chat with Publishing Perspectives, Gotti, a self-confessed …