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Cybils Awards Show Parents the Very Best Books for Kids

The 2011 Cybils Awards recognized the very best in children's literature, and this year is special because it is the first year picture book apps are included.
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Cinderella: The Top Picture Book App of 2011

CinderellaWe've kissed a lot of toads this year in app-land. Or maybe a more apt metaphor for this post would be along the lines of wedging our feet into a lot of ill-fitting slippers. And while we've also stumbled across some real gems (see last week's post on the Best Picture Book Apps of 2011), our heart belongs to one big winner for the year. I'd like to devote this space to my No. 1 picture book app for 2011 with a few reasons why. So let's cut to the chase and reveal our winner. Drumroll please. . . Nosy Crow's Cinderella takes a familiar tale and makes it extraordinary. Young readers can follow......
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Learning to read in the digital age, where fun comes easy

A childhood studies expert weighs in on picture book apps, whistles and bells, and John Newbery's book marketing in 1744.
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Rutgers Scholar on Reading in the Digital Age

A Rutgers scholar discusses learning to read in the digital age.
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Dublin App Developers Living the Fairy Tale

Dublin's Aidan Doolan and Ideal Binary producing delightful picture book apps based on Grimm's fairy tales.
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