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The future of print: 21 interesting e-books for kids

This week is Children’s Book Week. In honor of the event, I thought that I’d highlight 21 interesting e-books for kids. Collectively, these give us a glimpse into what the future of children’s publishing is going to look like. As I compiled this list, I was struck by how quickly the field of interactive e-books is moving. The iPad has been around just over a year…

Some folks are mourning the transition of children’s books from paper to digital. Despite having thousands of traditional kids’ books in my house, I’m not one of those people. The lines between electronic books, videos, animation, interactive games, and learning software are blurring and it’s going to be fascinating to see what gets created as authors, artists, animators, game designers, photographers, videographers, educators, and publishers work together over the next few years.

What do you think? After seeing the videos below and/or trying some of these e-books, how do you feel about the upcoming transition of kids’ books from paper to digital?

If you know of any cool e-books for kids that I missed, please share them. Also, for those who are interested, here’s my burgeoning collection of videos that envision the future of print. If this post is a success, I’ll do this again next year during Children’s Book Week!

The Penelope Rose

Cozmo’s Day Off

Grimm’s Rapunzel

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The Elements

Alice for the iPad

The Three Pandas

PopOut! The Tale of Peter Rabbit

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Violet and the Mystery Next Door

The Going to Bed Book

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Marvel Comics

Snow Globes 3D!

Wild About Books

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Heart and the Bottle

Aesop’s Wheel of Fables

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Poe’s Christmas

A Present for Milo

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Am I From A Belly Button?

Magic School Bus: Oceans

Gamebook Adventures

Toy Story

I SPY Spooky Mansion


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