kids books

Fancy children's books: Who are they for?

By Joanna Cabot
July 3, 2013 // 2 Comments

As a book-devouring adult reader, e-books have changed my life. But one of the areas in which I still prefer paper is children’s picture books. Once they hit chapter-book reading level, I’d happily turn a kid loose on an e-book reader, but when they still need pictures, and when the [...]

Are Bookstore Experiences the Way of the Future?

By Joanna Cabot
July 2, 2013 // 1 Comment

I’ve seen a flurry of articles lately documenting the increasingly shrinking quantity of shelf space in bookstores being devoted to actual books. My local Indigo has an entire level that stocks almost no books at all—it’s got magazines, the Kobo kiosk, the cash desk area and a large [...]

The Problem with Children's Books: A Parent's Perspective

By Joanna Cabot
February 26, 2013 // 12 Comments

We recently had our Family Day long weekend, and the Beloved and I spent some of it at the home of his sister. She’s the mother of a toddler and a newborn, and while we were visiting, the subject of books came up. I enjoyed having the opportunity to pick the brain of a parent on this [...]

DBW panelists suggest children’s book apps need curating

By Chris Meadows
January 26, 2011 // 0 Comments

eBookNewser has some coverage of a children’s book panel from Digital Book World today. One consensus to come out of the panel is that children’s book apps lack curation to weed out the 90% of lousy apps to make it easier to find the 3,000 or so good ones. Whereas in the print world there are [...]

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