The publishers’ long-running line of early childhood reading books, featuring characters such as the Berenstain Bears, Frog and Toad, and Splat the Cat, have been converted into digital versions with professional narration and word highlighting. The ebook editions are only avaiable through Apple and Barnes & Noble.

Here’s more info from their press release:

HarperCollins Children’s Books announced today the launch of the I CAN READ program on Apple’s iBookstore and Barnes & Noble’s NOOK Bookstore. I CAN READ is the first complete early reader program available digitally, with eighty titles out now and many more to come. I CAN READ has its own boutiques on both the iBookstore ( ) and the NOOK Bookstore (

The I CAN READ ebook editions provide a fun and engaging early reading experience with classic favorites such as BISCUIT, FROG AND TOAD ARE FRIENDS, and THE BERENSTAIN BEARS’ CLASS TRIP, as well as newer favorites such as FANCY NANCY AT THE MUSEUM and SPLAT THE CAT SINGS FLAT. The ebook versions feature audio read-along with sound effects that are synched to the word or page, taking children through the process of early reading together to advanced reading alone.

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