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  • 1. Interactive Picture BooksGretchen Caserotti,Darien Library (CT) @gcaserotti
  • 2. Why should we care?Circulation of children’s books often as high or higher than adult books in a public library. Books can’t compete with convenience, price point and interactivity of these apps. Expect to see a reduction in your circulation.
  • 3. 10 million apps* *not factual number! and growing...
  • 4. Digital Picture Books - eBooks Reading a picture book on the device
  • 5. Interactive Picture Books Freight Train - Harper Collins Moo, Baa, LaLaLa - Loud Crow Interactive The Little Engine The Could - Penguin GroupThe Cat in the Hat -Oceanhouse Media Takes traditional picture book & adds interactive elements. Retains look and feel
  • 6. More Picture Book Apps Bunny Fun: Head, Pat the Bunny - Shoulders Knees and Random House Digital Toes - Auryun, Inc.The Monster at the End Spot the Dot - of This Book - Ruckus Media Sesame Stree Takes picture book or familiar characters and modifies it for the device. Not necessarily linear, may add games and more activities (gamified).
  • 7. Original Picture Book Apps Pete and the Secret of JibJab Jr. - Kids Book Flying - Shape Minds Apps Starring YOU! and Moving Images 3 Little Pigs - Nosy Crow Nursery Rhymes withStoryTime - ustwo, inc. Original story, designed for the device. Not based on a book, but possibly a story.
  • 8. Whatever you call em, you want to look for... • Absence of advertising • Customizable features • Ease of use • Hot spots easy to identify • Interactive elements
  • 9. How to find them - App Reviews• Best Kids Apps• Childrens Technology Review• Common Sense Media• Digital Storytime• Lunchbox Reviews
  • 10. Dont be afraid. Do something!Talk to your patrons - kids and adults!
  • 11. Put itin your space.
  • 12. Early Literacy iPad Project
  • 13. Thank you for listening. Gretchen Caserotti, Assistant Director for Public Services@gcaserotti |