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.
10 million apps* *not factual number! and growing...
Digital Picture Books - eBooks Reading a picture book on the device
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
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).
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.
Whatever you call em, you want to look for... • Absence of advertising • Customizable features • Ease of use • Hot spots easy to identify • Interactive elements
How to find them - App Reviews• Best Kids Apps• Childrens Technology Review• Common Sense Media• Digital Storytime• Lunchbox Reviews
Dont be afraid. Do something!Talk to your patrons - kids and adults!