You say eBook, I say audiobook readalong

Digital times, they are a-changin’ Toddlers now tap & swipe to see & hear books on parents’ iPad and grandma’s Nook Color. What was once a book + tape readalong set is now a digital download of interactive ebook + audio. But they more things change, the more they stay the same. Top sellers on iPhones & Android? Oceanhouse Media’s good old Dr. Seuss. Now Harper is dusting off the trusty “I Can Read” series and adding some interactive bells & whistles to titles like Frog and Toad. You can check out the changing times for free on Barnes & Noble’s Color Nook Kids “I Can Read” page or on iTunes for iPhone & iPad with an offer of Dixie, the first book in a series by Grace Gilman. And be sure that Nook Color has the original operating system – this grandma’s Nook-Color-turned-into-Android-Table won’t run these ebook downloads 🙁

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About the Author:

Mary Burkey is an independent library consultant in Columbus (OH). An enthusiastic audiophile, she has served on all four of ALA's audiobook award committees as well as the Audies. In addition to writing the "Voices in My Head" column for Booklist, she is the author of Audiobooks for Youth: A Practical Guide to Sound Literature (ALA, 2013). Follow her on Twitter at @mburkey.

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