Children

Free Children’s Books With Those Fries: Are Digital Books the Literary Equivalent of Junk Food?

Children are used to getting a free plastic toy in their McDonald’s Happy Meal. This month, however, kids will get free books along with their burgers and fries. (See related article.) McDonald’s has partnered with RIF (Reading is Fundamental) to put stories in the hands of families during National Family Literacy Month. Mealtime storytelling is key to early literacy It’s...

Are Ebooks Worse For Kids Than Paper Books?

by Beth Bacon Two recent surveys on children and digital books have generated headlines hinting at ebooks’ negative influence on kids. Are these reports two more sources of data proving that digital books are worse for children than paper books? Where, exactly, is the proof that e-books are poor choices for kids? Last month, the UK’s...

DBW Weekly Roundup: 2/25/11

The most interesting news, commentary and tweets related to publishing that you may have missed, from all over the digital book world.

DBW Weekly Roundup: 12/17/10

The most interesting news, commentary and tweets related to publishing that you may have missed, from all over the digital book world.