Children

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Launches Curious World App

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt announced the launch of Curious World, an app that offers a collection of games, videos and ebooks targeted toward key learning areas. The app is available for free on the iPad and iPhone with limited content and basic features. More advanced features are offered for $9.99 per month or $79.99 annually...

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HMH Acquires Ebook Assets from MeeGenius

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt announced that it has acquired select ebook and technology assets from MeeGenius, an ebook subscription service for children ages two through eight years old. MeeGenius is an app and subscription service that offers mobile access to hundreds of classic children’s stories, MeeGenius originals and content from authors around the world, enhanced...

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...

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Are Ebooks Worse for Kids Than Paper Books?

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 ebooks are poor choices for kids? Last month, the UK’s National Literacy Trust concluded...

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.