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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

One of the newest trends in children's book publishing is the "multiplatform" book. Multiplatform books are books with accompanying computer applications such as videos, online games, and chat forums. There's a great article from Booklist Online about multiplatform books. The article talks about how these books and their accompanying media are a great way to motivate reluctant readers, drawing them into a book's world with the online features. A child can join a community of fellow readers by sharing drawings or playing online games. Early on, multiplatform books tended to be aimed at teen readers but it is more and more common to see such series for younger children. Interested in using these books at home with your child? Here are some recent books series that have online features:

Fairy Godmother Academy: Birdie’s Book By Jan Bozarth. Grades 3-6.

Flat Stanley series By Jeff Brown. Grades K-3.

Fancy Nancy Poet Extraordinaire (The Fancy Nancy series) By Jane O'Connor. Grades Preschool-1.

Amelia Bedelia series By Peggy and Herman Parish Grades Preschool - 1.

Smash! Crash! (The Trucktown Series) By John Scieszka. Grades Preschool-1.

Cat the Cat, Who Is That? By Mo Willems. Grades Preschool -K
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