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Alice in Wonderland ebook to Celebrate 150 Years

Thank goodness there are so many different ways to experience the magic of Alice in Wonderland. There is the original chapter book plus many, many variations at all different reading levels. There are several movies. And now there is an ebook app, Alicewinks.

Why is Alice in Wonderland so important compared to other classic children’s books? Just think about all the cultural references that are part of our vernacular that originate from this book.

Mad as a hatter.

Grinning like a Cheshire Cat.

Down the rabbit hole.

But not all kids, including mine, are ready to tackle the full length original chapter book. It’s a thick tome, after all.

Alice in Wonderland ebook to Celebrate Alice’s 150th Anniversary

Instead, we used Alicewinks to get a multimedia video ebook experience. Yes, that’s a mouthful. But what it is exactly is beautiful illustrations from the time when the book was published — early 20th century — with simple animation and professional voice talent narrating Lewis Carroll’s unabridged text.

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Wow Wow Wubbzy’s Night Before Christmas

Wubbzy Christmas Story App Gets Kids Reading!

My 8-year-old was not a great napper as a toddler. By age 2, he had eliminated his nap altogether which was devastating for me as I was used to a two hour afternoon nap that I took along with his older sisters. So, instead, I let him watch PBS Kids for two hours of “downtime.”
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Book Love, how to get your kids reading, Melissa Taylor, Imagination Soup

Are All Kids Reluctant Readers? Mine Are! And What to Do

How to Get Kids Reading with Book Love!

Now that I’ve gotten all three of my kids reading, I realize that they were all reluctant readers at some point. Which made me wonder. Are all kids reluctant readers? Is reading like learning to ride a bicycle? A milestone skill that comes to kids at a different points in their life? And, like learning to ride a bike, if we keep at it as parents, can we get all kids to love reading? Read more…

How Rocket Learned to Read, Tad Hills, Caldecott picture books, best picture books

LIVE CHAT with Tad Hills and Learning to Read

Learning to Read with Magnetic Alphabet Game

Live Chat with Tad Hills of How Rocket Learned to Read

Tuesday, May 8th. 9 pm EST. Read more…

Read Across America Day, Sylvan Dell Publishing, free ebooks

Free eBooks for Read Across America Day

Free eBooks for Kids

Sylvan Dell Publishing will be participating in Read Across America Day by offering all of its award-winning eBooks FREE to read at www.sylvandellpublishing.com on March 2.

Participants will have access to Sylvan Dell’s full eBook Site License including eBooks with auto-flip, auto-read, and selectable English and Spanish text and audio. Read more…

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“Book on Tape” Audio Books for Kids App

Books on Tape Audio Book App: Great for Reluctant Readers!

I can’t exactly remember how I discovered AudioBooks for Kids but I think they sent me an email a long, long time ago and now I am finally posting! Read more…
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Free eStory for World Read Aloud Day

Free eBook for Kids

Be There BedTime Stories has generously offered another FREE estory, a $10 value,  to one of my readers. First one to leave a comment will win. Thank you Be There BedTime Stories! Read more…

Scruffy Kitty eBook App for Halloween

Halloween eBook for Little Kids

What I really love about Winged Chariot iPhone/iPad/iPod ebooks is that they come in a slew of languages.  Scruffy Kitty comes in Dutch, English, French, Spanish, and Japanese.  These apps also always have a sticker app which is fun for kids.  It would be a dream come true for me if my kids read this ebook in Spanish for fun!  I am not holding my breath, but it might come true someday… Read more…

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FREE eBooks: Classic Children’s Literature

Free eBooks for Kids

There are not a ton of free children’s classics for Kindle, but there are some good ones.  I suppose the common theme here is expired copyright protection.  If you have a Kindle, you might want to consider sharing it with your kids.  If you don’t, it’s almost a reason to buy one!  Here’s a sampling and here’s the link. Read more…