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Barnes and Noble Releases Nook Kids App and Adds Over 100 Kids Interactive Books
      #39597 - 01/05/11 09:11 AM

Barnes and Noble today introduced the NOOK kids for iPad application, available for free at www.NOOKkids.com/ipad and www.itunes.com/appstore The new application makes the company's expansive digital catalog of children's content, including 100 new interactive kids' books such as Caps for Sale, Skippyjon Jones and Sheep in a Jeep ? even more accessible to customers of all ages. Here is more info on this new iPad app from B&N:



With an entirely new application designed specifically for children, NOOK kids for iPad offers various features exclusive to the NOOK kids reading experience. Using NOOK kids-only AliveTouch technology, kids can easily find a favorite story and engage with the books and their favorite characters by digitally turning pages, interacting with the text, zooming in and around graphics ? all from the iPad. The application helps parents select which books are appropriate for their children through a password-protected Parent?s Corner.

With the NOOK kids catalog, Barnes & Noble offers the largest and growing collection of digital books for kids of all ages, with more than 230 interactive picture books, many with audio narration, for both NOOKcolor and NOOK kids for iPad owners to explore and enjoy. From the Llama Llama series and Max & Ruby to The Snowy Day and Are You My Mother?, customers can easily shop for books organized by age range, and NOOK kids books are presented in a consistent format, so parents and kids can discover a reading experience that is as familiar to them as the content itself. NOOK kids for iPad complements Barnes & Noble?s NOOK for iPad application which gives older children and adults access to more than 12,000 children?s chapter books ? coming soon to NOOK kids for iPad ? as well as more than two million digital titles.

NOOK kids for iPad also lets young readers choose between reading books themselves or hearing professional recordings of the stories using Barnes & Noble?s exclusive Read to Me feature. Kids and parents will enjoy more than fifty titles featuring professional narration which are only available from Barnes & Noble, including story collections from Richard Scarry, Olivia, Thomas and Friends, Barbie and Splat the Cat, as well as popular books such as On the Night You Were Born, The Polar Express, President Obama?s new book, Of Thee I Sing, and Go, Dog, Go! ? the top-selling NOOKcolor children?s picture book to date.

To celebrate the introduction of the newest NOOK app, Barnes & Noble is offering two complimentary children?s picture books to new NOOKcolor and NOOK kids for iPad customers ? Richard Scarry?s Colors and Elephant?s Child, which will automatically appear in the customer?s digital library upon registration.


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