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B&N Nook Kids for iPad and iPhone App Gets Updates
      #40090 - 03/01/11 03:27 PM

Barnes and Noble today released Nook Kids for iPad v1.1 and a minor update to Nook for iPhone v2.1.1. With the new update, Nooki Kids for iPad now allows access to more than 12K children's chapter books. The new update for the iPhone versions makes register an account easier. Here are the details on these two updates to Nook app on iOS:

With the NOOK Kids for iPad application v1.1, families will enjoy new features and improvements to the recently launched digital children's reading experience app. NOOK Kids for iPad app now allows young readers to explore more than 12,000 children's chapter books (with the ability to change the text appearance, take notes and look up words). The new app also features enhanced zoom and other performance improvements. NOOK Kids for iPad provides a safe, kid-friendly destination to enjoy children?s chapter books along with nearly 300 digital picture books ? the world?s largest catalog of interactive books for kids. With NOOK kids for iPad, kids can create their own personalized NOOK Book collections, and families can bring their entire bookshelves with them wherever they go.

As always, B&N users can enjoy the best, most consistent children?s reading experience (as first experienced on NOOK Color), with access to beloved classics and new favorites, featuring the original artwork in beautiful color, and AliveTouch technology for a fun, interactive experience. Customers downloading NOOK Kids for iPad will enjoy two free titles ? Elephant?s Child by Rudyard Kipling and Fun Facts about Pets by award-winning children?s science author Seymour Simon ? both with Barnes & Noble?s exclusive Read to Me feature.

Barnes & Noble is also offering a minor update to its free NOOK for iPhone app (v2.1.1) with a simpler way to register a B&N account from the device, an orientation lock, and other improvements as requested by customers. The app gives iPhone customers access to Barnes & Noble?s expansive NOOK Bookstore, with more than two million digital titles, with the vast majority priced at $9.99 or less, and access to read their personal Barnes & Noble digital libraries.


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