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A New Generation of Children’s Stories

Laura Creyke

Head of Comms, The Literary Platform

So with growing excitement we’re off to Bologna to tocbologna.com, where the children’s publishing and technology industries come together to debate, share ideas and learn about the changing face of storytelling for children.

The new Bologna Ragazzi Digital Award will be announced at the conference, with the finalists just announced this week… We’re delighted to see some of the many children’s projects that we’ve reviewed here being recognised for excellence in digital story publishing.

The chair of judges, editor of Children’s Technology Review, Warren Buckleitner says,

“Since the days of first computer, we’ve known that interactive media has potential for bringing magic to children. But multitouch tablets, in the hands of talented children’s authors, brings this potential closer to reality, and is touching every aspect of the children’s publishing process. Children have new ways to interact with the ideas of the author, and book publishers have a new set of tools to tell a story.”

The finalists are below:

Alphabeast by James Kelleher
Another Monster at the End of This Book by Callaway Digital Arts
Bartleby’s Book of Buttons Vol. 2 by Monster Costume, Inc
Being Global by SachManya LLC and Little Pickle Press
Bobo Explores Light by Game College
Bizzy Bear on the Farm by Nosy Crow Limited
Dans Mon Reve by e-Toiles Editions
Fantovolieri HD by Gioia Marchegiani and Tutti I diritti riservati
Go Away, Big Green Monster by Night and Day Studios
The Going to Bed Book by Sandra Boynton by Loud Crow Interactive
Il MostroPino e Crea il tuo Mostro – Libro Gioco Animato by Stefano Bruscolini
It’s a Small World by Disney Publishing Worldwide Applications
La Forêt Mes Premieres Decouvertes by Gallimard Jeunesse
The Land of Me Storytime by Penguin Books
Not Without Bear by Anna Grossnickle Hines, created by Appropo
Numberlys by Moonbot Studios LA LLC
The Phantom Clickerist by Adding
Quem Soltou o Pum? by Atendimento Editora Schwarcz
Stella and Sam Storypack by zinc Roe
Timo and the Magical Picture Book by Books2Download

These projects demonstrate the creativity and innovation vital to digital publishing for children and we applaud each and every one! The winner will be announced at TOC Bologna on Sunday 18th March.

Find out more about this year’s prize here. Our (wo)man in Bologna will be Laura Creyke – if you’d like to meet up with her in Bologna then please email her here.


2 Responses to “A New Generation of Children’s Stories”

  1. Rafdaddy Says:

    April 6th, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    I think Multimedia is the name of the game in children’s stories/books. I’m just an amateur, but from what I’ve seen recently, the huge volume of websites, apps and tools to help create multimedia stories is certainly influencing parents’ choices in acquiring stories to read to their children. My sons and I (now 8 and 12 yrs old) just finished creating our first children’s video book, Puddle Boy. , and posted it on YouTube.
    We thought that a children’s book in the form of a YouTube video would be a rather novel and unique format. But after posting it, friends and family have directed us to countless web pages with similar stories and formats. While I hate to think of the possibility that printed books may be on their way out, it sure looks like they have some stiff competition as multimedia formats begin to truly compete.

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