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A New Generation of Children’s Stories

So with growing excitement we’re off to Bologna to, 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.

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