iStoryTime Launches Three Top-Selling Children’s Books on NOOK Color
Santa Barbara, Calif. / Frankfurt – September 21, 2011— iStoryTime, the largest library of mobile children’s book apps, today announced that a number of its top selling iOS storybook apps, Kung Fu Panda 2, How To Train Your Dragon and THE SMURFS™ are now available on the NOOK Color Reader’s Tablet™ from Barnes & Noble, Inc. Offering these well-known and beloved titles on one of the best value tablets on the market brings the enjoyment of an enhanced reading experience that iStoryTime is known for to a new audience of parents and their children. The NOOK Apps are available now for $2.99.
“We are very impressed with the NOOK Color’s capabilities and are very pleased to offer high-quality children’s books to its vast community,” said Graham Farrar, founder of iStoryTime. “These titles are three of our best-selling children’s books and we have no doubt they will be a hit on Barnes & Noble’s remarkable tablet.”
The NOOK Color features a stunning 7-inch VividView™ color touchscreen ideal for reading a wide variety of content including books, enhanced books, immersive children’s picture books, an expansive collection of interactive magazines, newspapers and more. The best value tablet at just $249, NOOK Color also offers the most-requested tablet features, including high-quality NOOK Apps™, built-in e-mail, and an enhanced Web experience.
“Barnes & Noble is excited to partner with an innovative company like iStoryTime,” said Claudia Romanini, director of developer relations at Barnes & Noble. “NOOK Color’s 7-inch touchscreen is perfect for iStoryTime’s colorful and engaging children’s book apps. We know parents and children will love seeing these stories come to life on NOOK Color.”
The Kung Fu Panda 2 storybook contains original images and character voices directly from the movie for an immersive story experience. The story follows Po as he lives his dream as the Dragon Warrior protecting the Valley of Peace alongside his friends and fellow kung fu masters, the Furious Five—Tigress, Crane, Mantis, Viper and Monkey. But Po’s new life of awesomeness is threatened by the emergence of a formidable villain who plans to use a secret, unstoppable weapon to conquer China and destroy Kung Fu.