NEW YORK, Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- HarperCollins Children's Books announced today that more than 30 of its most beloved picture books are available as e-books in time for the holidays. For the first time, Fancy Nancy, Splat the Cat, and that feisty dog Marley can be viewed digitally on the iPad, iPod touch, and iPhone through the Apple iBookstore and on NOOKcolor by Barnes & Noble.
"We are thrilled that our most enduring picture book characters are available digitally in time for the holidays. We worked scrupulously to ensure that the digital reading experience upholds the quality of the print book," said Susan Katz, President and Publisher of HarperCollins Children's Books. "For the first time, we are seeing a successful translation of picture books to the digital format. As more people embrace digital reading, we want to ensure that our authors' and illustrators' works are available in new formats for families to enjoy."
HarperCollins continues to work with all sales agents to make its books available to the widest possible audience, including all new devices that support e-picture books. The current list of HarperCollins e-picture books includes: Almost; Amelia Bedelia's First Apple Pie; Cats; A Christmas Carol; Dogs; Fancy Nancy: Bonjour, Butterfly; Fancy Nancy: Explorer Extraordinaire!; Fancy Nancy: Ooh La La! It's Beauty Day; Fancy Nancy: Splendiferous Christmas; Fancy Nancy: Tea Parties; Fancy Nancy's Favorite Fancy Words; It's Not Fair!; Kindergarten Diary; Love, Splat; Marley and the Kittens; Marley Goes to School; Mathilda and the Orange Balloon; Merry Christmas, Splat; Not a Box; The OK Book; Out of the Ballpark; Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes; Rescue Bunnies; Russell the Sheep; Russell's Christmas Magic; Splat the Cat; A Very Marley Christmas; and Zoomer.
HarperCollins Children's Books is the #1 publisher of picture books. Respected worldwide for its tradition of publishing quality, award-winning books for young readers, HarperCollins is home to many timeless treasures—Charlotte's Web, The Chronicles of Narnia, Goodnight Moon, Where the Sidewalk Ends, the Ramona series, Where the Wild Things Are; and popular new classics—The Graveyard Book, A Series of Unfortunate Events, Warriors, and Fancy Nancy. HarperCollins Children's Books is a division of HarperCollins Publishers, one of the leading English-language publishers in the world and a subsidiary of News Corporation (NYSE: NWS, NWS.A; ASX: NCP, NCPDP). Headquartered in New York, HarperCollins has publishing groups in the US, Canada, the UK, Australia/New Zealand, and India. You can visit HarperCollins Children's Books at www.harpercollinschildrens.com and HarperCollins Publishers at www.harpercollins.com.
SOURCE HarperCollins Children's Books