Start a Tradition with New Holiday NOOK Books

Favorite Christmas Classics - Reimagined for Modern Families

Dec 12, 2013, 11:15 ET from Publications International, Ltd.

LINCOLNWOOD, Ill., Dec. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Three additions to the Barnes & Noble NOOK Book Store celebrate the holiday season in traditional, warmhearted style – while adding interactive features that modern families want and need.

Publications International, Ltd. (PIL) has chosen three of its most popular holiday titles –
Jingle Bells & More: Merry Christmas Music, The Night Before Christmas with Mr. & Mrs. Mouse and One Starry Night: The Very First Christmas – and carefully converted them into interactive NOOK books. Lovely original illustrations have been reformatted to fit reader screens, and professional singing and narration is accompanied by Christmas music and sound effects arranged for each title. The NOOK Books Read and Record function also lets kids hear the books read (or sung) by a special family someone. That's a lot of holiday warmth and wonder for just $0.99 each!

  • Jingle Bells & More: Merry Christmas Music introduces little readers to favorite holiday tunes sung by joyful singers, and encourages a family sing-along!
  • The Night Before Christmas with Mr. & Mrs. Mouse features Clement C. Moore's beloved poem, with sweet illustrations of Santa's visit to the cozy Mouse household.
  • One Starry Night: The Very First Christmas tells the story of Jesus's birth in simple, uplifting language for little ones.

"The holidays are an ideal time for parents and children to spend time together with a good book," says Louis Weber, PIL's CEO and President. "Our new NOOK titles take traditional Christmas favorites to the next level."

Jennifer Goldstein, PIL's Executive Vice President, Children's Books and Digital, loves the idea that e-books can bridge generations and help kids learn, even as they're having fun. "When kids are shaping their own reading experience with an e-book, studies tell us that they're apt to read longer, with more focus and comprehension," Goldstein says. "It's great to know they're laughing and learning."

PIL knows a lot about interactive storytelling. Since 1967, the company has been a leader in finding ways to help readers connect with the stories they're reading. PIL's printed  "sound books," with built-in audio buttons, make it possible to add music, sound effects, and spoken word on demand.

"These new Christmas titles are part of PIL's ongoing series of NOOK book releases," says CEO Weber. "Our goal is to build a unique library of beautifully crafted stories that children love, at a price their parents love too."

Jingle Bells & More: Merry Christmas Music, The Night Before Christmas with Mr. and Mrs. Mouse, and One Starry Night: The Very First Christmas are now available in the Kid's section of the Barnes & Noble NOOK Book Store. Cost: $0.99 per book.

These new books join PIL's current, best-selling NOOK Book offerings: Rainbow Kittens, Snow White, Sweet Dream Kisses, and Ten Tiny Puppies.

Founded in 1967 by CEO Louis Weber, Publications International is one of North America's leading publishers of mass market books, periodicals, and educational products, in categories including children's, cooking, automotive, sports, reference, travel, inspirational and, most recently, digital books and applications for smart phones and tablet computers. The company is a long-time leader in the field of interactive sound storybooks for young readers. PIL works with a wide variety of popular and respected children's licenses, including Sesame Workshop, Disney, and Nickelodeon. PIL products are sold around the globe. For more information, contact Amy Nalette at

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