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How and Why to Read and Create Children's Digital Books

Kucirkova, N; (2018) How and Why to Read and Create Children's Digital Books. UCL Press: London, UK. Green open access

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How and Why to Read and Create Children's Digital Books outlines effective ways of using digital books in early years and primary classrooms, and specifies the educational potential of using digital books and apps in physical spaces and virtual communities. With a particular focus on apps and personalised reading, Natalia Kucirkova combines theory and practice to argue that personalised reading is only truly personalised when it is created or co-created by reading communities. Divided into two parts, Part I suggests criteria to evaluate the educational quality of digital books and practical strategies for their use in the classroom. Specific attention is paid to the ways in which digital books can support individual children’s strengths and difficulties, digital literacies, language and communication skills. Part II explores digital books created by children, their caregivers, teachers and librarians, and Kucirkova also offers insights into how smart toys, tangibles and augmented/virtual reality tools can enrich children’s reading for pleasure. How and Why to Read and Create Children's Digital Books is of interest to an international readership ranging from trainee or established teachers to MA level students and researchers, as well as designers, librarians and publishers. All are inspired to approach children’s reading on and with screens with an agentic perspective of creating and sharing.

Type: Book
Title: How and Why to Read and Create Children's Digital Books
ISBN-13: 9781787353473
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.14324/111.9781787353473
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.14324/111.9781787353473
Language: English
Additional information: Text © Natalia Kucirkova, 2018 Images © Natalia Kucirkova, 2018 A CIP catalogue record for this book is available from The British Library. This book is published under a Creative Commons 4.0 International license (CC BY 4.0). This license allows you to share, copy, distribute and transmit the work; to adapt the work and to make commercial use of the work providing attribution is made to the authors (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work). Attribution should include the following information: Kucirkova, N. 2018. How and Why to Read and Create Digital Children’s Books: A Guide for Primary Practitioners. London, UCL Press. https://doi.org/10.14324/111.9781787353473 Further details about Creative Commons licenses are available at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/
Keywords: reading, digital, book, publishing
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Culture, Communication and Media
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10062715
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