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New children’s digital book award announced in the UK

In the UK, the UK Literacy Association (UKLA) and Booktrust are launching an award for digital ebooks and apps, reports The Bookseller. The Digital Book Award, which is sponsored by the Open University, is open to digital products for children aged 6-8 ‘that use sounds and visuals to make a children’s experience of a story richer and more meaningful’. Apps for iOS and Android, ebooks, and web and digital products for desktop computers are eligible. The shortlist will be judged by a team of academics, and teachers from selected schools will choose the final winner. ‘The announcement of the pilot of the UKLA Digital Book Award is an exciting moment,’ UKLA president David Reedy said. ‘What makes this award unique is that it will be chosen by teachers and children together and so will clearly reflect practical qualities to help develop children as readers to the full.’

 

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