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School Library Journal's 10 Best Digital Resources for 2009
The must have products for the fall
By Shonda Brisco, School Library Journal. June 1, 2009.
Our second annual best of list looks at products reviewed between June 2008 and the present. The past year saw many excellent and innovative projects—and narrowing them down to a top-10 list wasn’t easy. As we prepare for the next school year—or as public libraries develop the budget for a new fiscal year—these are the products for children and teens you should be advocating to add to your digital collection.
One More Story (www.onemorestory.com) is much more than just an electronic bookshelf of picture books for children. It is an interactive instructional program that can meet the literary needs of children from those sitting on a parent’s lap to those sitting at the library’s laptop. Over 50 award-winning children’s books, such as Ezra Jack Keats’s A Snowy Day, are available within this digital bookshelf for children to select, listen to, read along with, or read independently. Created by Carl Teitelbaum, a former Sesame Street producer, and Rona Roth, a kindergarten teacher, One More Story remixes elements of the classroom and the library to create an electronic book program that allows younger users to control their story time content as they bridge their way toward independent reading. As one of the more uniquely designed, simple to use, and utterly adorable digital book databases for beginning readers, One More Story should definitely be on every library’s digital bookshelf. (Reviewed October 2008, p. 81.)