Kobo has inked a deal with Nickelodeon Publishing to bring popular properties into a digital format. More than 250 top eBook titles from iconic children’s series including Bubble Guppies, Blue’s Clues, The Backyardigans, Dora the Explorer, SpongeBob SquarePants, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are now available via Kobo.
Kobo launched their Kids store late last year. It currently has over 100,000 titles primary aimed at young-adults and children. They have the latest bestselling series, Read Along books, and colourful picture-books. Kobo offers parents the ability to set up dedicated accounts for their kids so that they can safely explore the the Kobo eBookstore. Kobo gives parents the ability to set spending allowances for their kids, pre-select eBooks, and adjust search settings to keep their kids reading safely.I like the fact parents can set up reading goals to keep everyone engaged and to offer a reward for reading.
“Kids’ books are an integral and important part of the Kobo catalogue, and we’re excited to be growing the category by adding top-rated Nickelodeon titles,” said Michael Tamblyn, President and Chief Content Officer, Kobo. “Nickelodeon has a strong history of igniting the imaginations of children and creating characters that become like favourite friends and we are happy to be a part of their cross-platform storytelling world, bringing their books to more children globally.”
“Given the global popularity of their reading devices, we are excited to launch Nickelodeon eBooks on Kobo,” said Paula Allen, Senior Vice President of Global Publishing, Nickelodeon. “At Nickelodeon, our books extend the storytelling and educational curriculum featured in our award-winning programming. We’re delighted that kids and parents can enjoy reading and learning together on Kobo devices.”
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