Timpany, C., Vanderschantz, N., Hinze, A., Cunningham, S. J., & Wright, K. (2014). Shared reading of children’s interactive picture books. In K. Tuamsuk, A. Jatowt, & E. Rasmussen (Eds.), The Emergence of Digital Libraries – Research and Practices (Vol. LNCS 8839, pp. 196–207). Springer. http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-12823-8_20
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We report on a study of children and parents shared reading of interactive printed books. We investigated the differences between books with interactive features and books with expressive typography in order to evaluate which features within a book encouraged interaction between the reading participants and the book. 11 parent and child groups took part in the study that involved three observed reading sessions. From our observations we offer suggestions for the development of books and eBooks to encourage shared reading practices.
This is an author’s accepted version of an article published in Proceedings of 16th International Conference on Asia-Pacific Digital Libraries, ICADL 2014 Chiang Mai, Thailand, November 5-7. © Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014