Me Books, the award winning new digital book shop for children, is proud to announce a new partnership with Hachette Children’s Books. With more than thirty new titles signed for Me Books publication including the best selling Hugless Douglas series, Dig Dig Digging and Apple Pie ABC, Hachette Children’s Books now joins publishing giants Scholastic UK, Penguin, Puffin, Ladybird, Bloomsbury and Andersen Press who already have contracts in place with Me Books.
Titles from Hachette Children’s Books will now sit alongside Peter Rabbit, Topsy & Tim, Peppa Pig and Charlie and Lola along with more than 130 of the best-loved children’s books currently available in the Me Books Shop.
James Huggins, MD of Me Books said: ‘Both individually and collectively Hachette Children’s, Hodder and Orchard offer some of the finest picture books available today. I have to admit I’m particularly excited about the arrival of the hugely popular Hugless Douglas series which is a firm favourite in our household. The availability of Hachette’s titles in the Me Books Shop is great news for us and even better news for our readers.’
Andrew Sharp, Group Rights and Digital Director of Hachette Children’s Books said: ‘At Hodder Children’s Books and Orchard Books we take great pride in our picture book lists. Me Books take immense pride in all that they do too and we are delighted to be offering readers many of our finest titles in the Me Books shop. The Me Books app is a huge hit with my family. I am eager to see my sons enjoy reading and recording their own Me Books versions of their favourite Hachette picture books Hugless Douglas and Dig Dig Digging. A treat for the whole family!’
About Me Books:
Bursting with classics
With more than 130 of the best loved children’s books currently on shelf and new titles being added each week, Me Books is bursting with classics from Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit and vintage Ladybird fairy tales to modern favourites Elmer, Topsy & Tim and Peppa Pig. Me Books are available for between £0.69 and £1.99 each in the Me Books Shop.
Read. Listen. Record. Save.
Simple, fun and interactive, Me Books enhance the reading experience through an original and clever use of audio. Using our super duper patented ‘draw and record’ technology children can personalise and interact with their Me Books. By tracing an area on the screen, then pressing and holding it down to record, readers can capture their own sounds and voices and save them as interactive ‘hotspots.’ Just in case there’s more than one natural performer in the family, it’s possible to save up to three versions of each Me Book to treasure forever
Genius narration and comedy gold from the likes of Richard E. Grant, Sir David Jason, Rik Mayall, Tamsin Greig, Adam Buxton and Josie Lawrence adds a boatload of charm and giggles to Me Books.
We haven’t altered or added anything to the original print, only sprinkled on some ‘Me Books Magic.’ Me Books not only excites young readers; it has also inspired best-selling authors to revisit their work and write additional lines for characters. Prick up your ears and relish brand new material written and performed exclusively for Me Books.
Top publishing partners
Having already teamed up with publishing greats including Hachette Children’s Books, Scholastic UK, Penguin, Puffin, Ladybird, Bloomsbury and Andersen Press, Me Books is a way for publishing companies big and small, as well as authors and illustrators, to reach a much wider audience than ever before.
The following Hachette Children’s Books titles are scheduled for Me Books release during 2013:
Orchard Books I Love Beasts
Orchard Books I Love Bugs
Orchard Books Zoom, Rocket, Zoom!
Orchard Books Choo Choo Clickety-Clack!
Orchard Books Dig Dig Digging
Orchard Books Emergency!
Orchard Books Roar!
Orchard Books Snap!
Orchard Books Stomp, Dinosaur, Stomp!
Orchard Books My Granny is a Pirate
Orchard Books Fetch
Orchard Books Apple Pie ABC
Hodder Children’s Books Please Don’t Torment Tootsie
Hodder Children’s Books The Very Important Idea
Hodder Children’s Books The Kiss that Missed
Hodder Children’s Books Good Knight Sleep Tight
Hodder Children’s Books Three Wishes
Hodder Children’s Books Just Like My Mum
Hodder Children’s Books Just Like My Dad
Hodder Children’s Books Hugless Douglas
Hodder Children’s Books Don’t Worry Hugless Douglas
Hodder Children’s Books Hugless Douglas and the Big Sleep
Hodder Children’s Books We Love You Hugless Douglas
Hodder Children’s Books Princess Pearl: A Birthday Ball
Hodder Children’s Books Princess Pearl: A Fashion Fairytale
Hodder Children’s Books Princess Pearl: A Friend to Treasure
Hodder Children’s Books Princess Pearl: A Royal Ballet