New chapter on the future of books – engagement is the key when reading digital books

The Australian Children’s Book Week Book of the Year will be announced today at about midday.

Book week runs August 20- 26 with the theme: “Dreaming with Eyes Open,” a reference to books, Indigenous culture and of course, children.

Each year since 1945 the CBCA has brought children and books together across Australia through CBCA Book Week.

As streaming overtaking markets for television and music, tech companies are banking on books being next. With the rise of digital book platforms, how are paper books holding up? 

Cosmos Science Journalist Petra Stock is writing a series about children’s e-books, for The Citizen, the publication of the Centre for Advancing Journalism. In her first article, Petra reports on the latest research about digital and paper books.

Read more: What’s the perfect gift for a young astrophysicist?

If you are looking for recommendations on Australian books which provide an antidote to traditional gendered views about science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), read the recent Cosmos article on the power of children’s stories to challenge stereotypes.

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