Shared Reading of Children’s Interactive Picture Books

  • Claire Timpany
  • Nicholas Vanderschantz
  • Annika Hinze
  • Sally Jo Cunningham
  • Kristy Wright
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8839)


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.


Digital Library Interactive Feature Picture Book Young Reader Reading Session 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Claire Timpany
    • 1
  • Nicholas Vanderschantz
    • 1
  • Annika Hinze
    • 1
  • Sally Jo Cunningham
    • 1
  • Kristy Wright
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Computer ScienceUniversity of WaikatoHamiltonNew Zealand

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