Random House Children’s Books and Sesame Workshop have launched a new digital publishing initiative, which focuses on early learning and reading readiness. Select titles from the Random House Children’s Books Sesame Street library are now available as e-books for the first time.
Digital editions of Elmo Says Achoo! and Elmo’s Breakfast Bingo are now available in the U.S. and Canada wherever Random House e-books are sold. An additional 19 titles will be released this spring, including Get Moving with Grover, Big Bird Says . . ., and Baker, Baker, Cookie Maker. Several titles will include audio narration from Sesame Street’s Bob McGrath, a cast member since 1969.
"With this program, Random House and Sesame Workshop are expanding our long-standing partnership of more than four decades and extending our shared commitment to children’s literacy and enriching children’s early learning experiences to a new platform," says Kate Klimo, vice president and publisher, Random House/Golden Books Young Readers Group.
"Sesame Street has always aimed to reach children everywhere, and today that includes the evolving digital arena," says Jennifer A. Perry, vice president, worldwide publishing, Sesame Workshop. "With Random House Children’s Books, we are creating new ways to enjoy story time with Elmo, Big Bird, Cookie Monster, and our other beloved characters.”