By Adam Sockel, OverDrive’s Social Media Specialist. 

When someone says the words “picture book” it’s likely you think of the classic Little Golden Books so many of us grew up reading. I spent more nights than I could ever count falling asleep as my parents read me tales of Poky Little Puppies, Very Hungry Caterpillars and hundreds of other adorably named critters. These days, kids tend to grab for their parents smartphones or tablets to play on but that doesn’t mean bedtime stories are going away. In fact, thanks to OverDrive Read-Along eBooks and fixed-layout eBooks it’s never been easier to make a memorable moment before bed.

November is a month where libraries and readers around the world celebrate a love of picture books and OverDrive is excited to join the fun. With OverDrive Read-Alongs and our fixed layout picture books you can provide interactive content for your young readers. Whether they love Dr. Seuss, Disney princesses, super heroes or Nickelodeon characters you can provide the perfect digital bedtime stories.

When I was growing up my brother and I would listen to cassette tapes on our Teddy Ruxpin doll as we drifted off to sleep. I didnt’ think anything could be cooler than that but knowing that I am able to read The Lorax on an iPad or have a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles story read to me while I followed along is something seven year Adam would have been blown away by.