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Story Reader Products and Titles -- And a Look at the Future of Story Reader
If you’re interested in Story Reader books, there is a lot to read. With three kinds of Story Reader -- the original Story Reader, Story Reader Video Plus, and My First Story Reader -- dozens of Story Reader titles are available. In this section, we’ll look at the different kinds of Story Reader books.

Dora the Explorer is one of the Story Reader electronic books.
"Dora's Garden Adventure" is one of the Story Reader titles.

We’ve organized them by platform, so you can see the book sets that go with each Reader. Download the Story Reader Guide as a PDF for the complete set of books attached to each platform.

My First Story Reader
“Discover the Sky”
“Discover Colors”
“Discover Music”
Baby Einstein
You and your little one can listen together to rhymes about the sun, moon, clouds, vivid colors in the world, and musical instruments. Press buttons to add sounds to the story and songs. In the activity mode, help your child find the button that is round like the moon, red like the teddy bear’s nose, or the same color as the duck’s tuba.
“Be Happy!”
“Silly Sounds”
“Snack Day”
Sesame Street
Listen along to rhymes about Elmo cheering up his friends, making silly sounds, and making a special snack for his friend, Cookie Monster. Pressing buttons adds silly sounds. Switch to the activity mode and help your child match pictures on the page with the big, colorful buttons.

Story Reader

“Monsters, Inc.”
“The Incredibles”
Disney / Pixar
Stories of the movies “Monsters, Inc.,” “Cars,” and “The Incredibles.”
“Mona’s Favorite Words,”
“What Do Mommies Do?”
“An Angel Called Hope”
Kathy Ireland
Listen and read along as Kathy Ireland narrates three stories: Sara learns about friendship, a brother and sister learn about family, and four-year-old Mona learns about respecting others.
“Caught in a Web”
“House Call”
“Picture Perfect”
Read along as Spider-Man battles three foes: Doctor Octopus, Kraven the Hunter, and the Green Goblin.
“Dora’s Garden Adventure”
“Blue’s Perfect Picnic Spot”
“Grand Prize Winner”
Readers help Blue find his picnic clues, pick a winner for SpongeBob’s nautical game show, and assist Dora in Isa’s garden.
“Elmo’s Colorful Adventure”
“Grover Stays Up Very Late”
“Me Love Cookies”
Sesame Street
Elmo searches for his doll in silly places, Grover stays up way past his bedtime, and Cookie Monster tries some yummy new foods in these read-along stories.
"Toy Story"
"Monsters, Inc."

Become a master chef with Remy; go on an adventure with Woody and Buzz; and visit Boo with Mike and Sully in these read-along stories.

Disney Princess
Stories of the movies "Aladdin," "Mulan," and "Pocahontas."
"Handy Manny"
"Little Einsteins"
"Mickey Mouse Clubhouse"

Playhouse Disney
Read along and learn with three stories from Playhouse Disney.

Story Reader Video Plus
“Alphabet Adventure”
Alphaboy and Lettergirl must rescue A through Z from Miss Speller. Children read and play along to help save the alphabet.
“A to Z Snack Surprise”
Shaggy and Scooby use the alphabet to defeat the Ghoulish Gourmet and win the A to Z cooking competition.
“Bouncy Ball Adventure”
Dora the Explorer
Dora and Boots rescue the twins’ toys. Readers accompany them through the Spooky Forest and down Windy River to get to Bouncy Ball Volcano.
"Pinkie Pie's Rainbow Surprise"
My Little Pony
Rainbow Dash, Royal Bouquet, and Star Catacher cheer up Pinkie Pie in the pink adventure.
"Tour de Prawns"
SpongeBob SquarePants
SpongeBob SquarePants races against Squidward through Bikini Bottom in a seahorse race.
"Count on Thomas"
Thomas & Friends
When Thomas makes a delivery, something always seems to be missing. Count along with Thomas and his friends Harold and Harvey to figure out what happens to the missing cargo.
"Learn with Elmo"
Sesame Street
Elmo loves pretending to be a preschool teacher. Dance, giggle, and learn with Elmo as he taches his favorite Doll, Baby David, about patterns, shapes, counting, and opposites.

What's in store for the Story Reader brand in the future?

­Denise Runge, project manager for multimedia projects at Publications International, gave us a peek behind the curtain at an upcoming Story Reader Video Plus title. Expect stories about "Go! Diego, Go!" in late 2007.

The company has additional plans to expand the Story Reader line as technology grows.

"We're looking at new ways to make books come alive for children, with more audio and video and easy interfaces and connection to television, to phones, to many sorts of output devices," says Ann Taylor, Publications International's vice president of children's electronics. "We hope to continue to build on this wonderful and very educational play platform for kids."