Barnes & Noble Debuts Color E-Reader the Whole Family Will Enjoy

12/10/2010 at 01:00 PM ET
Courtesy Barnes & Noble

We’re big fans of e-reading. But when it comes to children’s books, they’re just not the same in black and white. Well, all that’s about to change with Barnes & Noble‘s new NOOKcolor ($249).

This cool e-reader features a stunning 7-inch touchscreen that will bring the lovable characters from Dr. Seuss, Curious George, Fancy Nancy and more to life for you and you kids. Plus, it’s super slim so you can tote around several of your child’s favorite reads on trips — as well as a few of your own.

Did we mention it comes with built-in Wifi? With nearly 12,000 interactive kids’ picture and chapter books in the NOOK library, you’ll always have a selection they’ll enjoy at your fingertips.

Want one? The NOOKcolor is available at

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fuzibuni on

PLEASE GOD don’t let this thing replace real children’s books.
Reading to your child and letting them touch and turn the pages is one of the sweetest things in life.

simi on

i hope for the same thing as you, but life is moving forward without book, my local library is now only carries digital copies of new book. They order very few in print. It’s really sad if you ask me.

MiB on

simi, that’s horrible!
I can see the point of e-readers for children, especially in the light of one bag travelling, but yeah, I do hope that it doesn’t replace real books because there is nothing that can replace the feel and smell of real books.

kmb on

I totally agree with the above posters, as much as I hope that e-readers and virtual books don’t replace tangible children’s books, it sadly might be the case. Snuggling in with your kid at night and pulling out a.. brightly lit computer screen? Seems impersonal. There’s something to be said for the feel, look, and even smell of an actual book. Some things don’t need to be replaced by technology. And at $250, you’re better off borrowing children’s books from the library for free. Hardback books are much more durable for little ones than this pricey puppy.