Oceanhouse Media and HarperCollins Children’s Books Announce New Agreement to Bring Additional Berenstain Bears Titles to the App Market

The Berenstain Bears’ Bedtime Battle omBook is now available for the introductory price of $2.99 for Apple and Android devices.

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The Berenstain Bears' Bedtime Battle on iPad

Stan and Jan Berenstains’ hallmark illustrations come to life in this omBook adaptation.

Encinitas, CA (PRWEB) August 02, 2011

Oceanhouse Media, Inc. and HarperCollins Children’s Books today announce the release of The Berenstain Bears’ Bedtime Battle omBook (Oceanhouse Media digital book) for Apple and Android devices. Offered for the introductory price of $2.99, the omBook is the first in a series of popular Berenstain Bears titles that will be available for the app market as part of a new licensing agreement between the two publishers.

Oceanhouse Media currently is the digital publisher of 16 other Berenstain Bears omBooks that are part of the faith-based Living Lights series by Zondervan, a division of HarperCollins Publishers.

“The Berenstain Bears omBooks continue to be one of our most beloved app series,” said Michel Kripalani, President of Oceanhouse Media. “It’s exciting to have the opportunity to expand the number of these treasured books in our omBook collection thanks to our wonderful partnership with HarperCollins Children’s Books.”

In The Berenstain Bears’ Bedtime Battle, it’s bedtime for Brother Bear and Sister Bear, but they have other plans in mind. Playing with dinosaurs, having a tea party and getting a piggyback ride from Papa Bear all are great alternatives to going to bed. Once Papa Bear announces that it’s bedtime, the great bedtime battle begins!

“Stan and Jan Berenstains’ hallmark illustrations come to life in this omBook adaptation,” said Susan Katz, President and Publisher of HarperCollins Children’s Books. “Oceanhouse Media has a great track record of providing quality book apps that are respectful to the original content of the Berenstains. We look forward to expanding the line of omBooks with them to include many popular Berenstain Bears titles that families have come to love over the years.”

Aimed for readers ages three to seven, The Berenstain Bears’ Bedtime Battle features three options: Auto Play (geared toward younger readers), which plays like a movie by automatically reading and turning pages; Read To Me, which allows users to listen to the narrated story with words highlighted as they are read; and Read It Myself, which lets users read the book in its traditional format. Special features include original artwork, the option to touch any word to have it spoken, word highlighting, professional audio narration and scene-by-scene custom background audio. In addition, words zoom up when pictures are touched, further enhancing the reading experience for young children.

About Oceanhouse Media, Inc.
Creators of the award-winning Dr. Seuss book apps, Oceanhouse Media, Inc. is a leading publisher of more than 240 mobile apps for iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch), Android and NOOK Color devices. The company was founded in early 2009 by Michel Kripalani, a veteran of the video gaming industry. Thirteen of the company’s apps have reached the number one spot within their categories on Apple’s App Store. In addition, Google has selected the company as one of its Top Developers, a designation granted to only 150 groups worldwide.

Oceanhouse Media's corporate focus is to uplift, educate and inspire through technology. For more information, visit http://www.oceanhousemedia.com. Follow the company at http://www.facebook.com/OceanhouseMedia and http://twitter.com/OceanhouseMedia.

About HarperCollins Children’s Books
HarperCollins Children’s Books is one of the leading publishers of children’s books. Respected worldwide for its tradition of publishing quality, award-winning books for young readers, HarperCollins is home to many timeless treasures—Charlotte’s Web, The Chronicles of Narnia, Goodnight Moon, Where the Sidewalk Ends, the Ramona series, Where the Wild Things Are; and popular new classics—The Graveyard Book, A Series of Unfortunate Events, Warriors, and Fancy Nancy. Consistently at the forefront of digital innovation, HarperCollins Children’s Books delights young readers through engaging storytelling in all formats, including ebooks and apps. HarperCollins Children’s Books is a division of HarperCollins Publishers, one of the leading English-language publishers in the world and a subsidiary of News Corporation (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV). Headquartered in New York, HarperCollins has publishing groups in the US, Canada, the UK, Australia/New Zealand, and India. You can visit HarperCollins Children’s Books at http://www.harpercollinschildrens.com and HarperCollins Publishers at http://www.harpercollins.com.

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