Hachette Children’s Group, one of the largest children’s publishers in the UK and publisher of author Enid Blyton, as well as owner of Enid Blyton Entertainment, has teamed up with Fonetti, in order to upload a selection of Blyton’s stories to the Fonetti library.
This is the first time ever that Enid Blyton has been part of a digital literacy platform.
Enid Blyton is one of the world’s best-selling children’s authors with sales of her books in excess of 500 million copies, translated into over 40 languages. In the UK she sells more than one book a minute and many of her books have been adapted into films and TV series.
As well as being regularly voted the UK’s best-loved author, according to UNESCO, Enid Blyton is the most translated children’s author in the world.
Children will be able to access the Blyton stories, which are grouped into three collections: Summertime Stories, Animal Stories and Magic and Mischief Stories, with each bundle of stories costing £7.99.
They are available in the Fonetti app now.
Kim Antoniou, CEO, Auris Tech;
“We are delighted to be able to offer our Fonetti readers these stories, from one of the best loved children’s authors of all time.”
“Literacy is the cornerstone of every child’s life. Without it, children (and adults) are held back at every stage. The ability to read is a vital life skill and the Fonetti App aims to promote reading, particularly reading aloud, and language skills to children from 4 to 9 years of age. Being able to offer Enid Blyton titles, alongside our many other authors, will help us to enhance and grow our reader base.”
Karen Lawler, Head of Brand Strategy and Licensed Content, Hachette Children’s Group added:
“We are delighted to be working with Auris Tech and their Fonetti reading platform to help ensure even more children have access to Enid Blyton’s world-famous stories. Fonetti’s ability to recognise children’s words as they read aloud has the potential to build reading accuracy and fluency. Enid Blyton’s stories have been used to develop literacy skills for generations of children, so we felt it was the perfect fit.
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