Ebooks Exploration:

(reading list/draft)

Lisa Guernsey:
Are Ebooks Any Good?
Why E-Reading with your Kid Can Impede Learning

Warren Buckleitner;
The Children's EBook RevisitedPresentation and The Children's Ebook Revisited article (includes Children's Interactive Media Evaluation Instrument, Adapted for Ebooks).
CES 2012: Digital Publishers Debate What Makes a Good Kids' Product

Cooney Center:
Come Read with Us! News from the E-book Quickstudyby Meagan Bromley
Does a book by any other platform still smell as sweet? by Ann My Thai
The New Coviewing website
Edutopia Research Brief

Akron Ready Steps:
Akron Ready Steps- High Quality Literacy Learning, Back to School-ebook Nook Set-up
Read Aloud Observation Protocol

Jeremy Brueck:
Research Ed; Developing an e-Book Quality Rating Tool(1)
e-Books, Learning Objects and the Blueprint Key (2)
Analytic Tools for Examining e-Book Features (3)
An e-Book Quality Rating Tool is Born(4)
Findings from the e-Book Quality Rating Tool (5)

A Formative Study of an E-Book Instructionahttp://ebooksece.wikispaces.com/l Model in Early Literacy by
Kathleen Roskos, Karen Burstein, Byeong-Keun You, Jeremy Brueck, Carolyn O’ Brien
Investigating Analytic Tools for e-Book Design in Early Literacy Learning
Ebooks, The New Normal Virtual Summit Archives
eReaders in students' hands: It's not easy!

Swipe Tap, Flick and... Read? Research on Children and E-Books by Sarah Vaala

Publishing iPad Book Apps for Kids

How will iPad picture books effect digital literacy?,Digital Media Diet Blog
Book apps/reviews
Digital Storytime
School Library Journal

Teacher groups
EReader Roundup
ning for eBooks in classrooms
#kinderchat and #ECEtech on Twitter
Live Binders (might not be as useful for eBooks specifically, but focused on iPad use in schools)

From Katie's Dissertation study
Bus, A.G., Verhallen, M., & de Jong, M.T. (2009). How onscreen storybooks contribute to early literacy. In A.G. Bus & S.B. Neuman (Eds.), Multimedia and literacy development (pp. 153-167). New York: Routledge.
Calvert, S.L., Strong, B.L., & Gallagher, L. (2005). Control as an engagement feature for young children's attention to and learning of computer content. American Behavioral Scientist, 48(5), 578-589.
de Jong, M. T., & Bus, A. G. (2002). Quality of book-reading matters for emergent readers: An experiment with the same book in a regular or electronic format. Journal of Educational Psychology, 94(1), 145-155.deJong_JEP_2002.pdf

de Jong, M.T., & Bus, A.G. (2003). How well suited are electronic books to supporting literacy? Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 3(2), 147-164.
de Jong, M.T., & Bus, A.G. (2004). The efficacy of electronic books in fostering Kindergarten children's emergent story understanding. Reading Research Quarterly, 39(4), 378-393.deJong&Bus_RRQ_2004.pdf

Doty, D.E., Popplewell, S.R., & Byers, G.O. (2001). Interactive CD-ROM storybooks and young readers' reading comprehension. Journal of Research on Computing in Education, 33(4), 374-384.Doty,etal_2001_JRCE.pdf

Korat, O., & Shamir, A. (2004). Do hebrew electronic books differ from Dutch electronic books? A replication of a Dutch content analysis. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 20, 257-268.Korat&Shamir_2004_JCAL.pdf

Korat, O., & Shamir, A. (2007). Electronic books versus adult readers: Effects on children's emergent literacy as a function of social class. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 23(3), 248-259. Korat&Shamir_e-books.pdf

Korat, O., & Shamir, A. (2008). The educational electronic book as a tool for supporting children's emergent literacy in low versus middle SES groups. Computers & Education, 50(1), 110-124. Korat&Shamir_2008_Comp&Ed.pdf

Labbo, L.D. (2009). "Let's do the computer story again, Nana": A case study of how a 2-year-old and his grandmother shared thinking spaces during multiple shared readings of an electronic story. In A.G. Bus & S.B. Neuman (Eds.), Multimedia and literacy development (pp. 196-210). New York: Routledge.
Labbo, L.D., & Kuhn, M.R. (2000). Weaving chains of affect and cognition: A young child's understanding of CD-ROM talking books. Journal of Literacy Research, 32(2), 187-210.
Lefever-Davis, S., & Pearman, C. (2005). Early readers and electronic texts: CD-ROM storybook features that influence reading behaviors. Reading Teacher, 58(5), 446-454. LefeverDavis&Pearman_2005_RT.pdf
McKenna, M.C., Labbo, L.D., Reinking, D., & Zucker, T.A. (2007). Effective uses of technology in literacy instruction. In L.B. Gambrell, L.M. Morrow & M. Pressley (Eds.), Best practices in literacy instruction (3rd ed., pp. 344-372). New York, NY: Guilford Press.
Plowman, L., & Stephen, C. (2003). A 'benign addition'? Research on ICT and pre-school children. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 19(2), 149-164. http://www.nwrel.org/request/june01/index.html

Ricci, C.M., & Beal, C.R. (2002). The effect of interactive media on children’s story memory. Journal of Educational Psychology, 94(1), 138-144. Ricci_JEP.pdf

Shamir, A., & Korat, O. (2009). The educational electronic book as a tool for supporting children's emergent literacy. In A.G. Bus & S.B. Neuman (Eds.), Multimedia and literacy development (pp. 168-181). New York: Routledge.
Trushell, J., Burrell, C., & Maitland, A. (2001). Year 5 pupils reading an 'Interactive Storybook' on CD ROM: Losing the plot? British Journal of Educational Technology, 32(4), 389-401.
Turbill, J. (2001a). A researcher goes to school: Using technology in the kindergarten literacy curriculum. Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 1(3), 255-279.
Turbill, J. (2001b). Getting kindergarteners started with technology: The story of one school. Reading Online, 5(1).
Unsworth, L. (2003). Reframing research and literacy pedagogy relating to CD narratives: Addressing ‘radical change’ in digital age literature for children. Issues in Educational Research, 13. Retrieved from http://www.iier.org.au/iier13/unsworth.html.

Van Scoter, J., & Ellis, D. (2001). By request...Technology in early education: Finding the Balance. In N. R. E. Laboratory (Ed.). Portland, OR: Northwest Regional Education Laboratory.
Verhallen, M., Bus, A. G., & de Jong, M. T. (2006). The promise of multimedia stories for Kindergarten children at risk. Journal of Educational Psychology, 98(2), 410-419.

Survey research on use of tech (not sure what your purpose is in collecting this info, but I find the info here useful in framing a rationale FOR use of eBooks) -
NIEER paper on media & young children

Rideout, V., Lauricella, A. & Wartella, E. (2011). Children, media, and race: Media use among White, Black, Hispanic and Asian American children. Evanston, IL: Center on Media and Human Development, Northwestern University.
Scholastic Inc., & Yankelovich (2006). Kids and family reading report. Retrieved from http://www.scholastic.com/aboutscholastic/news/reading_survey_press_call_2.pdf.

Scholastic Inc., & Yankelovich (2008). Kids and family reading report. Retrieved from http://www.scholastic.com/aboutscholastic/news/kfrr08web.pdf.
Zevenbergen, R., & Logan, H. (2008). Computer use by preschool children: Rethinking practice as digital natives come to preschool. Australian Journal of Early Childhood, 33(1), 37-44.