[IAEP] Please help suggest illustrated eBooks for Sugar on a Stick v2 Blueberry launch

Sean DALY sdaly.be at gmail.com
Fri Nov 27 12:54:36 EST 2009

very helpful Jim thanks!

On Fri, Nov 27, 2009 at 5:50 PM, Jim Simmons <nicestep at gmail.com> wrote:
> Sean,
> Check out the Children's Library here:
> http://www.archive.org/details/iacl
> There are several books in Arabic, Farsi, and other languages.  The
> top rated Arabic books are short, well illustrated, and aimed at young
> children so they might be good choices in DJVU format.  Some
> possibilities:
> Tagalog -- Pag-Aalsa Sa Cavite; Bakit Binitay Sina Padre Gomez, Burgos
> At Zamora? http://www.archive.org/details/vllpgls
> Arabic -- Ras Al-Afa http://www.archive.org/details/mrmrslf
> Farsi -- Raha Kih Mamanad http://www.archive.org/details/shjrhkh
> French -- L'Arche de N http://www.archive.org/details/larcheden00guig
> Chinese -- Kao Ai Ti Che Chih http://www.archive.org/details/ktchchh
> Chinese -- Ku Kung Wen Wu Pao Tsang Hsu Pien
> http://www.archive.org/details/kkngwnw
> Hope this helps.
> James Simmons
>>> Date: Thu, 26 Nov 2009 00:02:43 +0100
>>> From: Sean DALY <sdaly.be at gmail.com>
>>> Subject: [IAEP] Please help suggest illustrated eBooks for Sugar on a
>>>        Stick   v2 Blueberry launch
>>> Sugar on a Stick v2 Blueberry will be launched at the Netbook World
>>> Summit in Paris on December 8th and Walter will open the summit with
>>> the keynote presentation!
>>> Sebastian and other members of the SoaS team are working hard on
>>> finalizing the master this weekend.
>>> In this holiday season with $250 Kindles and $299 Nooks and $$$
>>> eBooks, we want to talk about Sugar's great eBook tools as well as
>>> open access eBooks - that eBooks shouldn't be only pricey DRM'd
>>> downloads for pricey gadgets.
>>> To do this, we want to "populate" Blueberry's Journal with a small
>>> number of eBooks. Small, so the Journal is not overstuffed; eBooks
>>> there will help new Sugar users to understand the Journal.
>>> We do feel though that it is important that of the handful of eBooks,
>>> not all should be in English. We won't have room for every language
>>> (that needs to wait for a later version of Sugar or SoaS which could
>>> have filter logic by language). But an eBook in half a dozen
>>> languages, with instructions for parents and teachers where to find
>>> others, will effectively demonstrate Sugar's potential as an eBook
>>> reader solution. Books written in the native language will be
>>> preferable to translations of books originally written in English -
>>> we'd like to show that Sugar content can be localized and not merely
>>> translated.
>>> Please suggest eBooks! ideally, an illustrated eBook in EPUB format
>>> (although we may be able to convert from other formats by hand since
>>> there will only be a few). Send links!
>>> If it's possible before Sunday, it would be fabulous if we could
>>> include an eBook created by children in the classroom! Even a
>>> collection of scans could be fairly easily "bound" into an eBook file.
>>> Thanks for your help!
>>> Sean
>>> Sugar Labs Marketing Coordinator

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