Paper is no longer a story time requirement, thanks to the abundance of digital kids' books accessible via iPad or smartphone. A new player to the ebook scene is uTales, which distinguishes itself from the pack with an interesting crowdsourced approach to acquiring content. For $10 a month, parents have access to an unlimited number of digital picture books — your standard subscription model — but these books aren't ones that can be found just anywhere. uTales culls its content from a network of more than 1,000 professional authors and illustrators from around the world; in this way, it's more Etsy than Netflix, but with an editorial board and selective process ensuring the quality of the books that make it onto the site. In addition to these original works, uTales boasts an impressive selection of classic kids' books that have been given a new life.
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