I'm blowing my own horn here, but I just finished a new version of Read 
Etexts that might be worth a look.  The new version has a "Books" tab 
that lets you search the Project Gutenberg offline catalog and download 
titles to the Journal.  Gutenberg has lots of Juvenile books as well as 
well known books by European authors in their original languages.  I 
posted it on ASLO yesterday, with new screenshots.

In addition to the catalog search, if you run it on SoaS you can use the 
Speech tab to read the book aloud with word highlighting.  Many 
different voices are available, so for instance you could use a French 
voice for the works of Dumas and Verne.

The books are plain text, no pictures, but if I say so myself Read 
Etexts has become impressive in a way it never has been before.

For books with pictures you could suggest a visit to the Internet 
Archive website to get books in PDF format that Read could use.  There 
are some remarkable PDFs of scanned in book pages there.

James Simmons

> Date: Fri, 22 May 2009 20:03:40 +0200
> From: Sean DALY <>
> Subject: [Sugar-devel] Usage scenarios for Sugar?
> To: Sugar Labs Marketing <>,     iaep
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> Hi everyone, we have been contacted by a monthly tech publication in
> Europe willing to devote several pages to Sugar in their summer issue!
> More specifically, advising parents how to download & run SoaS and do
> educational stuff with their kids during the summer holidays.
> Off the top of my head I suggested a scenario where Memorize is
> customized with family photos, a Turtle Art lesson, ...
> Suggestions please!
> thanks
> Sean

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