HC adds new tales to military storytelling app

HC adds new tales to military storytelling app

HarperCollins Children’s Books has added several e-books to a storytelling app for military families.

Little Troopers Treasures, the app launched last year by the charity Little Troopers, allows military personnel to read a bedtime story to their children from wherever they are in the world. The app captures the parent’s face and voice and synchronises the pages turning and the storytelling.

HarperCollins has renewed its partnership with the charity and added several classic e-books to the app,including the Paddington Bear story by Michael Bond.

Louise Fetigan, who founded Little Troopers in 2012, said: “Little Troopers is delighted to be renewing the partnership we have with HarperCollins Children’s Books. They have been so supportive of our charity and all the military children who frequently have a parent serving away from home with our British Armed Forces.

“Our app, Little Troopers Treasures, is proving so popular within the military community. Everyone thinks that with Facetime and Skype it is easy for military families to stay in touch, the reality is completely different; with intermittent Internet access, security issues around mobile devices and scenarios like ships and submarines being out at sea for months on end. This app is really helping to comfort our Little Troopers when Mum or Dad are miles away.”

According to HarperCollins, nearly 400 British Army families use the app on a regular basis.