First Contact War, Griffons
by ~AssasinMonkey

Well yesterday EqD posted about some Barnes & Noble Pony Nook books, Nook is their own person “in house” book reader which I cannot say how popular it is compared to Amazon’s Kindle (I’m guessing like Zunes vs iPods). Since we have never really posted about what Barnes & Nobles has to offer when it comes to pony, I went through their site and picked out everyone G4 related (there is a ton of pre-G4 merch too). Most of the products are for the Nook, though I see a few items that are physical books made by Reader’s Digest.

Definitely merchandise I’d flag as for parents and their kids, because yes there are plenty of people in this fandom who have kids. Someone mentioned a mother and child at EFNW, the mother dressed as I think Rarity (or Twilight) while the kid was dressed as Spike.

Several of the items are from Ruckus Media, the reading app we posted about back in the Spring. I’ll also note that Nook is available as an app for iPads (and I’m sure all other iOS Apple devices, but double check). This collection after the page break includes older items from Season 1. Enjoy.

Kids will not only enjoy this sweet story starring Rarity, the most beautiful unicorn in Ponyville, but they’ll also be able to build Rarity’s Carousel Boutique with the included punch-out pieces. And the fun continues as kids make up their own stories or put on a fashion show with the three included press-out ponies, a pony mannequin, and 6 press-out outfits with accessories. A pocket on the back cover stores all your press out pieces.
Physical Book,  (Pre-Order, Available 3/5/13) $9.69 by Reader’s Digest

Every pony has a cutie mark, but did you ever wonder how they got them? Kids will love this story that reveals how and when each pony received her special symbol. Read the story and then recreate the symbols “stamping” throughout the pages and on special Pony scenes. Readers can make up their own original stories as well, great for imaginative play.
Nook Color, Tablet & Nook for iPad $4.99, Illustrations by Ruth Koppel, Narrated by Tara Sands

Friendship is Magic! Things That Go Bump in the Night is about a spooky suspense-filled camping trip. When Twilight Sparkle guides her friends up the mountain to the campsite, they discover that something mysterious is afoot! Will the ponies uncover the source of the mysterious sounds haunting the campsite?
Nook Color, Tablet & Nook for iPad $3.99, by Ruckus Media Group

There’s a wedding in Canterlot and you’re invited! Shining Armor is about to marry Celestia’s niece, Mi Amore Cadenza, known throughout the kingdom as Cadance, and everyone is eagerly looking forward to the big day.
Nook Color, Tablet & Nook for iPad $0.99 – Illustrated by Jill Goldowsky, Narrated by Tara Sands

Twilight Sparkle receives two tickets to the Grand Galloping Gala and must pick one friend to go with her. All the ponies want to go, so Princess Celestia sends Twilight enough tickets for them all to attend.
Nook Color, Tablet & Nook for iPad $3.99 – by Cari Meister & Denise Knuff

Every pony has a cutie mark, but did you ever wonder how they got them? Kids will love this episode-based story that reveals how and when each pony received her special symbol. They can read the story and then recreate it with the stickers and four playscenes. Or they can make up their own original stories; Great for imaginative play.
Physical Book $7.19 by Reader’s Digest

Applejack tires herself out trying to harvest all the apples at Sweet Apple Acres by herself. Her friends offer their help and eventually she accepts.
Nook Color, Tablet & Nook for iPad $3.99 by Heather Au, Denise Knuff

The three Cutie Mark Crusaders (AppleBloom, Sweetie Belle, and Scootaloo) try their hooves at different skills in an attempt to earn their cutie marks.
Nook Color, Tablet & Nook for iPad $3.99 by Brad Carrabine, Denise Knuff

Friendship is Magic! Join Twilight Sparkle, Spike the Dragon, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, and other Ponyville friends in a magical journey to learn about the history of Equestria, the Kingdom of Princess Celestia. The journey leads to an exciting finale–the Grand Galloping Gala!
Nook Color, Tablet & Nook for iPad $3.99 by Ruckus Media Group

The ponies enter a competition in Canterlot together and help each other through all the hiccups they encounter along the way. They do not win, but they are thankful for their friendship.
Nook Color, Tablet & Nook for iPad $4.99 by Heather Au, Denise Knuff

Pinkie Pie suspects that her friends are avoiding her because they don’t want to be her friend anymore. It turns out that they were avoiding her so they could plan her surprise birthday party.
Nook Color, Tablet & Nook for iPad $3.99 by Brian Bacin, Denise Knuff

Friendship is Magic! Rarity decides to put on a fashion show with all of her best friends as the models. But she soon finds making their dresses difficult when they keep asking her to change them. In the end, she learns a valuable lesson about the importance of helping others.
Nook Color, Tablet & Nook for iPad $3.99 by Ruckus Media Group
  • Oh my goodness. The Nook Color actually has a really cool storybook feature where it reads the book to you and stuff. I wonder if these have that or are just PDFs of vectors…