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Review: Jack Kerouac’s On the Road for iOS

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If you haven’t been paying much attention to what’s happening in the world of apps, Jack Kerouac’s On the Road, released on June 18th by Penguin Books, is a production that’s bound to make you take notice.

Review: Our Choice

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Stunning photography, informative video clips, and a cogent message are just some of the highlights of Al Gore’s Our Choice app-a winner of a 2011 Apple Design Award.

Review: It’s Tyrannosaurus Rex!

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Dawn Bentley’s It’s Tyrannosaurus Rex!, illustrated by Karen Carr (Soundprints, 2003), has been adapted into a pan-and-zoom picture-book app.

Review: Be Confident in Who You Are for iPad

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  Not all book apps are created for the picture-book crowd; today’s review highlights one produced for middle school students. While this app, like many of the others designed for this age group, isn’t narrated, sound effects, “edgy music,” and interactive features are used to good effect, notes our reviewer Elisabeth LeBris. Be Confident in [...]

Review: Pat the Bunny for iOS

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It wasn’t difficult deciding which app to review first. After all, for many of us, Dorothy Kunhardt’s Pat the Bunny , first published in 1940, was the first interactive book we encountered. Henrietta Thornton, an SLJ staffer (and a mom) leaped on this one. Here’s her review: Pat the Bunny iOS 4.0 or later Random [...]

A Blog Is Born

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Long before School Library Journal assembled its apps advisory group in March, it was clear that our readers needed guidance in selecting the best apps for children and teens. With the help of our distinguished board–and with many hours of app viewing and evaluation behind us–we’re ready to take on that role. So look for [...]