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Review: Fancy Nancy and the Sensational Babysitter; Fancy Nancy and the Late, Late, LATE Night for the iPad and iPhone

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Will Jane O’Connor’s fans fancy these Nancy apps?

Review: The Wizard of Oz 3D for iOS

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Not so much an app as an enhanced audiobook, The Wizard of Oz 3D offers the complete text of L. Frank Baum’s original The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (George M. Hill Co., 1900).

Review: The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore for the iPad

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You may have already heard something about The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore—the film or the app. Moonbot Studios has created a 14-minute film that can be downloaded onto your computer as well as a jaw-dropping iPad story app that incorporates clips from the film, and a whirlwind of animation techniques (stop-action, 2-D, [...]

Review: Arthur’s Pet Business; Arthur’s Tooth; Arthur Writes a Story for iOS

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As is School Library Journal’s practice, we sometimes offer our readers composite reviews of series titles. In this review, Cindy Wall takes a look at three apps featuring Marc Brown’s Arthur. The apps are part of the projected nine-title “Arthur Reads” series produced by Marc Brown Studios and ScrollMotion Kids. Titles: Arthur’s Pet Business; Arthur’s [...]

Review: Gems and Jewels for iOS

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Touch Press, the creators of the acclaimed Solar System, The Elements, and The Waste Land now offers viewers a look at some spectacular Gems and Jewels.

Review: Blue Hat, Green Hat for iOS

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Blue Hat, Green Hat is the third Sandra Boynton board book made into an app by Loud Crow Interactive, a producer of quality digital books for children. The company’s list of apps may be short, but it’s list of accolades is long. Title: Blue Hat, Green Hat Author: Sandra Boynton Developed by: Loud Crow Interactive [...]

Review: ‘Oh, the Thinks You Can Think!’ for iOS

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Oceanhouse Media, one of the leading producers of book apps for children, has released another Dr. Seuss title, bringing the number to 22 in that series. If you haven’t viewed one of their Seuss apps yet, three free lite versions are available: Green Eggs and Ham, Dr. Seuss’s ABC, and The Cat in the Hat. Title: [...]

Review: The Waste Land for the iPad

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The Waste Land is a stunning demonstration of the way a book app can augment the traditional reading experience.

Review: Spot the Dot for the iPad

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David A. Carter. The name conjures wildly imaginative paper engineering featuring primary colors. His not-for-kids-only, nearly abstract One Red Dot (2005), Blue 2 (2006), and 600 Black Spots (2007, all S & S) are extraordinarily playful, inventive books that send readers on seek-and-find missions. While Spot the Dot is not a picture-book app, how could we [...]

Review: The Going to Bed Book for iOS

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Sandra Boynton’s The Going to Bed Book was first published in 1982 and since then its soothing rhyme has lulled many youngsters to sleep. While the book’s audience is preschoolers, the app is likely to be enjoyed by slightly older siblings as well–it contains one of the most delightful interactive features I’ve encountered.