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Review: ‘Don’t Let the Pigeon Run This App!’ for iOS


This app was released late last week as the iTunes “App of the Week.” Is there any doubt that this pigeon has fans? Title: Don’t Let the Pigeon Run This App! Author: Mo Willems Published and Developed by: Hyperion Books for Children with Small Planet Digital Platform: iOS, requires 3.1.3 or later Version: 1.0 Price: […]

Halloween Apps from Ed Emberley and Dan Yaccarino


Title: Go Away, Big Green Monster! Author: Ed Emberley Illustrator: Ed Emberley Voiceovers by: Ed Emberley and Evelyn Lorinczi Music Written and Performed by: Adrian Carney Developed by: Night & Day Studios  Produced by: Clara Seasholtz and Jaime Gennaro Platform: iOS, requires ; iPad exclusive Version: 1.0.1 Price: $2.99 Title: Five Little Pumpkins Author: Dan […]

Review: ‘Journey to the Exoplanets’ for the iPad


It’s a bit like spending the afternoon at a science museum or a planetarium, without the hassle of a car or bus trip, of course. Once you experience Journey that’s a convenience you’ll appreciate, since you’re bound to return to it again and again. See what our reviewer Dan Greene has to say about this […]

Review: ‘Berenstain Bears Go On a Ghost Walk’


Stan & Jan Berenstain’s stories of the Berenstain Bear family can be found on many home bookshelves, and now, on an assortment of electronic devices. Here’s a tale for those looking for some Halloween fare.

Review: ‘March of the Dinosaurs’ for iOS

Screen shot from 'March of the Dinosaurs' (Touch Press)

You may remember two Touch Press productions reviewed earlier this year: the stunning Gems and Jewels and the extraordinary Waste Land (T. S. Eliot). The latest release from Touch Press is another high-quality offering; March of the Dinosaurs combines spectacular images and animation with a compelling story that incorporates recent scientific findings. March was produced […]

Review: ‘Ladybug Girl’ for iOS


Trilogy Studio’s ‘Ladybug Girl’ app written by David Soman and Jacky Davis stays true to the story’s themes of play and imagination.

You’re Invited to a Party!

Please join me and Kathy Ishizuka, School Library Journal’s technology editor, and the folks at Ruckus Mobile Media for a twitter party this Wednesday evening, October 19th, 9:00-10:00 pm EST. The topic is Digital Storytelling and Libraries and we’ll be there to add our two cents; we hope you will take part in the conversation. […]

Review: ‘Skippyjon Jones’ an iPad exclusive


Judith Schachner’s story of the spirited ‘Skippyjon Jones’ is now an iPad app.

Review: ‘Cinderella: A 3-D Fairy Tale’ for iOS


The much anticipated Cinderella: A 3-D Fairy Tale was released a few weeks ago to fanfare. In an interview with Lauren Barack, Nosy Crow’s Kate Wilson spoke about some of the app’s innovative features and enhancements and shared her thoughts on digital storytelling. Title: Cinderella: A 3-D Fairy Tale Illustrated by: Ed Bryan Developed by: […]

Review: ‘Brave Rooney’ for iOS


Caped crusaders, 50 interactive features and a message: ‘Brave Rooney’ is an app for superheroes-in-training kids.