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Review: ‘Big Little Brother’ for the iPad

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It’s occurred several times this fall: publishers have released print and app versions of a title simultaneously, or nearly simultaneously.  It’s true of today’s title, Big Little Brother, and was of Penguin’s Marcel the Shell With Shoes On: Things About Me, released in November.  Sometimes the print title is interactive as well, as in the case [...]

Review: ‘Elmer and Rose’ for iOS and Android

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‘Elmer and Rose’ is the second of David McKee’s books about the colorful pachyderm to become an app. Like the first, ‘Elmer’s Special Day,’ word identification and pronunciation are the focus of the interactive features.

Review: ‘Mrs. Claus Explains It All’

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This post concludes a week-long review of holiday apps. If you are thinking about presenting an app as a gift this holiday season, don’t forget to to take a look at our “Top Ten Apps of 2011” list, where you will find suggestions for children, teens, and adults. Our friends at Moms With Apps offer [...]

Review: ‘Twelve Days of Christmas’ for the iPad

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Having trouble remembering the lyrics to the ‘Twelve Days of Christmas’? You won’t after listening to (and playing with) this app from Polk Street Press.

Review: ‘A Victorian Christmas’ for the iPad

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In addition to some beautifully reproduced antiquarian texts, readers will be able to see examples of some of the finest Victorian book illustration in this 19th-century library. Title: Victorian Christmas Author: British Library   Developed by: BiblioLabs LLC and The British Library  Platform: iOS, requires 4.0 or later Version: 1.0  Price: $9.99 Gr 6 Up-Bring a [...]

Charlie Brown and Clement Moore

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What do Clement Moore and Charlie Brown have in common? Holiday apps.

Review: Holiday Apps

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Earlier this month we featured a review of Hello! Hello! I’m Snowman Joe! Today we begin a week-long look at more holiday apps with The Berenstain Bears Trim the Tree. Right now it’s on sale, along with another Oceanhouse Media title, How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Title: The Berenstain Bears Trim the Tree Author: Jan [...]

Review: ‘X is for X-Ray’ for iOS

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Several Touch Press apps made our “Top 10 Apps of 2011” list. Omar Ramirez reviews their latest offering. Title: X is for X-Ray: An A to Z Look Inside Everyday Objects Text: Paul Rosenthal Photographs by: Hugh Turvey Published by: Touch Press LLP in association with The American Society of Radiologic Technologists and The British [...]

The ‘Wonders of Geology’

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Breathtaking visuals, a concise text, and a narrated tour of some of the most spectacular natural sites in the United States make the Wonders of Geology a production to behold. The app is adapted from Michael Collier’s Over the Mountains (2007), one of a series of books he has published with Mikaya Press. Collier, a [...]

Review: ‘There’s No Place Like Space’ for iOS

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Today’s review highlights a title from “The Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library,” which introduces young children to science topics from outer space and marine life to dinosaurs and pets. There’s No Place Like Space! is the first app release in the series, soon to be followed by others from Oceanhouse Media, Inc. Title: There’s [...]