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Review: ‘Hush, Little Beachcomber’

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Heading to the beach with your iPad? Don’t forget to download Dianne Moritz’s ‘Hush, Little Beachcomber’ and Stephen Huneck’s “Sally Goes to the Beach” for the kids.

Review: ‘A Garden for Pig.’ Kane Miller Enters the Digital Storytelling World

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Kane Miller publishers has released a series of apps based on their international children’s titles.

Kane Miller Makes Some Noise with ‘Boom Bah!’

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Kane Miller publishers have been bringing outstanding international children’s titles to the attention of American readers for more than thirty years. Their list includes such favorites as Mem Fox’s Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge, Taro Gomi’s Everyone Poops, Jae Soo Liu’s Yellow Umbrella, and more recently, Atinuke’s “Anna Hibiscus” series. Boom Bah!, first published in Australia, […]

Leonardo da Vinci: Anatomy

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I make no secret of my admiration of the work of Touch Press. Ever inventive, each app they have produced introduces an innovative feature or two that enhances the presentation at hand. Our reviewer Kathleen Wilson describes those found in Anatomy in her comments below, and Martin Clayton, Senior Curator of Prints and Drawings at […]

Review: Over In the Ocean: In a Coral Reef

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I couldn’t resist. I had to blow this image up. Jeanette Canyon’s artistry with polymer clay is something to behold. Title: Over in the Ocean Subtitle: In a Coral Reef Author: Marianne Berkes Illustrator: Jeanette Canyon Published by: Dawn Publications Developer: Malachi Bazan Platform: iOS, requires 4.0 or later Version: 1.1 Price: $3.99 PreS-Gr 2-This […]

Barefoot World Atlas

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Author NIck Crane describes the ‘The Barefoot World Atlas’ app as a “free-roaming interactive world” where users “create their own journey.”

Review: ‘Skulls’ from Touch Press for iOS

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Skulls (Touch Press) is an elegant, fascinating app, uniquely shaped by the strong essays of Simon Winchester, stunning photographs by Nick Mann, and the quirky audio notes of skull collector Alan Dudley.

Review: **Bobo Explores Light**

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I’m a sucker for embedded instructional videos and Bobo has quite a few (don’t miss the one on lightning), as well as screen after screen of terrific graphics. There’s also a quirky robot host that kids will love. I can’t wait to see where Bobo’s interests take him next. Title: Bobo Explores Light Author: Craig […]

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: ‘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.