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Lunching on Sea Urchin, Abalone, and Clams


In ‘Otter on His Own,’ Doe Boyle’s lyrical text (Soundprints, 2002), Robert Lawson’s expressive illustrations, plus a few enhancements (Oceeanhouse Media, Inc.) deliver an informative, visually appealing app.

‘Where Do Balloons Go?’ Ask Jamie Lee Curtis.


Jamie Lee Curtis’s charming picture book ‘Where Do Balloons Go?’ (HarperCollins, 2000), gets the royal app treatment from Auryn, Inc.

Review: ‘Hush, Little Beachcomber’


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

Garden for Pig

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, […]

Review: Tove Jansson’s ‘Moomin, Mymble and Little My’

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This app takes advantage of the iPad’s capabilities, incorporating sound, motion, and interactivity, while letting the story remain the focus. As our reviewer Cathy Potter points out, Jansson’s die-cut illustrations translate well to the digital format, and add to the story’s appeal. Title: The Book About Moomin, Mymble and Little My Author: Tove Jansson Illustrator: […]

‘The Brooklyn Bridge,’ ‘The Parthenon,’ and The ‘Taj Mahal': Mikaya Goes Digital


In her “Wonders of the World” series (Mikaya Press), author Elizabeth Mann has been exploring humankind’s greatest architectural and engineering feats. Now those titles, known for their superb visuals and accessible texts, are available for the iPad.

Review: ‘Tate Modern Art Terms’ A Guide for iOS

In ‘Tate Modern Art Terms’ for iOS Simon Wilson defines the media and movements of the past century and a half of art.

Review: ‘Frankenstein’ – by Dave Morris – “a sophisticated take on a classic”


Dave Morris’s ‘Frankenstein’ (Inkle, 2012) is a sophisticated interactive companion to Mary Shelley’s classic horror story.

Review: Minds of Modern Mathematics

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‘Minds of Modern Mathematics,” an app based on the IBM exhibit created by Charles and Ray Eames.