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Lunching on Sea Urchin, Abalone, and Clams

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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.

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: […]

Review: ‘American Presidents and First Ladies’

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While embedded videos and plentiful images offer a look at presidents in action, factual errors and typos mar this app. Title: American Presidents and First Ladies Author: Marc Schulman Developed by: Multieducator, Inc. Platform: iOS, requires 5.0 or later Version: 1.0 Price: $.99 Gr 5 Up-Every president from George Washington to Barack Obama is featured […]

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

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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: “The Gift” by Andrea J. Buchanan

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Andrea J. Buchanan’s ‘Gift’ is an multimedia experience incorporating text, music, art, and video. It’s the first book with an “author-sanctioned” Minecraft map.

Review: ‘Fragile Earth’ for iOS

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In addition to detailing the devastating effects of natural phenomena such as hurricanes and cyclones,the ‘Fragile Earth’ app also offers then-and-now aerial images of areas effected by urbanization, mining, and global warming.

An interactive Edgar Allan Poe collection for iOS

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If it’s atmospheric you’re looking for, the ‘iPoe’ app doesn’t disappoint. As the developer promises, “music, illustration and interactivity…invite you to dive into the darkest corner of the human soul.”

Review: ‘Horton Hatches the Egg’

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He sat on the egg for 51 weeks and has been on lists of children’s favorite books for more than 60 years. Title: Horton Hatches the Egg Author: Dr. Seuss Developed by: Oceanhouse Media, Inc. Platform: iOS, requires 3.1 or later; Android 2.1 and Up; Nook Version: 1.08; 1.23.4 Price: $4.99; $2.99 Nook version PreS-Gr […]

Byron Barton’s ‘Boats’ for iOS

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From ferries to cruse ships, vessels of every size and purpose are introduced in Byron Barton’s beloved ‘Boats’ now available on the iPad.