Books by Penguin Group USA

POEMS BY HEART by Penguin Group USA
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: April 4, 2013

"A sophisticated, wildly addictive tool for avowed poetry lovers."
For whatever blessed reason, committing poems to memory appears to be back in vogue. Here, Penguin USA and Inkle Studios transport that impulse for learning verse "by heart" from the one-dimensional world of the page to the digital realm's multimedia expanse with a nifty app. Read full book review >
CHOPSTICKS by Jessica Anthony
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Feb. 2, 2012

"Though engaging, this app calls more attention to the medium than the message behind this wonderfully disturbing tale. (iPad book app. 15 & up)"
Multimedia collage tells the tale of a child prodigy's struggle with madness in this app version of the novel for teens. Read full book review >
THE ORIGINAL TALE OF PETER RABBIT by Beatrix Potter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 24, 2011

"By taking a kitchen-sink approach, Penguin has made a fine, abundant app that easily earns its official status. But there's a better app out there that makes reading the story even more enjoyable and that makes this one pale in comparison. (iPad storybook app. 3-8)"
While it's not the most elegant, magical app translation of Beatrix Potter's most famous work, this expansive edition throws in everything it can to reproduce and enhance the original text. Read full book review >
THE ZOO by Me Books
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 9, 2011

"This innovative approach proves that out-with-the-old isn't a prerequisite for in-with-the-new. The concept alone is worth the price of admission. (iPad storybook app. 2-6)"
An early reader from the 1960s gets an empirical facelift. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S

"Even the page index, allowing readers to skip to a specific page, is presented as a series of connected, scrolling boxcars; it's a rolling train within the story of one determined little engine. (iPad storybook app. 3-8)"
Stranded toys on the tracks and the little blue train engine who saves them are presented in a solid mix of old and new in Penguin Group's "Official" app based on the classic story. Read full book review >