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    HARE AND TORTOISE

    APRIL 9, 2011

HARE AND TORTOISE

by Aesop & adapted by Marmaduke Park & illustrated by Umesh Shukla & developed by Auryn Inc.

Too quickly over, but an altogether engaging version of a classic bit of common literary currency. Full review >

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    HEAD, SHOULDERS, KNEES, AND TOES

    APRIL 8, 2011

HEAD, SHOULDERS, KNEES, AND TOES

illustrated by Rosemary Wells & developed by Auryn Inc.

Appropriately for the audience, there’s no story line or dazzling special effects—just a creatively imagined encounter with... Full review >

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    ALICE IN NEW YORK

    MARCH 7, 2011

ALICE IN NEW YORK

by Lewis Carroll & illustrated by John Tenniel & developed by Atomic Antelope

A faithful—but not slavishly so—adaptation worthy of the Big Apple. Full review >

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    NASH SMASHER

    DEC. 15, 2010

NASH SMASHER

by Bill Doyle & illustrated by Troy Cummings & developed by Crab Hill Press, LLC

In an extreme case of adrenalin rush, barely is birthday-party invitee Nash through the door than he’s out of control. He... Full review >

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    TREETOP TED

    MARCH 17, 2011

TREETOP TED

by Bronwyn Callander & illustrated by Bronwyn Callander

High marks for looks, sounds and overall design. Totally terrific for toddlers. Full review >

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    MOO, BAA, LA LA LA!

    APRIL 19, 2011

MOO, BAA, LA LA LA!

by Sandra Boynton & illustrated by Sandra Boynton & developed by Loud Crow Interactive

When anyone attempts to enhance and reformat a book that’s already sold more than five million copies, there’s some risk... Full review >

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    WILD ABOUT BOOKS

    JAN. 21, 2011

WILD ABOUT BOOKS

by Judy Sierra & illustrated by Marc Brown & developed by Random House Digital

Otherwise a seamless adaptation of a modern classic, inventively enhanced, hilarious, a joy to read—particularly aloud. Full review >

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    SPOT THE DOT

    MAY 25, 2011

SPOT THE DOT

by David A. Carter & developed by Unicorn Labs & Ruckus Mobile Media

Clean of look, seamless in design: a delight even for the diapered crowd. Full review >

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    THE PRINCE WITH FIVE HEADS

    MAY 17, 2011

THE PRINCE WITH FIVE HEADS

by Barbara de Wolf & illustrated by Barbara de Wolf

Having lost his original one under mysterious circumstances, the prince now sports a whole array at will from a mischievous... Full review >

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    FIERCE GREY MOUSE

    MAY 16, 2011

FIERCE GREY MOUSE

by Chantal Bourgonje & illustrated by Chantal Bourgonje & developed by Tizio BV

Dutch illustrator/writer Bourgonje makes her app debut with this charming tale. One ordinary day, a small grey mouse decides... Full review >

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    THE FANTASTIC FLYING BOOKS OF MR. MORRIS LESSMORE

    MAY 26, 2011

CHILDREN'S

THE FANTASTIC FLYING BOOKS OF MR. MORRIS LESSMORE

by William Joyce & illustrated by William Joyce & developed by MoonBot Studios

The story of Morris Lessmore and his beloved books ends with an unexpected emotional punch, a satisfying, lovely finish for... Full review >

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    POP-IT

    JULY 7, 2011

POP-IT

by Raghava KK & illustrated by Raghava KK

A first-rate mind expander, this app rewards repeat visits and depicts several family constellations with irresistible... Full review >

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    SYLVESTER'S BAND

    JULY 27, 2011

SYLVESTER'S BAND

illustrated by Jeppe Sandholt & developed by Morten Sandholt

For preschoolers and young grade-schoolers willing to mine its many treasures, this app is a gem. Full review >

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    BRAVE ROONEY

    AUG. 23, 2011

BRAVE ROONEY

by Gerry Renert ; illustrated by Barry Gott ; developed by Bacciz

Rooney's story is one any kid, super-powered or not, can identify with, and the app does everything it can to make his story... Full review >

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    HANNAH HABEEBEE MCHATS

    SEPT. 13, 2011

HANNAH HABEEBEE MCHATS

by Bronwyn Callander & illustrated by Bronwyn Callander

Another tip-top turn from the creator of Treetop Ted (2011). Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    BOBO EXPLORES LIGHT

    SEPT. 15, 2011

BOBO EXPLORES LIGHT

by Craig Fusco illustrated by Dean MacAdam developed by Game Collage LLC

A (literally) illuminating survey, with exemplary choice and use of digital enhancements. Full review >

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    GO AWAY, BIG GREEN MONSTER!

    OCT. 8, 2011

GO AWAY, BIG GREEN MONSTER!

by Ed Emberley & illustrated by Ed Emberley & developed by Night & Day Studios

A natural and seamlessly designed extension of a modern classic, certain to be more durable in this form than the easily... Full review >

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    THE BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA

    OCT. 11, 2011

THE BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA

by Henrik Van Ryzin & Denise Van Ryzin & developed by Monster Costume

Lucky for the developers that Bartleby's books are worth the wait. This app series continues to delight; it feels innovative... Full review >

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    THE MAGIC OF REALITY

    SEPT. 23, 2011

THE MAGIC OF REALITY

by Richard Dawkins & illustrated by Dave McKean & developed by Random House UK

Plenty of well-designed, smoothly integrated special features only enhance this passionate, provocative scientific manifesto. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    VAN GOGH AND THE SUNFLOWERS

    OCT. 21, 2011

VAN GOGH AND THE SUNFLOWERS

by Laurence Anholt & illustrated by Laurence Anholt developed by Auryn Inc.

An exceptionally bright and beautiful masterpiece. Full review >

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    BARNYARD DANCE

    OCT. 26, 2011

BARNYARD DANCE

by Sandra Boynton & illustrated by Sandra Boynton & developed by Loud Crow Interactive

What at first may seem like an over-the-top adaptation of a simple board book manages to retain the small-scale charms of... Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    PAT THE CAT

    OCT. 22, 2011

PAT THE CAT

by Jacqui Hawkins & Colin Hawkins & illustrated by Jacqui Hawkins & Colin Hawkins & developed by Brightside Mobile

This irresistible app gets everything right, proving that simplicity is sometimes best. Full review >

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