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Best Apps & E-Books of 2013 for Early-Elementary Readers

  • CHILDREN'S

    DINO-STORE STORYBOOK

    JAN. 5, 2013

DINO-STORE STORYBOOK

by Roger Sedarat & illustrated by Trade Loeffler & developed by Bluemarker.com

Readers will undoubtedly want to find a basket full of these silly, helpful dinosaurs at their own supermarkets. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    EACH TO HIS OWN!

    FEB. 20, 2013

EACH TO HIS OWN!

illustrated by Davide Cali & developed by Paramecio Studio & Kite Edizioni Srl

No bells but maybe a few whistles and definitely some giggles. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    YELLOW, RED, BLUE AND IF I GET ANGRY GREY

    MARCH 22, 2013

YELLOW, RED, BLUE AND IF I GET ANGRY GREY

by Alessandro Sanna & illustrated by Alessandro Sanna & developed by WARE'S ME

A rewarding alternative for children who find the digital edition of Hervé Tullet’s Press Here (2012) too relentlessly... Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    ALIZAY, PIRATE GIRL

    MAY 25, 2013

ALIZAY, PIRATE GIRL

developed by SlimCricket

Lucky for app bargain hunters, this one’s got it all: a plucky heroine, a funny parrot, lots of treasure and more than... Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    THE STORY OF KALKALILH

    AUG. 1, 2013

THE STORY OF KALKALILH

developed by Loud Crow Interactive ; Rival Schools Digital Agency

Not too spooky for bedtime yet with distinct chiller-diller potential, this folk tale marries tradition and modernity with... Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    FANCY HAT

    AUG. 24, 2013

FANCY HAT

by Sylvia Majcher & illustrated by Andrew West & developed by The Sequence Group

This gloomy girl’s transformation to happy camper is worth embracing, silent or not Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    LOCOMOTIVE

    SEPT. 13, 2013

LOCOMOTIVE

illustrated by Maciej Szymanowicz & developed by Big Rabbit

Children lucky enough to encounter this app will understand why certain adults mourn the demise of the night mail, the... Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    MILLIE'S CRAZY DINOSAUR ADVENTURE

    SEPT. 12, 2013

MILLIE'S CRAZY DINOSAUR ADVENTURE

by Jennifer Taylor & Randy Lowenstein & illustrated by Jennifer Taylor & Randy Lowenstein & developed by MegaPops

The first Millie Was Here app (Millie and the Lost Key, 2011) was a giddy mix of plain dog photos, overlaid graphics and... Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    AWA, YOU DREAM TOO MUCH

    OCT. 25, 2013

AWA, YOU DREAM TOO MUCH

by Michel Digout & illustrated by Simon Digout & developed by tapatap

Quibbles aside, a terrific depiction of a young mind slipping off into vivid daydreams. Young readers will be hard put not... Full review >

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