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Best Apps & E-Books of 2013 for Middle-Grade Readers

  • CHILDREN'S

    THE SKULL IN THE ROCK

    APRIL 23, 2013

THE SKULL IN THE ROCK

by Lee R. Berger ; Marc Aronson ; developed by National Geographic

A terrific piece of paleoanthropology, with a smart blend of scientific sobriety and narrative verve. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    THE JÖRGITS AND THE END OF WINTER

    MARCH 20, 2013

THE JÖRGITS AND THE END OF WINTER

by Anders Sandell & illustrated by Anders Sandell & Constanza Mahaluf & developed by Tank & Bear LLC

A tongue-in-cheek tale with serious underpinnings, enhanced by inventively designed visuals. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    NEOMAD INTERACTIVE COMIC

    MAY 24, 2013

  • CHILDREN'S

    MIDNIGHT FEAST

    JULY 30, 2013

MIDNIGHT FEAST

by Lynley Stace ; illustrated by Lynley Stace ; developed by Slap Happy Larry

Beautiful, haunting and completely original, Roya’s tale is a 12-course meal of intelligent storytelling. (activities,... Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    THE BIG WORD FACTORY

    OCT. 21, 2013

THE BIG WORD FACTORY

by Agnès de Lestrade & illustrated by Valeria Docampo & developed by mixtvision Digital

Budding language nerds or anyone who’s a sucker for a humble little love story won’t have trouble finding the right word for... Full review >

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