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Best Book Apps of 2012: For Teens and Adults

  • CHILDREN'S

    CHILDREN AROUND THE WORLD

    JAN. 7, 2012

CHILDREN AROUND THE WORLD

by Peter Guttman & photographed by Peter Guttman & developed by Banzai Labs

The 230 photos—often-breathtaking, in-the-moment portraits—are accessed via pins on a world map, as a slide show or as a... Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    THE VOYAGE OF ULYSSES

    JULY 3, 2012

THE VOYAGE OF ULYSSES

developed by Elastico srl

An inventive and entertaining introduction to the classic. And that kiss at the end: perfect. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    A TALE OFF THE TOP OF MY HEAD

    JUNE 9, 2012

A TALE OFF THE TOP OF MY HEAD

by Séverine Vidal & illustrated by Claire Fauché & developed by La Souris Qui Raconte

An outstanding, seamless combination of evocative art, poetic writing and ingeniously designed digital enhancements that... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    FRANKENSTEIN

    APRIL 26, 2012

FRANKENSTEIN

by Mary Shelley & adapted by Dave Morris & developed by Inkle Studios & Profile Books

Some narrative weakness aside, a brilliantly designed app; the current benchmark for high-quality storytelling via tablet. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE WAR OF THE WORLDS

    JUNE 14, 2012

THE WAR OF THE WORLDS

by H.G. Wells & developed by E-mersiv

It’s as if Orson Welles had gotten hold of an iPad. Though some fixes remain to be done, a top-notch production. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    GIFT

    MARCH 27, 2012

GIFT

by Andrea J. Buchanan & illustrated by Alexis Seabrook

A fantastical and historical ghost story that benefits from technology and the presence of young love. (Paranormal romance.... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    BURTYNSKY: OIL

    MAY 14, 2012

BURTYNSKY: OIL

illustrated by Edward Burtynsky & developed by Melcher Media

In all, a first-class photographic portfolio, intelligently aided by multimedia technology to provoke thought and discussion... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    FULL METAL JACKET DIARY

    AUG. 6, 2012

FULL METAL JACKET DIARY

by Matthew Modine

The making of the film was infamously messy, but Modine’s presentation of his story is clean and smart. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    WORDFLEX TOUCH DICTIONARY

    FEB. 8, 2012

WORDFLEX TOUCH DICTIONARY

developed by Schematix

A welcome addition to a logophile’s arsenal—the last word, we learn, coming from an Arabic phrase meaning “house of... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING TOUR OF CHICAGO

    MAY 25, 2012

THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING TOUR OF CHICAGO

developed by Wilco

Chicagoans in exile will feel all the more homesick, while Wilco fans, already well-served with music, concert footage and... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    BESIDE MYSELF

    NOV. 9, 2012

BESIDE MYSELF

by Jeff Gomez ; developed by ScrollMotion & Jeff Gomez

A savvy, thoughtful and well-made app both in its writing and its presentation. Full review >

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