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Best Book Apps of 2012: Traditional Tales and Classics

  • 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

    B.B. WOLF

    MAY 15, 2012

B.B. WOLF

by Debbie Fong illustrated by Debbie Fong

A low-key, appealingly unpretentious twist on a familiar folk tale. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS

    MAY 28, 2012

THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS

by Kenneth Grahame & developed by Bibliodome

Despite some room for improvement, this rendition lends itself equally to shared or independent reading and is likely to... Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    THE EDIBLE SUIT

    FEB. 23, 2012

THE EDIBLE SUIT

by Edward Lear & illustrated by Jon Higham & developed by Tizio BV

Smooth pans of the double-screen illustrations and interactive features that are as high in child appeal as the... Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    OWL AND CAT

    MARCH 9, 2012

OWL AND CAT

by Edward Lear & illustrated by Ewa Podles & developed by NitroLab

A triumphant blend of classic literature and tablet technology. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    LIL' RED

    SEPT. 27, 2012

LIL' RED

by Brian Main & illustrated by Brian Main

In a sea of interactive homogeny, this is a rare gem. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    TOWER DEAREST

    AUG. 3, 2012

TOWER DEAREST

developed by TerryLab

Hard not to smile at this, whether it’s read as a tribute to communal living or a simple bit of rustic foolery. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    ALTERNATIVE STORY: RED RIDING HOOD

    MARCH 24, 2012

ALTERNATIVE STORY: RED RIDING HOOD

developed by ZigZag Studio

Good-natured fun and some well-designed interactive elements distinguish this fairy-tale remake. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    DRAGON BRUSH

    MAY 23, 2012

DRAGON BRUSH

by Andy Hullinger John Solimine illustrated by John Solimine developed by Small Planet Digital

With its distinctive look, a great drawing element that's actually appropriate to the story and a moral that values... 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

    LITTLE FOX MUSIC BOX

    MARCH 15, 2012

LITTLE FOX MUSIC BOX

by Heidi Wittlinger & developed by Shape Minds and Moving Images GmbH

This spectacular synthesis of elements creates magic on the iPad. Parents and kids won’t want to tear themselves away. Full review >

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