THE HYSTERY APP by V T Davy
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Feb. 18, 2015

"Could use more wonder but otherwise an impressively conceived story with true weight."
A lesbian couple accidentally creates an extremely unique app in Davy's (A Very Civil Wedding, 2014, etc.) darkly satirical sci-fi novel. Read full book review >
GOODNIGHT, GOODNIGHT, CONSTRUCTION SITE by Sherri Duskey Rinker
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Nov. 7, 2014

"Watching a bunch of trucks at work. Life doesn't get much better. And these guys talk to you. (iPad storybook app. 3-6)"
A jaunty tour through an urban construction site extends the best-selling picture book's audience to young app users. Read full book review >

IS THE WITCH IN LOVE? by SlimCricket
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Oct. 29, 2014

"Even though the literary component isn't wonderful, this app is worth the price of admission thanks to the innovative interactive elements. (Requires iOS 6 and above.) (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
An interactive sequel to The Witch with No Name (2012).Read full book review >
THE PIG'S HEAD RAVINE by Cangrejo Ideas
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Oct. 23, 2014

"This weird pig's unsatisfying story perhaps should have stayed a mystery. (Requires iOS 7 and above.) (iPad storybook app. 5-10)"
The mystery of a porcine stranger who steals food in the night is solved in a spookily crafted story from Chile. Read full book review >
NAAILDE THE WITCH by Giada Devuno
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Oct. 21, 2014

"A healthy spoonful of creepiness softened by the charming weakness of the characters. (Requires iOS 6 and above.) (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
A self-important witch who haunts a small village gets her comeuppance—and her revenge, too. Read full book review >

IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Oct. 21, 2014

"Wonderfully cinematic and surreal for readers willing to go with Alvin's flow. (iPad storybook app. 3-7)"
Alvin rides his old mower to visit his brother, taking a slow journey across a beautiful landscape and enjoying the ride. Read full book review >
BEFORE GOODNIGHT by Kazumi Daido
illustrated by Kazumi Daido, developed by Harry's Collar
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Oct. 21, 2014

"It's not a perfect story, and some will find the text ('The shadow at far is a giant / Bigger than the pines') too ephemeral, but the app sets a peculiar mood that is tough to shake. (Requires iOS 6 and above.) (iPad storybook app. 6-12)"
A child travels through a series of watercolor dreamscapes in a strikingly off-kilter stream-of-consciousness story. Read full book review >
SAM IS NOT AFRAID OF ANYTHING by Sophie  Jansem
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Released: Oct. 20, 2014

"Sam may be daring, but it's too bad it's to no apparent purpose. (iPad storybook app. 3-6)"
Sam is as precocious as pigs come. Read full book review >
WHERE DO BABIES COME FROM? by Studio 158
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Oct. 20, 2014

"Several print books address this same question in far better ways. (Requires iOS 6 and above.) (iPad informational app. 2-5)"
A parent answers a young child's question, sharing about how babies are made and develop. Read full book review >
MY VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR by StoryToys
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Oct. 16, 2014

"An irresistible invitation to free play with one of Carle's signature characters (plus cameos from some others). (Requires iOS 6 and above.) (iPad activity app. 1-3)"
Caterpillar gets an extended play space in this bright, minimalist, seemingly artless app. Read full book review >
THE BUTTERFLY BOOK by Marine Locatelli
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"Despite a few problems, Paolo's story is presented dynamically enough to keep even non-Francophile readers engaged. (iPad storybook app. 5-10)"
A boy's loneliness in a new home is cured in unexpected ways when writings of his get loose in this ode to passionate young writers. Read full book review >
TRAIL, MARTIM IS A STRONG BOY by ativgreen
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Sept. 26, 2014

"Delightful at every turn. (Requires iOS 7 and above.) (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
A young boy goes for a ride on his bike, exploring the world around him in this simple but engaging interactive story. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Kate Beaton
July 21, 2015

Kate Beaton is the author/illustrator of the No. 1 New York Times bestseller Hark! A Vagrant! Now she is also a picture book author and illustrator with the recent release of The Princess and the Pony. Princess Pinecone knows exactly what she wants for her birthday this year. A big horse. A strong horse. A horse fit for a warrior princess! But when the day arrives, she doesn't quite get the horse of her dreams. “Where else can readers find hipster warriors, anime influences, perfectly placed fart jokes, a hidden ugly-sweater contest, and a skirmish packed with delightful nonsense (llamas! knights! hot dogs! turtle costumes!)—and have it all make such wonderful sense?” writes our reviewer in a starred review. “Instead of breaking bones, this warrior princess breaks the mold—and Beaton is in a class of her own.” View video >