iPad Book Apps (page 2)

GEOLOGY by Kids Discover
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Feb. 8, 2014

"Clear science writing, captivating visuals and excellent design—a winning combination. (Requires iOS 6 and above.) (iPad informational app. 9-12)"
With this app, Kids Discover continues to transform their print-magazine issues into multilayered informational experiences. Read full book review >
JACK AND THE BEANSTALK by Nosy Crow
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Jan. 30, 2014

"Readers will feel as clever and brave as Jack as they outwit and outrun the giant in this engaging, entertaining app. (iPad storybook app. 5-8)"
Nosy Crow's design cleverly weaves games and adventure into this favorite folk tale. Read full book review >

MIRRORWORLD by Cornelia Funke
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: April 17, 2013

"Not quite crash-proof but a thoroughgoing delight featuring new content galore and cutting-edge visual effects. (Requires iOS 6 and above.) (iPad fantasy app. 10-14)"
A companion to Funke's two-volume Mirrorworld series, driven by spectacular graphics and positively loaded with both worldbuilding detail and back stories for many of the characters and events in the books. Read full book review >
MACBETH by Luminary Digital Media
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Nov. 21, 2013

"A fine app version of the play, though one best suited for serious students and performers. (Requires iPad 2 and above.)"
A deluxe scholarly treatment of the Scottish play that isn't always intuitive but is filled with riches. Read full book review >
SOS DINOS IN DISTRESS by Audois & Alleuil Editions
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Nov. 21, 2013

"At last, an answer to an age-old mystery. (iPad storybook app. 6-8)"
A boastful young sleuth obliviously aids a group of disguised dinosaurs in this brisk and hilarious tale. Read full book review >

THE UNSTEALER by Joshua Wilson
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Jan. 9, 2014

"Everyone should have an UnStealer in the house. (iPad storybook app. 4-12)"
A spooky gentleman with a Salvador Dali mustache comes to clear away those pesky un's that frustrate, anger and rob us of our confidence. Read full book review >
ROM AND THE WHALE OF DREAMS by Jose Miguel Vilar-Bou
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Dec. 5, 2013

"Beguiling (particularly for bedtimes), seamlessly designed and unusually feature-rich. (Requires iOS 6 and above.) (iPad storybook app. 6-9)"
A tale of dreams lost and found, well-served by soft-voiced narration, gentle music and surreal illustrations in muted hues. Read full book review >
BARRINGTON ATLAS OF THE GREEK AND ROMAN WORLD by Princeton University Press
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Dec. 5, 2013

"Reasonably priced, it invites long hours of poring over: This belongs in the iPad of every student of the classics and ancient history. (Requires iOS 7 and above.)"
A state-of-the-art atlas of the ancient world, both as it was known to the Greeks and Romans and as it is known to scholars today. Read full book review >
DISNEY ANIMATED by Disney Publishing Worldwide
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Aug. 8, 2013

"A fruitful and highly pleasurable way to spend an afternoon. (Requires iOS 6 and above.) (iPad informational app. 6 & up)"
A frankly stunning look at the creation of animated film over the past century from the daddy of them all, Disney. Read full book review >
THE GARDEN by Ishion Hutchinson
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Nov. 12, 2013

"Despite the advanced platform, this is clearly more artistry than technology, thoughtfully applied to a text for which it works perfectly."
Caribbean author Hutchinson's epic poem sprawls across a desultory dreamscape filled with unsuspecting power, scope and sweep. Read full book review >
THE BIG WORD FACTORY by Agnès de Lestrade
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Oct. 21, 2013

"Budding language nerds or anyone who's a sucker for a humble little love story won't have trouble finding the right word for this app: 'delightful.' (Requires iOS 6 and above.) (iPad storybook app. 5-12)"
There's nary a word wasted in this love letter to the power and beauty of individual words. Read full book review >
AWA, YOU DREAM TOO MUCH by Michel Digout
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Oct. 25, 2013

"Quibbles aside, a terrific depiction of a young mind slipping off into vivid daydreams. Young readers will be hard put not to follow. (iPad storybook app. 5-9)"
An African village child's flights of imagination soar even higher thanks to exemplary art, narration and animation. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Michael Eric Dyson
February 2, 2016

In Michael Eric Dyson’s rich and nuanced book new book, The Black Presidency: Barack Obama and the Politics of Race in America, Dyson writes with passion and understanding about Barack Obama’s “sad and disappointing” performance regarding race and black concerns in his two terms in office. While race has defined his tenure, Obama has been “reluctant to take charge” and speak out candidly about the nation’s racial woes, determined to remain “not a black leader but a leader who is black.” Dyson cogently examines Obama’s speeches and statements on race, from his first presidential campaign through recent events—e.g., the Ferguson riots and the eulogy for the Rev. Clementa Pinckney in Charleston—noting that the president is careful not to raise the ire of whites and often chastises blacks for their moral failings. At his best, he spoke with “special urgency for black Americans” during the Ferguson crisis and was “at his blackest,” breaking free of constraints, in his “Amazing Grace” Charleston eulogy. Dyson writes here as a realistic, sometimes-angry supporter of the president. View video >