iPad Book Apps (page 29)

THE THREE LITTLE PIGS by Nosy Crow
Kirkus Star
by Nosy Crow, illustrated by Ed Bryan, developed by Nosy Crow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 16, 2011

"It amply shows that this old dog—er, pig—can still learn new tricks. (iPad storybook app. 5-7)"
This, the umpteenth app based on the familiar tale, rises far above most of its brethren. Read full book review >
HOW TO COOK EVERYTHING by Mark Bittman
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"An app that sets the standard for usefulness and versatility."
The iPhone, it turns out, is an ideal medium for cooking from recipes—or, perhaps, Culinate, the creators of this app, found an ideal source for iPhone cookery in New York Times food columnist Bittman's 1,046-page original. Read full book review >

WILD ABOUT BOOKS by Judy Sierra
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 21, 2011

"Otherwise a seamless adaptation of a modern classic, inventively enhanced, hilarious, a joy to read—particularly aloud. (iPad storybook app. 5-9)"
Still the best Dr. Seuss tribute ever, Sierra's rhymed 2004 tale of a librarian who gets all the animals in the zoo reading and writing is even funnier and more kinetic with digital flourishes. Read full book review >
HOW ROCKET LEARNED TO READ by Tad Hills
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 21, 2011

"In this form, it's an even more heartwarming valentine to reading (and the teaching thereof) than the original printed version. (iPad storybook app. 3-6)"
A digital version of a 2010 tree-book about a small dog set on the road to reading by a clever avian educator. Read full book review >
THE GREEDY SQUIRREL by Zubadoo Media
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 11, 2011

"A cute storybook app that has what it takes to entertain and enlighten. (iPad storybook app. 2-7)"
A gluttonous squirrel gets "outfoxed" and goes from having dinner to being dinner. Read full book review >

HOW TO PHOTOGRAPH AN ATOMIC BOMB by Peter Kuran
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Jan. 6, 2011

"It's a new age for nonfiction and this project brightly shows the way."
An in-depth look at an esoteric facet of a popular subject, namely the technological innovations necessary to photograph nuclear weapons tests. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 23, 2010

"It's a beautiful little virtual book collection. (iPad storybook app. 4-12)"
Similar in style to the groundbreaking Alice for iPad, this collection of three stories ("The Little Mermaid," "The Emperor's New Clothes" and "The Happy Family") retains the original (translated) texts and illustrations and adds a generous portion of gorgeous, well-integrated animations and eye-catching effects. Read full book review >
FRIDA'S WORLD by Patuto Press
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 18, 2010

"An entertaining, introductory journey through Frida's world that introduces readers to an artistic legend and encourages creativity. (Biography. 7-9)"
Colorful and accessible, this brief biography of Frida Kahlo paints the artist's vibrant life using broad brushstrokes that smooth over her tragedies and highlight her creativity. Read full book review >
SCRUFFY KITTY by Michael Slack
Kirkus Star
by Michael Slack, illustrated by Michael Slack, developed by WingedChariot
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 15, 2010

"Toddlers will fall in love with Scruffy Kitten and this gently engaging app from Europe. (iPad storybook app. 1-4)"
This multilingual 17-page story-and-sticker app for the youngest readers charms. Read full book review >
NASH SMASHER by Bill Doyle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 15, 2010

"Despite some clumsy versifying, as fine and fun a way as ever was to re-channel (temporarily, at least) the beast within. (iPad storybook app. 6-9)"
A destructive lad gets a proper outlet for his energies in a story app positively festooned with funny special effects and side business. Read full book review >
A PRESENT FOR MILO by Mike Austin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 8, 2010

"Here's hoping the paper romp is as engaging as the digital one. (iPad storybook app. 3-6)"
Like a Next Gen version of a lift-the-flap Spot story, this digital cat-and-mouse chase features very simple art, familiar settings and hidden surprises in every scene. Read full book review >
TREASURE ISLAND by Robert Louis Stevenson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 24, 2010

"Avast! Young mateys not ready for the original will get an eyeful, an earful and a taste of the timeless pirate adventure that awaits. (iPad storybook app. 8-11)"
A rousing abridgment of the classic tale is buoyed by atmospheric sound effects and hearty digital surprises. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Katey Sagal
author of GRACE NOTES
April 10, 2017

In her memoir Grace Notes, actress and singer/songwriter Katey Sagal takes you through the highs and lows of her life, from the tragic deaths of her parents to her long years in the Los Angeles rock scene, from being diagnosed with cancer at the age of twenty-eight to getting her big break on the fledgling FOX network as the wise-cracking Peggy Bundy on the beloved sitcom Married…with Children. Sparse and poetic, Grace Notes is an emotionally riveting tale of struggle and success, both professional and personal: Sagal’s path to sobriety; the stillbirth of her first daughter, Ruby; motherhood; the experience of having her third daughter at age 52 with the help of a surrogate; and her lifelong passion for music. “While this book is sure to please the author’s many fans, its thoughtful, no-regrets honesty will no doubt also appeal to readers of Hollywood memoirs seeking substance that goes beyond gossip and name-dropping,” our critic writes. “A candid, reflective memoir.” View video >