iPad Book Apps (page 3)

NOTT WON'T SLEEP by Renate Dorrestein
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"A worthwhile bedtime ritual that children will return to again and again. (iPad storybook app. 1-5)"
A winning combination of cute characters, soothing music and gentle bedtime activities for toddlers and preschoolers. Read full book review >
BEAN'S NIGHT by Sarah Hines Stephens
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Oct. 20, 2013

"Not as chewable as the originals, but the enhancements are expertly integrated rather than just tacked on and will welcome rather than overwhelm the target audience. (iPad storybook app. 6 mos.-2)"
Comfy-cozy digital version of a board book (one of a 1998 trio) featuring a black cat and a squeaky toy mouse. Read full book review >

PERFECT COFFEE AT HOME by Michael Haft
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Altogether, an excellent production. The downside: You'll likely be investing in a burr grinder and industrial-strength Moka pot, as well as relearning the metric system. The upside: Your coffee henceforth is going to be worthy of a world-class barista."
Think you make a good cup of joe? This delightful e-book might have you rethinking your answer—or at least dropping some money on some new gear. Read full book review >
LOCOMOTIVE by Maciej Szymanowicz
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Sept. 13, 2013

"Children lucky enough to encounter this app will understand why certain adults mourn the demise of the night mail, the branch line and the narrow gauge. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
A completely delightful interactive ride on an old train full of surprises. Read full book review >
ESSENTIAL ANATOMY 2 by 3D4Medical.com
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Feb. 14, 2013

"Impeccably designed and one of the best of a wide field of competitors. An invaluable addition to the iPad toolbox of students of the human body. (Requires iOS 6 & up.)"
A thoroughly well-thought-through app takes experts and neophytes alike through the tangles—literally—of the human body. Read full book review >

THE STORY OF KALKALILH by Loud Crow Interactive
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"Not too spooky for bedtime yet with distinct chiller-diller potential, this folk tale marries tradition and modernity with great style. (iPad folk-tale app. 6-9)"
Two children have trouble staying in bed until their Mooshum, their grandfather, tells them a Coast Salish cautionary tale featuring a "scary old woman who eats the toes of children as if they were grapes!" Read full book review >
MIDNIGHT FEAST by Lynley Stace
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: July 30, 2013

"Beautiful, haunting and completely original, Roya's tale is a 12-course meal of intelligent storytelling. (activities, reading notes) (iPad storybook app. 9-16)"
An intricate, sophisticated and dreamy story of a teen's hunger for not only food, but the world she's built in her imagination. Read full book review >
CHARLIE BROWN'S ALL-STARS! by Charles M. Schulz
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: June 19, 2013

"It all comes together perfectly in this top-notch take on Peanuts—an easy home run. (iPad storybook app. 3-10)"
An adaptation of a 1966 baseball-themed Peanuts TV special preserves Schulz's gloomy wisdom in seamlessly designed fashion. Read full book review >
THE BOOK OF HOLES by Poul Lange
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: July 25, 2013

"Educational and entertaining—and tailor-made to spark stimulating interchanges between younger children and unwary grown-ups. (iPad informational app. 2-5)"
An airy introduction to holes of, mostly, the anatomical sort with touch-activated effects that run the scale from whimsical to hilariously edgy. Read full book review >
NEOMAD INTERACTIVE COMIC by Sutu
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: May 24, 2013

"Dazzling. (includes three 'making of' featurettes) (iPad graphic-novel app. 6-10)"
In an electric mix of live video clips, CGI effects and neon-hued comics pages, young Aborigines have exciting adventures both in Western Australia's Pilbara Desert and in outer space. Read full book review >
THE AFRONAUTS by Cristina De Middel
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: April 15, 2013

"Brief but worth lingering on; though the app is wordless and there are only 40 photos, its beguiling imagery is consistently thought-provoking. (Requires iPad 2 and above.)"
An art photographer's striking reimagining of Zambia's unusual effort to launch a space program. Read full book review >
THE TELL TALE HEART by Edgar Allan Poe
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: May 6, 2013

"Poe's psychological masterpiece is perfectly matched with just enough digital interactivity to chill readers anew. (Requires iOS 6 and above.)"
Poe's classic short story of murder and madness is here subtly but effectively repurposed to haunt the dreams of a whole new generation of readers. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Kendare Blake
November 16, 2016

Bestseller Kendare Blake’s latest novel, Three Dark Crowns, a dark and inventive fantasy about three sisters who must fight to the death to become queen. In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions. But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. The last queen standing gets the crown. “Gorgeous and bloody, tender and violent, elegant, precise, and passionate; above all, completely addicting,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. View video >