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
Mona Eltahawy
April 28, 2015

In her debut book, Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution, Egyptian-American journalist and commentator Mona Eltahawy mounts an angry indictment of the treatment of women throughout the Arab world. Born in Egypt, she spent her childhood in London, moving with her family to Saudi Arabia when she was 15. Her shock was immediate and visceral: “It felt as though we’d moved to another planet whose inhabitants fervently wished women did not exist,” she recalls. Women could not travel, work or even go to a doctor’s appointment without male approval. We talk to Eltahawy this week on Kirkus TV about her arresting new book. View video >