iPad Book Apps (page 4)

THE DOORS by Brandwidth
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: May 6, 2013

"A model of multimedia publishing and an essential for fans of the band and students of rock history alike."
Blast their music at top volume and you will know "what it was like to hear men play rock 'n' roll music." So writes Hunter S. Thompson, making a cameo in this thoroughgoing biography of the iconic rock band. Read full book review >
VOICES OF HAITI by Lisa Armstrong
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: July 21, 2012

"A model of long-form feature journalism for the iPad."
A bracing multimedia portrait of life in Haiti following the devastating earthquake there in 2010. Read full book review >

ALIZAY, PIRATE GIRL by SlimCricket
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: May 25, 2013

"Lucky for app bargain hunters, this one's got it all: a plucky heroine, a funny parrot, lots of treasure and more than enough material to stave off boredom at sea. (iPad storybook app. 4-10)"
Alizay, the redheaded pirate preteen of the Bonny Clipper, is always up for a hunt for treasure, especially when it's with her loving dad, Capt. Rubberfoot (his peg leg is a plunger). Read full book review >
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: April 18, 2013

"A stellar—indeed, archival—addition to any library. (Enhanced e-book/fantasy. 6 & up)"
This sumptuous iBook presents a straightforward telling of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, accompanied by artwork that will send readers down the rabbit hole of delight. Read full book review >
THE SKULL IN THE ROCK by Lee R. Berger
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: April 23, 2013

"A terrific piece of paleoanthropology, with a smart blend of scientific sobriety and narrative verve. (Nonfiction enhanced e-book. 10 & up)"
Advances in paleoanthropology are given a bracing, clearsighted overview in this enhanced e-book from Berger and Aronson, based on the 2012 print book of the same name. Read full book review >

A DAY IN THE MARKET by May Tobias-Papa
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Feb. 15, 2013

"Based on an award-winning picture book from the Philippines, this charming app brings the sights, smells and tastes of a traditional Filipino market to a wide audience. It's easy to see why this little girl is so happy to visit it. (iPad storybook app. 3-6)"
This bilingual storybook app lovingly depicts a young Filipino child's first visit to the market with her grandmother. Read full book review >
YELLOW, RED, BLUE AND IF I GET ANGRY GREY by Alessandro Sanna
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: March 22, 2013

"A rewarding alternative for children who find the digital edition of Hervé Tullet's Press Here (2012) too relentlessly inscrutable. (iPad play app. 4-8)"
This inventive pairing of colors with musical riffs offers almost unlimited opportunities for visual and aural experimentation—plus jigsaw puzzles for more structured entertainment. Read full book review >
DINO-STORE STORYBOOK by Roger Sedarat
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Jan. 5, 2013

"Readers will undoubtedly want to find a basket full of these silly, helpful dinosaurs at their own supermarkets. (iPad storybook app. 3-7)"
A trip to the grocery store leads to a whimsical tale as a family struggles to find a home for a dozen baby dinosaurs. Read full book review >
ANOMALY by Skip  Brittenham
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Nov. 20, 2012

"An exemplary app, deserving of a wide audience—and almost sure to get it. (iPad 2 & above)"
This superbly well-crafted sci-fi epic is massive in scope and scale—and takes up the disk space to prove it. Read full book review >
CIVIL WAR INTERACTIVE by Touchzing Media
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Dec. 6, 2012

"Both richly constructed and altogether winning, a fine history of our nation's most calamitous conflict. (iPad nonfiction app. 10 & up)"
A natty and comprehensive scrutiny of the American Civil War. Read full book review >
YOU ARE STARDUST by Elin Kelsey
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Dec. 6, 2012

"The perfect combination of art and science to get kids engaged with nature. (iPad informational app. 5-12)"
This eloquent introduction to some very large concepts is science written like poetry. Read full book review >
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Oct. 30, 2012

"Mission most definitely accomplished, thanks to lucid explanations and a steady focus on participatory instruction. (iPad informational app. 6-8)"
A quick course in rocket science and aerodynamics features '50s-style retro illustrations and rrrrobust narrrration in a Scots accent. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Gabrielle Zevin
March 3, 2015

A. J. Fikry’s life is not at all what he expected it to be. He lives alone, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history, and now his prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, has been stolen. But when a mysterious package appears at the bookstore, its unexpected arrival gives Fikry the chance to make his life over—and see everything anew. “Zevin writes characters who grow and prosper,” our reviewer writes, “in a narrative that is sometimes sentimental, sometimes funny, sometimes true to life and always entertaining.” View video >