iPad Book Apps (page 5)

RITA THE LIZARD by Irene Blasco Grau
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"Rita's realization that being a lizard is great is carried effortlessly by all the terrific visual asides along the way. (iPad storybook app. 3-10)"
Bursting with life in its clever visuals and antic sense of play, an abundance of activity is on offer in this story about a fun-loving red lizard. Read full book review >
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Oct. 25, 2012

"A doggy road trip with nary a dull moment…no bull. (free sampler in iTunes) (iPad storybook app. 5-9)"
Spectacular illustrations and digital diversions drive this sweet tale of two Vermont bulldogs in search of a purpose. Read full book review >

THE LEGEND OF MOMOTARO by Corey Finkle
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Nov. 2, 2012

"A fine version, formal but never stiff, and seamless both in presentation and software design. (iPad storybook app. 7-10)"
With help from a trio of squabbling animals a young boy born from a giant peach takes on a squad of ogres in this unusually elegant rendition of the popular Japanese folktale. Read full book review >
LIL' RED by Brian  Main
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Sept. 27, 2012

"In a sea of interactive homogeny, this is a rare gem. (for iPad 2 and above) (iPad storybook app. 1-5)"
A refreshingly distinctive take on the classic European fairy tale. Read full book review >
PICCADILLY'S CIRCUS by Adam Larkum
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Sept. 6, 2012

"Step right up to this truly spectacular offering; it will undoubtedly delight ladies, gentlemen and children of all ages. (iPad storybook app. 2-8)"
Every element of this app shines in a story about circus performers who learn to appreciate the talents of others. Read full book review >

IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Aug. 4, 2012

"Though the story is simple, even obvious, it takes flight because of the ambitious design work, the kind of thing that can only be pulled off as an app like this. (iPad storybook app. 3-7)"
A moody, beautifully rendered dreamscape, this app about conquering a fear of the dark takes full advantage of the iPad's capabilities. Read full book review >
LEAH & THE OWL by Cori Doerrfeld
Kirkus Star
by Cori Doerrfeld, illustrated by Cori Doerrfeld, developed by Playtend
IPAD BOOK APPS

"Leah's adventure with the owl is a lovely dream, and so is this whimsical app, which makes the magic feel effortless. (iPad storybook app. 2-6)"
Pulling a full range of toddler emotions out of a simple fantasy with very little text and fewer than 20 pages, this adorable app is the coziest of bedtime stories. Read full book review >
FRANKLIN FROG by Emma Tranter
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Aug. 8, 2012

"A winner. (iPad informational app. 2-5)"
Three generations of frogs demonstrate the circle of life. Read full book review >
THE VOYAGE OF ULYSSES by Elastico srl
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: July 3, 2012

"An inventive and entertaining introduction to the classic. And that kiss at the end: perfect. (iPad epic app. 10 & up)"
A delightfully entertaining telling of the tale of brave Ulysses. Read full book review >
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: June 9, 2012

"An outstanding, seamless combination of evocative art, poetic writing and ingeniously designed digital enhancements that mature audiences in particular (but not exclusively) will find profoundly moving. (thumbnail index) (iPad picture-book app. 8-10, adult)"
A centenarian who has just lost everything—nearly everything—reflects on his childhood and his chief regret in a poignant but wonder-filled memoir. Read full book review >
B.B. WOLF by Debbie Fong
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: May 15, 2012

"A low-key, appealingly unpretentious twist on a familiar folk tale. (iPad storybook app. 5-7)"
A revised "Little Red Riding Hood," with unusually simple and effective illustrations and interactive features. Read full book review >
DRAGON BRUSH by John  Solimine
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: May 23, 2012

"With its distinctive look, a great drawing element that's actually appropriate to the story and a moral that values cleverness over power, Bing-Wen's app is as rare and magical as the dragons he loves to paint. (iPad storybook app. 3-8)"
The story of a magical dragon brush that can bring painted objects to life casts its own spell. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Fatima Bhutto
April 14, 2015

Set during the American invasion of Afghanistan, Fatima Bhutto’s debut novel The Shadow of the Crescent Moon begins and ends one rain-swept Friday morning in Mir Ali, a small town in Pakistan’s Tribal Areas close to the Afghan border. Three brothers meet for breakfast. Soon after, the eldest, Aman Erum, recently returned from America, hails a taxi to the local mosque. Sikandar, a doctor, drives to the hospital where he works, but must first stop to collect his troubled wife, who has not joined the family that morning. No one knows where Mina goes these days. But when, later in the morning, the two are taken hostage by members of the Taliban, Mina will prove to be stronger than anyone could have imagined. Our reviewer writes that The Shadow of the Crescent Moon is “a timely, earnest portrait of a family torn apart by the machinations of other people’s war games and desperately trying to survive.” View video >