ABCDIVERSITY by Martin Ruegenberg
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Oct. 9, 2013

"Worthy of mission, somewhat ragged of execution. (linked website for parents/caregivers; requires iOS 6 and above) (iPad alphabet app. 6-10)"
Assembled as an introduction to physical diversity, cartoon images of 26 children in name order sport a broad range of dress, skin tones, facial features, foods, disabilities and playthings. Read full book review >
PETER PAN by Nicolas Randall
adapted by Nicolas Randall, illustrated by Miguel Calero, Luis Diaz, developed by Touch of Classic
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Oct. 9, 2013

"Does it soar? Occasionally it floats but not with flying colors. (iPad storybook app. 3-6)"
This take on J.M. Barrie's classic has a few navigational challenges and isn't going to win any awards for being exceptionally artistic or innovative. But it's pretty good for free. Read full book review >

MY SOCK MONSTER by Lorna Freytag
by Lorna Freytag, illustrated by Lorna Freytag, developed by Junoberry
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Oct. 8, 2013

"It's a good lesson for other app developers: A winning main character can turn an otherwise unremarkable app into an itty-bitty joy, even a little sock-stealing stinker like the Sock Monster. (iPad storybook app. 3-10)"
A cuddly antihero charms and devours in a simple story of theft and footwear. Read full book review >
BLUEBEAR BOOK by Robert Lewis
by Robert Lewis, illustrated by Robert Lewis, developed by Leola Book
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Oct. 6, 2013

"A plain-vanilla alternative to the frenetic hordes. (iPad storybook app. 1-4)"
This tale about a laid-back cobalt teddy bear demonstrates the value of a leisurely and unhurried lifestyle. Read full book review >
THE LITTLE WITCH AT SCHOOL by SlimCricket
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Oct. 3, 2013

"Forced of animation and perfunctory of plot but well-enough stocked with interactive features and challenges. (iPad storybook app. 5-8)"
Slacker elf classmate in tow, a young student witch takes final exams in this involved set of number, memory and word games. Read full book review >

SOUNDS IN THE HOUSE by Karl Beckstrand
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Oct. 3, 2013

"For bilingual readers, those studying either language or anyone who likes stories about scaredy-cat dogs, this no-frills app may sound about right. (iPad storybook app. 3-7)"
A terrified dog catalogs the strange noises in its home in a bilingual English/Spanish app. Read full book review >
NOISY FROG SING-ALONG by John Himmelman
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"A nifty aural introduction to various frog species. (iPad informational app. 3-8)"
A ribbit-ing good follow-up to Noisy Bug Sing-Along (2013). Read full book review >
AXEL'S CHAIN REACTION by Laura Allison Pomenta Badolato
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Sept. 30, 2013

"A "hands-on" tale with an appealing protagonist whose road to triumph is a realistically rocky one. (glossary) (iPad storybook app. 6-10)"
Repeated failures set up a young artist/tinkerer for success in a tale driven by its agenda but laden with extras. Read full book review >
TERRI AT THE MARKET by Ancsa Hohol
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Sept. 29, 2013

"All soups considered, Terri's veggie adventure is decent fare for patient picky eaters. (Requires iOS 6.1 & up.) (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
Two trips to the farmers market upend a picky eater's veggie perspective. Read full book review >
FIND ME by Giulia Natale
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Sept. 28, 2013

"This cheery story will entertain young readers with pleasant rhymes, bright digital artwork and simple animated scenes. (Enhanced e-book. 4-7)"
Young fans of visual puzzles will enjoy this spot-the-difference enhanced e-book. Read full book review >
MONSTERS VS ROBOTS by Leonardo Amora
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Sept. 27, 2013

"The universal "afraid of the dark" theme takes a rather confusing turn, but all those buttons to push may keep readers so busy they won't notice. (iPad storybook app. 4-9)
"
"This is Nino and he has a big problem at bedtime… / He is afraid of the dark." Read full book review >
MAHATMA GANDHI INTERACTIVE BIOGRAPHY by Touchzing Media
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Sept. 27, 2013

"Although it lacks a sense of passion, this app does a yeoman's job of bringing Gandhi and his philosophy into focus. (Biography. 12 & up)"
An earnest survey of the life and thoughts of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, better known to the world as Mahatma. Read full book review >