REX THE ROACH by Jeff Butterworth
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"A polished showing with spare but well-integrated animated effects and several silly twists. (Requires iOS 6 and above.) (iPad storybook app. 5-7)"
In this simple interactive odyssey, a little robot cockroach learns to listen to his mum and to say "Please," after flushing himself down the toilet. Read full book review >
FOR THE TERM OF HIS NATURAL LIFE by NoHo Productions App Team
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Oct. 11, 2012

"A ham-fisted multimedia adaptation of an otherwise absorbing tale of human endurance."
Marcus Clarke's sprawling Victorian saga of an innocent man exiled to an Australian penal colony suffers from a multimedia experience that manages to dilute attention rather than enhancing the original source material. Read full book review >

GRIMSTONES by Asphyxia
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Dec. 1, 2013

"A pleasantly gothic pleaser for fans of Unfortunate Events. (series website) (iPad storybook app. 8-11)"
In nine chatty letters, young Martha Grimstone introduces her peculiar family, describes the creation and hatching of three-legged little brother Crumpet, and fervently urges readers to write back. Read full book review >
THE THREE BEARS AND GOLDILOCKS by Vincenzo Pignatelli
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Dec. 13, 2013

"Stereotypical Native American images ruin this otherwise pleasant adaptation; should the developer take advantage of the flexibility of the medium to correct them, it will be a keeper. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
The infamous golden-haired mischief-maker is dressed up as a Native American in an appalling miscalculation that makes this potentially charming storybook app utterly missable. Read full book review >
MACBETH by Luminary Digital Media
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Nov. 21, 2013

"A fine app version of the play, though one best suited for serious students and performers. (Requires iPad 2 and above.)"
A deluxe scholarly treatment of the Scottish play that isn't always intuitive but is filled with riches. Read full book review >

LOCHFOOT by W. Scott Matthews
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Jan. 4, 2014

"Great premise but, overall, a disappointing experience. (iPad storybook app. 4-7)"
This story about the spawn of Bigfoot and Nessie (aka the Loch Ness Monster) suffers from a dry storyline and a significant lack of interaction and ingenuity. Read full book review >
WARLU SONG by Michael Woodley
adapted by Michael Woodley, illustrated by Sutu, developed by BighART
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: June 19, 2013

"Both an exciting spirit ride and a cultural artifact that is presented with careful respect and enough background for context. (iPad storybook app. 7-9)"
A vision song passed down among Western Australia's Yindjibarndi people, interpreted both verbally and visually in rousingly dramatic fashion by a comics artist. Read full book review >
ROLLING PEA by Ivan Sulima
illustrated by Ivan Sulima, developed by KievSeaPirates
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Dec. 22, 2013

"A thrill a minute, epic in scope but not length, and embellished with visual and digital delights. (thumbnail index) (iPad folk-tale app. 8-10)"
A rousingly violent Eastern European folk tale laced with heroic exploits and treachery, kitted out with intricate, richly detailed illustrations. Read full book review >
SOS DINOS IN DISTRESS by Audois & Alleuil Editions
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Nov. 21, 2013

"At last, an answer to an age-old mystery. (iPad storybook app. 6-8)"
A boastful young sleuth obliviously aids a group of disguised dinosaurs in this brisk and hilarious tale. Read full book review >
THE UNSTEALER by Joshua Wilson
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Jan. 9, 2014

"Everyone should have an UnStealer in the house. (iPad storybook app. 4-12)"
A spooky gentleman with a Salvador Dali mustache comes to clear away those pesky un's that frustrate, anger and rob us of our confidence. Read full book review >
BANG! SAID THE PEAR by Dmitry Savin
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Dec. 14, 2013

"The stories are well-written and short enough to be easily digested, but the vivid, adventurous images are what will linger in the mind. (Requires iPad 2 and above.) (iPad storybook app. 6-13)"
An evocative set of 16 illustrated, one-page vignettes is pleasantly surreal. Read full book review >
THE BROKEN MEOW by Lauren F.  Levine
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Dec. 14, 2013

"The best part is the animals and their weird new calls. It's a good thing those are not given short shrift in favor of 3-D or any other feature. (iPad storybook app. 3-8)"
A brother and sister investigate a case of barnyard animals making nonsensical sounds in a lively if needlessly active app. Read full book review >