ADVENTURES OF MARTY LITTLE by Paper Tunnel
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Dec. 8, 2013

"As the story is sketchy to the point of incoherence, the chief draw here will be its inherent circularity and repetition. (iPad storybook app. 3-4)"
Composed of very short visual sequences that cycle over and over with repeated tapping, this minimalist app is tailor-made for children with developmental disabilities or just microscopic attention spans. Read full book review >
BARRINGTON ATLAS OF THE GREEK AND ROMAN WORLD by Princeton University Press
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Dec. 5, 2013

"Reasonably priced, it invites long hours of poring over: This belongs in the iPad of every student of the classics and ancient history. (Requires iOS 7 and above.)"
A state-of-the-art atlas of the ancient world, both as it was known to the Greeks and Romans and as it is known to scholars today. Read full book review >

ROM AND THE WHALE OF DREAMS by Jose Miguel Vilar-Bou
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Dec. 5, 2013

"Beguiling (particularly for bedtimes), seamlessly designed and unusually feature-rich. (Requires iOS 6 and above.) (iPad storybook app. 6-9)"
A tale of dreams lost and found, well-served by soft-voiced narration, gentle music and surreal illustrations in muted hues. Read full book review >
CHRIS P. BACON by Oceanhouse Media
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Dec. 3, 2013

"Smooth of presentation, if simple of message; the very small, very pink, very photogenic piggy in the lead role helps to compensate for his saccharine delivery. (photo album appended) (iPad storybook app. 5-8)"
Paired with a mix of snapshots and cartoon art, a (real) piglet born without functional hind legs offers a sugary memoir retracing his climb to YouTube and TV celebrity. 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 >

DOKI CHRISTMAS DISCOVERY FAMILIA STORYBOOK by LivoBooks
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Nov. 27, 2013

"The international "tour" of Christmas customs is superficial at best, but the interactive activities won't be beyond even diaper-clad digerati. (Requires iOS 6 and above.) (iPad holiday app. 2-4)"
Doki the dog and his animal friends decorate a batch of holiday games and puzzles. Read full book review >
DABBY DILL & THE HICCUP PICKLE by Brad Daberko
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Nov. 27, 2013

"All in all, it's lightweight fare that may elicit some giggles but not much more. (Requires iOS 6.1 and above.) (iPad storybook app. 3-7)"
Simple, amusing animations add some life to a fairly predictable story. Read full book review >
I LOVE YOU TOO by Ziggy Marley
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Nov. 21, 2013

"Nevertheless, while the repetitive refrains pile up near the beginning and the end, the message is one kids will probably never tire of hearing: "I love you too / I love you too / I tell you I love you." (iPad storybook app. 2-5)"
A song-turned-storybook app from the second track on Marley's Grammy-winning children's album, Family Time. Read full book review >
THE ELEMENTS IN ACTION by TouchPress
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Nov. 21, 2013

"Absent the now-missing material, useful enough, though the interested reader might just as well go ahead and pay the extra $10 for the larger Elements app. (Requires iOS 7 and above.)"
There's antimony, arsenic, aluminum, selenium…. Read full book review >
MY FRIEND BARLOW by Chris Hamilton
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Nov. 21, 2013

"Whether furry or feathered, pre-readers may discover new skills of their own with this interactive clever-pup tale. (iPad storybook app. 1-5)"
A tiny bird extols the many talents of his canine buddy in this tail-wagging story for young pups. 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 >
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 >