BARRINGTON ATLAS OF THE GREEK AND ROMAN WORLD by Princeton University Press
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 >
DK PEEKABOO by FamLoop
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Released: Nov. 19, 2013

"A reworked and artfully extended version of the 2011 board book. (iPad toddler app. 6 mos.-2)"
This six-screen app (free, but nestled among apps to purchase on the Peekaboo! platform) offers toddlers chances to meet and count farm animals, swipe open digital "flaps," connect dots, color and listen to a sweet-voiced child reader. Read full book review >