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 >
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 >

THE ANIMALS OF MOSSY FOREST by Alexandra Ball
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Released: Sept. 21, 2013

"A serene and enjoyable way to hone fine-motor and observation skills. (Requires iPad 2 and above.) (iPad storybook app. 1-5)"
A simple yet solid seek-and-find for toddlers and preschoolers. Read full book review >
SABER-TOOTH TRAP by Dawn Bentley
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Released: Dec. 10, 2013

"This straightforward app will appeal to young readers fascinated by the prehistoric period. (iPad informational app. 4-8)"
A prehistoric saber-toothed cat roams in search of his next meal in this introduction for preschoolers. Read full book review >
SOUNDS IN THE HOUSE by Karl Beckstrand
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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 >

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 >
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 >
DISNEY ANIMATED by Disney Publishing Worldwide
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Released: Aug. 8, 2013

"A fruitful and highly pleasurable way to spend an afternoon. (Requires iOS 6 and above.) (iPad informational app. 6 & up)"
A frankly stunning look at the creation of animated film over the past century from the daddy of them all, Disney. Read full book review >
FROZEN by Disney Publishing Worldwide
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Released: Nov. 14, 2013

"A pale shadow of the movie experience. (iPad storybook app. 3-10)"
Disney's latest spinoff app gets the story beats right but misses some magic in a problematic adaptation from film. Read full book review >
BLUEBEAR BOOK by Robert Lewis
by Robert Lewis, illustrated by Robert Lewis, developed by Leola Book
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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 >
TEENY TINY TRUCKS by Tim McCanna
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Released: Oct. 22, 2013

"Less really is more in this clever rhyming adventure. (iPad storybook app. 2-5)"
This convoy of microtrucks carries tiny cargo (and toddlers alike) on an imaginative journey. Read full book review >
THE GARDEN by Ishion Hutchinson
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Released: Nov. 12, 2013

"Despite the advanced platform, this is clearly more artistry than technology, thoughtfully applied to a text for which it works perfectly."
Caribbean author Hutchinson's epic poem sprawls across a desultory dreamscape filled with unsuspecting power, scope and sweep.  Read full book review >