NOA'S STARS by Hanneke van der Meer
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Nov. 15, 2013

"The story's leisurely pace, relaxing music and starry theme make it a good pre-bedtime choice. (Requires iOS 6 and above.) (iPad storybook app. 2-6)"
A winning, gentle adventure about a pint-sized aviator's star-gathering is marred only by some minor problems in the app's text. Read full book review >
JERRY'S DAY OUT by Ink Robin
by Ink Robin, illustrated by Gustav Dejert, developed by Ink Robin
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Nov. 14, 2013

"Not quite up to par with Ink Robin's previous offerings: simultaneously solid and stolid. (Requires iOS 6 and above.) (iPad storybook app. 3-6)"
A bright blue bird becomes lost in New York City after chasing a wayward balloon. Read full book review >

A RABBIT'S TALE by Ink Robin
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Nov. 14, 2013

"Disappointing. (Requires iOS 6 and above.) (iPad storybook app. 3-6)"
In Ink Robin's retelling of the old chestnut, town mouse meets country mouse in the guise of city-dwelling Gordon the rabbit and his country cousin, Fox. Read full book review >
THE LONELY BEAST 123 by Chris Judge
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Nov. 14, 2013

"Even numerate children can count on being entertained by this tongue-in-cheek companion to The Lonely Beast ABC (2013). (iPad counting app. 2-4)"
A day at the Beast's house, from opening 1 curtain in the morning to counting 12 sheep that night. Read full book review >
FROZEN by Disney Publishing Worldwide
IPAD BOOK APPS
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 >

STRANGEBEARD by StoryToys
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Nov. 14, 2013

"The bright colors, unusually vigorous animation and variety of digital games will spark many a "Yo Ho Ho!" (iPad storybook app. 6-8)"
Buckling swash to the max, doughty Princess Isabel sets out on a pirate adventure positively awash in tap- and tilt-activated action. Read full book review >
THE GARDEN by Ishion Hutchinson
IPAD BOOK APPS
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 >
FUSSY EATER STORY by Emilia Dziubak
by Emilia Dziubak, illustrated by Emilia Dziubak, translated by Bozena Gorska, developed by THE STORY
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Nov. 8, 2013

"While the clever illustrations might draw children to the app, the overall package does not deliver a wholesome offering. (iPad informational app. 5-10)"
Mixing together satire, visual recipes and quirky illustrations, this app takes a fresh approach; unfortunately, the results seem a bit half-baked. Read full book review >
MATISYAHU'S "HAPPY HANUKKAH" JAM-ALONG by Mibblio
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Nov. 7, 2013

"Eminently danceable, too. (Requires iPad 2 and above.) (iPad holiday app. 6-9)"
Another interactive music app from the creators of Mibblio (2013)—this one a single song (with a holiday theme) rather than a "freemium" platform for in-app purchases. Read full book review >
A CHARLIE BROWN THANKSGIVING by Loud Crow Interactive
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Nov. 7, 2013

"Young readers—who can absorb the story in "Autoplay" mode—won't miss anything in the new version, and older readers may come to appreciate Loud Crow's mix of old and new after repeated readings. (iPad storybook app. 3-10)"
A faithful and enjoyable, if at times over-busy, adaptation of the 1973 television special. Read full book review >
ROMAN RUINS by Historvius
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"Altogether, an inviting start and worth a place on the iPads of classics buffs and armchair (and actual) travelers to the ancient Roman world."
Ephesus, the Maison Carrée, the Forum: an attractive app (though still in need of some work) that explores 350 important archaeological sites of the ancient Roman world. Read full book review >
STRIDE & PREJUDICE by No Crusts Interactive
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Oct. 31, 2013

"A pleasant literary diversion that should appeal to hard-core Jane Austen fans."
Jane Austen keeps pace with the modern world in an app that that sends a side-scrolling heroine madly sprinting across the top of time-honored text. Read full book review >