Search Results: "Extra Special Kids"


BOOK REVIEW

ZANNY by Pamela Sloane-Bradbury
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 18, 2010

"Aimed at children with spectrum disorders, but likely to miss that audience—or any other. (iPad therapeutic app. 5-7)"
A hyperbolic portrait of a lad who operates only at top speed is paired to a bug-ridden recognition game. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BINGO SONG by Kid's Academy
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2013

"The main offering in this app is cute, and the audio provides a dimension that traditional books cannot. But it's underwhelming, especially for the price. (iPad song app. 1-5)"
This utilitarian effort will appeal to fans of the song, but flawed recording features and minimal interactivity keep it from rising above the average mark. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOOK OUTSIDE by National Geographic Kids
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2017

"A pleasant-enough exploration of the outside world. (Board book. 1-2)"
Little ones learn about their environments. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DREAM by Swipea Kids App
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 14, 2013

"Steer clear of this app and seek out a well-researched Arab folktale instead. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
This story of a lowly ditch digger from Baghdad reinforces stereotypes about Middle Eastern culture and includes inaccurate information. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

"A grab bag for sure, but readers may find themselves angling to be in Budapest in April for its annual pillow fight. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Attractions—and repulsions—to stifle the next "Are we there yet?" whine from the back seat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Wiley Kids in the Adventure of Cottonwood Canyon by The Wiley Kids
Released: March 22, 2015

"A well-written blend of education and entertainment, with relatable young protagonists and a deft 21st-century twist on historical sleuthing."
In this lively and inventive e-book, five canyoneering young friends shift into detective mode when they stumble upon a mystery rooted in Native American history. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CARTOON ABC by Kid's Academy
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 4, 2012

"A well-crafted app that will hold interest for little ones as they learn and practice their ABCs. (iPad alphabet app. 2-6)"
An engaging ABC app encourages kids to learn and explore the alphabet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

3 LITTLE PIGGIES by Kid's Academy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"As it stands against the huff-and-puff of the App Store's inventory, it may as well be made of straw. (incompatible with iPad 1) (iPad storybook app. 2-5)"
Safe, serviceable and completely dull, this soft-edged version of the oft-adapted pigs-in-real estate tale doesn't distinguish itself amid the dozens that also tell the same story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPIDERS! by Eds. of TIME for Kids
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"Kids who like insects will be entranced by the photographs, and even children who don't like spiders may find this an effective antidote to arachnophobia. (Easy reader/nonfiction. 5-7)"
A visually arresting design scheme and stunning, high-quality photographs captivate the reader in this fluency-level entry for "confident readers" in the new TIME for Kids Science Scoops series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARCEL by K. Dubash
by K. Dubash, illustrated by K. Dubash, developed by Kids and Beyond
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 26, 2011

"Though the technical and literary elements don't warrant a failing grade, there's not much to bite in to here. (iPad storybook app. 3-6)"
Marcel the bookworm lives in a magical apple that provides him with an endless supply of books. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2006

"Both a good starting point for learning about volcanoes and an easy-reader resource for information. (Nonfiction. 7-9)"
One of the latest in the Science Scoops series, this is a level 3 intended for confident readers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GEOLOGY by Kids Discover
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 8, 2014

"Clear science writing, captivating visuals and excellent design—a winning combination. (Requires iOS 6 and above.) (iPad informational app. 9-12)"
With this app, Kids Discover continues to transform their print-magazine issues into multilayered informational experiences. Read full book review >