Storybook Maker App Review

Storybook Maker is a powerful, open-ended tool for creating richly illustrated, written and orally narrated stories and reports. Filled with comprehensive features and options, this easy to learn set of publishing tools lets your child create works that can be read, shared, and printed. Whether your child is an emerging or confident writer, a stumbling or gifted artist, all children will find supportive features to turn their storytelling dreams into a reality with Storybook Maker.

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Meek-a-Moo App Review

Meek-a-Moo is a fun-filled, bi-lingual (English/Spanish) app for toddlers and preschoolers including both an interactive first-words style storybook and a playful peek-a-boo game. By using visual and auditory discrimination your child can identify forty animals across four colorful settings. Cheerful characters, rich realistic animal sound effects, and gorgeous design make this app a delight to play together with little ones.

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Wild About Books Guest Review

We bought Wild About Books in app-form after watching the animated version from Scholastic several times. It's somehow ironic that we don't own a copy of the print title and that we've enjoyed this early childhood celebration of books in digital form. That being said, we are bibliophiles through and through and have greatly enjoyed this celebration of reading and writing, the delights of consuming and creating works of poetry and prose.

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Henrietta is Hungry App Review

Henrietta is Hungry takes your child on a whirlwind trip around the world as seen through the experiences of a little girl in search of the perfect meal. International cuisine, exotic locales, lively narration and charming illustrations seal the deal on this high-interest storybook app. Budding foodies and armchair travelers will love it!

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Lulu in Polynesia Guest Review

Children will love this story and in the process, they will learn about the places, people and animals of the islands of French Polynesia. This book also has intuitive settings, including nice narration that can be set up for French or English. My little one is already asking about the next adventure in this series, and I predict yours will too. Recommended!

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The Beginner’s Bible App Review

With The Beginner’s Bible now available as an iPad app, I’ll finally be able to stop buying replacement copies of our well-worn print version of this book. Whether used as a Bible story primer for preschoolers or as a reader for emerging readers just stepping into their own Bible reading times, this book-turned app is a fine choice. The inclusion of additional coloring pages, puzzles, and activities is an added bonus!

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The Cat in the Hat App Guest Review

The Cat in the Hat is obviously a 'must have' in any collection, whether it's a digital library or a set of hardcover books with gilded pages. This version is no exception, with bright beautiful pictures of the beloved classic Dr. Seuss. For the read-a-long effect, each word is highlighted as it is read. Although each page is essentially a still image, many pages begin by panning over Seuss' classic original artwork, zooming in and out to show off each segment of text, a nice semi-animated style.

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Let’s Make a Rhyme App Review

Let’s Make a Rhyme has a lot of potential in not only introducing and reinforcing classic nursery rhymes with young children, but also in gently introducing older children to writing their own poetry by switching out parts of the rhymes with their own text. It does need some polishing but my children really love customizing their own nursery rhyme books by modifying drawings of the characters.

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The Magnificent Travelling Palace App Review

The Magnificent Travelling Palace is a fantastical journey taken by a group of children in their efforts to find a luxury train reputed to be traveling through their region. While they look for (and ultimately explore) the train, your children will likewise be drawn into Indian culture and will invariably have their interest in this intriguing country piqued through the intriguing storyline and top-notch production of this app.

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Grimm’s Frog King App Review

Grimm’s Frog King is a classically illustrated, lightly interactive, and fully narrated version of this classic folktale presented for today’s children. Complete with English and German versions, and both traditional and quirky retellings, the app also includes a wealth of fun, educational extras for a pleasant storytelling experience that could still benefit from some refinements.

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Builda the Re-Bicycler App Review

Builda the Re-Bicycler is another great storybook app in the Tales of Midlandia series. Its winning combination of positive ecological values, engaging interactivity, lovely artwork, and a well-written story has made it another often asked for title in our home.

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Super Harry HD App Review

Super Harry HD follows the misadventures of a young boy who realizes that in order to change the course of his days, he needs to get busy doing good! Rotten luck be-gone! The positive moral lesson of this story is carefully blended with an entertaining tale resulting in a smoothly flowing storytelling experience.

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The Dream, World Explorer Edition App Review

The Dream, World Explorer Edition is a splendid blending of story, facts, and interactive educational mini-games conveying a simple, broad sweep of the flavor of the language, culture, and places of Arabia. While links to social media are inserted too prominently and frequently for my liking, The Dream provides an impressive amount of content in both the free lite version and the full World Explorer Edition.

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Lost Larry App Review

Lost Larry is an adorable interactive storybook app where your child guides Larry the lizard through a variety of mazes, obstacles, and challenges as he tries to get home. Your child’s participation in the story directly drives Larry’s progress and has made this title a winner amongst all of my children.

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