Cinderella – Nosy Crow animated picture book by Nosy Crow Limited

The much awaited second book from Nosy Crow is here and fans of their first book app, The Three Little Pigs, will not be disappointed. Cinderella captivates readers of all ages and brings even more interactivity to the classic tale of a girl, her fairy godmother & a mysterious glass slipper. You can help Cinderella tidy the house, dress the mean step-sisters for the ball, and even pick the pumpkin to be turned into a carriage.

Like their previous app, Nosy Crow has not forgotten a single detail in this delightful title, featuring adorable child actors for the voices of all the characters. You can scroll to see more of each page, with fun activities that include hunting for a cute little Read more …

Battle With The Bugs by PicPocket Books

"Battle with the Bugs" is from the Human Body Detectives (HBD) series, created by Heather Manley, a Naturopath and mom. She designed this series to educate kids in a fun way about their bodies. In the first story, "The Lucky Escape", two sisters end up taking a detailed trip down the digestive system to find out what's wrong with their baby brother. In this title, the girls do their detective work inside the body of their little cousin, whose immune system is working hard to battle a virus. The girls take their older cousin on their journey, introducing him to their adventures inside an immune system battle.

Print versions of each of the HBD titles were released with audio CD's and Read more …

Me Too! - Little Critter by Oceanhouse Media, Inc.

Me Too! by Mercer Mayer was published in print in 1983. It is a beloved story about Little Critter as he tackles a challenge many young children must take on ... dealing with a younger sibling. His sister wants to do everything he does, from riding a skateboard, flying paper airplanes and even tagging along with his friends. Thankfully in the end, Little Critter discovers that sharing goes both ways and can be very sweet!

Many readers have asked, "What kind of animal is Little Critter?" According to Wikipedia, Mercer Mayer did not specify which type of animal Little Critter is, but "he resembles a hedgehog, hamster or guinea pig." So, basically Read more …

My Incredible Body - Guide to Learn About the Human Body for Children - Educational Science App with by Zybright LLC

What do my insides look like? How does my brain work? Why does my heart beat? What happens to my food after I swallow it? Children are naturally curious about their bodies, and if you are a parent, chances are you have been asked questions like these. My Incredible Body by Zybright, sister company of award winning developer Visible Body, answers all these questions and more by taking children on a journey inside the human body.

Through the use of beautiful, detailed, and medically correct 3D renderings of the human anatomy, children will be able to learn about their bodies like never before. They will be able to go on a self-guided tour or an app guided tour of the body and make virtual Read more …

The Three Little Pigs-Nosy Crow animated storybook by Nosy Crow Limited

There are lot of choices in the app store for lovers of the three little pigs, but very few stand out. This version, the first book app by Nosy Crow, is one of the very best! It is interactive in unique and fun ways that make the story feel more 'alive' than any other ebook I've read with my child. They even take advantage of the iPad's microphone, using it to pick up the sound from 'blowing' at the screen - which then triggers the wolf's classic "huff & puff" action. 

The reader gets to help the pigs build their three little houses, too. Flick each pig to get them to toss a bundle of building materials (straw, wood or bricks) at the incomplete structure until it is built. And Read more …

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving by Loud Crow Interactive Inc.

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, by Loud Crow, has taken book apps to a completely new level of sophistication! There’s so much to love about this app. From the opening screen, right to the end we were LOLing and smiling and were delighted when kids who didn’t know the characters were too!

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving is the fourth Peanuts television special to be given an interactive spin from Loud Crow, an award-winning children’s interactive publisher based in Vancouver, BC. And believe you me, this is one app that will not disappoint!

Inside the app the pages are packed with Charlie Brown’s darling trials and tribulations. You’ll Read more …

Just Shopping with Mom - Little Critter by Oceanhouse Media, Inc.

Just Shopping with Mom by Mercer Mayer was published in print in 1989. It tells the story of Little Critter and his two siblings on a trip to the grocery story with their mom. The little sister in particular is giving her mom trouble, asking for things and disappearing down the aisles. For once, Little Critter is the voice of reason, trying to drag his sister back and get her to put stuff back. The digital version of this story also adds a new twist, keeping track as the reader tries to find all the little mice (19 total) hidden on almost every page.

Many readers have asked, "What kind of animal is Little Critter?" According to Wikipedia, Mercer Mayer did not specify which type of Read more …

When I Grow Up - Little Critter by Oceanhouse Media, Inc.

When I Grow Up - Little Critter by Mercer Mayer is part of a sub-series of Little Critter titles that feature his cute little sister. Published in print in 1991, this adorable story shares a young girl's dreams for her future, including becoming a ballet dancer, truck driver and baker of tasty treats. In the end, she is reminded that she is getting hungry. When mom answers that dinner will be, "Liver and beans," she thinks to herself, "I can't wait until I grow up!" The digital version of this book also adds a new twist, keeping track as the young reader tries to find all 20 of the little cats that Mayer has hidden in his detailed illustrations.

Many readers have asked, "What kind of animal Read more …

Read with Biff Chip & Kipper. The complete series: All 48 books. by Gazoob Limited

From Oxford University Press, this app is based on the early reader series about three siblings, Biff, Chip and Kipper. According to the developer's website (Gazoob.com), the print series is "used to teach reading in 80% of UK primary schools." Families and schools will find this relatively expensive app has a full set of 48 books for ages 4-6. Parents and teachers should note that the narrator for this series has a crisp, clear UK accent along with regional spelling for British English. The set includes:

  • Level 1: Getting ready to read. Age 4-5 years

  • Level 2: Starting to read. Age 4-5 years

  • Level 3: Becoming a reader. Age 4-5 years

  • Level 4: Developing as a reader. Age 5-6 years

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Happy Easter, Little Critter by Oceanhouse Media, Inc.
Happy Easter, Little Critter by Mercer Mayer is one of the main series of Little Critter titles, published in print in 1988. In this title, Little Critter and his family celebrate Easter. Little Critter and his little sister find Easter baskets and go to church where they particpate in a traditional Easter egg hunt. The digital version of this book also adds a new twist, keeping track as the young reader tries to find all 17 of the little mice hidden on nearly every page. Children can also tap on 100 Easter eggs, although these are not really hidden.
 
Many readers have asked, "What kind of animal is Little Critter?" According to Wikipedia, Mercer Mayer did not specify which type Read more …
Just Me and My Puppy - Little Critter by Oceanhouse Media, Inc.

Just Me and My Puppy - Little Critter by Mercer Mayer is about Little Critter getting a pet and being responsible for its care. Published in print in 1985, this adorable story follows the boy and his dog through a day of feeding, grooming, play and mess-making, as mom watches in the background with a look of concerned toleranance. The digital version of this book also adds a new twist, keeping track as the young reader tries to find all 15 of the hidden spiders and grasshopers that Mayer has hidden in his detailed illustrations.

Many readers have asked, "What kind of animal is Little Critter?" According to Wikipedia, Mercer Mayer did not specify which type of animal the Little Critter Read more …

The New Potty - Little Critter by Oceanhouse Media, Inc.

The New Potty by Mercer Mayer was published in print in 1992 as part of the Golden Books "Little Sister" series (in collaboration with the author's 3rd wife, Gina). This title is the beloved story about Little Critter's baby sister getting her first potty chair and learning how to use it. At first she just wants to sit on it ... to watch tv & eat dinner ("that was weird" says Little Critter), but soon she's willing to try it out. After a few accidents, she gets better and better, making her family proud.

Many readers have asked, "What kind of animal is Little Critter?" According to Wikipedia, Mercer Mayer did not specify which type of animal Little Critter is, but Read more …

All By Myself - Little Critter by Oceanhouse Media, Inc.

All by Myself by Mercer Mayer was published in print in 1983. It is a beloved story about Little Critter as he tackles a challenge every young child must take on ... doing things for himself. He is able to get dressed in the morning and brush his fur, being independent all day long. He helps his parents with chores, and even watches his sister before putting on his pajamas at night and brushing his teeth, "all by myself." Little Critter may not always do things perfectly, but he does his best.

Many readers have asked, "What kind of animal is Little Critter?" According to Wikipedia, Mercer Mayer did not specify which type of animal Little Critter is, but "he resembles Read more …

The New Baby by Oceanhouse Media

The New Baby by Mercer Mayer was published in print in 1980.  It is a beloved story about 'Little Critter' and his new baby sister. Little Critter is at first excited, thinking the baby will be interested in toys, books and games. Eventually he realizes that babies don't pay attention to those things. Instead his mom shows him that there are other things you can do with a baby ... things like rocking, cuddling, tickling and playing with a rattle.

Many readers have asked, "What kind of animal is Little Critter?" According to Wikipedia, Mercer Mayer did not specify which type of animal the Little Critter is, but, "he resembles a hedgehog, hamster or guinea pig." So, Read more …

Tacky and the Emperor by Oceanhouse Media, Inc.

The emperor of all the penguins in the Nice Icy Land is coming to visit. After discovering a pile of unattended clothes (that belong to the Emperor), Tacky puts the fancy outfit on and is treated like a royal guest by his very own siblings. Tacky doesn't do anything to let the other penguins know it is just him under the fancy frocks, until the real emperor shows up. The Emperor is won over in the end by Tacky's humor, feeling like he just be a penguin for a day without the burden of the royal outfit.

This title has some nice elements that play on the story of the "Emperor's New Clothes" and, like other omBooks from Oceanhouse Media, this title is solidly made with simple swipe-style page Read more …

The Berenstain Bears' BIG Bedtime Book by Oceanhouse Media, Inc.

The Berenstain Bears' BIG Bedtime Book was published in print in 2008, and is a great value in digital, featuring six stories from Mrs. Grizzle, the Berenstain bears' babysitter. The stories she tells the cubs are fun twists on familiar fairy tales, starring the bears themselves. The titles included are: 

1. The Three Little Cubs and the Big Bad Pig

2. Goldibear and the Three People

3. The Gingerbread Bear

4. The Three Billy Goats Gruff Meet the Bogg Brothers

5. The Little Red Hen

6. Little Red Grizzly Hood

Each story is under ten minutes on auto play, making all six great for bedtime reading, even for shared storytime. There are also lightly interactive elements that add both fun and Read more …

The Berenstain Bears' Dinosaur Dig by Oceanhouse Media, Inc.

There have been hundreds of Berenstain Bears stories published since the first one debuted 1962. Dinosaur Dig is one of HarperCollins square paperback series, first published in print in 2012. According to Wikipedia:

"The books feature a family of anthropomorphic grizzly bears who generally learn a moral or safety-related lesson in the course of each story. Since the 1962 debut of the first Berenstain Bears book, The Big Honey Hunt, the series has grown to over 300 titles, which have sold approximately 260 million copies in 23 languages."

This formula, sometimes criticized for being too moralistically simplistic, has been a fast favorite Read more …

The Berenstain Bears and the Big Spelling Bee by Oceanhouse Media, Inc.

In this exceptional Berenstain Bears title, one of my personal favorites, sister bear becomes the star of her elementary school's spelling bee, getting a chance to go on to the Bear Country "All Schools" competition. But she doesn't want to let her soccer team down, and participating in the spelling bee will get in the way of regular practices for her team. Ultimately, her parents let her decide in this wonderful book app about decision-making and priorities that young children and their parents will readily identify with ...

Sister bear is excited to be in the spelling bee, but perhaps Papa is actually living vicariously through her accomplishments, putting a bit too much pressure on her Read more …

Brush of Truth by Story Bayou, Inc.

Note: This App is formatted for the smaller screen.

Brush of Truth, developed by Story Bayou, Inc., is an extremely clever, interactive book app [for iOS, Google-Play & Kindle - See "Other Versions" tab above]. It can be customized for the needs of the reader by the reader. In Brush of Truth, two tweens discover an enchanted paintbrush created by a medieval sorcerer. The paintbrush is magical – whatever you paint with it comes to life! There are many adventures included in Brush of Truth. Some of these adventures include helping a sea goddess find the key to the oceans dying sea life, exploring dark tunnels under the earth, and fleeing talking vultures.

What makes Brush of Read more …

Monsters University Storybook Deluxe by Disney Publishing Worldwide Applications

Mike and Sully will soon return in Monster’s University, a prequel to Disney’s über-successful movie Monster’s Inc. In preparation for the movies’ release the developers at Disney Interactive have just released Monster’s University Storybook Deluxe, a universal app for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad that is certain to be a hit with kids who are anticipating the film’s release. As it begins, the story draws the reader in, inviting her to create an ID -– just like at a real college! Kids can also return later to create additional IDs for their siblings, friends, or even their stuffed animals.

The reader can also decorate her face with monster Read more …

Caillou: What's That Funny Noise? - i Read With learning method and creative game for preschool kids by Tribal Nova

iRead With is a new educational app series from Canadian app developer Tribal Nova, developers of the iLearn with series of educational apps. The first 2 books in the series feature Caillou the popular children’s television character. The books are designed to be used by parents with their preschooler to help prepare them to learn to read. They were developed with McGill University’s Child Phonology Lab and uses the Dialogic Reading method. Simply put this method encourages parents to interact with children when reading to them- prompting them with questions , expanding on their responses, re-iterating important information and encouraging them to re-tell the story.

This Read more …

The Spellinguists by Todd Mariani

This fascinating little digital book app has a unique look. The setting is a 'big top' with performers who would be right at home in an old-fashioned circus. The book features two sisters (who are siamese twins) as well as other traditional performers, like a bearded lady, snake charmer and knife thrower. The two sisters, Daisy & Lucille, also have another physical oddity - long snake-like tongues. This fits into the story as they perform literal 'tongue twisting' with accompanying storytelling in rhyme.

The detailed illustrations are line drawings with almost no color. In fact, each page has only one item that appears as a color image. The illustrations depict the sisters performing Read more …

Cinderella - A Princess Story by One Hundred Robots

This digital version of Cinderella is retold based on one of the most popular versions of the fairytale, written by Charles Perrault in 1697. Perrault added the pumpkin, fairy-godmother and glass slippers to the classic tale, making this a very familiar rendition of the rags-to-riches story for modern audiences.

As an app, this book is very well made and has a nice page turning style with arrows that trigger 'scrolling' to the next scene by moving the perspective to another part of the house rather than simulating a traditional page turn. The app has several simple sound effects on each page and a few light animations throughout the story. Classical music also accompanies the Read more …

Royal Little Pest HD by Take 2 Ventures LLC

I really enjoyed A Royal Little Pest written by Anita Reynolds MacArthur and illustrated by Karen Roy. This is a great example of how a fun storybook app can teach little ones about the benefits of positive behavior. The story starts out with us being introduced to Prince Hayden MacCheeky who is a real little prince who lives with his royal brother and sister, parents and royal dog, Goober, in their royal castle. Prince Hayden MacCheeky loves to play around with his brother and sister but not necessarily the way they would like to him to play with them.

You see – Hayden is a bit of a pest and can’t understand why his siblings don’t like to play with him. One Read more …

Owl And Cat - Cute Storybook Based On Famous Edward Lear Poem by Mofables sp. z o.o.

In 1871, Edward Lear published The Owl and the Pussycat, a nonsense poem, as part of his book Nonsense Songs, Stories, Botany, and Alphabets. It is a beautiful piece of poetry, beloved and set to music frequently, including a 1960's version by Stravinsky. My favorite is from a record I had as a child, by Carly and Lucy Simon on the album, "The Simon Sisters Sing for Children". It makes a lovely accompanyment to this app, and is available on youtube.

As a nonsense poem, this is a delightful one by Lear, featuring a romantic mariner tale about an owl and a cat that sail for a year and a day. Lots of made-up words are included, like bong-trees and the piggy-wig. According to  Read more …

Boquitas: The Hunt for the Chupacabras by Lima Sky

This is a well-crafted storybook app about a family living with a pet chicken named Diva. After criticizing her sister's pet, Candela discovers that Cari's beloved chicken is missing! Could the legendary Chupacabra have gotten to her first? Even Abuela believes in the monster, so when the two sister and their brother Beto venture into the woods to save Diva, many surprises are in store.

This title features great animation, interactivity and music ... but it is not narrated. Available in both English and Spanish within the same app, it is still a great read to share with children or have them read by themselves. With lots of suspense, cartoon-like animations and an engaging storyline, this Read more …

A Not So Fading Light by GotFocus Solutions Ltd

One day, while a little boy and his sister are eating breakfast, they hear on the news that the sun will only last another '4.8 billion years'. "The boy thought this didn't sound like a lot," begins this funny, lightly animated and interactive tale that will have curious children riveted. The two main characters solve the sun's dilemma (although not in a scientific way), in this deeply satisfying story that young readers won't soon forget.

Fun things to tap and explore pop out on every page, providing lots of fun ways to engage with the story, including many that are nicely tailored to the plot-line. These elements are simple but satisfying most of the time, however they are not Read more …

KidsMg Easter Special Edition by Portegno SA

KidsMag from Portegno Apps is a fantastic series of digital 'activity books', including a short but cute storybook in each issue. This issue has the children listening to a bedtime story about Easter. It features a land of bunny 'egg painters' ... a group of helpers not unlike Santa's elves. The main character is just learning his trade and gets lots of inspiration from his siblings before finding his own style.

As a digital offering, this title is solidly made with ample settings to navigate and adjust the app's audio. The story and all activity pages have narration, so even pre-readers can enjoy this app. Illustrations are simple computer graphics but colorful and engaging in a Read more …

I Can Do It Too! HD by Take 2 Ventures LLC

This short but sweet picture book app by Karen Baicker is aimed at very young readers and listeners, featuring a young African-American girl and her family. It is based on a well-loved print title, published in 2003, followed by a board book version in 2010. With just a few tappable sounds, PicPocket Books has created a faithful digital retelling, with all the charm of a classic picture book. The little girl narrates the story in the first person, sharing scenes with each of her family members, from mom and dad, siblings, grandparents, her uncle, plus friends and neighbors. Each scene shows the older person doing something 'big' like pouring juice, zipping clothes, cooking, Read more …

My Parents Are Crazy! by Confidence Through Characters, Inc.

My Parents Are Crazy! is an animated, interactive book app from Confidence Through Characters, Inc. It was created by Katherine Geerdes, an educator from Southern California, and is designed to encourage children to read. It has optional narration, word highlighting,(which can also be switched on in read-by-myself mode), and the volume of the background sounds can be adjusted. it also includes a “learn” section with colorful flashcards featuring the sight words from the app, the sight word is spoken if these are touched. There is a page navigation option, so it is easy to return to favorite pages. The app is child-friendly with no adverts, in-app purchases or external links. Read more …

Henry! you're late AGAIN! by ZebraMinds, Inc.

Henry! you're late AGAIN! tells us the story of a young boy who is constantly late for school. Although it is not always his fault. As we see in the story his Dad sleeping in and his sister Isabela not being able to find her polka-dotted socks are just some of the reasons that Henry is constantly late for school.

The constant late arrivals at school have made Henry perceive the school in a some what distorted manner. He imagines the school secretary as someone who lives in the school and never leaves, but lies in wait to catch out children who are late. He can't even view the secretary as a real person who has feet and socks, but rather an overbearing figure who has a wooden desk instead of Read more …

B&E: Water by BNE MEDIA PTY LTD

B& E: Water is a quaint universal storybook featuring two sisters B & E. The story takes us through the actions that B must take in order to wake her sister up which involve lots of noise, playing inside including coloring, playing outside in the mud puddles and finally a bath and evening downtime.  A bit about the company, B&E Media is based in Australia and was founded by two sisters who began creating children’s storybook apps using original stories with animations. The animations in the app were unexpected and happened every three to four pages and really helped bring the previous pages to life. The app features narration, word highlighting, simple Read more …

Loris and the Runaway Ball by Pointed Stories

This unique little book takes on the topic of safety and gives children choices within the story that give it a "choose-your-own-adventure" quality. It is an educational title with a really appealing way of giving children control over how the story progresses. At the beginning of the story, Loris and her brother are playing catch, but when the ball rolls into the street, Loris needs to 'choose' someone to ask for help, either a neighbor, her brother or her dad. 

All three 'choices' change the story for three pages and then all three return the reader to the same point to finish the story. The three choices are all 'good' solutions to the problem of retrieving the lost ball across the Read more …

I'm Going To Be A Pirate by Two Big Dads Ltd

I'm Going to be a Pirate! is an original storybook about two sisters. Little Lily describes in detail her plans for a pirate adventure ... but her big sister Amanda is not impressed. Amanda says things like, "You can't be a pirate, you get seasick," trying to ruin her little sister's fun. The ever-exuberant Lily responds to each of Amanda's complaints with irrepressible optimism & creativity.

For instance, when Amanda says Lily can't be a pirate because she doesn't like to eat fish, Lily adds that she'll just bring their mom along to make sandwiches. Page by page, the two girls weave a detailed world of pirate pretend play. And in the end Amanda stops complaining, asking if she can be a Read more …

Enzo and Rose by Todd Mariani

Enzo and Rose, Two monkeys in clothes is a short story about Enzo (a blue cape wearing boy) and his sister Rose (wearing a polka dot suit). The story has the two kids playing at home unsupervised. The focus is on a list of 'rules' posted on the fridge. In addition to not hitting, teasing or screaming is the curious rule that 'under no circumstances tattletale on your sis'. Enzo questions the 'sloppy' handwriting (suspecting a parent wouldn't have written it so messily), but Rose counters that rules are important because "as everyone knows without rules we'd be just monkeys in clothes."

The story is told in rhyming verse with some of the most interesting illustrations I've seen in an Read more …

2 Tigers by 33 Loretta Kids' Books LLC

A tiger cub named Delilah tells this story in the first person, about her experiences with her big sister, Sophie. The two kittens have a lot of fun together and have a lot in common, but like most siblings, they also fight. This is an exceptional book app for toddlers and pre-school aged kids, up to age six. It has a very simple interface and interactivity that is fun but simple enough for little fingers.

Touchable elements are time-limited on each page, meaning the interactivity is not something a young child can play with 'ad infinitum' ... which is perfect for an app for kids under three. The interactive elements are not especially story-related, however, meaning they can present a Read more …

The Berenstain Bears Learn to Share by Oceanhouse Media

The Berenstain Bears Learn to Share by Stan & Jan Berenstain was published in print for the first time in 1992.  This version has the addition of Mike Berenstain as an author and was re-published in 2010 as part of the Christian-themed Living Lights series with a focus on faith. This book focuses on sharing - from 2 Corinthians 9:7: For God loves a cheerful giver. The Living Lights series is designed to "help children learn how God wants them to live every day."

Sister Bear tells this story, about how she has lots of playthings she doesn't like to share but that sometimes it's more fun to play with someone else. She finds Brother Bear and lots of friends to organize into a Read more …

The Berenstain Bears Bedtime Battle by Oceanhouse Media, Inc.

The Berenstain Bears Bedtime Battle by Stan & Jan Berenstain was published in print for the first time in 1993. In this title Sister & Brother bear argue about bedtime with their parents, sluggishly picking up toys while whining about how unfair things are. Even when Father Bear tries to get the cubs to join in a race to pick up their room, the children are sullen and uncooperative.

In print, the title has received mixed reviews, including several on Amazon.com that point out that unlike many of the other Berenstain Bears' books, this one doesn't seem to have a clear moral. The young bears seem to win in the end, wearing their parents out rather than a typical ending where the whole Read more …

The New Adventures of Peter Rabbit - Enchanted Tales by Oceanhouse Media, Inc.

This is a unique offering from Oceanhouse Media, based on a print book that accompanied a straight-to-VHS animated series produced in 1995. The story is a modern adaptation of the peter rabbit story with cartoon illustrations and original music to enhance the digital reading experience. It is very appealing to children, but one of those titles that many parents will want to pass on for shared reading. Even the reviews for the VHS production reflect that while adults may not find this adaptation particularly enjoyable, kids, on the other hand, love it.

The story itself is rather long and windy, as Peter meets new forest friends and trecherous enemies before finally discovering his sisters Read more …

Doris and the Dragon Tree by Rats on Cats Publishing Handelsbolag

Doris and the Dragon Tree is an exceptionally cute and engaging story about a little girl with a big imagination. One day she finds a tiny seed pit on the playground and decides it might be from a dragon. She plants the seed and waits for it to grow, which takes a very long time. Her little sister is skeptical at first, but soon branches appear with tiny 'dragon' buds. The dragons grow, eating up everything in the family's refrigerator and making mischief with their smoky dragon farts.

There is no question that this is a winning story, well crafted and accompanied by lovely narration (although it does not highlight). The illustrations are also fun, with a combination of hand drawn Read more …

I Told You So by Two Big Dads Ltd

I Told You So! is a nicely illustrated digital children's book. It doesn't have narration or any other 'enhancements' but scores well with a short but well-crafted story. Siblings Stan & Sasha are stuck inside on a rainy day. Stan, the little brother, tries unsuccessfully to build things (a castle with blocks, a tent with blankets and a kite with fabric & wood). With each new idea, big sister Sasha taunts him, saying 'you can't do that' and 'I told you so' after each failure.

In the end, though, Stan successfully bakes a cake with the words 'I told you so' written on it - making Sasha 'eat her words' literally. This is a cute story about sibling relationships with very simple, easy Read more …

Little Frigglepants: Builds a Rocket Ship by Homemade Preschool (TaleSpring)

Little Frigglepants: Builds a Rocket Ship is a book with a fun storyline and cute graphics that will engage little astronauts will light animation and lots of interactivity. You can tap the ship to see it take off, play with the rocket's controls, and even blast aliens on an outer-space adventure. The book features a story that will appeal to kids about siblings and one very harried mom.

This is a really fun app for kids with lots of things to tap and explore. The characters clothes change colors in cool ways when tapped, there are bubbles to pop, and lots of neat sound effects. The storyline isn't necessarily tied to these interactions, but they were a real hit with my little boy. He Read more …

The Berenstain Bears Come Clean for School by Oceanhouse Media, Inc.

There have been hundreds of Berenstain Bears stories published since the first one debuted 1962. Come Clean for School is one of HarperCollins square paperback series, first published in print in 2011. According to Wikipedia:

"The books feature a family of anthropomorphic grizzly bears who generally learn a moral or safety-related lesson in the course of each story. Since the 1962 debut of the first Berenstain Bears book, The Big Honey Hunt, the series has grown to over 300 titles, which have sold approximately 260 million copies in 23 languages."

This formula, sometimes criticized for being too moralistically simplistic, has been a fast favorite of Read more …