Dino-Store by Bluemarker.com LLC

Leo and his father are going to the store for a few groceries one day when they decide to get a really BIG box of eggs. On the way home, out hatch twelve dinosaurs - now the adventure really begins! Charming illustrations by Trade Loeffler bring a touching humor to this short but sweet tale by Roger Sedarat, from BlueMarker Studios. Featuring light but polished animation and interactivity that will surprise and delight both young and old alike, this tale is a must-download for dinosaur lovers. Clear, easy to read text is well crafted for young readers with classic picture book pacing and expressive narration (although it does not highlight word-for-word). Seamlessly produced, Read more …

Alphabet of Dinosaurs - Smithsonian Alphabet Books by Oceanhouse Media, Inc.

Alphabet of Dinosaurs from the Oceanhouse Media's Smithsonian Collection - is a beautifully illustrated alphabet book about dinosaurs, prehistory and science. The print version of this title was released in 2011 along with an audio CD. As a book app, this title sparkles, giving enormous value over its print counterpart, including narrated text that highlights as read. This book series fills a great need for digital book apps with non-fiction educational content. The books selected so far have been well vetted as print titles, making it easy as parents & educators to select these digital books with confidence.

Each title in this series takes the original print Read more …

Smithsonian Prehistoric Pals Collection by Oceanhouse Media, Inc.

Smithsonian's Prehistoric Pals is a nicely illustrated set of ten titles from Oceanhouse Media's Smithsonian Collection - a series based on popular non-fiction print titles about the natural world. The print versions were released in the past decade, along with audio CDs. This collection includes the following 10 titles: 

  • Ankylosaurus Fights Back: Ankylosaurus is so busy eating that he doesn’t notice the huge T-rex that is watching him! Will he get away from the dangerous predator?
  • Is Apatosaurus Okay?: Apatosaurus becomes surrounded by a pack of Ceratosaurus while he slowly lumbers toward the stream to eat. Will he get away and be okay?
  • Mosasaurus: Ruler of Read more …
Dinosaur Train A to Z by PBS Kids

By now you probably know what a big fan I am of the PBS Kids show Dinosaur Train – seriously how smart is that to combine trains and dinosaurs! My daughter has watched this show since it was released a few years back. I love learning about dinosaurs right along with her as it has been while since I studied about dinosaurs in school. My favorite was always the Stegosaurus because he was a plant eater and had those cool spikes on his back. PBS Kids recently released Dinosaur Train A to Z is the ultimate dinosaur app from the hit PBS KIDS show Dinosaur Train. The app not only helps kids build reading skills, but also will encourage the exploration of life science and natural history Read more …

Miles and Miles of Reptiles (Dr. Seuss/Cat in the Hat) by Oceanhouse Media, Inc.

Young readers will love learning with Miles and Miles of Reptiles (Dr. Seuss/Cat in the Hat). This non-fiction title, published first in print in 2009, was created to give children ages 5-8 the chance to explore the history and diversity of the reptile world, with a familiar tour guide, The Cat in the Hat. The learning library series was created in the late 1990's by Random House with a talented team of illustrators, writers & educators, who mimic Seuss's rhyming verse and quirky illustrations beautifully.

And now the Cat-in-the-Hat Learning Library books are available as enhanced books, with the help of Oceanhouse Media. Featuring light animation and Read more …

Fine Feathered Friends (Dr. Seuss/Cat in the Hat) by Oceanhouse Media, Inc.

Young readers will love learning with A Fine Feathered Friends (Dr. Seuss/Cat in the Hat). This non-fiction title, published first in print in 1998, was created to give children ages 5-8 the chance to explore the fascintating world of birds with a familiar tour guide, The Cat in the Hat. The learning library series was created in the late 1990's by Random House with a talented team of illustrators, writers & educators, who mimic Seuss's rhyming verse and quirky illustrations beautifully.

And now the Cat-in-the-Hat Learning Library books are available as enhanced books, with the help of Oceanhouse Media. Featuring light animation and Read more …

Oh Say Can You Say Di-No-Saur? (Dr. Seuss/Cat in the Hat) by Oceanhouse Media, Inc.

Young readers will love learning with Oh, Say Can You Say Di-No-Saur? - All About Dinosaurs. This non-fiction title, published first in print in 1999, was created to give children ages 5-8 the chance to explore the the prehistoric world of dinosaurs with a familiar tour guide, The Cat in the Hat. The learning library series was created in the late 1990's by Random House with a talented team of illustrators, writers & educators, who mimic Seuss's rhyming verse and quirky illustrations beautifully.

And now the Cat-in-the-Hat Learning Library books are available as enhanced books, with the help of Oceanhouse Media. Featuring light animation and Read more …

Walking with Dinosaurs: Inside their World by M5859 Studios Pty Ltd

As far as children are concerned, dinosaurs are right up there with pony rides, no bedtime, and unlimited ice cream. So naturally, you’ve gotta do dinosaur story times. And what could be better than an app that shows these amazing creatures in action? Not much. In my story time last week, the app BBC Earth: Walking with Dinosaurs made them come to life and the children went nuts.

The home page of the app has three different options. “Features” provides different screens with general information about dinosaurs and their environment, the different periods (Jurassic, etc.), famous discovery sites, how fossils are formed and excavated, and divisions of dinosaurs. Read more …

Millie's Crazy Dinosaur Adventure - Millie Was Here, Book 3 by MegaPops LLC

Millie’s Crazy Dinosaur Adventure – Millie Was Here, Book 3 by Megapops LLC is another wonderful tale from the makers of Millie and the Lost Key. As with all of the Megapops apps featuring Millie the dog, this story is as zany as ever. It has all the components needed to draw kids in and keep them totally mesmerized. Parents rejoice, this is one sophisticated app that packs a punch every time. The unique photo collage style and gaming feel give this app an edge over others.

Join Millie as she travels back in time to retrieve the forgotten birthday gift for her dear friend Kitty and accidentally ventures back a tad farther than planned. Help the story take twists Read more …

The Lost Dinosaur Bone - Little Critter by Oceanhouse Media, Inc.
The Lost Dinosaur Bone by Mercer Mayer is one of the new adventure titles in the Little Critter series, published in print in 2007. In this title, Little Critter goes with his class on a trip to the Museum of Natural History. The digital version of this book also adds a new twist, keeping track as the young reader tries to find all 19 of the little mice and spiders hidden on nearly every page.
 
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, basically he's a rodent ... although a rather lovable one! Over 200 books Read more …
Just Me and My Mom - Little Critter by Oceanhouse Media

Just Me and My Mom by Mercer Mayer was published in print in 1990. It is a beloved story about 'Little Critter' and his mom spending the day together in the city. They take the train and visit lots of places where Little Critter innocently tests his mother's patience. He touches exhibits at the museums, gets them kicked out of a nice restaurant and even loses their train tickets. In the end, though, Little Critter snuggles close to his mom and falls asleep happily on the way home, cherishing the day out with just him and his mom.

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 …

How To Hide A Dinosaur by Demibooks Inc.

Have you ever wanted to hide something really big? How about a dinosaur? Presented with lots of imagination and great enhancements, How to Hide a Dinosaur is a storybook app that has a lot to engage young readers & listeners. Help the dino skip stones on a lake, splash in the water and try to hide in lots of unlikely places like the hollow of a tree (watch out for the bees!) and behind a water fountain.

This app is solidly made on the Demibooks platform. Text is clear and nicely narrated with a child doing the voice-over, however it doesn't highlight as narrated, which would be a nice addition for a future update. Animations are simple, yet pleasing and polished. Even the sound effects Read more …

Sid Surfa Saurus Surfing Dinosaur by KIWA International Ltd

Do you know the names of lots of dinosaurs? Well ... "there might be some that you just don't know about yet," according to this fun book app about Sid, the surfing dinosaur. Haven't heard of Sid? Well, you're in for a treat! Based on a 2003 out-of-print title, Sid and his friend Dally discover the joy of riding the waves one day, using wooden planks to balance on. Then an ice-age comes so quickly that the pair are frozen mid-surf in different parts of the ocean.

The two are inexplicably unharmed by eons of time on ice, because when things get warmer, they find themselves back on the waves near a modern beach. "Everything looks different now, but the waves are still the same and it sure is Read more …

Scrambled Eggs Super! - Dr. Seuss by Oceanhouse Media, Inc.

Scrambled Eggs Super! - Dr. Seuss from Oceanhouse Media, was published in print in 1953, early in Geisel's prolific career. The story is about a boy (Peter T. Hooper) who suggests that 'just for a change', it would be interesting to scramble a variety of exotic bird eggs for the dish. Most (if not all) of these suggestions involve whimsical, imaginative and non-existent creatures that hover beautifully between the realm of birds and dinosaurs, with just the right touch of anthropomorphized characteristics to make them deeply engaging and relatable. According to Wikipedia:

"At the beginning of the story, Peter T. Hooper brags to a girl, Liz, in his mother's kitchen about how Read more …

Mosasaurus: Mighty Ruler of the Sea - Smithsonian’s Prehistoric Pals by Oceanhouse Media, Inc.

Mosasaurus: Mighty Ruler of the Sea is a nicely illustrated title in Oceanhouse Media's Smithsonian Collection - a series based on popular non-fiction print titles about the natural world. The print version of this title was released in 2008 along with an audio CD. As a book app, this title sparkles, giving enormous value over its print counterpart, including narrated text that highlights as read. This book series fills a great need for digital book apps with non-fiction educational content. The books selected so far have been well vetted as print titles, making it easy as parents & educators to select these digital books with confidence.

Each title in this Read more …

Ankylosaurus Fights Back - Smithsonian’s Prehistoric Pals by Oceanhouse Media, Inc.

Ankylosaurus Fights Back is a nicely illustrated title in Oceanhouse Media's Smithsonian Collection - a series based on popular non-fiction print titles about the natural world. The print version of this title was released in 2008 along with an audio CD. As a book app, this title sparkles, giving enormous value over its print counterpart, including narrated text that highlights as read. This book series fills a great need for digital book apps with non-fiction educational content. The books selected so far have been well vetted as print titles, making it easy as parents & educators to select these digital books with confidence.

Each title in this series takes the Read more …

Is Apatosaurus Okay? - Smithsonian’s Prehistoric Pals by Oceanhouse Media, Inc.

Is Apatosaurus Okay? is a nicely illustrated title in Oceanhouse Media's Smithsonian Collection - a series based on popular non-fiction print titles about the natural world. The print version of this title was released in 2004 along with an audio CD. As a book app, this title sparkles, giving enormous value over its print counterpart, including narrated text that highlights as read. This book series fills a great need for digital book apps with non-fiction educational content. The books selected so far have been well vetted as print titles, making it easy as parents & educators to select these digital books with confidence.

Each title in this series takes the Read more …

Pteranodon Soars - Smithsonian’s Prehistoric Pals by Oceanhouse Media, Inc.

Pteranodon Soars is a nicely illustrated title in Oceanhouse Media's Smithsonian Collection - a series based on popular non-fiction print titles about the natural world. The print version of this title was released in 2004 along with an audio CD. As a book app, this title sparkles, giving enormous value over its print counterpart, including narrated text that highlights as read. This book series fills a great need for digital book apps with non-fiction educational content. The books selected so far have been well vetted as print titles, making it easy as parents & educators to select these digital books with confidence.

Each title in this series takes the Read more …

A Busy Day for Stegosaurus - Smithsonian’s Prehistoric Pals by Oceanhouse Media, Inc.

A Busy Day for Stegosaurus is a nicely illustrated title in Oceanhouse Media's Smithsonian Collection - a series based on popular non-fiction print titles about the natural world. The print version of this title was released in 2004 along with an audio CD. As a book app, this title sparkles, giving enormous value over its print counterpart, including narrated text that highlights as read. This book series fills a great need for digital book apps with non-fiction educational content. The books selected so far have been well vetted as print titles, making it easy as parents & educators to select these digital books with confidence.

Each title in this series takes Read more …

Velociraptor: Small and Speedy - Smithsonian Prehistoric Pals by Oceanhouse Media, Inc.

Velociraptor Small and Speedy is a nicely illustrated title in Oceanhouse Media's Smithsonian Collection - a series based on popular non-fiction print titles about the natural world. The print version of this title was released in 2004 along with an audio CD. As a book app, this title sparkles, giving enormous value over its print counterpart, including narrated text that highlights as read. This book series fills a great need for digital book apps with non-fiction educational content. The books selected so far have been well vetted as print titles, making it easy as parents & educators to select these digital books with confidence.

Each title in this series Read more …

It's Tyrannosaurus Rex - Smithsonian's Prehistoric Pals by Oceanhouse Media, Inc.

It's Tyrannosaurus Rex is a nicely illustrated title in Oceanhouse Media's Smithsonian Collection - a series based on popular non-fiction print titles about the natural world. The print version of this title was released in 2004 along with an audio CD. As a book app, this title sparkles, giving enormous value over its print counterpart, including narrated text that highlights as read. This book series fills a great need for digital book apps with non-fiction educational content. The books selected so far have been well vetted as print titles, making it easy as parents & educators to select these digital books with confidence.

Each title in this series takes the original print Read more …

Triceratops Gets Lost - Smithsonian's Prehistoric Pals by Oceanhouse Media, Inc.

Triceratops Gets Lost is a nicely illustrated title in Oceanhouse Media's Smithsonian Collection - a series based on popular non-fiction print titles about the natural world. The print version of this title was released in 2004 along with an audio CD. As a book app, this title sparkles, giving enormous value over its print counterpart, including narrated text that highlights as read. This book series fills a great need for digital book apps with non-fiction educational content. The books selected so far have been well vetted as print titles, making it easy as parents & educators to select these digital books with confidence.

Each title in this series takes the Read more …

Diana Dreams about Dinosaurs HD by Genera Games

Diana Dreams about Dinosaurs is a delightful animated title from TouchyBooks. It has wonderful interactive elements that reinforce the cute story about a little girl obsessed with dinosaurs. She wakes up to find all the people in town turned into dinosaurs, from the mailman to her teacher at school. But when the school bell rings, she wakes up again to find her own alarm clock making the noise - she had been dreaming! The book then repeats her day with people in place of the dinos, although they are all still sort-of dino-shaped, amusing little Diana to no end.

Fun things to trigger include making Diana run down the stairs and cross the street with the light properly. There are so many of Read more …

DinoBoy Adventures by Three Thumbs Up

This unique book takes the reader on a journey with a little boy dressed up in a dinosaur suit. "Dino Boy", as he is called, finds a mysterious slide that takes him on an imaginative escapade. Each page has interactive elements that react to a light tap, eliciting nice sound effects and slight animations.

When triggered, the interactive elements also allow the reader to move to the next page, including several points in the story where the reader gets to make choices that change the story slightly, like a digital 'choose-your-own-adventure.' The book is illustrated with a whimsical combination of photographs and hand-drawn cut-outs. The pages also scroll briefly over images in-between 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 …

Ice Age Movie Storybook Collection by zuuka incorporated

Ice Age Movie Storybook Collection is the latest offering from iStoryTime and Zukka in Partnership With Fox Consumer Products. This app was released to help celebrate the release of Ice Age: Continental Drift In Theatres worldwide. It includes the very first Ice Age Movie storybook at the standard price and the other three are available as in-app purchases. It is available for both iPhone and iPad. It requires iOS 5 or later to run the app.

Ice Age Movie Storybook brings together our favourite on-screen characters, Manny the woolly mammoth, Sid the sloth and Diego the saber-tooth tiger. The thing I love the most about iStorytime apps is that they bring the feeling of the big screen to life Read more …


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