Goodreads – Book Recommendations and Reviews for great Books and eBooks

“Goodreads – Book Recommendations and Reviews for great Books and eBooks” is developed by Goodreads. It is free to download and contains no in-app purchases. It is compatible with the iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad and requires iOS 8.0 or later.

I actually use “Goodreads” to discover new books to read and keep lists of books I have read, books I am reading, and books I want to read. You can also leave comments about the book for others to see. I have no problems with this app.

Discover and share books you love on Goodreads, the world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations!

Find new and interesting books by browsing personalized recommendations based on books you’ve read and your favorite genres. See what your friends are reading, write book reviews, and keep track of what you want to read.

Use our barcode scanner the next time you are in a bookstore. Add the book in your hands to your “to-read” shelf and browse reviews before buying.

More than 35 million members have added more than 1 billion books to their shelves. No other app combines the power and depth of the Goodreads community with an enormous catalog of books and reviews.

Features:

• Get personalized recommendations and discover new books based on your tastes.
• Goodreads Choice Awards: vote for your favorite books of the year and see the winners!
• Participate in the Reading Challenge!
• Barcode scanner!
• Keep a want-to-read list.
• See book reviews and updates from your friends.
• Discover new books and explore popular book lists.
• Rate and review any book in our catalog of more than 12 million books.
• Share notes and progress updates as you read.
• Recommend books to friends.
• Join online book clubs and connect with other readers.
• View literary events near you.

iPhone/iPod Link: Goodreads – Book Recommendations and Reviews for great Books and eBooks – Goodreads

iPad Link: Goodreads – Book Recommendations and Reviews for great Books and eBooks – Goodreads

Wake Up Mo! ~ 3D Interactive Pop-Up Book

“Wake Up Mo! ~ 3D Interactive Pop-Up Book” is developed by StoryToys Entertainment Limited. It is normally $2.99 and is free for a limited time. It does not contain in-app purchases. It is compatible with the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad and requires iOS 6.0 or later.

*Awarded The Kirkus Star For Books of Exceptional Merit*

Wake Up Mo! is a morning routine app for tablets and mobile phones. It is the follow-up to the best-selling bedtime app Goodnight Mo (#1 in US and 40 other countries worldwide). As the sun rises and a new day begins, Mo, a cute little monster, gets ready for school. Beautiful imagery, gently rhyming narration, and a cheerful soundtrack make this the perfect way for little ones to learn how to get ready for the day ahead.

Wake Up Mo! helps young children build a routine by completing tasks in the same order each morning, such as eating breakfast, getting dressed, brushing teeth and packing a bag. It’s fun too: little ones will discover charming surprises
in each of the 3D pop-up scenes: whether waking up Mo and the other animals, helping Mo get dressed, catapulting toast onto Teddy’s plate, or brushing messy ‘morning hair’.

Wake Up Mo! is part of the StoryToys Junior line. Designed for young children aged 15 months to 3+ years old, it includes the following features:

• Full 3D experience – it’s just like a real book
• 8 enchanting 3D pop-up scenes packed with simple animations and interactive elements
• Read to Me or Read it Myself modes
• Available in English, French, German and Spanish
• Fully narrated in each language by professional actors
• Wonderfully illustrated, with beautiful, colorful imagery
• Featuring a charming musical score and playful sound effects

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Reviews of StoryToys’ Previous titles:

“StoryToys has near-brilliantly rethought children’s books. This application evolves the very concept of what a story can be.”
~ Jeremy Horowitz, iLounge

“Every page keeps the reader wanting more. The interactivity of the pop-up pages is superb.”
~ Leanne McGinty, Ahgoo Review

“Now THIS is what I call an app!! My jaw dropped when I started reading this interactive book.”
~ Sylvia Duckworth, French Apps for kids

“Stunning. If I had to sum up this app in one word it would absolutely be stunning.”
~ Danielle Smith, TheresABook.com

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STORYTOYS AWARDS:
• 11 Children’s Technology Review Editor’s Choice Awards
• 2 iLounge awards for best kids’ app
• 2 Mom’s Choice gold awards
• Mom’s Choice Silver award
• Shortlist nominations for the FutureBook Digital Innovation Award
• Best Kids’ App Ever winner
• Longlisted for the DBW Publishing innovation award
• 8 Tech With Kids Best Pick App Awards
• Winner of the Bologna Ragazzi Digital Award, 2015

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Don’t forget to share your review below, we’d love to hear what you think!

Stay in touch to hear about new releases and promotions:
Visit us: storytoys.com
Email us: For any technical issues please email us at support@storytoys.com
Like us on Facebook: Facebook.com / StoryToys
Follow us on Twitter: @StoryToys

iPhone/iPod Link: Wake Up Mo! ~ 3D Interactive Pop-Up Book – StoryToys Entertainment Limited

iPad Link: Wake Up Mo! ~ 3D Interactive Pop-Up Book – StoryToys Entertainment Limited

Source: Smart Apps For Kids

The Jungle Book ~ 3D Interactive Pop-up Book

“The Jungle Book ~ 3D Interactive Pop-up Book” is developed by StoryToys Entertainment Limited. It is normally $3.99 and is free for a limited time. It does contain in-app purchases. It is compatible with the iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone and requires iOS 6.0 or later.

* Winner of the Editor’s Choice Award, Children’s Technology Review *

Swing through the jungle with Mowgli, the young orphan adopted by wolves, as he learns to live in a tropical wilderness with the help of his faithful friends Baloo the bear and Bagheera the panther.

Join Mowgli on a tropical adventure through the jungles of India as he escapes the clutches of the dangerous Shere Khan. Experience the colourful wilderness and enjoy the exotic sights and sounds of the jungle in this, the latest classic tale to get a sprinkling of StoryToys magic. Rich animation, 3D pop-up scenes and wonderful sound effects transport you to the world of Mowgli and friends where the reader can take part in the story.

GAMES:
• Search the undergrowth with the help of a variety of jungle animals to find baby Mowgli
• Knock fruit off trees and into Baloo’s mouth
• Pick thorns out of the wolf’s paws, bandage them and squish some itchy bugs
• Give elephants a cooling mud bath before washing them down with fresh water
• And much more…

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FEATURES:
• Full 3D experience – it’s just like a real book
• Wonderfully illustrated, with beautiful, colorful imagery
• Fully narrated in each language by professional actors
• Read to Me, Read it Myself, and Autoplay modes
• Beautifully presented pages of text
• Lots of games and puzzles in our interactive pop-up scenes
• Interactive 3D pop-up scenes with simple tasks and games to perform
• Features a beautiful musical score and lots of amazing sound effects
• Optional extras: jigsaw puzzle pack and 3D sticker book

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REVIEWS:

“The variety and innovation of the activities found within the pop-up scenes will have your child asking to read this story again and again.”
~ Jinny Gudmundsen, USA Today

“StoryToys has near-brilliantly rethought children’s books. This application evolves the very concept of what a story can be.”
~ Jeremy Horowitz, iLounge

“Every page keeps the reader wanting more. The interactivity of the pop up pages is superb.”
~ Leanne McGinty, Ahgoo Review

“Now THIS is what I call an app!! My jaw dropped when I started reading this interactive book.”
~ Sylvia Duckworth, French Apps for kids

“Stunning. If I had to sum up this app in one word it would absolutely be stunning.”
~ Danielle Smith, TheresABook.com

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STORYTOYS AWARDS:
• 11 Children’s Technology Review Editor’s Choice Awards
• 2 iLounge awards for best kids’ app
• 2 Mom’s Choice gold awards
• Mom’s Choice Silver award
• Shortlist nominations for the FutureBook Digital Innovation Award
• Best Kids’ App Ever winner
• Longlisted for the DBW Publishing innovation award
• 8 Tech With Kids Best Pick App Awards
• Winner of the BolognaRagazzi Digital Award, 2015

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STAY IN TOUCH!
Stay in touch to hear about new releases and promotions, or just say hi!
– Visit us: storytoys.com
– Email us: For any technical issues please email us at support@storytoys.com
– Like us on Facebook: Facebook.com/StoryToys
– Follow us on Twitter: @StoryToys

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PRIVACY POLICY:
Your privacy is important to us. See http://storytoys.com/privacy/ for details.

iPhone/iPod Link: The Jungle Book ~ 3D Interactive Pop-up Book – StoryToys Entertainment Limited

iPad Link: The Jungle Book ~ 3D Interactive Pop-up Book – StoryToys Entertainment Limited

Source: Smart Apps For Kids

Dr. Seuss Beginner Book Collection #1

“Dr. Seuss Beginner Book Collection #1” is developed by Oceanhouse Media. It is normally $14.99 and is one sale for $10.99 for a limited time. It does not contain in-app purchases. It is compatible with the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad and requires iOS 5.1 or later.

** Summer Reading Sale! Save $4 for a limited time! **
Dive into 5 exciting Dr. Seuss interactive book apps for young readers! Explore pictures, learn new vocabulary, and personalize the story with your own narration. Enjoy The Cat in the Hat, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, The FOOT Book, Mr. Brown Can MOO! Can You?, and Fox in Socks, all in one convenient place.

Explore the Story:
– ENCOURAGE literacy skills with highlighted narration
– FOLLOW along with three fun ways to read!
– LEARN new vocabulary with tappable words and pictures
– RECORD your own narration & share it with others*
– SELECT a scene with easy-to-use navigation*
– KEEP kids in the story with parental controls*
*features available on iOS devices only

Designed for children ages 2-6

-The Cat in the Hat stars a cheerful and exotic Cat that brings chaos to the house of two young kids on a rainy day while their mother is out.

-One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish is a freewheeling plot about a boy and a girl and the many amazing creatures they meet.

-The FOOT Book introduces the concept of opposites through funny and creative depictions of different kinds of feet!

-Mr. Brown Can MOO! Can You? is Dr. Seuss’s Book of Wonderful Noises and explores with children the sounds they hear everyday, and how to mimic them!

-Fox in Socks features two delightful characters Fox and Knox, who converse almost entirely in rhyming tongue-twisters!

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The Reviews Are In:
– A ‘must download’ for young readers. Highly recommended! – Digital Storytime
– A wonderful combination of capabilities to complement the whimsical artwork of Dr. Seuss – App Advice
– A well-designed experience for even the youngest app users – Common Sense Media

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We’d Love To Hear From You!
– Please share your thoughts in a review! Your experience matters to us.
– Need tech support? Contact us at support@omapp.com
– Say hello to us on FB! facebook.com/oceanhousemedia

Official Dr. Seuss licensed App. Dr. Seuss Properties ™ & © 2011 Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P. All rights reserved.

iPhone/iPod Link: Dr. Seuss Beginner Book Collection #1 – Oceanhouse Media

iPad Link: Dr. Seuss Beginner Book Collection #1 – Oceanhouse Media

Source: Smart Apps For Kids

I imagine

“I imagine” is developed by Bizzibrains. It is normally $5.99 and is on sale for $1.99  for a limited time. It does not contain in-app purchases. It is compatible with the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch and requires iOS 6.0 or later.

“Probably the best story book app in the App Store” (AppPicker.com). Our apps are designed to help develop literacy skills, encourage creativity and build independence. They make a wonderful way for little people to enjoy and benefit from a little down time.
***** 5 star review by theiphonemom.com who says: “I absolutely loved this story and all of its awesome interactive features and games”
***** Kirkus Reviews say “Thoughtful design features make this an inclusive story that will resonate with many young children.”
***** Featured in “Best New Apps & Games”, “Best for Ages 5 & under” & “What’s Hot”.

Bizzibrains’ I imagine book app is a unique, interactive and personalized story that demonstrates the joy of imaginative play.

Made for children 3 to 8 years old, I imagine is certified by the kidSAFE® Seal Program. To learn more go to http://www.kidsafeseal.com.

Best experienced on iPad (but also fun on iPhone and iPod touch).

Features:
√ Great story, illustrations, music, sounds and narration.

√ Use of device camera, microphone & accelerometer.

√ A fun 3 character creation stage including:

  • Learn to type names;
  • Choose boy or girl;
  • Add a photo face or using our illustration;
  • Choose hairstyle and color, clothing and shoes;

√ Interactive story pages including:

  • See the characters you created appear in the story;
  • Hear and see your characters’ names in the story;
  • See text highlight as narrated;
  • Draw;
  • Build sandcastles;
  • Make your character run, dance and jump;
  • Play hide and seek.

√ Ability for parents to enter our parental gate to:

  • Share page 1 of the story with family and friends;
  • Email or print the I imagine award to encourage independent, imaginative play when the iPad is put away;
  • Provide us with feedback, change settings, visit our website, view our privacy policy.

√ I imagine contains no third party advertising. The in-app purchase, website links and ability to share a page of the story via email are safely behind our parental gate so your child can play safely and without interruptions.

You can choose not to use the photos and microphone, however we think the app is much more fun if you do! We take your privacy seriously. This app is designed for you to add a photo of your child’s face and to record their name. If you choose to do this, the photo and recording is not sent to or received by us. If you choose to enter the parent’s section and share your story characters (with their photo faces) by email, the images sent and the email addresses involved are also not sent to or stored by us. If you would like to know more you can read our privacy policy at http://www.bizzibrains.com/privacy.html

iPhone/iPod Link: I imagine – Bizzibrains

iPad Link: I imagine – Bizzibrains

Source: Smart Apps For Kids

Gro Book

“Gro Book” is developed by Gro Play. It is normally $3.99 and is free for a limited time. It is compatible with the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch and requires iOS 4.3 or later.

“The adventures of Sophie the sweater” puts the child in charge of this captivating and moving story. The book can be read, or listened to, in 24 different ways, and has an underlying eco-educational theme. Get to know Sophie – a sweater that is longing for someone to need and love her. Along the way, the reader decides the direction of story, which affects Sophie’s shape, use, and mood!

Sophie the sweater is feeling abandoned on her hanger in a clothing store. Nobody seems to want to take her home. One day a certain someone comes in to the store and the great adventure begins. Sophie goes on lots of adventures – even scary ones – where she is created into new things such as a vest, a pair of pants, and even a bird’s nest, just to mention a few. The underlying theme of the book is ”consumption and reuse”. By reading the story of Sophie the sweater we hope to inspire you and your child to take extra good care of the many things that are already around you. Get inspired and use our creative tips on how you can be creative and reuse stuff at home.

“Gro Play really seizes the opportunity to give children a foundation for learning about sustainability early in life.”
Ingrid Pramling Samuelsson, World president of OMEP and UNESCO Chair man in Early Childhood Education and Sustainable Development.

FEATURES:

  • 24 engaging storylines
  • Over 100 handmade illustrations
  • Delightfully narrated
  • Environmental theme: reuse
  • Kid-friendly interface
  • No third-party advertising
  • No in-app purchases

“Play is not only the most fun way to learn, but also the most powerful. We want to entertain and inspire children and parents. Together we can create a more sustainable future.”, says Patricia Richter, CEO and co-founder of Gro Play.ABOUT GRO PLAY
We are a new independent creative studio that offers eco-educational toys, games and content. We believe that Play is not only the most fun but also the most powerful way of learning. By entertaining and inspiring children and their parents, together we are shaping a more sustainable future. Gro Play is a proud winner of the Swedish Living Green award 2012.

STAY TUNED
Like us on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/GroPlay
Visit our website: http://www.GroPlay.com

iPhone/iPod Link: Gro Book – Gro Play

iPad Link: Gro Book – Gro Play

Source: Smart Apps For Kids

Cat and Mouse in Partnership bedtime – Interactive Book iBigToy child

“Cat and Mouse in Partnership bedtime – Interactive Book iBigToy child” is developed by iBigToy inc. It is normally $1.99 and it is free for a limited time. It is compatible with the iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone and requires iOS 5.1 or later.

The best reading experience – Children’s classic story “Cat and Mouse in Partnership” now available.

This is totally new reading experience: illustrated audio books with interactive animation on each page.

Classic story in new multimedia form: About the cat cheating the mouse, the cat eat all of the stored lard. incredible digitally-redesigned pages with every detail inside.

This interactive audio book features:

  • Stunning animation effect on each page.Mice, the cat and the flower basket on the table and etc. special effects.Make the person at the scene.
  • Revolutionary redesigned interactive animations. For example: Drag the basket on the table gently, the basket will move with the finger’s movement; Click on the cat, the cat will mew.You can interact almost everything on the screen.
  • Professional audio narration.
  • Each page has special effects sound.

iPhone/iPod Link: Cat and Mouse in Partnership – bedtime fairy tale Interactive Book iBigToy – iBigToy inc.

iPad Link: Cat and Mouse in Partnership – bedtime fairy tale Interactive Book iBigToy – iBigToy inc.

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There Are Fish In My Tree

“There Are Fish In My Tree” is developed by Reuben Miller. It is normally $0.99 and is free for a limited time. It is only compatible with the iPad and requires iOS 5.1 or later.

There Are Fish In My Tree is FREE today with AppGratis.com. This book is about the imaginative world of a little boy and the new friends he discovers in his tree. The story is told in a simple, poetic style that children will love. There are many interactive elements and hidden surprises. Look for more content in the near future!

With a little imagination, you can go anywhere… and so can fish.

iPad Link: There Are Fish In My Tree – Reuben Miller

Source: Smart Apps For Kids

Wish for a Fish (Dr. Seuss/Cat in the Hat)

“Wish for a Fish (Dr. Seuss/Cat in the Hat)” is developed by Oceanhouse Media. It is normally $5.99 and it is on sale for $3.99 for a limited time. It is compatible with the iPad, iPod touch, and iPhone and requires iOS 6.1 or later.

Come along with the Cat in the Hat in this interactive book app as he plunges from the sunny surface waters to the deepest ocean trenches in search of an amazing array of marine creatures! Explore pictures, learn new vocabulary, and personalize the story with your own narration. Hop on board the S.S. Undersea Glubber and get up close and personal with the different life forms found at each level of the ocean!

Start Reading: 
– ENCOURAGE literacy skills with highlighted narration 
– LEARN new vocabulary with tappable words and pictures 
– INTERACT with jellyfish, dolphins, manatees, whales and more!
– RECORD your own narration & share it with others 
– FOLLOW along with 2 fun ways to read 
– KEEP kids in the story with parental controls 

Designed for children ages 5-10

iPhone/iPod Link: Wish for a Fish (Dr. Seuss/Cat in the Hat) – Oceanhouse Media

iPad Link: Wish for a Fish (Dr. Seuss/Cat in the Hat) – Oceanhouse Media

Source: Smart Apps For Kids

PJ’s PJs – Giraffes!

“PJ’s PJs – Giraffes!” is developed by Ink Robin. It is normally $2.99 and it is free for a limited time. It is compatible with the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad and requires iOS 6.0 or later.

A quirky and hilarious interactive tale about a little boy and his fantastic animal pyjamas. What happens when Percival Jenkins put his pyjamas on, and why does he have 329 pairs of them? You’ll have to read on to find out.

Travel the world with Percival and discover what it’s like to be a giraffe in this fun-filled and silly adventure. But be careful – you may accidentally learn something along the way!

Featuring:
– Loads of interactive elements to bring the story to life
– Fantastic British narration
– Educational fact sheet at the end of the book
– Stunning illustration by Swedish artist Gustav Dejert

iPhone/iPod Link: PJ’s PJs – Giraffes! – Ink Robin

iPad Link: PJ’s PJs – Giraffes! – Ink Robin

Source: Smart Apps For Kids