Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Best iPad / iPhone Book Apps for Kids (September 2011 Edition)

Our twins love reading interactive books on the iPad and part of the reason clearly is the quality book apps we have found for our ever growing electronic library.

This month's favorites can be found listed below:

1.  Millie Was Here, Book 1 (By MegaPops Llc.):  Dog lovers like my twin boys will adore this cute real life mutt who becomes the star of this interactive series.

2.  The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin (By OceanMedia):  My son Hayden LOVED the original Spookley book and now the twins are enamored with the electronic version.  This is a perfect choice for the upcoming fall pumpkin season.

3.  Timor the Alligator (by XG Media):  I'm all for ANYTHING that will get my guys into brushing their teeth more so hurray for Timor and his story.

4.  The Three Little Pigs by Nosy Crow Interactive:  This electronic storybook version of the well known classic is rich on interaction and fun.    The twins love being able to huff and puff and blow the houses down.

5.  Twinkle Twinkle By Super Simple Learning:  This is a darling little app that is perfect for the toddler age group.  The graphics are as sweet as the story and music.  We view this one at bedtime quite often.

6.  The Wrong Side of the Bed By See Here Studios:  The kids will definitely laugh at this upside down dilema the main character faces.  The parents will marvel at the clever animation and interactions it makes possible.  Watch out, that first step off the bus can be a tricky one!

7.  The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by Moonbot Studios LA Llc.:  No book could better demonstrate the full depth of the iPad format than this one.  This app is part interactive storybook part short film and fully amazing.  Parents will have no problem with the kids requesting this one over and over again.  In fact, they'll be showing it off to other parents when time allows.

8. Finn's Paper Hat By Tizio BV:  Another great story by Tizio!  The Chantal Bourgonje illustrations are the same sketched soft, simple, paper scrap style that we've grown to love.  The richness of the tale itself drifts along pleasantly at a pace my twins are happy to control.  Save that Sunday paper because your kids will want a hat of their own soon enough.

9.  Harold and the Purple Crayon by Trilogy Studios:  If you've ever wanted to get more fully submerged into the ever popular world of Harold, this is your chance.  My boys really enjoyed the classic story will all the new interactive opportunities this version presents.  One can even see their own name in signature purple crayon writing.


As a side note I wanted to mention that the Stella & Sam electronic book apps we mentioned in last month's app round-up are now also available for purchase as a combined Stella & Sam storybook collection that includes all four interactive stories.

*Please note we were provided with review copies of some of the above mentioned apps, however the opinions expressed about the apps are our own.

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