Best Book Apps Discussed on NPR’s All Sides with Ann Fisher

JinnyBio2TWK2014The NPR radio show All Sides with Ann Fisher invited our Editor, Jinny Gudmundsen, to be a guest last Tuesday, March 10, 2015 to talk about:

 The Best Book Apps for Kids

 

Given that March is National Book Reading Month, Jinny and Ann discussed the kinds of book apps that are available and if there were any advantages to reading a book on a device versus reading one on a page. Listen here to the podcast to hear Jinny’s responses. Jinny’s interview starts at minute 17:53 and runs until minute 35:11.

Book Apps for Kids Discussed During the Interview:

 

LEONARD

Peek inside the imagination of a little boy who is looking for friends in unusual places.

To read our full review, click here

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CINDERELLA by NOSY CROW

Refreshing version of Cinderella where the prince falls for her because she is nice. This book app makes good use of tech, including having readers tap on the characters to move the story forward.

To read our full review, click here

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LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD by NOSY CROW

A modern version of the classic tale where Little Red is the heroine, and she saves her granny from the wolf. The app lets you choose your own path through the woods, so when you replay it, you can experience several different endings.

To read our full review, click here.

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JACK AND THE BEANSTALK by NOSY CROW

This classic fairy tale is presented in an innovative way that blends gaming and reading so that reluctant readers will be intrigued.

To read our full review, click here.

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THE MONSTER AT THE END OF THIS BOOK…starring GROVER

Grover tries to stop kids from turning the pages of this book app in this hilarious story about overcoming your fears. This classic tale is even better as a book app in showing Grover at his paranoid best. – See more at:

To read our full review, click here.

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MOO, BAA, LA LA LA – by SANDRA BOYNTON

Toddlers interact with animals in this Sandra Boynton classic that is darling, whimsical, and hilarious!

To read our full review, click here.

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MIDDLE SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL 2: REAL FRIENDS vs. THE OTHER KIND

Second in a series of graphic novels for kids, this book app explores friendships and some of the issues that can come up, including eating disorders, disputes, being used, and other important topics.

To read our full review, click here.

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MIDDLE SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL 3: WHAT’S UP WITH MY FAMILY?

This graphic novel explores family issues in a manner that’s meaningful to tweens and teens.

To read our full review, click here.

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