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Innovative Animated E-books Arousing Children’s Learning Interests

Innovative Animated E-books Arousing Children’s Learning Interests

 

Innovative Animated E-books Arousing Children’s Learning Interests

 


Zoe's Green Planet, new children's app featured by Apple

Zoe's Green Planet, new children's app featured by Apple

Zoe's Green Planet, the new children's app from Square Igloo, has just been featured by Apple on the US App Store, in the Books category.

 

Zoe, a little green girl, lives on the green planet. She has never seen any other color on her planet until the day when Maho's family, from the red planet, landed their red spaceship. An encounter that will allow the two children to discover their differences, learn to respect each other and most importantly, to become good friends.

Every page is interactive to make reading more fun and the story includes five original games that contribute to child development: color, shape and sound recognition, and stimulation of dexterity.


Passover Haggadah App: Take Charge of Your Seder!

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Passover is quickly approaching — beginning the evening of March 25 — and if you'd like to take charge and customize your Seder, the ritual feast, you have a great new option if you own an iPad or iPad mini. Passover Haggadah ($6.99) from Ribui is an immensely customizable app that lets you create a virtual Haggadah with exactly the prayers and commentary you want.



Apple Launches iBookstore in Japan, Enhances iBooks

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Apple announced the launch of the iBookstore in Japan this week, now available in a total of 51 countries. This is an important move for Apple, following the December 2012 holiday season when Google's Nexus 7 reportedly outsold Apple's iPad in Japan, lowering Apple's share of the tablet market.



Oceanhouse Media’s Dr. Seuss Apps On Sale for Dr. Seuss’s “Hats Off to Reading” Birthday Celebration

Oceanhouse Media’s Dr. Seuss Apps On Sale for  Dr. Seuss’s “Hats Off to Reading” Birthday Celebration

 

ENCINITAS, Calif. -- March 1, 2013 -- Oceanhouse Media, Inc., in partnership with Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P., kicks off its annual app sale for Dr. Seuss’s birthday and NEA’s Read Across America Day today. In honor of this year’s “Hats Off to Reading” theme, the award-winning The Cat in the Hat digital book app is 99 cents (regular price $3.99) and The Cat in the Hat camera app is available as a free download (regular price $1.99).

 


Gro Book - The adventures of Sophie the Sweater

Gro Book - The adventures of Sophie the Sweater

ECO-EDUCATIONAL BOOK APP THAT PUTS THE CHILD IN CHARGE OF THE STORY

GRO BOOK - The Adventures of Sophie The Sweater is an educational and captivating book app which can be read in 24 different ways with the underlyingenvironmental theme “reuse”. 

 


Breakout Books: Apple Offering Low-Cost and Free Books

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Apple added a new section to its iBookstore called Breakout Books Tuesday. It features self-published books, which are typically lower priced than those from traditional publishing houses. And there are a number of free titles — typically the first title in a fiction series.



the curse of woodrock: twins.

the curse of woodrock: twins.

http://www.readmusync.com/app-the-curse-of-woodrock-twins/


iPoe Collection Receives the PIA Award for Best App Book in Fiction

 iPoe Collection Receives the PIA Award for Best App Book in Fiction

 

iPoe Collection, by Play Creatividad, receives the Publishing Innovation Award in New York for the Best App Book

 

BARCELONA, Spain, January 16, 2013 – Play Creatividad team, a small studio from Barcelona, has been honored with the Publishing Innovation Award for the Best App in Fiction category for “iPoe Collection: The Interactive and Illustrated Edgar Allan Poe Collection,” for iPad and iPhone that gathers some stories from the master of horror, Edgar Allan Poe, enhancing it with illustrations, animations, interaction and an original soundtrack.


FREE Science Fiction from Tor - Did I mention it is FREE?

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Register and subscribe to the Tor.com email newsletter (if you like Sci-Fi, Fantasy, scary stuff, etc.). Just do it now. The email notifies often of free stories posted up to their web site (many of which turn into 99 cent downloads on iTunes), and tons of insider info, just plain cool news updates on all things freakie, weird or otherwise even remotely SFF-related. They have made the best of 2012 completely FREE! That's right, the best of 2012 short fiction all wrapped up nicely in a late (or early, depending how you view it) Christmas ebook present! Get it here...



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