Posts tagged books

Harry and Lulu: YTMS Guided Read-Aloud Book Shows How to Read to Kids

 Harry and Lulu: YTMS Guided Read-Aloud Book Shows How to Read to Kids You TELL Me Stories has released Harry and Lulu 1.0, the fifth illustrated book app for iPad in the You TELL Me Stories Library. Designed to help parents learn and practice the most effective way to read to children, Harry and Lulu features WordWinks-questions, comments, and paraphrased vocabulary embedded in red within the text. While reading Harry and Lulu to their child, parents pause when they encounter red colored text, and read the question or comment in the more conversational tone of a parent rather than a narrator. Validated by educational researchers, the QC technique makes kids active participants in the reading process: enhancing listening, thinking, and talking skills.

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Easter fun for young and old

News About Dropbox Many of you have children, many have grand children — here’s a fun lineup of books from the Dover collection that can keep the little folks occupied for quite a while. Have fun, and Happy Easter …

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Harry and Lulu: YTMS Guided Read-Aloud Book Shows How to Read to Kids

 Harry and Lulu: YTMS Guided Read-Aloud Book Shows How to Read to Kids You TELL Me Stories has released Harry and Lulu 1.0, the fifth illustrated book app for iPad in the You TELL Me Stories Library. Designed to help parents learn and practice the most effective way to read to children, Harry and Lulu features WordWinks-questions, comments, and paraphrased vocabulary embedded in red within the text. While reading Harry and Lulu to their child, parents pause when they encounter red colored text, and read the question or comment in the more conversational tone of a parent rather than a narrator. Validated by educational researchers, the QC technique makes kids active participants in the reading process: enhancing listening, thinking, and talking skills.

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Clouds? Cows? Interactive Picture Book Launches in iTunes

 Interactive Picture Book Launches in iTunes The Cloud Factory, an animated children’s picture book app developed by Dalmation Studios, officially launched in the iTunes store this week. The Cloud Factory engages children to interact with a relatable story about a young girl and her grandfather, in which he teaches her how clouds are made.

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The Book, Mobile Digital Art

MADE IN AMERICA  Teaneck, New Jersey – The book, Mobile Digital Art (subtitled ‘Using The iPhone and iPad As Creative Tools‘) goes beyond the boundaries of a traditional art books by offering easy-to-follow tutorials from each of the participating artists as well as revealing their influences and motivations. Because so many apps are ever-evolving and new ones are emerging almost daily, the book’s publisher, Focal Press is creating a website that will provide the most current information on apps, artists and new visions. In addition, Author/Artist/App Developer David Scott Leibowitz has launched an another supporting website, Art N Photo Apps that contains an invaluable resource, a unique list of artist used and artist approved apps for just art, photography, design and video.   Continue reading »

Book Creator App Now Free

Over 1 million ebooks have been created using Book Creator for iPad since its launch in 2011, at a rate of 80,000 per week. In order to celebrate this and make the app even more accessible, the developers are launching a free version.   Continue reading »

New i Learn With app teaches children about Nutrition and Healthy eating

 The Little App Developer That Could. New i Learn With app teaches children about Nutrition and Healthy eating  Montreal, Canada – Tribal Nova, a Houghton Mifflin Harcourt company and developer behind the award winning PBS KIDS PLAY! online learning program, announces its latest app, i Learn With Bo: Nutrition! – now available on the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Continue reading »

New Peterson Mobile App For Budget-Conscious Nature Lovers

 New Peterson Mobile App For Budget-Conscious Nature Lovers MADE IN AMERICA For nature lovers on a budget, Peterson Birds Pocket Edition 1.0 packs in a lot of detail for such a small price. Based on the best-selling book, Peterson Field Guide to Birds of North America, the app features Roger Tory Peterson’s breathtakingly beautiful illustrations, along with maps, species details and songs. Information on over 800 species of North American birds is included in the app, core content that is identical to that of the app’s big brother, the award-winning Peterson Birds of North America.

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Migrating from Kindle to iBooks

Zachary West, an iOS and Mac developer has posted this article on his blog zacwe.st.  Zachary says he has worked on Adium and that he created Prowl.  So he does know a lot about the development process.  Continue reading »

Free eBook Reveals How 27 Writers Published their Books as Book Apps

Free eBook Reveals How 27 Writers Published their Books as Book Apps MADE IN AMERICA“What is a Book App and Could YOU Create One? How 27 Writers Did!” is the new eBook that’s right for any writer or illustrator who is wondering if their book could be a book app for Apple or Android devices (like the iPad), and it’s Free to download from April 9th – April 13th.

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An eBook that teaches kids to be responsible with their money

Even if it’s just a few pennies, they’re worth saving in any economy. Teaching kids to save at an early age can create positive habits that will last a lifetime. But, it can also be done in an entertaining way.

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Free Audio Books

I know that Audible does a great job of providing professionally made audio books.  However, they do cost some cash.  Here are a couple of web sites that provide free ones and also a link to some ebooks as well.   Continue reading »

Remix your iBooks with Book Creator for iPad

 Remix your iBooks with Book Creator for iPad 2.4 The long awaited Book Creator 2.4 has revolutionised digital publishing and has enabled people in over 50 countries to share their books with the world. Book Creator shifts iPad use from consumption to creation by providing simple tools that let anyone publish their work. From 5-year-olds to octogenarians, kindergarteners to professionals, Book Creator is simple to use, yet versatile, allowing creation to take the stage and complicated ePub formatting the backseat.

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Norway’s most popular fairy tale debuts in digital

 Norway's most popular fairy tale released at the iTunes App Store MADE IN AMERICA Las Vegas, Nevada – Ashlad and His Good Helpers, Norway’s most popular classic fairytale, is now an interactive storybook app for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. This is Overactive Ink’s second storybook release inspired by the collection of timeless Norwegian fairytales by Asbjoernsen and Moe. The application features hundreds of hand-drawn illustrations over more than 60 pages, filled with lively characters and interactivity, an original music score, and read-along narration.

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Energy Works; Spirit of Design, Health, Lifestyle – New Interactive Mag

 Energy Works; Spirit of Design, Health, Lifestyle - New Interactive Mag Toronto, Canada – Energy Works; Spirit of Design, Health & Lifestyle, is a newly launched mag/app available thru iTunes. It is a non denominational, spa like, downloadable magazine, that has well written articles that profile “Home Sanctuaries” and captivating architecture. EW features stories that are eco forward, upscaled or influenced by energy beliefs such as vastu, feng shui and spiritual intention. Within each issue, EW features Energy Work in application, history and design.

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