Aug 11, 2014 - Introducing the 2014 Shark App Attack list of family-friendly, shark-themed apps for the little kids and big kids who find sharks fascinating. The list was created by reviewers and developers to give parents and kids an easy way to find Shark Week fun in the App Store. The list includes educational, book, game and utility apps. The site includes demo videos, ratings, links to reviews and notations for whether or not an app includes ads, social media links or in-app purchases.
Oct 11, 2013 - Children's book app authors from around the world have joined to form The Book App Alliance, a new trade association that aims to educate parents and teachers about how to find and use quality digital books in the crowded app marketplace. Book apps are interactive books delivered on a touchscreen mobile device like a smartphone or tablet. The Book App Alliance is working with industry leading review site, Digital Storytime, to help parents and teachers find top quality book apps.
Aug 02, 2013 - It's Shark Week and to help kids celebrate, a new site, Shark App Attack, presents a list of family-friendly, shark-themed apps for little kids and big kids who are fascinated by sharks. Combining educational, book, game and utility apps, the list was compiled by review sites and developers to give parents and kids an easy way to find tons of Shark App fun. The26th Annual Shark Week starts Sunday, August 4th at 8:00 p.m. on the Discovery Channel and features 11 Shark Week episodes and more.
Apr 11, 2013 - "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 published as an app for iPad, and it's Free to download from April 9-13. Award winning book app author, speaker and coach, Karen Robertson, takes readers through what a book app is, the step-by-step process for creating a storybook app and shares the personal stories 27 writers who've published book apps for the iPad.
Nov 14, 2012 - With more than 600 reviews of children's book apps on their site, Digital Storytime, has become a trusted source for parents, educators and librarians shopping for educational quality story book apps. Karen Robertson of Austin, Texas, wrote and developed two book apps in the "Treasure Kai" series, to help her dyslexic son read. The award-winning apps have been recognized for the unique way they use interactivity to engage kids with stories.
Oct 16, 2012 - Treasure Bound Books introduces Treasure Kai and the Seven Cities of Gold 1.0 for iPad, the sequel to their award winning first book app in the series. In this interactive story of a boy who travels back in time to the New World to race Francisco Coronado in search of the lost Seven Cities of Gold, readers become part of the story. Readers help find the lost cities, using golden keys and magical treasure chests. The app features integrated game play creating a different adventure every time.
Feb 29, 2012 - Moms with Apps' App Friday Facebook parties are well known for connecting parents and teachers with family friendly apps on sale. But with half of the world asleep during the event, millions of people miss out. Now Moms with Apps' App Friday will kick off each week with an "App Friday Kick Off Party" on Facebook, hosted at a time when Australasian and Eastern Europeans are awake, so parents, teachers and developers can connect.
Feb 01, 2012 - Imagine yourself as a child appearing in one of your favorite books for the whole world to see. Treasure Bound Books announced the winners of their "Be an App Star" contest. In the flexible world of book apps, it's possible for today's children and that dream has come true for four fans of the acclaimed children's book app, "Treasure Kai and the Lost Gold of Shark Island." Award-winning illustrator of Treasure Kai, Victor Guiza, designed cartoons in the images of the winners.
Dec 28, 2011 - With the tens of thousands of storybook apps in the App Store, it's no wonder the Top 50 list is usually filled with familiar favorites like Disney, Dora and Dr. Seuss. But some of the most innovative and unique storybook apps are being created by independent developers, and parents can find these gems in Digital Storytime's "Top 10" lists. These exceptional storybook apps incorporate the senses of touch, sound and sight to engage kids with stories, reading and learning in a whole new way.