Another guest post written by Nicole Gsell of Pinwheel Books. Their first book app produced on Demibooks Composer, “All About Poop”, was released in the App Store and Demibooks Storytime before the Holidays. This post appeared earlier this week on the Pinwheel Books blog. Now that holiday festivities are quieting down, you can start to enjoy those tablets, iPhones, or other great gifts! Chances are you and your family will want to enjoy all they have to offer, including toddlers and adolescents. The App Store can be a daunting place, even for a more experienced user. But we have searched for you and found some great apps for your whole family to enjoy. What better place to start then with an animated e-book? Book apps are great because they combine stories with entertainment, and the animations make them really fun. The trick is to find quality apps that your toddlers can learn from, not just apps that are distracting. Demibooks Storytime makes it easier to find book apps for children. The content is curated and screened for quality and excellence. We love their plethora of books, from well-known publishers like McGraw Hill Education and Kane Miller Books, as well as smaller companies and individuals. 1, 2, 3 By The Sea: This is the latest app from Kane Miller Books, and was created using Demibooks Composer Pro! It’s a colorful story that promotes counting and math skills. Best of all, it’s also a great story! To purchase the book, download the FREE Demibooks Storytime App and looked for it in the Featured section. For pictures and more, read the feature on Demibooks blog. Little Red Riding Hood: No app collection would be complete without a great fairytale app, and this one will delights readers young and old. The important lessons
from this fairytale
are reinforced by the adorable illustrations and interactive elements. This app was the 2012 winner of the Midwest Chicago Book Clinic’s Best K-5 eBooks and Apps award. On that note, we also recommend checking out the Jack and the Beanstalk app from McGraw Hill Education’s SRA Kinderbound series. Demibooks Studio has produced five different KinderBound books for McGraw-Hill in 2012. Before I Go To Sleep: Here is a beautiful app perfect for bedtime. It’s imaginative and colorful, brought to life by the incredible illustrator Mary Jane Begin. The animations perfectly enhance the full-color paintings. The app was produced and published by Demibooks. Mary Jane explains the creative process in this post. Boom Bah: This delightful app features unique music sound effects, spirited characters, and clever writing. A great pick for under 5-year-olds exploring the increasingly complex sounds and music created by a growing band of animal musicians! All About Poop: This app from up-and-coming publishers Pinwheel Books combines fun and games with education about a not-so-favorite subject. It tackles the digestive system in a clever and tasteful way; combined with hilarious games and animations, you and your family won’t stop laughing!