The Boy Giant

A funny and charming story about a little boy called Hujo who is born big and keeps getting bigger, and bigger, and BIGGER!

But life soon gets lonely for the Boy Giant. He can’t fit inside his school doors, he accidentally breaks all the rides in the playground … and he can’t even give his mother a hug! Then, a call for help from the US President takes him across the ocean on the biggest adventure of his life.

But will Hujo ever find someone to hug?

★★★ FEATURES ★★★
✔ FUNNY story.
✔ BEAUTIFUL illustrations.
✔ DISCOVER secret sounds and events.
✔ ENJOY a full narration by the author, Allan Plenderleith, or read the book yourself.
✔ AUTOPLAY for young children and anybody who just wants to sit back and enjoy the story.

Guaranteed to be a big hit with children everywhere.

From the makers of hugely popular children’s books: Tickle Finger in the Jungle, Princess Chocolate and The Smelly Sprout.

The 5 – 11 year olds I shared this app with at school this week loved it.  So did the teachers.  Lovely story with interactive features and humour the kids enjoy.  Read it again they asked, so I gave them the iPad to read it again themselves. Highly recommended.


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Patrick Carman’s 3:15

From Patrick Carman and the makers of Skeleton Creek, 3:15 re-invents the spooky short story for a wired world. 3 stands for listen, read, and watch, because that’s what you do with a 3:15 story. 15 is how long it’s going to take you: 15 minutes or less. Listen to Paul Chandler introduce the tale, then read for about ten minutes, then watch the chilling end for yourself in a two minute video – all within the app itself. Join the 3:15 community at http://www.315stories.com and discover the deeper mysteries of Paul Chandler and the world of 3:15.

Created by PC Studio, the award winning development company headed by bestselling author Patrick Carman, known for popular multimedia reading experiences including Skeleton Creek, TRACKERS, and 39 Clues.

From Wired.com: 3:15 stays true to the goal of attracting readers by finding them where they already spend their time.

Very clever combination from one of the authors of the ’39 Clues’ books.  Readers who like scary stories will enjoy this one.  Hope there will be more.


Al Gore – Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis

★ Winner of the 2011 Apple Design Award ★

Al Gore’s Our Choice will change the way we read books. And quite possibly change the world. In this interactive app, Al Gore surveys the causes of global warming and presents groundbreaking insights and solutions already under study and underway that can help stop the unfolding disaster of global warming.

Our Choice melds the vice president’s narrative with photography, interactive graphics, animations, and more than an hour of engrossing documentary footage. A new, groundbreaking interface allows you to experience that content seamlessly. Pick up and explore anything you see in the book; zoom out to the visual table of contents and quickly browse though the chapters; reach in and explore data-rich interactive graphics.

100% of Al Gore’s earnings from Our Choice will be donated to the nonprofit Alliance for Climate Protection.

No matter which side of the climate crisis fence you are on there is no doubt that this app is classy although I found it takes a while to ‘unpack’ each chapter. Very impressive.


Animalia by Graeme base

Did you ever find the boy in every page of Animalia? Well, start looking again because he’s just found a whole new set of hiding places! Animalia for iPad is here, better than ever, to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of this classic book.
GRAEME READS
A read-through of the alliterations by the author, with different animations on every page.Animalia for iPad features every illustration in beautiful detail, with five separate ways to explore and play:

In this video, the author Graeme Base demonstrates his new app ‘Animalia’ – available on the iPad and iPhone/iPod Touch.