April 24, 2015

New from Nosy Crow! Snow White | Touch and Go

New from Nosy Crow! Snow White | Touch and Go

Nosy Crow’s list of fairy tales has scooped up a number of accolades including the prestigious BolognaRagazzi Digital Award in the fiction category. Their latest app features the same quirky storytelling and smart interactivity that has enchanted children since their first production was released.

Theodore Gray’s ‘Molecules’ | Touch and Go

Theodore Gray’s ‘Molecules’  | Touch and Go

Here’s SLJ’s reviewer Paula Willey on ‘Molecules': A new app from Touch Press—home of the exquisitely lit razor-sharp 360-degree image floating on a velvet-black background—is like getting a VIP tour of a fabulous new exhibit at a richly funded museum.”

David Wiesner’s Spot-On App | Touch and Go

David Wiesner’s  Spot-On App  | Touch and Go

Pushing boundaries? That’s nothing new for three-time Caldecott winner David Wiesner, author and illustrator of stunningly original picture books. Lately he’s been busy working on an app for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt that offers viewers intriguing imaginary worlds to explore. The title is Spot, and it’s due to release on February 19th. We had a chance to view a demo of the app and talk with Wiesner about the fruition of a story he describes as “long simmering.”

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SLJ’s Top 10 Apps: 2012


App production has skyrocketed. But curiously, a number of children’s book publishers and app developers are now thinking twice about the format. But that doesn’t mean there hasn’t been a slew of exceptional products this year, and you’ll find a number of them on School Library Journal’s list.

SLJ’s Best of Apps & Enhanced Books August 2012


Apps involving monsters, both real and imagined, are among the digital publications examined in School Library Journal’s app review column Touch and Go.

Best of Apps & Enhanced Books: July 2012

Emperor penguins, photograph by Wayne Lynch from "Our Amazing World: Antarctica"

Two exquisitely photographed resources documenting the natural world and a digital rendition of that charming creation by Hervé Tullet are SLJ’s top apps if the month.

ETots: a Public Library iPad Program for Preschoolers


Children’s services librarian Cindy Wall documents what she learned in presenting an iPad program for her youngest users —one and two year olds.

SLJ’s App Review: Best of Apps & Enhanced Books (May 2012)


Bats, a haiku collection, and a stunning atlas that takes full advantage of the iPad’s interactive features are the apps of the month as reviewed on SLJ’s Touch and Go blog.

Best of Apps & Enhanced Books: April 2012


An enhanced version of an image-driven mystery and an app to help young people navigate the social scene are this month’s picks from SLJ’s Touch and Go app review blog.

SLJ’s App Review: Best of Apps & Enhanced Books (March 2012)


The best apps and enhanced digital books as reviewed in our “Touch and Go” blog, now collected in the monthly App Review.