August 28, 2014

SLJ’s Top 10 Apps: 2012

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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

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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

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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

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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)

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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

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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)

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

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

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

SLJ Reviews: Chopsticks, the App

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Everyone’s buzzing about the format-bending young adult novel, Chopsticks, by Jessica Anthony and Rodrigo Corral, released last week in print and as an app. Here’s our assessment.