Using Story Apps for Inspiration

I’m over on the Words and Pictures blog for SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators) today, talking about using story apps for inspiration in writing traditional picture books. What have I tried… Continue reading

Hats off to Hat Monkey

Hat Monkey, the new app from Chris Haughton & Fox and Sheep, has made a big splash on the App Store since its recent launch. As big fans of Oh No George!, one of… Continue reading

I’m looking for an app about… dinosaurs

We’re back! And after a long break, we’re ready to share some of our favourite apps again. Over the summer holidays we got into a few different dinosaur apps, so I decided it… Continue reading

March Round-up and Taking a Breather

I’ve been wrestling for a good few months with how to take this blog forward. Since I started it in May 2012 I have really enjoyed exploring the wide range of fun and exciting… Continue reading

Picture Book Apps – Creating Good Screen Time

I’m delighted to be guest blogging over at Picture Book Den this week. This is a fantastic blog for picture book writers and I have learned a great deal from subscribing to it.… Continue reading

Robotslayer

Recently I’ve been thinking about how introduce Mr Tall (6) to comics, so I was very happy to be contacted by Vince Kamp, the author/illustrator behind the Robotslayer app and book.  This is a bit… Continue reading

Disney Animated – Cybils 2013 Winner

The results of the Cybils Awards for 2013 are in, and I’m very excited to announce that the winner of the Book App category is Disney Animated! All the judges agreed that Disney… Continue reading

Alph and Betty’s Topsy Turvy World

Alph and Betty’s Topsy Turvy World is a real treat! Aimed at children aged 3 to 8, this app blends storytelling, video and games beautifully, all within a themed alphabet world. Starting with A, each… Continue reading

My Little Pony – A Canterlot Wedding

I’ve tended to shy away from reviewing a lot of branded apps on the blog, primarily because it is easy for parents to find them on the App Store with a simple search. So… Continue reading

Welcome to Moon School

I’ve been meaning to feature Moon School (Scuola Luna) for a while, because it is a very special app. It was devised by a group of Italian children aged 5 to 13 on an… Continue reading