Category Archive: Books & Stories

12 Great Free Apps for Kids – Part 2

Last week I wrote about six of our favourite free apps – you can find the post here. If you are looking for free apps, review sites can be a good place to start. For a… Continue reading

12 Great Free Apps for Kids – Part 1

What’s your view on paying for children’s apps? Personally, I am prepared to pay for them in the same way as physical books or toys. I recognise that a lot of artistic and technical… Continue reading

Miss Rosie Red – Let me see… what will I be?

This week my Friday Pick{ture Book} is Miss Rosie Red – Let me see… what will I be? When Rosie Red receives an invitation to her friend Darcy’s party, she tries on all sorts of costumes… Continue reading

I’m looking for an app about… music

Every month, I link up with Playing By the Book‘s blog for a carnival of book reviews under the title “I’m Looking for a Book About…” This month, we are exploring music. It was very… Continue reading

Piccadilly’s Circus

Roll up, roll up, for one of my favourite apps of the year! Piccadilly’s Circus is a fabulous, roller-coaster tale of what happens to a circus troupe when their ringmaster is sick and they… Continue reading

Hugless Douglas

“One spring morning, a big yaaawwwwn came from the back of a deep dark cave. … I need a hug,” said Douglas.” And off he goes in search of the perfect hug in… Continue reading

Rounds: Franklin Frog

Ribbit! Say “Hello” to Franklin Frog, the latest creation from Nosy Crow, and the friendliest frog on the lily pad. Franklin Frog is Nosy Crow’s first non-fiction app, and the launch title for their… Continue reading

The Monster at the End of This Book

For my Friday Pick{ture Book} this week I have chosen the 2011 Cybils book app winner, The Monster at the End of This Book. This is a really fun Sesame Street app, starring Grover, which… Continue reading

Miffy’s Garden

After last week’s slice of Moomin nostalgia, today’s pick from my childhood is Dick Bruna’s Miffy. In my  nursery school picture circa 1980 I am wearing a particularly fetching jumper with Miffy on… Continue reading

The Book about Moomin, Mymble and Little My

“Quick, Moomintroll, it’s nearly night, Run home while there’s a bit of light, Don’t hang around in woods like these, Strange creatures lurk between the trees.” I grew up loving Tove Jansson’s classic Moomin series,… Continue reading