Saturday, February 19, 2011

Top Ten iPad Storybook Apps from Kirkus Reviews

As a follow up to our conversation "Who decides what an App or eBook should be?" here's a video of Kirkus' top picks from 2010. What do you think? Do you agree these are the best storybook apps, or do some of them cross the line into being games? Kirkus definitely seems to prefer apps with interactivity, but can that truly be called a review for a storybook?

Thanks to Emilie Boon for the heads up!
- Elizabeth O. Dulemba


  1. Interesting. It does seem as though they favor story apps that take maximum advantage of the technology and are highly interactive. I’m glad they’re engaging with these innovative creations, but do think there will still be many occasions when parents and kids will favor a less wild and crazy kind of app. We shall see how it all plays out.

  2. I liked the Peter Rabbit app, because it seemed like a book, yet it still had interactive features to entertain kids. I could see that one being read at bedtime.

    -- Laura

  3. I just hope the effects don't get more attention than the story like in some films. It seems like there will be a variety of experiences with apps.