Read with Biff, Chip & Kipper are one of the more commonly used reading books in primary schools. Both my children are using them as their take back homework to read each night. The books start from level 1 to 6 and gradually increases in numbers of words and complexity by level. Some of the books are with phonics.
Myra’s Birthday Surprise is a FREE eBook that is available on iTunes and Amazon App store for Android to download. Today is a special day in Mooshka Village. It is Myra’s birthday, and her friends have planned to surprise her with presents, cakes and songs. But the magic of the Mooshka friendship has an even more adorable surprise in store for them all!
Boj is a new animation in Cbeebies with Jason Donovan voicing the ‘Pops’. Boj is a bilby with a unique perspective on things. He and his family burrowed to Giggly Park with Mimi and Pops and there’s always something to discover and problems to solve using his unique, upside-down, inside out, topsy-turvy way of seeing the world.
Currently they have two AppBooks on the iTunes AppStore. ‘Boj – The Collector’ and ‘Musical Mayhem’ were released to accompany the CBeebies show, ‘Boj!’ the books take an interactive lead on the first two episodes aired. The books are narrated by Jason Donovan.
Rockford’s Rock Opera is about the story of a boy from Battersea called Moog and his Dog, Rockford who get drawn into an adventure in sound that threatens the entire human race. It was first launched in 2009 on the web as an enhanced audio book. Combining pictures, animation, songs and dialogue the story was unique in its format and delivery.
Jonty – The Dinosaur Who Could Not Go to Sleep is a bedtime storybook app for children learning to read. The story stars Jonty, a young dinosaur who has trouble getting to sleep when he goes to bed.
This is an ebook which allows children can interact with the story to help Jonty get a good nights sleep and enjoy the interactive adventures.
My Little Pony – A Canterlot Wedding is an iTune app by Egmont Kids Media Digital A/S. This is an exciting ebook with activities. The story is about the ponies preparing for a Royal Wedding in the magical kingdom of Canterlot! Princess Celestia has given the ponies a job each to do.
Do you always find that there is always a missing sock when you tidy up your laundry? Or always find an odd sock? It is strictly no outdoor shoes in my house and sometimes I have noticed some guests wearing mismatched socks! Maybe you have a sock monster at home? Sock Monster is a quirky storybook adventure for iPad with original hand-crafted artwork by exciting new author/illustrator Lorna Freytag. It is suitable for ages 2 – 5 years old. Lorna is a working mum and managed to create and produce Sock Monster whilst illustrating another book for a publisher, looking after her nearly-two-year old daughter and being pregnant with her second baby.
I’ve always loved Ladybird books since young. They have so many classic stories and I recall I owned a series of hardback books with a ladybird on the side. Now Ladybird have turned some classic tales into ebooks. Ebooks have become increasingly popular nowadays as you have the potential to bring your whole library of books along on your travels. I personally have so many different ebooks for children on my iPad already. So what makes Ladybird so unique?
Many parents will know Britain’s best-loved children’s entertainer Justin Fletcher MBE, – also known as Mr Tumble! Last week, I reviewed Justin’s World Jigsongs app. In that review, I also mentioned that he has launched three more apps which are Goldilocks; Letter Sounds and Animal Sounds.
Me Books store is an app that allows you to buy your favourite children’s books and customise the audio content in them. The ebook that I download is called “The Brave Beast” which is written by Chris Judge. Each page is beautifully illustrated, bright and colourful. This is a story which follows on from “The Lonely Beast”. The Beast is asked by some islanders to help investigate a mysterious noise on their island. He sets off by jumping down the air plane and then swims ashore. Next, he wanders through the quiet island to investigate the strange noise. He goes up and down the tunnel and through a forest. He then sees a tiny little bird who is lost and crying. In fact, the tiny little bird is the scary noise on the island. In the end, the islanders invite the bird to stay and gives him a job in the lighthouse.
Lion’s Speedy Sauce is a book written by Carrie and David Grant who are from the creators of hit CBeebies series Pop Shop. It is part of a brand new range of six energetic picture books, all about making music! It is illustrated by Ailie Busby and the book is suitable for ages 3 to 7. It was released on 3rd June 2013 and published by Egmont Books Ltd.