TaleSpring announced today their August promotion of one free demo video with each ebook published through the TaleSpring platform. TaleSpring is an easy-to-use, online platform for anyone with a story to tell. Independent authors use TaleSpring to create interactive, animated ebooks for the iPad and iPhone. To help them market their book apps, each author who publishes in August will receive a free demo video of their ebook that will be available in the TaleSpring YouTube channel.
Baltimore based KneeBouncers today introduces Who Says Moo? 1.0, the first ebook app from the creators of the popular toddler’s web site. This dynamic interactive ebook invites toddlers to explore a variety of animals on a farm and discover the sounds they make. Colorful illustrations and clever animations engage and entertain toddlers and preschoolers. Parents and family members will love the voice recording feature making them the narrator of the story.
Javier Gonzalez today released Loch Doom 1.3 for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad users. This is another gripping story from Spanish novelist, Javier Gonzalez. Users are treated to mystery and intrigue, along with a bit of humor in this tale of four school children who are lost in a storm and end up discovering a hidden secret then attempting to save a village and their own lives. The application includes book marks, several font selections, quick switching between all pages and more.
Just in time for Father’s Day, TaleSpring today introduces “My Daddy”, a new interactive animated ebook for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. They play catch, Daddy teaches the boy how to ride a bike, they go fishing, Daddy scares away the monsters under the bed, and on and on. Look for the little white mouse. He likes to hide. My Daddy is one of the new ebooks created using TaleSpring, where non-technical authors can create their own interactive, animated ebooks for the iPhone and iPad.
Understanding that a natural disaster can be particularly devastating for children, TouchyBooks collaborates with UNICEF’s office in Spain to create “Momotaro,” an interactive story that emphasizes helping those less fortunate and overcoming daunting challenges. With a majority of the eBook’s proceeds going to UNICEF’s work in Japan, “Momotaro” also allows a child to contribute in his or her own way to the relief effort.
Simone and the night’s monsters is an iPad ebook focused on utilizing at best the mobile device to create the animations children will love. Based on wonderful illustrations by Italian illustrator Graziano Vitale, the app looks like a children’s book that can be watched and read together with children from 3 to 8 years old. The story can be watched with colorful animations and sound, but with page by page turn. The character’s name can be changed and also the monster’s names.
Kopf Digital Publishing GmbH today announces Faust I and Faust I HD for iOS. Faust I from J.W. Goethe is an enhanced eBook containing 11 videos from the silent film combining live-action with animated elements by Ph. Hochhauser, including both the original German text and its translation into English. The video sequences have been extracted from a silent film combining live-action and animation. Verse numbers are also given.
Virginia based JollyBooks today introduces Petshop Boy 1.0, another comical story book for iPad. Petshop Boy is their talking, animated ebook about a boy on a mission to find a companion to love. He enters the pet store to pick one out, only to discover that he is bringing home problems. He continues to trade in his new friends, unaware that each pet comes with its own hilarious outcome. This eBook features memorable characterizations, illustrations, and an interesting story written in rhyme.
Jolly Books today introduces Elephant In My Pocket 1.0 for iPad, their talking, animated ebook about a girl named Suzy, who meets an elephant on her way to school. She decides to take the elephant with her, and the humorous story shows her struggle and determination to succeed. Featuring memorable characterizations and illustrations, the ebook is written in rhyme, here both a pedagogical and literary technique. Rhyming acquaints young readers with the underlying structure and rhythm of language.
Inkstone Software today announces MegaReader 2.0 for iOS, an update to their best-selling, customizable iOS eBook reader that gives users access to over 1.8 million free books on the Internet. Updated, it is now a universal app, ideal for running native on iPad’s large screen. Featuring in-app connectivity with such book catalogs as Feedbooks, Project Gutenberg, Baen Free Books, Smashwords, and the Internet Archive, both classic and modern books may be downloaded free and stored indefinitely.
California based Amazing Books announces My First Trip to Washington DC 3D 1.0, first interactive 3D travel book that showcases Washington DC. Join the Lil’ Travelers, Hanna, Tommy and Arthur as they take a wondrous vacation in Washington DC over the Fourth of July holiday. The first in Amazing Books new Lil’ Traveler series, “My First Trip to Washington DC 3D” is designed for children 3+, is 43 pages in length and packed with fun facts and amazing animation.
Independent developer Ziv Aviv today announces Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz v1.1 for iPad, an update to his eBook that contains the complete text of the English book translated into Hebrew. The original children’s book, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, was written by L. Frank Baum and published in 1900. This eBook edition is an ideal story for an adult to read to a child, whether they are both native speakers of Hebrew, or wish to maintain a connection to the national language of the State of Israel.
Florida based Yasmin Studios today introduces Snow White – Children’s Interactive Storybook HD 1.0 for iPad, their latest interactive eBook. This interactive version features expressive, life-like graphics, professional narration, optional symphonic musical accompaniment, characters that can be moved and respond to touch, advanced lighting and animation effects, and forward and backward page turns.
Popular author and writer Stephen White today announces AlphaBELCH – A Children’s Book About Burps for iOS. AlphaBELCH is a comic A-to-Z listing of animals who burp, leading to a parent-pleasing lesson about good manners. Pages feature user-activated narration and giggle-inducing cartoon sound effects. AlphaBELCH is his first independently produced eBook for kids, and features not only White’s witty rhymes, but also his narration and sound design.