Today's featured reviewer is Cathy Potter, who is a Round 1 Book Apps judge. She blogs at The Nonfiction Detectives, where she and her co-blogger (also a Cybils judge this year) review, of course, nonfiction for readers aged 5-18. Fun fact: Cathy reviews book apps for School Library Journal, which is where today's review is from.
The Barefoot World Atlas from Touch Press is an interactive version of the print edition of this book, complete with illustrations, animations, and information about each country in the world, and is sure to appeal to both younger and older readers. In her review for SLJ, Cathy said:
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This stunning title takes full advantage of the iPad’s interactive capabilities. Upon opening the application, an illustrated, 3-D globe appears. Mountains, oceans, lakes, and forests are painted onto the Earth’s surface in a range of bright colors. A swipe to the screen spins and tilts the globe, with a pinch and a pull, viewers zoom in for a closer look.