Mary Ann Scheuer, our intrepid Book Apps Category Chair, is today's featured reviewer. A school librarian in Berkeley, CA, she's blogged at Great Kid Books since 2008, posting about fiction and nonfiction titles--and, of course, book apps--for kids aged 4-14. Fun fact: she's got a particular interest in books for tweens, and has compiled all her tween reviews on one fabulous page.
Earlier this year, she reviewed some book apps including Cybils nominee Leonard by Ink Robin, Inc., about an imaginative boy who moves from the city to the country and ends up having to explore his environment and make new friends. In her review, Mary Ann says:
Read the full review here.
Leonard's imagination saves the day, as he soars into outer space, explores the jungle, squishes bugs through the house. The interactive features are just enough to surprise kids, but never overwhelm the story.