We are very excited to be celebrating Penelope’s 2nd birthday by offering another iPad Mini Giveaway! Our last iPad Mini Giveaway had thousands of entries and many left wonderful comments about how they would use the iPad Mini in their daily life. I love that the iPad mini offers small hands a better grasp as well as the fact that it can be used for educational and play time for the kids. There are so many wonderful apps to choose from these days!
Good luck to me best mates – we appreciate you and all your support over the past two years! And make sure to check out our interview with the illustrator of Penelope, Paul Johnson, and read more about Penelope’s next purple adventure!
The developers below have generously supported this iPad Mini Giveaway so please stop by their Facebook pages to say hello! The information about each company was taken from their respective websites so you can learn more about them.
Margie Blumberg of MB Publishing:
As we approach another anniversary in publishing, we are thrilled to have had so many opportunities to inspire, entertain, and engage readers of all ages. From the imagined worlds in our picture and chapter books, to the exciting adventures in our middle-grade series, to our high-concept nonfiction iBook about grammar, we are dedicated to the idea that through words and illustrations, magic can be made.
Our books have been honored by the Association of Jewish Libraries, with a “Notable Book for Younger Readers” designation, as well as by the Mom’s Choice Awards and the Independent Publisher’s Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards with Gold Medals.
MB Publishing on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/EggrollGames#!/MBPublishing?fref=ts
Visit their website at: www.mbpublishing.com
Bish Bash Books:
Bish Bash Books was incorporated in New York in January 2012 with the simple vision to provide engaging, educational and entertaining childrens eBooks, storybook apps, podcasts and classic paper books that will get children, wherever in the world they call home, hooked on the simple pleasure of reading. Started by a husband-wife team - this company offers wonderful and quality eBooks from children’s picture books on up to YA books.
To read more go to: www.bishbashbooks.com
Bish Bash Books on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/EggrollGames#!/BishBashBooks?fref=ts
Pixel Mouse House:
Pixel Mouse House was created by a group of established illustrators who have worked with the top publishing houses. They felt the market was wide open for quality eBooks and thus created Pixel Mouse House. They offer a wide range of beautifully illustrated books by well-known illustrators. You will really enjoy their books as many remind me of Golden Books style story and illustrations.
To read more go to: www.pixelmousehouse.com
Pixel Mouse House on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/EggrollGames#!/PixelMouseHouse?fref=ts
Author Nina Lim of Super Harry’s Rotten Day and Henrietta’s Hungry:
I am a writer, reviewer and ebook publisher. I am a regular contributor to Dandelion Moms and I also review ebooks for Buzzwords magazine. I created Super Harry’s Rotten Luck as an interactive book app when I saw how much magic and learning was possible with the devices.
I grew up in Perth, Western Australia and as a child I constantly had my nose in a book. I always knew that I wanted to be a writer and create my own characters. After school I studied politics and economics at The University of Western Australia, and then I went to The University of Sydney and gained a Masters of International Studies. I enjoyed teaching at UTS and travel and holidays. However, after having children I was more determined to turn my dream into reality. I started Bright Button Publishing to bring fun and interactive books and apps to kids. I live in Sydney’s north a stone’s throw from national parks, beaches and wonderful cafes.
Find Nina Lim at: www.ninalim.com
Super Harry’s Rotten Luck on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/EggrollGames#!/SuperHarrysRottenLuck?fref=ts
Author Anita Reynolds MacArthur of MacCheeky:
Born and raised in Montreal, Anita Reynolds MacArthur relocated to Toronto to pursue a career in educational publishing. She worked for 15 years editing other people’s words before deciding to write some words of her own. She currently resides in a Toronto suburb with her husband, three children, and the family dog Goober. Anita’s inspiration for writing children’s picture book stories comes from the everyday little challenges and miracles that occur in her family life.
A Royal Little Pest (© 2009) is one of Canada’s “Top 10 Great Books for Children 2010,” as awarded by the Canadian Toy-Testing Council (CTTC). One of approximately 100 entries, this first picture book in the MacCheeky series was chosen by a panel of over 1,000 children from across Canada. A Royal Little Pest: Mine! (© 2010) was selected by Nelson Education Ltd. as a Read-Aloud for Nelson Literacy Kindergarten’s new national program. Curriculum-based Lesson Plans were specifically created for this picture book. It is being read in classrooms across Canada as part of the program’s Getting Along unit.
To read more about MacCheeky go to: www.maccheeky.com
And find them on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MacCheeky?ref=ts&fref=ts
Author Cary Snowden of The Day I Became a Pirate:
The Day I Became A Pirate is the first of many children’s stories Cary plans to publish on digital media, facilitated by a friendship with the inventor of TaleSpring, an online digital publishing platform. The Day I Became A Pirate is the 2012 Winner of the Dan Poynter’s Global eBook Award for Best Multimedia!
To read more about pirates mates go to: www.thedayibecameapirate.com
And you can find them on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/EggrollGames#!/thedayibecameapirate?fref=ts
Eggroll Games is located in Winston-Salem, NC and was started by Blake Leftwich and Michael Oder in October of 2011 because they both wanted to make a living creating games (something they both love.) Both Blake and Michael were open-minded about the type of project to start with. Michael was a new father and Blake is a teacher; they were and are interested in creating educational and children’s applications so the idea of making apps for kids came easily. Their specialty was that they wanted to make apps without ads or confusing buttons and menus-interactive toys that weren’t frustrating for very small children. Blake and Michael also wanted to get onto mobile devices since they both agreed that they were the future of gaming and computing. Eggroll Games became an LLC officially in June of 2012 and now have 14 apps on the Apple iTunes App Store and Android devices.
Twitter: @EggrollGames or https://twitter.com/EggrollGames
FacesIMake is made up of two (2) friendly “hosts” that happen to “share” an [avatar]:: Eyal Dessou Tzafrir (E) and Hanoch Piven (h). Faces iMake is an iPhone App developed by iMagine machine (http://imaginemachine.com/), in conjunction with renowned artist Hanoch Piven (http://www.pivenworld.com/) and based on his acclaimed art workshops. Faces iMake is the only APP that lets you makes faces using the world around you. Choose from over 150 REAL elements and start making faces today. WHAT MAKES FACES IMAKE SO SPECIAL? * Art lessons by Hanoch Piven filmed in his Barcelona studio. * Choose from over 20 face shapes * Select from over 150 objects to make faces * Funny sounds effects with each item you pick * Save to your photo gallery or assign to contacts * Share your Faces to Facebook or by email.
The 2010 Parents’ Choice Gold Award, and whose reviewer stated, “Faces iMake is the most entertaining and creatively expressive app for the iPhone I’ve seen.” The app, recognized as an effective tool for stimulating right-brain thinking and out-of-the-box creativity, allows users to assemble creative collages using pictures of everyday objects. For users of all ages and all levels of experience, the app includes photos of more than 200 everyday objects that can be used to create faces. A new app will be released on February 7th: Faces iMake ABC and everyone is looking forward to it from Eyal and Hanoch to users! Be on the lookout for what will surely be an awesome app. Check out their iMagineMachine page(s) as well to find other great apps that also encourage creativity, development, curiosity, happiness and more! On iMagineMachine’s page(s) you’ll find all of their apps along with their interactive books.
Good luck to ye mates!