Wreck-It Ralph Storybook App Giveaway

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  We are so excited to see the new film Wreck-It Ralph by Disney this weekend!  It premiered today and we expect a lot of excitement around this fun movie.  In light of the new movie, Disney has released two new apps Wreck-It Ralph Storybook Deluxe and Hero's Duty Interactive Comic - which is a prequel to the upcoming new movie.  Wreck-It Ralph Storybook Deluxe Wreck-It Ralph Storybook Deluxe showcases our favorite characters, Ralph, Felix, Vanellope and others as we follow Ralph as he wrecks his way through the arcade.  He is searching for a hero's medal and finds much more along the way.  Some of the features include exciting interactive games and the option to build your own candy cart which we really enjoyed doing.  You even get to ride your candy cart in the appropriately named "Sugar Rush."  The characters voices are from the original movie and feature  John C. … [Read more...]

Kids Apps: Disney Storybook Apps Sure to Entertain

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This article was originally posted on Mom It Forward July 18, 2012: http://momitforward.com/disney-storybook-apps-entertain Apple’s app store hit 25 billion downloads this past March.  According to a report by Telenav that was released last August showed that iPhone users were twice as likely as Android users to spend more than $40 on apps for their smartphones. And reports from Appsfire shows the average iPhone user has about 108 apps total: 20 of which were preinstalled (Source: www.pcmag.com). There are so many apps to choose from it can be tough to know which ones to include in your library.  Part of my work as a children’s author includes reviewing apps so that I can help provide some information for parents to help them in their decision-making process when it comes to purchasing apps.  I had a chance to review two storybook apps that Disney recently released including The … [Read more...]

Penelope’s Celebration Giveaway Winners

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Thanks all for participating in Penelope's Celebration Giveaway this past week! There were loads of participants and I think we had over 900 entries! Our Facebook Party was a big hit and Author/Illustrator Steve Bjorkman joined us for the first part of the party to answer some questions about how he got into the business of illustrating and writing children's books. Plus he handed out some signed copies to his favorite books! And our friends at Disney, Oceanhouse Media, iStoryTime and Castlebuilders provided us with codes to some of their most popular apps! Thanks for joining us and celebrating that Penelope was chosen as a 2012 Award Finalist from Readers Favorite and a Dan Poytner Global eBook  Finalist - argh mateys she be happy! Stay tuned as we have planned another Facebook Event this next month with Mrs. P with much pirate booty to hand out at the party! Congratulations to … [Read more...]

And the Winner of the Disney’s Marvel Super Heroes Magazine Giveaway is…

CONGRATULATIONS to Christie Dwyer!  You won the one-year subscription to Disney's new Marvel Super Heroes Magazine! Thanks all for participating!  We have more giveaways coming up next week. … [Read more...]