Penelope’s 2nd Birthday iPad Mini Giveaway

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  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 … [Read more...]

Giveaway Winners for the Talk Like a Pirate Giveaway

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We had almost 400 mates enter our Talk Like a Pirate Giveaway!  Loads of goodies in the treasure chest that is for sure!  Our Facebook Party on the 19th was a blast and we all got to TALK LIKE PIRATES for the night - argh, aye, matey, grog, ahoy could all be heard from the ship!  Please stop by these sponsors Facebook Pages as we couldn't have had this much pirate booty to hand out without them!  A simple hello, Like, and Ahoy matey would be great! The winners of the TLAP Giveaway are: $10 iTunes Gift Card from Penelope of Polka Dots Publishing: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Penelope-the-Purple-Pirate/184530521575620 and PicPocket Books: http://www.facebook.com/#!/PicPocketBooks- Christine Bash Roeske $10 iTunes Gift Card from Karen Robertson of Treasure Bound Books: http://www.facebook.com/#!/TreasureKai - Cindy Siebentritt Beeler $10 iTunes Gift Card from Cary Snowden of … [Read more...]

App of the Week: The Day I Became A Pirate

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By now most of you know I have a thing for pirates!  So when I saw this fun app in the App Store a few months back I immediately welcomed our newest mate to the high seas.  Cary Snowden wrote The Day I Became A Pirate after a long walk along the shores in Hawaii with his children.  Zach Clough does a wonderful job with the illustrations and I just love the way the pirates talk in the app.  Very fun!  It reached the Top 10 Paid Apps in iTunes and was chosen as a 2012 Award Finalist by Dan Poynter Global eBooks.  This will surely be a popular addition for the pirate-loving kid!  Here is an  excerpt from their website: The Day I Became A Pirate – An Interactive Pirate Book App for Kids is an interactive adventure book app about a boy who encounters a band of pirates, and they need his help to save a crew member. He bravely assists as things get gooey and downright fright’nin before he … [Read more...]