This is the second year that Books Apps are being recognized by the Cybils Awards
. The Children’s and Young Adult Literary Bloggers’ (Cybils) Awards annually recognize the best in children’s and young adults books. As I mentioned before, I am a Round 1 panelist for the Book Apps category. Anyone can nominate books (and apps!) between October 1st and October 15th.
Time is running out, and there are only 5 DAYS left
until public nominations close.
The process to nominate is simple – go HERE to nominate, and enter your favorite titles. All titles nominated must fall within the publication range of October 16, 2011-October 15, 2012.
We currently have approximately 20 excellent book apps nominated, but we would like to see more! Here are some worthy nominations that I hope you’ll consider submitting. If, by the time you read this blog, some of these titles have already been nominated, Kirkus
has excellent app recommendations for consideration.
[All quotes and links from Kirkus Reviews]
published by Manon Aidan and Yanick Gourville. Illust. by Cyril Jedor
“A moody, beautifully rendered dreamscape, this app about conquering a fear of the dark takes full advantage of the iPad’s capabilities.”
Because I love owls, of course I had to include this title.
“Leah’s adventure with the owl is a lovely dream, and so is this whimsical app, which makes the magic feel effortless.”
“A child’s frustrating habit of hiding things (including herself) around the house is offset by the cuteness of the hider and the light, playful tone of this app.”
“Ever a guilty pleasure anyway, the popular but violent preschool hand rhyme takes a gothic turn in this startling iteration.”
by Josh Stewart. Illust. by Binny Talib
“A brief but endearing tale about a mischievous little boy.This app proves the notion that an interactive storybook need not be super slick or brimming with tricks to leap the “average” bar.”
“In an episode both funny and pointed, a family of slobs receives an ultimatum from their filthy house and its disgusted appliances.”
“Zub looks like a bad bargain until his new young owner, Harry, realizes that the monster isn’t sad and boring but actually ill…Children with wheezles and sneezles of their own will sympathize with the droopy monster and perhaps feel a little less anxious about doctor visits, too.”
“…The stratospheric level of interactivity transforms the verse into soaring, imaginative exploration”
Happy Apping! [Okay, I don't know if "apping" is actually a word, but let's just go with it, ok?