I’m feeling verklempt.

We saw a critic’s pros and cons regarding children’s apps; yesterday’s Boston Globe presented those of parents. Here’s your topic: are children’s apps educational and entertaining, or mind-numbing and soul-sucking? All of the above? None of the above? Discuss amongst yourselves.

I can’t wait for The Story of Mankind in 90 seconds.

Author Jamie James Kennedy (The Order of Odd-Fish) and the New York Public Library are hosting a 90-Second Newbery Film Festival. Kids up to 18 can choose any Newbery Medal or Newbery Honor book, adapt it into a 90-second (or shorter) video, and submit it to Mr. Kennedy by September 15 for a chance to […]

The drama of the page-scroll

I have to admit to having some trepidation in reviewing children’s apps. It’s clear that book-related apps for kids are a different animal from kids’ books — but how different are they? Is what makes a good app the same as what makes a good book? Can I still talk about “the drama of the […]