Several features set PicPocket Books apart from other picture book apps for the iPhone. We offer a wide range of classic content from established publishers, including previously published “board books,” concept books, easy readers, and fairy tales, and other culturally diverse picture books. The full color illustrations are detailed and clear. The text is easily readable and the books for the youngest set of readers includes a “learn-to-read” feature where the text is highlighted as the words are spoken, encouraging a connection between the written and spoken word for emergent readers.
The PicPocket Books collection includes books which expand horizons with rich, lively illustrations and which are particularly conducive to being read aloud again and again. We work with a variety of publishers and authors and produce books for the iPhone and iPad that have been previously published in print versions. Our goal is to provide children and families with high quality stories that are beautiful, fun to read, and honor diversity.
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Huggybird is a versatile character with a high content hug and a humorous approach. He stands for friendship, hugging, humor and can be a bit mischievious. Huggybird loves himself as he is, but he also likes to dress up to try new roles.
For active and adventurous boys and girls there is a Super Huggybird with some serious super powers. Knight Huggybird or a Pirate Huggybird can lead the way to imaginative adventures. For kids who like some fancy flair, this app also introduces Princess Huggybird, a very sweet bird. She is a true princess with her beautiful pink dress and her diamond crown.
The different characters allow both children and adults to identify with Huggybird. Let them spark creative play for dress up, storytelling, or “let’s pretend!”
Mico is a little mouse with a big fear.
A special friend helps him make discoveries that open up a whole new world for him!
Mico’s story encourages kids to take new steps that lead to positive experiences.
A nice story for little readers, especially ones who have ever been afraid of the dark.
Charlie and Isabelle are the same age and share a love of drawing, dancing, playing at the park and snacks! Like most friends, they are also different.
This book offers an opportunity for a discussion about tolerance, acceptance and friendship by showing that “differences are what makes the world so great.”
Best Friends Sleepover: Gilbert’s friends help him get through his first night away from home in Jacqueline Rogers’ humorous and heartwarming story about friendship. And her richly detailed watercolor paintings perfectly capture the spirit of four rambunctious little boys, who just happen to look like animals. Narration and original ukulele music by the author. Originally published by Scholastic Books.