Book App Alliance November reading listIt's November already, and that means curling up by the fire with family and warding off a bustling wind with heartwarming stories!

Whether you are entertaining the kids while preparing a Thanksgiving feast, searching for unique food-themed stories, or getting ready for an afternoon nap after a thankful meal, this month's Book App Alliance reading list offers a cornucopia of terrific stories and entertaining activities you will be grateful for.

As winter approaches and outside time is limited, present your children with educational options that entertain with family-friendly stories from leading independent authors.

The Book App Alliance presents the November Thanksgiving Reading List:

Thanksgiving

Alexis Purcell The Turkey Who Forgot To Gobble
Author: Alexis Purcell

Joey the Turkey has forgotten how to gobble and needs help from his friends. Teach kids about friendship and how friends will always be there when you need them.
Read the Digital Storytime review of The Turkey Who Forgot To Gobble
Buy The Turkey Who Forgot To Gobble on iTunes

Veggie Tales And Food Stories

Chris Pedersen The Prisoner Of Carrot Castle
Author: Chris Pedersen
| Illustrator: Kate Jeong
Aiden is just an ordinary kid—loves costume play, watching clouds pass by, seeing castles in the sky… and he doesn’t like vegetables.
Read the Digital Storytime review of The Prisoner Of Carrot Castle
Buy The Prisoner Of Carrot Castle on iTunes
Nina Lim Author Henrietta is Hungry
Author: Nina Lim

Henrietta travels the world trying lots of new and unusual dishes. Will she find what she’s looking for? If you have a budding little chef at home they will love this book!
Read the Digital Storytime review of Henrietta is Hungry
Buy Henrietta is Hungry on iTunes
Jonathan Ayre The Tiger Who Wasn't!
Author: Jonathan Ayre
The Tiger Who Wasn't! is a perfect app for younger children, featuring highlighted text, a feast of tap-animations, plus four mini-games and learning activities.
Buy The Tiger Who Wasn't! on iTunes
Red Card Studios Veggie Bottoms
Author: Red Card Studios
Veggie Bottoms makes learning about fruits and vegetables fun for kids.
Read the Digital Storytime review of Veggie Bottoms
Buy Veggie Bottoms on iTunes
Glenn Melenhorst Food Fight!
Author: Glenn Melenhorst
Food fight is a wonderfully bright original story of Tim, a boy from Earth and Sammy, a sausage from somewhere else altogether. They meet and instantly dislike each other, but are they so different after all?
Read the Digital Storytime review of Food Fight!
Buy Food Fight! on iTunes
Isabelle Vien Sneak A Snack
Author: Isabelle Vien

Alex's giant snack has gone missing. His three best friends (his pets) are dripping with evidence. Who among them could have committed this yummy crime? Hunt for interactive objects in this 3d adventure.
Read the Digital Storytime review of Sneak A Snack
Buy Sneak A Snack on iTunes
Funny Yummy Studio Funny Yummy
Author: Funny Yummy Studio
Funny Yummy is a interactive story book about lunch time. Cute heroes will ask your child for something yummy. In the process your child will discover what is favorable food for each animal presented in the app.
Buy Funny Yummy on iTunes
Brad Daberko Dabby Dill & The HICCUP Pickle
Author: Brad Daberko
Journey along with Dabby as she frantically tries to get rid of her hiccups!
Buy Dabby Dill & The HICCUP Pickle on iTunes
Glenn Melenhorst Slice Of Bread Goes To The Beach
Author: Glenn Melenhorst
Slice of Bread spends a day on the beach hunting for treasure, but what he finds is not the treasure he was expecting.
Read the Digital Storytime review of Slice Of Bread Goes To The Beach
Buy Slice Of Bread Goes To The Beach on iTunes

Naptime

Cary Snowden The Day I Became A Pirate
Author: Cary Snowden
| Illustrator: Zach Clough
A boy encounters a band of pirates who need his help to save a crew member. The boy musters his courage to save the day, and gets an unexpected surprise.
Read the Digital Storytime review of The Day I Became A Pirate
Buy The Day I Became A Pirate on iTunes
Karen Inglis Ferdinand Fox's Big Sleep - interactive rhyming story book app for kids
Author: Karen Inglis
A delightful rhyming storybook app for children age 3-5 years. Includes learning activities to explore with grown-ups or alone. Narrated by the author.
Read the Digital Storytime review of Ferdinand Fox's Big Sleep - Coming Soon!
Buy Ferdinand Fox's Big Sleep on iTunes
Alexis Purcell Twinkle, Twinkle, Nighty Night
Author: Alexis Purcell

A peaceful and imaginative picture book that invites the child to help comfort their animal friends to sleep by making a wish upon a special twinkle star.
Read the Digital Storytime review of Twinkle, Twinkle, Nighty Night
Buy Twinkle, Twinkle, Nighty Night on iTunes
Alexis H. Purcell Twinkle Twinkle Hear My Prayers
Author: Alexis H. Purcell
This bedtime book is an easy way to introduce prayer into a child’s bedtime routine. Children will be drawn to the cute illustrations, sweet and mild animation, and simple rhyming prayers.
Read the Digital Storytime review of Twinkle Twinkle Hear My Prayers
Buy Twinkle Twinkle Hear My Prayers on iTunes
Johnathon Kelly Aiden and the Apple Tree
Author: Johnathon Kelly
This fully-interactive touch app is the story of a boy named Aiden who lived in a little village in Jamaica and a great big Apple tree.
Read the Digital Storytime review of Aiden and the Apple Tree
Buy Aiden and the Apple Tree on iTunes
Robert J Mascarelli The Tree I See
Author: Robert J Mascarelli
A young Tree learns how friendships are formed by sharing with others. As the darkness of night falls, our young tree feels alone, scared, and anxious. As midnight approaches the moon unveils an amazing message for all.
Read the Digital Storytime review of The Tree I See
Buy The Tree I See on iTunes
Chris Hamilton My Friend Barlow
Author: Chris Hamilton

Barlow is not your average dog! He's incredibly smart and loves to paint, play music, and build things. He has a birdie friend named Finch as a sidekick who takes you through his fun and busy day.
Read the Digital Storytime review of My Friend Barlow COMING SOON!
Buy My Friend Barlow on iTunes
Eiry Rees Thomas A Shine Show Shock
Author: Eiry Rees Thomas
This surprising story finds Jester Bit spotting this and plotting that at his home on Prank Plot. Could the think tank sitting under Jester's hat help him to win the Star of Stars at a Shine Show?
Buy A Shine Show Shock on iTunes
Pip Dumbill Bible Pathway Adventures
Author: Pip Dumbill
Have fun teaching your children about the Bible with Bible Pathway Adventures' interactive book app. An educational tool designed to help parents and children spend time together learning about God.
Buy Bible Pathway Adventures on iTunes
Shoham Drori The Amazing Train
Author: Shoham Drori
This unique, high quality, interactive children’s storybook app tells the story of four children on their amazing journey, filled with colors, fantasy and exciting adventures.
Read the Digital Storytime review of The Amazing Train
Buy The Amazing Train on iTunes
Dean Proudfoot Angus The Irritable Bull
Author: Dean Proudfoot
Meet Angus; he's a bit grumpy and gets a little too e-'moo'-tional. If he's not hassling the heifers, frowning at the farmer or fuming at the fowls, he's stomping on innocent daisies!
Buy Angus The Irritable Bull on iTunes
CoolAsh Studio Ladybug Zee
Author: CoolAsh Studio
Jump right into this beautiful adventure and join lovable Ladybug Zee as she tries very hard to help little caterpillar Mony becoming a gorgeous butterfly.
Buy Ladybug Zee on iTunes
Marsha Diane Arnold Prancing Dancing Lily
Author: Marsha Diane Arnold

Prancing, Dancing Lily is an interactive children’s storybook app about an Ayrshire cow who loves to prance and dance, so she doesn’t quite fit with her herd.
Read the Digital Storytime review of Prancing Dancing Lily.
Buy Prancing Dancing Lily on iTunes
Gerry Renert Brave Rooney
Author: Gerry Renert

Fitting in can be a problem for kids, especially if they’re the only regular ones in an elementary school for superheroes. That’s the challenge Rooney faces.
Buy Brave Rooney on iTunes
Appic Win Me in a Storybook: Farm
Author: Appic Win
A new concept in kids storybooks has just arrived! Put your kids into the adventure of the story in this interactive app.
Buy Me in a Storybook: Farm on iTunes
Tom Anderson I'm Scared
Author: Tom Anderson

Team up with a character of your choice and go on a fun adventure together. Customize the book as it changes based on your choices. Along the way, you may find that a scary creature isn't so scary after all, and by the end, you may even make a new friend!
Buy I'm Scared on iTunes

In just a few minutes you can purchase these book apps and load them onto your iPad for hours of quiet entertainment. The nice thing; your kids won't even know they are learning while they read along, listen, and tap their way through these wonderful stories.

For more great story ideas, visit our complete list of Outstanding Independent Book Apps from the award-winning authors of The Book App Alliance.