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:
|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
|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
|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
|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
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
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
|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
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
|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
|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
|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
|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
|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
|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
|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
|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
|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
|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
|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
|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
|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
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
|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
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
|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
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.