baa-michelle-anayaMichelle Anaya

Book App Author and Developer

Michelle Anaya is a kid lit writer, blogger and Graphic print designer.

As the mother of two boys, she noticed that past the age of five, their interest in books wained, gravitating instead to electronic games due to the action and sound. The interactivity of book apps however, kept them engaged. The importance of reaching reluctant readers to encourage good reading habits, lead to her decision to create books in digital format.

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Favorite quote: "Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him." —Maya Angelou

Grendel-icon 2x2Book App: Grendel's Great Escape

Grendel's Great Escape is a children's interactive story book app with narration, highlighted words, original music score, and wonderful animations. This show and tell adventure of the very messy Martin and his pet Ferret Grendel who escapes to explore the school.

The hide and seek theme is highlighted when Martin and his friends seek out the elusive pet while skillfully avoiding the school principal.

Links

Home Site: http://bluesandpiper.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bluesandpiper
Twitter: https://twitter.com/bluesandpiper
YouTube Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=li2l9K100U0
App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/grendels-great-escape-hd/id585977954?mt=8

Book App: Axe's Monster Fest

Axe and the Groundhogs have big dreams of being Mon-stars. They’re on the fast track to success when the band is chosen to perform at the annual Monster Fest, but the lead singer loses her voice a few days before the show.

The Ground Hogs need a replacement singer, fast. Let the auditions begin! Will they find the perfect monster in time? With fun stuff to see and do on every page, this rock and roll themed app is perfect for teaching and entertaining ages 4-9!

Home Site: http://bluesandpiper.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bluesandpiper
Twitter: https://twitter.com/bluesandpiper
YouTube Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJh8mWuvxAc
App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/monster-jam/id671916311?mt=8