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Carissa's App Picks for Kids

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Reviewed on 6/1/20

Would you like to see more people of color in your children's books? Diversity in the things we read benefits EVERYONE. ...

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Reviewed on 3/20/20

Short animated/illustrated informational movies for kids about a wide variety of topics. Join Tim and his robot friend Moby (who only says "beep" but with such expression!) as they explore everything from STEM to Art to current events.  The movies can be accessed through their app on mobile...

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Age group: Grades K-2, Grades 3-5
Reviewed on 3/19/20

Basically a Netflix for children's books, this subscription service gives subscribers access to tons of the same kids books that you'll find in our libraries plus some high quality original content.  Free for the first 30 days, free through June 2020 for teachers who can then give free access to...

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Reviewed on 3/19/20

If you enjoyed any of the previous Toca Hair Salon apps, you'll love this one too.  It's got a new (but familiar), larger mix of quirky, androgynous customers to choose from, all of the hair dressing options you've loved in the previous apps (wash, cut, shave, blowdry, color, regrow hair... the...

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Reviewed on 2/26/20

An app with mini-biographies of more than 10 influential women throughout history.  This app features women from a variety of races, nationalities, specialties and eras.  Read the text yourself or choose to have the app narrated aloud.  There are mini-actions and quick quizzes sprinkled...

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Age group: Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8
Reviewed on 2/18/20

Travel the Australian outback with a cute little wombat, searching for food and a safe place to sleep.  This is a story told in 5 chapters of beautiful watercolor paintings. The path blossoms before you as you move the wombat forward, discovering new places to explore, new animals to meet and...

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