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www.booclips.com –   Castle Builders (IL), a young and evolving software company that specializes in the production of interactive digital books for children, has gotten off to an incredibly successful start with their digital books for children known as BooClips. BooClips.com is a sophisticated digital books store that features a series of interactive books for children for every possible platform. These apps combine a finely crafted blend of storybooks, video-clips, sounds and animations which generates an engaging effect on the readers with fully voiced over narration, rich multimedia, and a unique interface which caters to the young readers the apps are marketed toward. As updates have been continuously implemented, BooClips are now compatible with the iPad, PC, Mac, and Android operating systems and are accessible via the new store, at www.booclips.com .

 

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iTunes - Books - I Was Here First by Chen Merary Cohen

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I Was Here First is a story revolving a dog struggling with the arrival of a new child in the family where the dog has already been living for quite some time. Written in rhymes, the story is essentially a monologue narrated by the dog from his own perspective.

 

Available on iBooks (http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/i-was-here-first/id520490540?mt=11) and Nook (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/i-was-here-first-chen-merary/1109889935)

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LazyTown BooClips - Educational App | Technology in (SPL) Education

LazyTown BooClips - Educational App | Technology in (SPL) Education | BooClips.com | Scoop.it

This app is a cross between a cartoon and storybook app with lots of bells and whistles! If you want to paint - there is a feature to paint in the three main characters. There is also a puzzle with all of the characters in the story, including the puppet characters that make this story and cartoon even more unusual as I have never seen puppets such as these!

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LazyTown's Friends Forever BooClips for iPad, Nook, PC and Mac

iTunes link: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/lazytowns-friends-forever/id501336026?mt=8 A storybook with videos on every page, interactive animations, puzzle,...
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Publishing Perspectives : Castle Builders (IL) Brings Top Kids Brands to Book Apps

Publishing Perspectives :  Castle Builders (IL) Brings Top Kids Brands to Book Apps | BooClips.com | Scoop.it

Castle Builders is working with top companies, such as DreamWorks and Sanrio (Hello Kitty), to bring their character-based brands to book apps.

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Hello Kitty Interactive Cookbook Lets You Tell It When To Turn The Page @PSFK

Hello Kitty Interactive Cookbook Lets You Tell It When To Turn The Page @PSFK | BooClips.com | Scoop.it
Voice control options ensure a mess-free cooking session in the kitchen.
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Hello Kitty Interactive Cookbook

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Fans of Hello Kitty, especially ones who are also fans of cooking, will be overjoyed with the new Hello Kitty Interactive Cookbook app for the...
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Hello Kitty Teaches Deserts In Digital Cookbook

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Hello Kitty Teaches Deserts In Digital Cookbook: The Hello Kitty Interactive Cookbook is the latest kids app from software developer Cast...
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World of the Written Word: Another interactive cookbook

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Another interactive cookbook


It seems just yesterday that the Kung Fu Panda 2 Cookbook came out Now there is another.

CEO Gili Abramovich (pictured) is bubbling over with the news.

"I wanted to share with you a link to our newest cookbook which is officially being launched today for the iPad – the Hello Kitty Cookbook," he wrote.

And of course there is a video. It's at:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBOIStbOQIA 

From the press release:

The world most celebrated and beloved kitty, Hello Kitty, brings her delightful charm and culinary ideas straight into the kitchen on the iPad with the new Hello Kitty Digital Cookbook for children. This app is the 2nd digital cookbook released by Castle Builders as part of its unique lineup of digital books for children.

Gili says the next step is interactive eBooks for adults. As a life-long booklover, this has given me a great deal to mull over, and friends have also contributed their thoughts and doubts on facebook (http://www.facebook.com/#!/druettjo). I can envisage the magic of having videos and sound effects attached to travel books, for instance. But, somehow, the thought of reading a novel on iPad or iPhone doesn't seem natural. What would be the advantages?

I suspect that before the year is out we will be getting interactive prospectuses from all kinds of forward-looking business people.

Now, there's a scary thought. Interactive advertising!

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BooClips- Kids Digital Books

BooClips.com is a sophisticated digital books store that features a series of interactive books for children for every possible platform. These apps combine a finely crafted blend of storybooks, video-clips, sounds and animations which generates an engaging effect on the readers with fully voiced over narration, rich multimedia, and a unique interface which caters to the young readers the apps are marketed toward. As updates have been continuously implemented, BooClips are now compatible with the iPad, PC, Mac, and Android operating systems and are accessible via the new store, at www.booclips.com.
Since the successful release of LazyTown BooClips, Castle Builders (IL) has been bolstering their BooClips line-up through recent collaborations with incredibly famous companies such as DreamWorks Animation (Kung Fu Panda 2) , Paws (Garfield), Sanrio (Hello Kitty) and The Kids Bible Stories. Just as Kung Fu Panda 2 Interactive Cookbook had made it to the top 20 on the Books category on the US App Store, the release of Garfield’s BooClips app did not go unnoticed and the app went straight to number 4 on the US App Store and to number 5 on the China App Store under the Books category. With the new Hello Kitty Interactive Cookbook app, scheduled to be released around Christmas, Castle Builders keeps enriching its digital book store, which aims to compete with Disney’s Digital Books store.

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The Latest and Greatest in Entertainment: Digital Books for Children

The Latest and Greatest in Entertainment: Digital Books for Children | BooClips.com | Scoop.it

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Digital books for children are quickly becoming the next big phenomenon in entertainment. These are multimedia storybooks available on iPad, Android, PC and Mac that offer kids interactive experiences with characters and stories from their favorite movies and television shows, like Garfield and Lazytown. This fun comes infused with a healthy but not overwhelming dose of education mixed with animations, causing these products to fall into the in-between category of "edutainment." This name encompasses all products that are made to entertain kids, but which still provide educational benefits. Digital books fall neatly under the "edutainment" category because of the content they offer and the design they come packaged in, which create a combination designed to appeal, entertain and educate.

 

The content and design of digital books appeals hugely to children. The selection of content starts with Garfield digital books for iPad, Android, PC and Mac, and goes on to include Lazytown, The Bible, and Hello Kitty digital books for children. There is even a Kung Fu Panda 2 Digital Cookbook! This content comes from some of the most popular children's movies and television shows out there and thus immediately attract kids to trying out digital books. The fact that these books are available on computing devices is also a huge attraction, as children love to interact with new technologies, as much as adults do.

 

Once children are pulled into playing with digital books, content and design work together again to keep them entertained. Video clips from featured movies and television shows are embedded in the digital books, and children are able to watch them whenever they want, whether they are flipping through Garfield, The Bible stories, Hello Kitty or Lazytown digital books for iPad, Android, PC and Mac.

Kids are not only entertained by this innovative use of content and design coupled with high quality animations, but they also receive some educational benefits. The storybook format of digital books for children allows them opportunities to improve their reading skills. Features like highlighted words, a magnifying glass, and recorded readings enhance the learning experience to make it effective in helping kids improve their literacy.

 

The winning combination of content and design in digital books thus appeals, entertains and educates kids, creating an exceptional "edutainment" experience for them. For those who haven't yet experienced the phenomenon, there's no time like now to check out digital books for children.

 

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Garfield's Pet Force BooClips - Android Apps and Tests - AndroidPIT

Garfield's Pet Force BooClips - Android Apps and Tests - AndroidPIT | BooClips.com | Scoop.it
Available on www.BooClips.com for the Android (Samsung Galaxy, Motorola Xoom and all other 1280X800 Android tablets), iPad, PC and Mac.

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Mom's Life Made Easy: Kid's App Series: BooClips Garfield's Pet Force

Mom's Life Made Easy: Kid's App Series: BooClips Garfield's Pet Force | BooClips.com | Scoop.it

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2011

Kid's App Series: BooClips Garfield's Pet Force
BooClips are some of the newest Apps to hit the market, and they are perfect for all those cold and rainy Fall days when you are struggling to keep the kids entertained.

Garfield's Pet Force by BooClips is a read along interactive storybook with a cute superhero-esq plot that will have any age child rooting for the good guys!

LoLo (my 4.5 year old son) is really into superheros right now, and just loved this story about Garfield and his Pet Force companions who fight for the greater good to defeat Vetvix and to return the Moscram to its rightful owner and bring peace to the world! All in a day's work for Garfield, right?

The features of this BooClips book are just great, and different than many other apps out there. Here is what we liked:
A short cartoon video on every page that shows you what took place on the pages you are reading.
The read-along feature which highlights each word as it is read by the characters. Thank You BooClips for getting it right and highlighting each word at a time to help promote one-to-one correspondence! (Sorry, that was the Reading Specialist in me talking!)
Text can be translated into Spanish
There is a 3D feature that you can use with special glasses to make the pictures pop out
There is an ASL feature for the hearing-imparied which translates the words into a video of an ASL translator. We loved this feature!
You can read along with the story and record your own voice!
You can bookmark the pages to come back to next time. This was a great feature because the story was a little long for my preschoolers to listen to on just one night (either that, or Mommy just wanted a drink to go to bed!)
BooClips Garfield's Pet Force is a great story that is appropriate for any age child. The read-along feature, and video clips offer many different mediums for kid's to take in the story. The storyline is funny and inventive and really kept the kid's attention the entire time! This is a perfect App to download on those rainy and cold days when you just want to stay in and need to keep the kiddies entertained.

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Hotel Transylvania film gets a BooClips iPhone app | Apps Playground

Hotel Transylvania film gets a BooClips iPhone app | Apps Playground | BooClips.com | Scoop.it
Wondering whether animated film Hotel Transylvania will be up your children's street? There's an app for deciding that: Hotel Transylvania Movie BooClips.
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App Review: Kung Fu Panda 2 Interactive Cookbook - Teaches Healthy Eating Habits to Kids and Teaching Pre-teens and Teens How to Cook | iHeartThisApp

App Review: Kung Fu Panda 2 Interactive Cookbook - Teaches Healthy Eating Habits to Kids and Teaching Pre-teens and Teens How to Cook | iHeartThisApp | BooClips.com | Scoop.it
Delicious recipes and the power of video make KFP II Interactive Cookbook a parent’s BFF for introducing healthy eating habits to younger children and teaching pre-teens and teens how to cook.
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LazyTown BooClips - Educational App | Technology in (SPL) Education

LazyTown BooClips - Educational App | Technology in (SPL) Education | BooClips.com | Scoop.it

This app is a cross between a cartoon and storybook app with lots of bells and whistles! If you want to paint - there is a feature to paint in the three main characters. There is also a puzzle with all of the characters in the story, including the puppet characters that make this story and cartoon even more unusual as I have never seen puppets such as these!

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App review: Hello Kitty’s Interactive Cookbook - 20 Kid-Friendly Recipes, and Instructional Videos | iHeartThisApp

App review: Hello Kitty’s Interactive Cookbook - 20 Kid-Friendly Recipes, and Instructional Videos | iHeartThisApp | BooClips.com | Scoop.it
A feature-rich cookbook interface, 20 Kid-Friendly Recipes, and instructional videos make Hello Kitty’s Interactive Cookbook a fun, educational, and delicious app for both beginning and more advanced children cooks.
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iBooks - Garfield’s Pet Force by Jim Davis & Mike Fentz

iBooks - Garfield’s Pet Force by Jim Davis & Mike Fentz | BooClips.com | Scoop.it
Get a free sample or buy Garfield’s Pet Force by Jim Davis & Mike Fentz on the iTunes Store. You can read this book with iBooks on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
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App Demo - See The App.. Then Buy The App

App Demo - See The App.. Then Buy The App | BooClips.com | Scoop.it

"Now with App Demo you can watch video demonstration, press releases, and guided tours of applications prior to purchasing them."

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Mom's Life Made Easy: Kid's App Series: Hello Kitty Interactive Cookbook

Mom's Life Made Easy: Kid's App Series: Hello Kitty Interactive Cookbook | BooClips.com | Scoop.it

With such great Apps for cooking these days why would anyone buy a cooking book? This is what I was thinking as I was stuck in the house this week with 3 kids who had just gotten over the flu! So, we stayed in our jammies, got out the iPad, and went into the kitchen to test out our newest App: Hello Kitty Interactive Cookbook by Castle Builders.

This cute Hello Kitty themed cookbook is perfect for ages 5 and up with tons of fun interactive features. LaLa (almost 4) had a great time watching all the videos for the recipes before she chose which one to do. I liked that the videos and recipes were REALLY short with only about 3-4 ingredients and steps! The older woman and boy and girl in the video works well so it appeals to both sexes.

The recipes range from snacks, main dishes and desserts and with limited steps to complete the process. We made pink marshmallow treats that the kids just loved and enjoyed having the recipe read aloud to us. Much like other Castle Builder's Cookbooks (such as Kung Fu Panda 2 Cookbook) there are features for: videos, bookmarker, timer, notes, calculator, email/sharing, and read-aloud.

The Hello Kitty Interactive Cookbook by Castle Builders is a fun way to spend those days stuck inside with your little ones.

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Hello Kitty teaches desserts in digital cookbook | Toy Industry | News by ToyNews

Hello Kitty teaches desserts in digital cookbook | Toy Industry | News by ToyNews | BooClips.com | Scoop.it

The app is the first in a series of three from Castle Builders and Sanrio.


The Hello Kitty Interactive Cookbook is the latest kids app from software developer Castle Builders.
The digital cookbook features a series of preparation videos so kids and adults can learn how to make desserts with Hello Kitty.
Gil Abramovich, Castle Builders’ CEO, said: "We are very proud to partner with Sanrio for the Hello Kitty Interactive Cookbook. The combination of Sanrio’s beautiful artwork and Hello Kitty’s favorite recipes with Castle Builders’ innovative technology has probably produced one of the more productive and engaging digital cookbooks on the App Store."
The app is available on the iPad, PC, Mac and Android platforms, selling on the App store for $3.99. The app will shortly be available on Amazon’s Kindle Fire.
Castle Builders has also developed a series of interactive apps based on Lazy Town.

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Hello Kitty - Interactive Cookbook for iPad, PC, Mac and Android

The Hello Kitty's Interactive Cookbook is a digital cookbook that features Hello Kitty's favorite dessert recipes. The cookbook narrates the ingredients and ...
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LazyTown’s Sportafake BooClip for iPad on the iTunes App Store

Read reviews, get customer ratings, see screenshots, and learn more about LazyTown’s Sportafake BooClip on the App Store. Download LazyTown’s Sportafake BooClip and enjoy it on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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Kung Fu Panda 2 Interactive Cookbook for iPad on the iTunes App Store

Kung Fu Panda 2 Interactive Cookbook for iPad on the iTunes App Store | BooClips.com | Scoop.it

Read reviews, get customer ratings, see screenshots, and learn more about Kung Fu Panda 2 Interactive Cookbook on the App Store. Download Kung Fu Panda 2 Interactive Cookbook and enjoy it on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

 

Available on http://www.booclips.com  

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Free Kung Fu Panda 2 Interactive Cookbook clip by Castle Builders' BooClips

A free sample from DreamWorks Animation's Kung Fu Panda 2 interactive Cookbook. This CookBook contains 15 cooking videos and 4 videos from the Kung Fu Panda movie!


Enjoy The Secret Ingredient Soup.. 

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Mom's Life Made Easy: Kid's App Series: BooClips' Kung Fu Panda 2 Interactive Cookbook

Mom's Life Made Easy: Kid's App Series: BooClips' Kung Fu Panda 2 Interactive Cookbook | BooClips.com | Scoop.it

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2011

Kid's App Series: BooClips' Kung Fu Panda 2 Interactive Cookbook
I have two little helpers who are always begging to help me cook dinner, bake something, or mix something...why do they never want to help clean up? Well, I love to have them help (when they are not fighting), but I find that too many recipes are too many steps for them to keep their attention. Thank goodness I got a chance to try out BooClips' new App Kung Fu Panda 2 Interactive Cookbook.

This cute cookbook has some great recipes which contain 5 steps or less! The cookbook has instructional videos that show a kid (and mom) making the dishes...that was a great visual for my kids. The dishes are very kid friendly and offer selections for salads, main dishes, desserts, etc. all which have an Asian-flare to them.

You can even bookmark your favorites, set the digital timer, change the recipes quantities, and more. The features of this cookbook are very user-friendly and perfect for ages 5 and up.

Check out BooClips today to see all the Apps they offer at www.BooClips.com, which are available on PC/MAC, Android, iPad and iPhones!

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