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The Great Cookie Thief for iPhone and iPad

Despite some performance lags (which are more notable on older iOS devices), this ebook will delight preschool and elementary school-aged children.

Negro Leagues Baseball Museum for iPad

This app, built for the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, showcases some of the great players of an often-overlooked chapter of baseball history. But some missed opportunities keep a good app from being great.

Toca Boca sets a standard for iOS apps for kids

Spend some time with the recently released Toca Trains -- or any one of the iPhone and iPad offerings from developer Toca Boca -- and you'll quickly see why the app maker has made a name for itself in the App Store.

App Guide: iOS apps for Independence Day

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Spend July 4 with some iPhone and iPad offerings that showcase the people, places, and ideas that represent some of the best things about America.

App Guide: Shakespeare apps for iOS

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The poet of them all who will start them simply raving is the poet that they call the Bard of Stratford-on-Avon. And these apps can help you enjoy his plays and sonnets.

Inside the World of Dinosaurs for iPad

This iPad app makes extensive use of multimedia to bring dinosaurs to life.

Review: Potty-training apps for iOS

Looking to teach your toddler how to use the potty? The App Store can help. But which of the many potty-training offerings are worth your time? Philip Michaels shares his findings after testing half-a-dozen offerings.

App Guide: Dinosaur reference apps for iPhone and iPad

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If you've got a kid who can't read enough about dinosaurs, the App Store is teeming with iPad and iPhone offerings featuring monstrous thunder lizards.

Two World War II reference apps for the iPad

Both World War II Interactive and Timeline World War 2 do an admirable job at using iPad features to present facts and figures about the war in an engaging way. But it's the latter app that excels at putting its own unique stamp on presenting history.

App Guide: Geography apps for kids

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These iOS education apps aimed at kids can reveal more about the world around them.

Bookle makes your Mac an e-reader

Bookle is a simple and easy way to read ePubs on your Mac, though it currently lacks more-advanced features such as search and annotations.

App Guide: iOS study tools

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Put these apps on your iPhone or iPad to make managing your homework, class schedule, or study sessions just a little bit easier.

Review: iBooks 2 for iOS

iBooks 2 introduces a new way to browse a new kind of ebook. The experience is impressively immersive, but not without its flaws.