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Interactive Stories That Will Really Pull You In

Reading on its own is awesome, but add interactive elements to a story and it gets even better. This collection of apps provides you with great adult novels that come to life with things like maps, audio, music and more. Reading has never been more engaging.

Jack Kerouac's On the Road (A Penguin Books Amplified Edition)
Watch Dogs Dark Clouds Interactive Ebook
Fashion Novel

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War Horse Interactive Edition
War Horse Interactive Edition

War Horse Interactive Edition

Touch Press Inc

The ultimate edition of the story that inspired an internationally successful stage play and celebrated motion picture by Steven Spielberg

The ultimate edition of the story that inspired an internationally successful stage play and celebrated motion picture by Steven Spielberg. War Horse, by children's author Michael Morpurgo, is now enriched for iPad by a musical performance, audiobook, interactive timeline and expert interviews.

THE STORY

At the beginning of World War I, Albert sees his beloved horse, Joey, sold to the cavalry and shipped to...

I'll Take You There Metabook™
I'll Take You There Metabook™

I'll Take You There Metabook™

Metabook Inc.

#1 New York Times bestselling author and two-time Oprah's Book Club pick Wally Lamb delivers a new novel, I'll Take You There, in a breathtaking new digital format: Metabook

#1 New York Times bestselling author and two-time Oprah's Book Club pick Wally Lamb delivers a new novel, I'll Take You There, in a breathtaking new digital format: Metabook.

I’ll Take You There tells a deeply affecting story of one man’s life—and of the remarkable women who impacted it. This stunning new novel stands as a testament to the power of...

The Book of Negroes Historical Guide
The Book of Negroes Historical Guide

The Book of Negroes Historical Guide

BET Networks

This interactive companion outlines the history of the trans-Atlantic slave trade and how this is reflected and examined in Lawrence Hill’s award-winning novel and BET Television mini-series, The Book of Negroes

This interactive companion outlines the history of the trans-Atlantic slave trade and how this is reflected and examined in Lawrence Hill’s award-winning novel and BET Television mini-series, The Book of Negroes.

The six-part BET mini-series follows the life of Aminata Diallo, a young African girl kidnapped by slave traders and brought across the Atlantic to North America. In the course...

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Full Metal Jacket Diary
Full Metal Jacket Diary
Full Metal Jacket Diary

Full Metal Jacket Diary

Matthew Modine

FULL METAL JACKET DIARY (FMJD) has been called an "appumentary" by Entertainment Weekly, “something Stanley Kubrick would be proud of" by Wired Magazine, and named "iPad App of the Week” by Gizmodo. It was selected as one of the "Best Book Apps of 2012" by Kirkus Book Reviews, won the...

Civil War Interactive (Full Version)
Civil War Interactive (Full Version)
Civil War Interactive (Full Version)

Civil War Interactive (Full Version)

Touchzing Media

** Rated 4.5/5 by Bestappsforkids.com
** As a huge history buff myself, I can say that this is one of the best history education apps I’ve encountered for the iPad. - Tapscape.com, a leading reviews website.
** Awarded the Kirkus Star. "This is an extremely and satisfyingly meaty excursus through the American...

Watch Dogs Dark Clouds Interactive Ebook
Watch Dogs Dark Clouds Interactive Ebook
Watch Dogs Dark Clouds Interactive Ebook

Watch Dogs Dark Clouds Interactive Ebook

Ubisoft

The full app is available is English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

Extend your Watch_Dogs experience with this digital novel which offers a new standalone story written by John Shirley, prolific author and pioneer of the cyberpunk movement.

John Shirley effortlessly combines the world of hacking, in the backdrop of a dysfunctional Chicago,...

Chopsticks Novel
Chopsticks Novel
Chopsticks Novel

Chopsticks Novel

Penguin Group USA

Glory is a piano prodigy. After her mother died, she retreated into her music. Her father raised her with the goal of playing sold-out shows at Carnegie Hall and across the globe. Brilliant and lonely, Glory is drawn to Frank, who moves in next door.

Musical notes reveal treasured mementos...

Courageous (by Randy Alcorn, et al.)
Courageous (by Randy Alcorn, et al.)
Courageous (by Randy Alcorn, et al.)

Courageous (by Randy Alcorn, et al.)

Oasis Audio

Expand your enjoyment of literature with COURAGEOUS by Randy Alcorn, Alex Kendrick, and Stephen Kendrick (unabridged). This interactive mash-up experience contains a multitude of features and content to help take you beyond the words, by providing a 5-star professional reading, background extras, games, and more.

NOTE: This app is fully...

Fashion Novel for iPhone
Fashion Novel for iPhone
Fashion Novel for iPhone

Fashion Novel for iPhone

Ahn Graphics

A Fashion Novel:
Shaping Your Creativity

A journey to the world of fashion design, accompanied by the story's hero-YOU.

A fashion novel that offers readers a glimpse into the fashion design world through different shapes, including circles, triangle, and quadrangles.

Music for eBook version of this story was contributed by the...

The Silent History
The Silent History
The Silent History

The Silent History

Sudden Oak

The groundbreaking digital novel, the story of a generation of unusual children — now updated and rebooted. One of Apple's Best Apps of the Year. “Entirely revolutionary.” —Wired. “Will change your reading experience forever.” —Buzzfeed.

** This download includes access to the full experience — no In App Purchases required **

The...

Opoponax
Opoponax
Opoponax

Opoponax

Sande Zeig

Writer, gender theorist and lesbian activist, Monique Wittig, was controversial, brilliant, and fearless - and so is the Opoponax App celebrating the 50th Anniversary of her groundbreaking novel, The Opoponax. The App contains excepts from the book translated into eleven languages along with audio read by native speakers, and an...

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Fashion Novel

Fashion Novel

Ahn Graphics

A Fashion Novel:
Shaping Your Creativity

A journey to the world of fashion design, accompanied by the story's hero-YOU.

A fashion novel that offers readers a glimpse into the fashion design world through different shapes, including circles, triangle, and quadrangles.

Music for eBook version of this story was contributed by the Korean songwriter Hitchhiker.

In shaping Your Creativity, YOU - the hero of the story - go straight to the heart of the fashion design world. After taking in all of the different shapes presented (circles, triangles, quadrangles), YOU apply them to textiles and ultimately host YOUR own fashion show. the story can be looked at several different ways. It can be an Interactive handbook on fashion design, a growth story centered around YOU (the reader), or it can simply be viewed as a collection of fashion designer/illustrator Suwa's works

Music was contributed for the eBook version by Korean songwriter Hitchhiker, who has written several hit songs for popular Korean idol groups. The background music to the ending of this book, The Show, has been particularly popular with people, as it goes along beautifully with Suwa's illustrations.


Suwa graduated from New York's Parsons School of Design before entering the NewYork fashion world. She sees fashion as a means of expressing one's diversity and identity. Her peculiar style encompasses past and present fashion trends in a very sophisticated easy. Today, Suwa is expanding the scope of her activities beyond illustration and fashion design, as she works more as a lecturer, author and costume designer for movies.

A Clockwork Orange

A Clockwork Orange

Random House

A Clockwork Orange for iPad is the definitive and fully interactive edition of one of the most influential books of the twentieth century.

First published by William Heinemann in 1962 and now celebrating its fiftieth birthday, A Clockwork Orange is Anthony Burgess’s most famous novel, and a work that forever changed our literary, musical and visual culture. Its linguistic verve, violent content and the moral questions it raises are as relevant now as they ever were. This new edition offers a unique reading experience, presenting the text of the novel as Anthony Burgess originally wrote it alongside a spectacular array of additional material.

Explore the world of the book in a unique way, with an easy-to-use interface, cog-mechanism menus and a fully tagged network of texts, video and audio – also arranged into key topics.

Read the restored edition of the text, freshly edited and introduced by Andrew Biswell, Anthony Burgess’s biographer, with a new foreword by Martin Amis, and a prologue and epilogue by Anthony Burgess.

Examine the previously unpublished full original 1961 typescript, replete with annotations, illustrations and musical scores, and delve into the world of A Clockwork Orange with extensive notes and a comprehensive Nadsat glossary.

Discover the inspiration and evolution of A Clockwork Orange, with exclusive material taken from the International Anthony Burgess Foundation and the Random House archives, helping to trace the novel’s development from manuscript to masterpiece.

Listen to audio clips of the author discussing his work and reading from the text, and enjoy a complete reading by Tom Hollander synchronised to the text.

Watch leading Anthony Burgess scholars and famous fans discuss A Clockwork Orange in a series of specially commissioned videos.

Learn everything there is to know about this seminal text, with interviews, articles and essays and other previously unpublished material in which the author and experts describe the origins and evolution of A Clockwork Orange. Pore over a wealth of in-depth commentary and analysis as you read – with commentary on every aspect of the book, from the famous final chapter to Stanley Kubrick’s controversial film.

A treat for adventurous readers, it will require small effort to reap enormous enjoyment. As Alex himself might put it, ‘It will make you smeck like bezoomny and bring tears to your glazzies. It’s real horrorshow.’

'The iPad app of Anthony Burgess's novel is a spectacular winner.'
The Observer

‘Burgess’s dystopian fantasy still fascinates as it clocks up 50 years.’
The Times

Turtle Summer: A Journal for my Daughter

Turtle Summer: A Journal for my Daughter

Arbordale Publishing, LLC

This is a companion book to Mary Alice Monroe’s novel, Swimming Lessons, the sequel to The Beach House. In the novel, the readers witness a young mother, Toy, writing a journal for her daughter, Little Lovie. This is the journal Toy is writing. Using original photographs, this scrapbook journal explains the nesting cycle of sea turtles and the natural life along the Southeastern coast, including local shore birds, shells, and the sea turtle hospital. Adults and children will enjoy the images, information and the journal with or without the novel. The “For Creative Minds” educational section includes turtle nesting facts, a shell identification activity, and a make-your-own nature journal.

This individual eBook App will read-aloud in both English and Spanish with manual or auto page advance. Switch language any time and the page text changes and the reading restarts on the same page with your newly selected language.

Turtle Summer: A Journal for my Daughter is designed to be both a fun-to-read story and a launch pad for discussion and learning. It features a 5-page For Creative Minds educational section in the back. And, through the "More.." button on the navigation bar, you will find a 62-page cross-curricular Teaching Activity Guide (includes 3 coloring pages available for printing on our website), 3 interactive quizzes (Reading Comprehension, For Creative Minds, & Math Word Problems), a page of Related Websites (linked with parent gate) for further study and a short trailer.

There is also an optional login feature (on the navbar with parent gate) so that you can view Turtle Summer: A Journal for my Daughter on your computers (login through our homepage), androids (new App available in March), and other devices). The login also enables eBook access though our free Fun eReader App and consolidation with other Arbordale titles.