Review of Disney Story Central App

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A few days ago, Disney Publishing released Disney Story Central App. I was given the opportunity to review this wonderful new app - available on iTunes for the iPad and a tablet-optimized website .The parental controls within the Disney Story Central app are top-notch and I love how each reader's stats are individually stored. This means that each of your children can read the book and get credit token virtual stars and trophies.Each book allows for 3 ways to interact: Read to Me, Auto … [Read more...]





Once Upon A Dream By Charles Solomon Book Review!

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 Once Upon a Dream by Charles Solomon is a refreshing look at the history of Sleeping Beauty and her evil counterpart Maleficent!The first thing that struck me about this book was the beautiful cover. On it we see not only scenes from the original Sleeping Beauty (1959) but from the amazing new retelling of the story from a different point of view Maleficent (2014). Although both movies are a stark contrast from each other the cover blends them beautifully with a royal blue … [Read more...]





Get the New “7D Mine Train” App by Disney Publishing

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Now with the new 7 Dwarfs Mine Train Opening, people are falling in love with the 7 Dwarfs all over again. Disney XD is getting in on the celebration with a  new show on Disney XD called "7D". There is a new app, by Disney Publishing,  to go along with the show and introduce you to each of the 7 dwarfs that are in the upcoming show which takes a contemporary, comedic look at the world of the Seven Dwarfs and premieres Monday, July 7 on Disney XD.This app is a hilarious, side-scrolling … [Read more...]





Star Wars Journeys: The Phantom Menace brings the action to Star Wars fans

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This weekend my boys and I had the chance to test out the new Star Wars Journeys: A Phantom Menace app which is now available for purchase. Or I should say my boys had the chance to test out the app, as they would not hand over our iPad once they begain playing and I haven't seen much of them since. (Although I've heard plenty of Pod Races coming from near them.)With this game, players can read along while they listen to the story of Episode I. Each page of the story features a 180-degree … [Read more...]





Disney Publishing and Del Rey Books Team Up for New Star Wars Novels

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Disney Publishing Worldwide and Del Rey Books, along with Lucasfilm,  are working together to create a new line of Star Wars adult fiction novels.The new books will be closely related to the new Star Wars story-lines being created for new films that are in production now.Star Wars: Episode VII, is tentatively set for a December 2015 release.Random House said that Lucasfilm, looking to unify the story around Star Wars-branded content, is mapping out a narrative that will appear "on … [Read more...]