14 Curator Favorites From 2013

It’s the last day of 2013, and we’re celebrating the year by sharing our curators’ favorite new books and apps from this year. Of course one size doesn’t fit all, especially when it comes to learning, but many of these selections are loved by a diverse array of kids. We hope you enjoy them, and have a wonderful start to your 2014!

What are your favorite new releases from 2013?

Nelson Mandela by Kadir Nelson

The Enduring Ark by Gita Wolf

Mr. Tiger Goes Wild by Peter Brown

Black Dog by Levi Pinfold

Flora and the Flamingo by Molly Idle

Night Sky Wheel Ride by Sheree Fitch

Journey by Aaron Becker

My Father’s Arms Are a Boat by Stein Erik Lunde

Mary Wrightly So Politely by Shirin Yim Bridges

Doll Bones by Holly Black

My Basmati Bat Mitzvah by Paula Freedman

A Song for Bijou by Josh Farrar

Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell


Apps Focused on Literacy

  1. Learn With Homer

  2. First Words Deluxe
  3. Stella and Sam
  4. Kidspiration
  5. Bobs Books #1: Reading Magic
  6. The Monster at the End of This Book
  7. Word Magic
  8. iWriteWords (Handwriting Game)
  9. Stack the States
  10. Cinderella
  11. The Three Little Pigs