Our 14 children's magazines have been entertaining and educating kids for generations with fun characters and engaging stories, and now we're bringing that same spirit to a whole new platform! Cricket Magazine Group is recognized around the world for publishing only the very best reading material for kids of all ages, winning more than 30 Parents' Choice Awards over the last three years alone, and our kids' apps for iPad and iPhone are designed with the same focus on quality.
Ride along with Joe, Dad, and the moon in the latest app from Ladybug's Bookshelf!
Joe waves goodbye to the moon before hopping into Dad's car, but the moon follows them. Will it stay with them all the way to Grandma's house? This story captures a child's fascination with the simple--yet magical--surprises of nature.
Children ages 3 to 6 will be enchanted by this sweet, simple tale that's sparkling with animated surprises. Watch as the moon hides behind buildings and twinkles between the trees. Touch the characters for additional dialogue, and join them for a matching game once the story is over. Select "Read To Me" or "Read It Myself" to adapt the app to your little one's reading level.
LADYBUG magazine characters Ladybug, Muddle, and Thud welcome kids ages 2-6 to the magical world of Ladybug's Bookshelf. Here they engage directly with stories crafted with the same care and quality evident in all our magazines. Whether listening to stories read by a professional voice or reading on their own, kids will love interacting with the characters on screen and discovering surprises hidden throughout each story. Accompanying each interactive story in Ladybug's Bookshelf is an activity built on its concepts and characters.
Waltz into the magical world of the Pelican Chorus with this wonderful app from Ladybug's Bookshelf. This beloved children's classic by Edward Lear comes to life with rich animations, interactive text, and exuberant music.
Young children will delight in the exotic sights and sounds inspired by Lear's imaginative poem. Follow the Pelican King and Queen as they sail down the Nile, dance on crocodiles, and sip tea on islands of yellow sand. Select Read to Me or Read It Myself to adapt the app to your little one's reading level.
Plus, children can sing along, karaoke-style, as the rollicking chorus is set to music.
1. Built-in Bookshelf -organizes all the Ladybug stories and activities -updates you on new releases
2. "Read to Me" - hear the story narrated by a child
3. "Read It Myself" - read the book yourself, at your own pace
4. Colorful artwork, original music, engaging animation, and delightful sound effects
5. Touch moving characters and objects to uncover hidden surprises
What happens when four friends making a present for their pal all come up with the same perfect idea? In this charming story, Little Turtle learns how to navigate friendship's occasional bumps—in time to celebrate Mole's birthday.
- organizes all the Ladybug stories and activities
- updates you on new releases
"Read to Me"—hear the story narrated by a child
"Read It Myself"—read the book yourself, at your own pace
Colorful artwork, original music, engaging animation, and delightful sound effects
Touch moving characters and objects to uncover hidden surprises
Bonus: Fun coloring activity
Drawing on a 40-year history of children's magazine publishing, Cricket Magazine Group's apps present the highest-quality writing and illustration for children in an interactive format.
Select Read To Me or Read It Myself to adapt the app to your little one's reading level.
Max and Kate iPhone and iPad app from Ladybug's Bookshelf!
Children ages 3 to 6 will delight in seeing Max, Kate, and friends come alive through colorful animations. Every screen twinkles with the promise of discovery, inviting young readers to explore rich and exciting environments. Children can join Max and Kate on a backyard safari adventure, watch an amazing magic show, or color in a nature scene. Select Read to Me or Read It Myself to adapt the app to your little one's reading level.
Ladybug's Ready, Set, Spot!: pattern-recognition app for iPad or iPhone
With Ladybug's Ready, Set, Spot! kids will be engaged in seconds and engrossed for hours! Kids ages 3 and up are challenged to find the pattern in a group of pictures and complete the set before time runs out, helping them develop both logic and mathematical reasoning, critical thinking skills for young minds. Colorful characters Ladybug, Muddle, and Thud keep the game lively and fun.
About our development partner, Ethervision: Both Ladybug's Bookshelf kids app for iPhone and Ladybug's Ready, Set, Spot! kids app for iPad were developed in partnership with Ethervision, a leader in iPhone & iPad application development which has been featured by Apple twenty times both on the front page of iTunes and in Apple Retail stores all over the world.