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#LA13SCBWI Conference Sneak Peek: App Chat w/ Author/Illustrator Jeanne B. de Sainte-Marie

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#LA13SCBWI Conference Sneak Peek: App Chat w/ Author/Illustrator Jeanne B. de Sainte-Marie

A revolution in poetry for the iPad is here! A Word's a Bird, Spring Flies By in Rhymes, is a brand new interactive bilingual poetry app that appeals to children and adults alike, whether French- or English-speaking. It’s a great language-learning tool, with interactive glossaries that include touch-activated sounds, making the rhymed metaphors accessible to even the youngest readers.

The app is candy for the eyes, boasting hundreds of hand-painted watercolors by Jeanne B. de Sainte Marie that are then beautifully animated.

I caught up with Jeanne on my way to the 42nd Annual Summer Conference of the Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators in LA. (Only two more days!) I asked her to tell us all about her process of going from a traditional art form to a state-of-the-art one.

 

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Get French! Celebrate Bastille Day with 3 Great French-English Bilingual Apps

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Get French! Celebrate Bastille Day with 3 Great French-English Bilingual Apps

There’s plunder for all ages in this potpourri of fun, festive, family apps by three celebrated app developers: Time Traveler Tours, Actialuna and Mario Brodeur. All three apps are bilingual and are on sale NOW in honor of French Independence Day: Quatorze Juillet, La Fete Nationale, or as known in the Anglophone world, Bastille Day.

Beware Madame la Guillotine

Honored by Teachers With Apps, just this month, as an App of Distinction, Beware Madame La Guillotine, A Revolutionary Tour of Paris, is the perfect travel companion to the City of Lights whether you’re journeying there in body, or in spirit.

Time-travel to the heart of the French Revolution with convent schoolgirl turned murderess, Charlotte Corday, on this unforgettable historical treasure hunt through Paris, from the Palais Royal to the Conciergerie Prison, the antechamber to the guillotine. Find out why Charlotte stabbed revolutionary leader Jean-Paul Marat as he soaked in the bath. What happened to her? Her king? Her queen? Her country? Her Revolution?

 

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