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Journey Into the Deep:
Discovering New Ocean Creatures

Journey Into the Deep

by Rebecca L. Johnson
exclusively for the iPad from Lerner Digital™
Grades: 5 & Up

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Have you ever wondered what mysteries the ocean holds? Prepare to explore the ocean from sunlit shallows to the deepest, darkest depths. Along the way, you'll meet many incredible creatures that are brand-new to science. Dive to a coral reef and spot a new species of pygmy octopus. Travel deeper and discover fragile, nearly transparent jellies as they drift past. Then head down into a world of eternal night. You'll encounter animals that make their own light and zombie worms that feast on the bones of dead whales.

Journey Into the Deep App Screenshot

Your adventure is based on the real journeys of scientists involved in the Census of Marine Life. From 2000 to 2010, more than two thousand researchers from eighty-two countries carried out the most extensive investigation of ocean life ever attempted.

Author Rebecca L. Johnson takes readers to research sites around the globe, showing how ocean scientists do their work. Stunning photographs throughout bring readers face-to-face with some of the most mesmerizing creatures on Earth.

The app includes the following special features:

  • Video introduction from the author
  • Photo slideshows
  • Videos of sea creatures
  • Links to websites with further information
  • Discussion guide


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Journey Into the Deep

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Elmer's Special Day

Elmer's Special Day

by David McKee
for iOS and Android from Oceanhouse Media
Grades: Preschool—1st Grade

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  • Gold Star—Kirkus Reviews
  • Included in 50 Best iPhone/iPad Apps for Kids—Babble
  • "This storybook app is BRILLIANT! Highly recommended"—Fun Educational Apps
  • "Absolutely Wonderful"—Wee Share
  • "This app is a must-have for Elmer fans"—Internet Gumshoe
  • "We have fallen in love with the patchwork elephant!"—A Frugal Friend

It's almost Elmer's Day again for the elephants, and they are getting their colorful parade outfits ready. But in their excitement they are making an awful lot of noise and upsetting the other animals. So Elmer changes the rules and invites every single animal in the jungle to join the parade. And they have a special surprise for Elmer. . . what will it be?

Elmer's Special Day App Screenshot

New features only available in this interactive app for your iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch include professional narration, background audio, and enlarged artwork for each scene.

To promote reading in young children, individual words are highlighted as the story is read and words zoom up when pictures are touched. By combining the original text and artwork of author David McKee with features that entertain and promote reading, this app appeals to readers of all ages.

Three ways to read:

  • "Read to Me"—listen to the narrated story with words highlighted as they are read
  • "Read it Myself"—read the book in its traditional form
  • "Auto Play"—plays like a movie, automatically reading and turning pages. Great for younger children!


Additional Features:

  • Picture / word association — words zoom up and are spoken when pictures are touched
  • Professional audio narration
  • Custom background audio for each scene
  • Pages pan and zoom to accentuate the beautiful artwork of David McKee


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Elmer's Special Day

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Available on the App Store


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