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Spring 2020

What Are Apps?

From the Series Digital Planet

In this book, early fluent readers will learn what apps are and how we interact with them in our daily lives. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn more about the invention of apps, who keeps them working, and possible advancements in their technology.

A Take a Look! infographic aids understanding, sidebars present interesting, supplementary information, and an activity offers readers an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about apps using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. What Are Apps? also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index. What Are Apps? is part of Jump!’s Digital Planet series.
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 2
Category New!, STEM
Subject Machines, Science and Math, Social Studies
Copyright 2020
Publisher Jump!
Imprint Pogo Books
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Publication Date 2020-01-01
BISACS JNF012050, JNF012000, JNF051120
Dewey 5.3
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 7.5 x 9
Lexile 400
Guided Reading Level K
ATOS Reading Level 2.8
Features Glossary of key words, Index, and Table of contents

Reviews

Series Made Simple

This simplified series explains how the digital world works. How Does Social Media Work? discusses the positives (like instant connection) as well as the safety concerns in sharing personal information online. How Does the Internet Work? provides a very basic overview of how the internet transfers data from one computer to another. A small sidebar briefly mentions safety, but not enough to make it truly helpful. What Are Apps? describes the development and benefits of the various apps on the market. What Is Coding? focuses on the results produced by coding rather than how to code, but emphasis is placed on the user-friendly accessibility of some platforms, especially for young children. Each book concludes with activities and tools that encourage further exploration, like creating a fake social media site based on a favorite hobby. VERDICT A fine supplemental purchase.