October is a big month for FableVision. We have our special edition Stories that Move Open House that is an informal kick-off for the 5th Annual Boston Book Festival on Friday, Oct. 18. Are you coming? You can get on the guest list by RSVPing here. On top of our workshop with United Way, you can visit FableVision, the National Writing Project, and Reading is Fundamental in booth 65 in Copley Square at the Boston Book Festival on Saturday, Oct. 19.

The booth is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday in Copley Square in Boston. Our "It's Raining Apps" booth will feature our eBook apps Water Wonders and Our Book by Us!

With a tap on the iPad, download Water Wonders, a colorful exploration of Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) concepts with twin siblings Sydney and Symon. One cool feature of the book: kids can decide to read on their own or have the book read to them. After reading the book, kids get a chance to experiment – giving a truly hands-on approach to learning.

The Our Book by Us! app was developed for preschoolers to read and explore with their caregivers. The app features six minibooks highlighting the daily adventures of SugarLoaf and her family. For an interactive feature, Our Book by Us! has a drawing tool allows kids to create their own stories. The kid in me spent the better part of an hour creating my story by following prompts on the screen.

In keeping with RIF’s goal of providing a free book for young readers, both apps – available on iTunes, Google Play and in the Amazon Appstore – are offered free of charge through the generosity of Macy’s and the Verizon Foundation.

Read RIF's press release for more information about the apps. Download your copy of Water Wonders and Our Books by Us! (available in English and Spanish):

See you at booth #65 on Saturday, October 19