Interactive children’s book apps have been steadily gaining in popularity over the past year and now readers don’t have to rely on user reviews alone to find the ones worth reading. Kirkus Reviews is now reviewing interactive children’s book apps.

Shelf Awareness reports: “Its first group of 25 reviews includes five starred reviews. This will be an ongoing category for the publication.”

The five star apps include: Alice by Lewis Carroll, illustrated by Loud Crow Interactive, developed by Atomic AntelopeBartleby by Octopus Kite, illustrated by Henrik Van Ryzin, developed by Monster Costume; Oceanhouse Media’s Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss; Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter, developed by Loud Crow Interactive; and Teddy’s Day by Bruno Hachler, illustrated by Birte Muller, developed by Auryn.

Via TeleRead.