This week in children's apps, we feature apps that take players on journeys with familiar faces – the Berenstain Bears hit the road, the Cat in the Hat explores the rainforest, and Curious George makes his way through the alphabet.

Title: The Berenstain Bears and Too Much Car Trip

Publisher: Oceanhouse Media

Release Date: Dec 10, 2013

Price: $2.99

Background: Join the Berenstain Bears in this interactive book app as they embark on a family road trip.

Features: Learn new vocabulary, personalize the story with your own narration, select-a-scene navigation.

Title: If I Ran the Rainforest (Dr. Seuss/Cat in the Hat)

Publisher: Oceanhouse Media

Release Date: Jan 9, 2014

Price: $3.99

Background: Come along with the Cat in the Hat in this interactive book app as he takes Dick and Sally for an “umbrella-vator” ride through the understory, canopy, and emergent layers of a tropical rain forest, encountering a host of plants, animals, and native peoples along the way.

Features: Interact with diagrams and glossary words, record your own narration, tappable words and pictures.

Title: Curious About Letters

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Release Date: Jan 16, 2014

Price: $1.99

Background: Children enter into Curious George’s colorful world, where letters have been broken apart from their partners and are hiding behind bushes, fire trucks, toy chests, and more

Features: Pop-up menu and guidance, easy navigation, narration by the Man with the Yellow Hat.