This week in children's apps, we feature two apps that explore the outdoors—on safari and in the garden—and another app that helps loved ones stay connected through reading.

Title: Safari, So Good (Dr. Seuss/Cat in the Hat)

Publisher: Oceanhouse Media

Release Date: Sept. 4, 2014

Price: $3.99

Background: The Cat in the Hat takes Sally and Nick to Africa where they meet some really big cats and all sorts of other African wildlife.

Features: Highlighted narration, tappable words and pictures, interact with diagrams and glossary words.

Title: Story Bug

Publisher: Carus Publishing

Release Date: Sept. 11, 2014

Price: Free

Background: Story Bug combines video chat with a shared reader displaying educational books to enable story time with a loved one anywhere, anytime.

Features: Books from children's publisher Cricket Media; synchronous, shared reader; two free books; kid-friendly, safe and secure environment certified by kidSAFE+ for COPPA compliance.

Title: A Green, Green Garden - Little Critter

Publisher: Oceanhouse Media

Release Date: Sept. 17, 2014

Price: $0.99

Background: Little Critter and his family plant a garden of vegetables.

Features: Interact with diagrams and glossary words, record your own narration, tappable words and pictures, two find-the-creature mini games.