This week in apps features the choose-your-own-story Pirates, an app that puts the player in control of the story. Also this week is Curious George Says Thank You, which teaches the importance of gratitude, and Dr. Seuss's Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?

Title: You Choose!: Pirates

Publisher: Honeybee Labs

Release date: November 20, 2012

Price: $1.99

Background: Create your avatar and dive into an epic story of swashbuckling, exploration and friendship upon the mighty Sawbuck, the most feared ship on the seven seas.

Features: Lets players decide: should you join the crew or take your chance as a stowaway? Can you solve the puzzle that leads the mutinous pirates to treasure? 23 badges to earn.

Title: Curious George Says Thank You

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Release date: November 20, 2012

Price: $2.99

Background: George is thrilled to get a thank-you card in the mail from his friend Betsy. It makes him want to send thank-you cards to everyone he knows. Who can he thank? George tries to remember all the people who have been nice to him, but tracking them down to deliver his homemade cards soon becomes a challenge.

Features: Activities include fill in the blanks, spot the difference, and sign your own thank you card.

Title: Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?

Publisher: Oceanhouse Media

Release date: November 28, 2012

Price: $3.99

Background: Dr. Seuss reminds children that no matter what their struggles may be, they should always be thankful with this collection of rhymes and illustrations.

Features: Words zoom up and are spoken with pictures are touched, individual words highlight and are read aloud when tapped, professional audio narration, custom background audio for each scene.