This week in apps features the first in the line of Berenstain Bears apps: a story about the battle over bedtime between the adult bears and the children bears. Also featured this week is Giant Trouble, a graphic novel-style animation story set in Ireland that was created with contributions by Literacy Consultants.

Title: The Berenstain Bears' Bedtime Battle

Publisher: Oceanhouse Media, Inc.

Release date: August 2, 2011

Price: $2.99

Background: The first in a line of new Berenstain Bears apps, Bedtime Battle promotes reading by taking players through the story of the adult bears battling with the bear children over their bedtime.

Features: Professional narration, background audio, enlarged artwork, individual words can be highlighted and words zoom up when pictures are touched. Features Read to Me, Read it Myself, and Auto Play.

Title: Giant Trouble

Publisher: Skyreader Media Inc.

Release date: August 2, 2011

Price: $4.99

Background: The story of Finn McCoul, the largest giant in Ireland, who lives with his wife Oona in a castle. He decides to build a bridge to Scotland, but finds Cucullin, an even bigger giant, standing in his way, and a battle ensues. Will Finn McCoul be able to defeat Cucullin?Features: The story was created for the education system with the contribution of Literacy Consultants. It includes "Notes for Literacy Learning" to assist teachers and parent to make the learning process more relevant. Touch Finn, Oona and Cucullin to see and hear surprises, a dynamic page index allows you to "swipe up" or skip ahead to go to your favorite page, autoplay, read to me, and read myself options.