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[January 09, 2013]

Story Bayou's Brush of Truth Named One of "8 Apps That Foster Creativity in the Classroom" by Teachers With Apps

Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Jan 09, 2013 ( via COMTEX) -- Brush of Truth, an interactive book app for tweens 8-12, was named one of "8 Apps That Foster Creativity in the Classroom" by Teachers With Apps. The educational app was created by Story Bayou, a mom's vision to get kids reading through technology.

The $1.99 app is available on iPad, iPhone, Kindle Fire, Google Play (Android) and Windows 7. Brush of Truth tells the story of two tweens who find an enchanted paintbrush made by a medieval sorcerer. Told in second person to cast the reader as the main character, the app lets the user choose what happens next in the story. Brush of Truth has 125 pages of story and illustrations, with 65 decision points and 20 possible endings.

Teachers With Apps named Brush of Truth one "of the best apps available to promote the creative learner in the classroom." "Brush of Truth, developed by Story Bayou, Inc., is an extremely clever interactive book app," according to Teachers With Apps. "It can be customized for the needs of the reader, by the reader... Brush of Truth is an engaging tale for tweens 8-12 years old, including reluctant readers." The app won the 2012 Media of the Year award in Interactive Books from Creative Child Magazine. It has been named a "Recommended iPad Book App for Older and Reluctant Readers Ages 8-12" by Digital Storytime, and one of "6 Interactive Book Apps to Get Kids Excited About Reading" by Tecca. Brush of Truth recently received a five-star rating from Technology in Education.

Free Common Core-aligned lesson plans are available for Brush of Truth on the Story Bayou website.

"Teachers are using Brush of Truth to inspire creative writing lessons, to engage them in writing their own multiple-ending stories, and to get them excited about reading," said Julie Landry Laviolette, founder of Story Bayou and author of Brush of Truth.

Laviolette, a longtime journalist and writer, founded Story Bayou to develop interactive book apps for tweens. Brush of Truth, release in Feb. 2012, has been recognized nationally for its appeal to reluctant readers.

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