Opening the iTunes Store…If iTunes doesn’t open, click the iTunes application icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening the iBooks Store.If iBooks doesn't open, click the iBooks app in your Dock.Progress Indicator

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To download from the iTunes Store, get iTunes now.

Already have iTunes? Click I have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download

Keeping Up With Jax & Rupert: Thinking About Bear

This book is available for download with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device. Multi-touch books can be read with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device. Books with interactive features may work best on an iOS device. iBooks on your Mac requires OS X 10.9 or later.


Keeping Up With Jax and Rupert: Thinking About Bear -- an interactive i-book for children 5-11
Award-winning authors Jane Drake and Ann Love have written 33 books for children, including The Kids Cottage Book; Sweet! The Delicious Story of Candy; and Alien Invaders: Species That Threaten Our WorldArtist Mark Thurman has designed, written, and/or illustrated 45 children's books.
In Keeping Up With Jax and Rupert: Thinking About Bear, kids will find the water cold but the issues hot as they explore the connection between where polar bears live and life farther south. Kids will engage with the story and enjoy interactive quizzes, sounds, and clickable graphics. 
Jax, a feisty preteen girl, is all fired up about polar bears. Even though she lives far away, she jumps over hurdles and finds ways to help the endangered bear. Together with her geeky cousin Rupert and her funky Grann, she brings the issue of global warming close to home. All the while, Jax dodges the sneers and putdowns of her classmate Lauren. Being passionate may not be cool, but Jax and Rupert still have fun – and make a difference at the same time.

Each story in this series explores an environmental issue, packed into the busy everyday lives of kids. Watch for the next adventure: Keeping Up With Jax and Rupert: Plant a Pumpkin, Grow a Turtle
About the Creators: The Jax Team
As a dynamic duo sister act, Jane Drake and Ann Love have won many awards for their books including the Red Cedar Award, The Hackmatack Award, The Skipping Stone Award, and Parents’ Choice Award.
Mark Thurman, on faculty for ten years at Sheridan College, teaches in the Classical Animation Program. This award-winning artist/educator was the co-creator of 154 episodes of The Mighty Mites in Owl Magazine.
David Gibson is a professional leadership coach and software developer. He has designed numerous websites as well as three successful iPhone/iPad Apps.


screenshot 1
screenshot 2
screenshot 3

Customer Reviews


An enchanting story that, without preaching, shows kids how purchases they make are important.

The authors are pros at writing for kids and their talents shine.

Buy this book and enjoy the adventure with Jax and Rupert.

Keeping Up With Jax and Rupert

Great characters in an engaging story with fun interactive components!

Great for all

The reason this is such a great book is because as it is both entertaining and educational. My kids loved the interactive parts like the quiz questions and the movie. Drake and Love - keep it up. Don't make us wait too long for the next book.

Keeping Up With Jax & Rupert: Thinking About Bear
View in iTunes
  • $1.99
  • Available on iPad, iPhone, and Mac.
  • Category: Fiction
  • Published: Jun 04, 2012
  • Publisher: Catalyst 4
  • Seller: David Gibson
  • Print Length: 30 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iPad with iBooks 2 or later and iOS 5 or later, or an iPhone with iOS 8.4 or later, or a Mac with OS X 10.9 or later.

Customer Ratings