“One of the best kid apps in all of iTunes," according to the author of iPAD APPS FOR KIDS FOR DUMMIES, 2013….

Recipient of a KIRKUS STAR “awarded to books of exceptional merit"...

Called an “encouraging storybook for all kids, wondering if they measure up to their peers,” by COMMON SENSE MEDIA.

Fitting in can be a problem for kids, especially if they’re the only regular ones in an elementary school for superheroes. That’s the challenge Rooney faces. How does he overcome it? By showing the superhero kids what it takes to be really brave and that every child has a superpower of his or her own. Here are some of the reviews:

“Brave Rooney was written by Gerry Renert…an award winning and Emmy nominated children’s television writer. He’s tapped into this familiar worry, “Will I fit in?” and he presents it in a humorous way that I think children will really understand and relate to. I know my kids did! This story is a winner for back to school or any time of the year!”
-- iPhone Mom

“Rooney feels inadequate next to his superhero classmates, but when the entire school is given an assignment that leaves them shaking in their superhero socks, it’s Rooney who shows a different kind of strength and becomes a hero in his own right.”

“iPad digital books are so common, my kids have become quite the critics. So I know that we had a hit on our hands when all three of my boys are fighting over one…the interactive features keep kids engaged, involved, and reading. There are things to press, move, and manipulate with your finger, making each page a beautiful new creation…you, too, will be sold like my kids are.”
-- Cool Mom Tech

Bacciz apps, developer of great apps for kids, have been featured in Apple's Whats Hot, Staff Favorites, TUAW, and in Gizmodo as "Best Apps for Kids" among others.

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You can also have fun with Rooney on his second adventure, “Brave Rooney and the Super-Sized Superheroes,” also available for the iPhone and iPad.

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Over 50 interactive features and animations
23 Pages of gorgeous illustrations
Narrated by the author
Physics simulations in some scenes
Highlighted reading text!
2 reading modes—“Read to Me” or “I Can Read”!
Highly customizable options!
Visual page index!
Narration in Chinese language

What's New

Version 1.95

minor fixes

Ratings and Reviews

Cool Idea.


If you like underdog stories, it doesn't get more challenging then being the only regular kid at an elementary school for superheroes. There's lots to have fun with here and Rooney ends up teaching a very important lesson.



My kids really like it!!

Brave Rooney


This was a lot of fun..not just for my young nephew but for me as well. Of course my little guy recognized there's no 'real' super hero school but the imagery transported him into a malleable fantasy mindset and he related to Rooney's awkward moments with classmates. That Rooney triumphed, heroically so, put a big smile on that little face and, not that I'm a shrink or such, clearly motivated him to think he can summon personal strength from interior sources he's barely aware of-when people are counting on him. Brave Rooney is something I expect we'll read again before long


106.5 MB
Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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