Each day Children’s writers and app developers convert wonderful classics and create amazing new books as apps. There are countless titles based on age, topic or content, just waiting to be discovered & downloaded.
During kids books & app discussions, the first question often asked is “What’s a book app?” A Book App is so much more than an eBook, it’s a digital book brought to life with animation, music, narration and fun-filled activities or games woven into the story. Book apps encourage kids to read, play and explore and are available for use on digital tablets such as the iPad, and smart phones.
Best of all, they’re very inexpensive and provide a unique, entertaining and learning environment. Most fall within the range of 99c-$4.99, a flat fee which usually won’t have ‘in app purchases’. Paid book apps are a preferable option to free apps which bombard our kids with ads or prompt a purchase in order to proceed.
You can find book apps in the iTunes App Store, under the Books category. In Google Play, you can find book apps under Android Apps > categories > books & reference. There you’ll find wonderful, interactive stories that deliver an animated reading experience. Book Apps like “Grendel’s Great Escape” for iPad /Android and “Treasure Kai and the Seven Cities of Gold” for iPad/iPhone allow children to interact with the story, through reading, music and fun activities.
- For a behind-the-scenes look at the making of a book app, visit the Blue Sandpiper Imprints Kids Korner.
- To see a 2-minute video called “Kids Have Fun Reading on the iPad” visit http://youtu.be/QEIzvxQo3Vo
Not sure which book apps are suitable for your child? These sites feature the best children apps and reviews, and provide direct links for downloading.