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Books for Kids and Students

From picture books to graphic novels, fantasy to family fun, here you’ll find books for kids and students to amuse and amaze, to offer first experiences and to fire young imaginations.

Picture books help children develop a sense of self. The theatrical aspect of picture books helps to keep all your students engaged and interested. They play a critical role in learning, helping students develop self-awareness and teaching them how to make inferences, among other things.

We all know that reading is one of the most important fundamental skills children (or anyone) must master to succeed - to succeed in school and to succeed in life. Reading expands a child's vocabulary, develops their critical thinking skills, and improves their communication skills, amongst many other benefits. There are several reading apps that are designed to help children develop their literacy skills.

Most of these children's book apps are appropriate for beginning readers (or those learning how to read), but a few are still applicable for proficient readers as well (especially the apps focusing on comprehension).

    Learning to read can be a pleasure with the right selection of books and for many children, this was the Dr. Seuss books.  Today's children can improve their reading fluency and develop a joy in reading by engaging with all of these books, in an enhanced form, in the official app.

    Devices: iPhone iPad


    Homer Reading is an early literacy app designed to help kids learn to read. Homer Reading includes storybooks as well as activities that teaches kids about phonics, letters, and words. Kids can develop reading skills through stories, phonics lessons, songs, their own voice recordings, drawing, and more. Kids can use the web-based version on computers or tablets or the Homer Reading app for iOS and Android.

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    The Night Zookeeper is an easy to use, child-friendly platform based around a series of magical storybooks. This online platform is designed to inspire and help primary school children (6 to 12 years of age) with their creative writing as well as teaching them about grammar, spelling, vocabulary, writing skills and drawing through a series of lessons and games. 

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    This is app has been designed to help children, who already have a grasp of reading, the ability to learn sight words in a fun and interactive way. Through playing games and 'fighting' against the witch and her monsters who have stolen all the words from all of the books the user must listen to the voice read out the words that they need to 'free'. Specific sight words can also be selected to focus on in the app if the user requires a more personalised learning experience.

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    The developers of this app are well known for producing other educational based apps and already have a number of well regarded apps in the series that this app is a part of. If you are already familiar with these apps then the look and design of this app will be very familiar to you. All of the aspects that have made their previous apps a success; from the look to the functionality are all the same. A big bonus for the app in my opinion. The app itself aims to help users understand and improve upon their abilities with the English language through everyday situations making the learning of the language more geared towards real life rather than the fundamentals and mechanics of the language itself. 

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    This app is a story based English Language app that aims, through storytelling, to help users learn the English language. The app has been created and produced by a Czech linguist who in wanting to help others learn different languages came up with the idea of utilising stories to introduce them different languages. Although the app has predominately been created to help those wanting to learn English as an additional language it also has many benefits for young children who are just learning to read themselves.

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    Dyslexic students (and adults) use Omoguru to make the text more readable and decode words with ease. 

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    Fact Mountain — 19th-Century British Literature is an app designed to broaden readers' knowledge about classic works of literature. It covers both the content and the background to the book in a series of clues that begin in the obscure and gradually move towards the precise.  How many clues will it take you to identify the book in question?

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    Who's Hiding There? is a delightful interactive storybook designed for young readers.  With its interactive elements and optional narrator, it is great for shared bedtimes and independent constructive entertainment. 

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    Kids Cast is like a one-stop shop for a mix of education and entertainment activities that are completely safe and appropriate for children.  Videos, games, books, songs and paper-based activities will give your child a great resource to learn from and use to avoid boredom.

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    Curious World app is currently only available in the US. Curious World is free to download with in-app purchases for iOS devices (iPad and iPhone). A monthly subscription costs $7.99 and the annual membership $64.99. Curious World is a child-safe app that helps to develop reading, creative development, thinking and reasoning, and health and fitness. This app is suitable for children 3+. Our team has compiled their Curious World reviews and found the app is packed full of different types of activities to entertain and educate children.  From videos to sit back and watch, to suggested craft activities that require rolled up sleeves and a bit of mess,  this app provides a great source of inspiration and learning for children. 

    Devices: iPhone iPad


    Join Stampy the Wizard as he searches through the village for his missing wand in this eBook-style app that merges a hand-made setting with modern technology to form a fun and entertaining experience for parents and children.

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    Epic Books for Kids is a subscription based, digital library and reading app for kids. Epic! has a diverse, huge, searchable library of kids' books, videos. Kids and parents can choose from more than 35,000 books, and they can read them online or offline, on the web, or on mobile devices.  This review will evaluate the Epic! - Kids Books and Videos, which is an excellent place for students, teachers and families to explore and grow a love of reading together. Epic! app is available on the App Store for iPhone, iPad and Google Play for Android. While eBooks are the main content on Epic! platform, there also tons of high-quality and popular children’s learning videos, teacher-created quizzes, audio content, teacher-curated collections and more. Epic is free to download with in-app purchases. To unlock all Epic reading has to offer you can purchase the full Epic Reading app starting at $4.99.

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    Chegg offers everything from 24/7 homework help to online tutoring and the ability to buy or rent textbooks, including online textbooks. It even helps students search for free scholarships and browse course reviews. They also cater to students’ textbook and studying needs with a few easy-to-use smartphone apps. The Chegg Books, eReader, Math Solver and Study apps are free to download on iOS and Android devices while Prep Flashcards+ is only available in the Apple App Store.

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    Reassure your child as you share their bedtime with this storybook-style app designed to show that there is nothing to fear when the lights go out.

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    OOKS is an app that combines the virtual with the physical. Children follow and influence a story until its conclusion. Parents then have the option of turning it into a real book that they can hold and read together with their son or daughter.

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    The Elements app is a scrumptious visual exploration of the elements that make up everything around us. More than a simple reference app, The Elements showcases the building blocks of our universe through engaging words and photographs. Like the book, the app neatly mixes art and science, but the app’s interactive environment affords deeper dives into the rich details about each element. Parents and kids alike will never look at the periodic table in the same way again.

    Devices: iPhone iPad


    Rockford’s Rock Opera Parts 1 to 4 app is an inspiring musical story created by Matthew Sweetapple, Steve Punt and Elaine Sweetapple. The app uses stunning graphics, animation and music to teach students about extinction, ecology and biodiversity. Join Rockford the dog and his owner Moog on their travels as they discover new animals and places in this truly magical adventure. The application is free from generic adverts and offers no in-app purchases. However, there are internal links for products within the Rockford’s Rock Opera range.

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    Start with a base of Little Red Riding Hood, add a little Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves and finally stir in some Cinderella.  This app lets your child cook up a distinctly mixed-up fairy tale that still makes sense.  

    Devices: iPhone iPad


    Add a Christmas feel to bedtime on the 24th of December with this animated story of Santa's catastrophic Christmas calamity as his presents get blown overboard.

    Devices: iPhone iPad


    Mulle Meck builds a car — a children's book is an application that tells the story of an inventor and his dog and is based on the series of children’s books by the author George Johansson and illustrator Jens Ahlbom. The app book explains how the talented inventor Mulle Muck creates a car explaining to children how to assemble various mechanisms along the way. The app is suitable for ages 5 and under but can be enjoyed by the whole family. The application is free from in-app purchases but does have adverts to other games, however, these are supported by a parental lock.

    Devices: iPhone iPad


    Marvin is not just an e-reader app but there is an accessible library (click get books, OPDS, internet archive / project Gutenburg) with thousands of free books.   

    Devices: iPhone iPad


    The range and quality of spoken books is breath-taking and children can consume a vast amount of literature on journeys, waiting rooms, anywhere they can use a phone or a tablet. This enables children to develop more vocabulary, understanding of style, appreciation of plot and character development and simply to enjoy books.

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    Spooky Hollow is a delightful interactive story book that has an underlying message that demonstrates the importance of diversity despite an initial trepidation, the growth of different coloured pumpkins can enhance the excitement of the Spooky Hollow festival party! The reader is drawn into the story with excellent narration, splendid graphics and the interactive animals and skeletons.

    Devices: iPhone iPad


    Children can follow a comic book story and learn to appreciate and understand the feelings of animals and people in this fully-functional free app.

    Devices: iPhone iPad