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).

    Kids Academy developed this cute storybook app around the 5 Little Monkeys song - a super easy song that inspired a number of developers to create apps. What’s great about this one? The quality of the music and visuals is great, the fact that little learners (baby, toddlers and preschool children) are able to develop their language skills and learn new words and last but not least it is a fun app. So although the app is good value, priced at $1.99, we would have liked to have more features included and no 1st party advertising so for that reason we awarded it with a 3 star EAS Certification. We do have to say that we still haven’t figured out how to get the song out of our heads – it is so addictive!...’Five little monkeys jumping on the bed...’

    Devices: iPhone, iPad

    Timbuktu Magazine is a great variety “magazine-games” app that will keep Primary School children entertained for hours. Just like the Children’s Features section in a Sunday newspaper, the app has a range of games, stories, ideas for activities, science knowledge, literacy and numeracy practice. The app empowers children to embrace learning as a fun activity. The content and quality of the app is very high and we have given the app an EAS Certification of 5 and EAS recommended status. Alternative to Timbuktu Magazine: Newsomatic

    Devices: iPhone, iPad

    Noisy Bug Sing Along is an interactive app based on the best-selling book of the same name, published by a company dedicated to encouraging kids to appreciate nature. Written, illustrated and narrated by a bug expert-and with the help of recordings of the actual insect sounds-children will see and hear insects as they actually move their bodies to make sounds, and sing along! It’s a fun way to encourage children to go outdoors and observe nature closely. This educational app helps with cognitive development and communication skills in young children, and has some academic relevance in that it teaches children how sound waves are created and what they look like in graph form. The app is aimed at years 4 and above. 

    Devices: iPhone, iPad

    This is a funny story about Snowpo the polar bear cub who arrives in London searching for food.

    Devices: iPhone, iPad

    Silly Dinosaur Riddles is a book of riddles and facts about dinosaurs that will amuse children. The app introduces children to names and spellings of a range of dinosaurs and uses humour and illustrations to keep children engaged with the text.

    Devices: Android