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Literature Apps

For centuries, educators and children have enjoyed spending time together reading or visiting the library. Now, with the abundance of children's literature apps, they also can take pleasure in those experiences virtually.

Literature apps offer exciting interactive versions of stories that are sure to engage children's interest and inspire in them a love of literature. Teachers looking for good books to share with students and parents interested in helping their children learn to love books at will find all the help they need at these apps.

    Fact Mountain 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


    The Walking Classroom Podcasts' Science, Language, and Social Studies content is aimed at the US Grades of 3 to 8 which covers children aged 8 to 12. The podcasts are accessible on most devices with dedicated apps for Android and iOS devices and a web-based version for other platforms, including desktops. The app is free to download and comes with a selection of podcasts. The full content is unlocked by subscribing to the service.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Learnie is a unique learning app that enables students and teachers to learn in a fun, fast and engaging way. The application provides micro-learning sessions on a variety of topics in short 30 second bursts including questions, dedicated subject specialists and high-quality video. The application is suitable for students 12 years and above and is free to download through the App Store and Google Play. The application is compatible with mobile and tablets devices and also has a wonderful dedicated web version.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Heuristic Shakespeare collects some of the excellent Britain’s best Shakespearean actors to make Shakespeare’s work more understandable.

    Devices: iPhone, iPad


    An extensive collection of fairy tales to browse.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Revise at home, in class, or on the go with this question and answer app.  Covering the majority of subjects in the GCSE, iGCSE and A Level exams, Gojimo tests and provides helpful hints too.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    An easy to use Shakespeare app that explains key content to all Shakespeare’s plays as well as further information to extend anyone’s knowledge of the Bard.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    The app has been created by the Apps for Good project. The app encourages reading and comprehension. Teachers have a separate login via a website and can create tailor-made questionnaires about the text. Pupils then answer the questions and can also contact teachers directly if they have any questions or difficulties with the questions. Once pupils have completed the questionnaires Teachers are provided with a detailed breakdown of the pupils who have answered the questions and can provide feedback or extra explanations.

    Devices: Android


    The  GCSE English Literature Revision app has 1668 unique questions across the curriculum. Choose to play the game or use the default template to revise. Test yourself and see your results in easy to use reports. 

    Devices: iPhone, iPad


    Sparknotes supports users as they study literature, prepare for high stakes tests, and engage texts for entertainment. The “Test Prep” section provides users with information about the SAT, ACT, GRE, and AP Subject Tests.  

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    William Shakespeare is widely considered the most influential playwright in English history.

    Devices: iPhone, iPad


    Heidi's Years of Wandering and Learning (German: Heidis Lehr- und Wanderjahre), usually abbreviated Heidi, is a novel about the events in the life of a young girl in her grandfather's care, in the Swiss Alps.

    Devices: iPhone, iPad


    Do you know more about classic literature than your friends? Can you prove it?

    Word Pile uses word cloud diagrams to represent classic literature.

    Devices: iPhone, iPad


    Feed your mind and soul & never be bored again! Always have a great story to great with our colossal short story collection: 2400+ gorgeous short stories from the best classic writers.

    Devices: iPhone, iPad


    Classic Poetry – Poems to Read before You Die

    In "The Defence of Poetry," 1821, Shelley claims that "poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.

    Devices: iPhone, iPad


    Expand your enjoyment of literature with WINNIE-THE-POOH by A.

    Devices: iPhone, iPad


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    Devices: iPhone, iPad


    Ready to start your kid on a lifelong love of reading? Here you'll find the best books for kids of all ages.

    Devices: iPhone, iPad


    The Wind in the Willows is a classic of children's literature by Kenneth Grahame, first published in 1908.

    Devices: iPhone, iPad


    A Christmas Carol is a novella by English author Charles Dickens first published by Chapman and Hall and first released on 19 December 1843.

    Devices: iPhone, iPad


    Anne of Green Gables is a bestselling novel by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery published in 1908.

    Devices: iPhone, iPad


    Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There (1871) is a work of children's literature by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson).

    Devices: iPhone, iPad


    Shakespeare™ is a free app with the complete works of Shakespeare (41 plays, 154 sonnets and 6 poems, including doubtful works) and a searchable concordance to find the exact word or phrase you’re looking for (with “relaxed” searching to find words close to your sear...

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Great poetry read aloud by great actors.

    Devices: iPhone, iPad


    The Sonnets presents William Shakespeare’s immortal collection of love poems in an interactive digital edition that allows you to explore, appreciate and understand this great work of literature as never before.

    Devices: iPhone, iPad