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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.

    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


    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


    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


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    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


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

    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


    Children's and Household Tales (German: Kinder- und Hausmärchen) is a collection of German origin fairy tales first published in 1812 by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, the Brothers Grimm.

    Devices: iPhone iPad


    Folk-Lore and Legends Scotland includes the following: Canobie Dick and Thomas of Ercildoun -- Coinnach Oer -- Elphin Irving -- The Ghosts of Craig-Aulnaic -- The Doomed Rider -- Whippety Stourie -- The Weird of the Three Arrows -- The Laird of Balmachie's Wife -- Michael Scott -- The M...

    Devices: iPhone iPad


    Charles I (19 November 1600 – 30 January 1649) was the second son of James VI of Scots and I of England.

    Devices: iPhone iPad


    The Second Jungle Book is a sequel to The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling.

    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


    Poetry Creator Verses allows you to create your own poems using a variety of dictionaries. Designed to look like word magnets, the app is great for poets who love to explore and play with words. You can even then share your masterpiece on Facebook or via email. The app is free and works on iPhone or iPad. However, you can also upgrade to premium to get access to eight more dictionaries that include a Hip-Hop dictionary and a Beatnik dictionary.

    Devices: iPhone iPad


    The year is 1792 and in his Paris laboratory, Victor Frankenstein is building a man.

    Devices: iPhone iPad


    Make beautiful text collages with Visual Poetry. Type your text or phrase and watch it instantly arranged as a mosaic in a variety of shapes and styles. 24 symbols are included or you can draw you own shapes. Pinch and drag to resize and rotate individual words.

    Devices: iPhone iPad


    Poetreat app is a poetry editor that suggests rhymes as you write.

    Devices: iPhone iPad


    Word Mover is a educational app that allows kids to explore language through moving tiles to create words, phrases, and poems. Children can use their own words or use ‘Famous Works’ to shuffle words around and create their own poem.  The app mimics poetry products featuring magnetic word tiles. There are big opportunities for learning with this app; the trick is making sure that kids engage with it with guidance.

    Devices: iPhone iPad


    The Acrostic Poems tool helps students learn about and write acrostic poems, a poetry form that uses the letters in a word to begin each line of the poem. All lines of the poem relate to or describe the main topic word.    After reading a text, teachers can have students select the most important word from the text and make an acrostic poem with this app about the word using information from the text. Students can save their poem and share it in a small group.

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad