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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 application ‘KidloLand Kids Toddler Games’ is an award-winning learning programme for kids (1-7 yrs) and contains 2000+ educational songs, games, stories, nursery rhymes, and activities about Early Learning, Math, Reading, Writing, Coding and more! The application is a subscription-based app comprising of two options; a monthly subscription option or the option to pay for a single year. The application is free from adverts and is certified for children by the KidSAFE program.

    Devices: Android , 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 , 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 , iPad


    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: iPad


    Stuck on a long flight with a terrible in-flight movie? Want to get your brain bubbling on a cross-country road trip? Cramming for a big test on your walk to school? Prepping for a final while waiting in line for your fourth cup of coffee?

    Shmoop's The Catcher in the Ry...

    Devices: iPad


    Stuck on a long flight with a terrible in-flight movie? Want to get your brain bubbling on a cross-country road trip? Cramming for a big test on your walk to school? Prepping for a final while waiting in line for your fourth cup of coffee?

    Shmoop's A Raisin in the Sun a...

    Devices: iPad


    Powered by Handmark and based on the vastly popular Oxford Companion to English Literature, this indispensable application offers over five thousand alphabetically arranged entries on individual novels, plays, songs, poems, novelists, poets, playwrights, essayists, philosophers, historians,...

    Devices: 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: iPad


    Turn a poem in your hand and the poem flows in a gentle reading animation.

    Devices: 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: iPad


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

    Devices: 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: iPad


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

    Devices: 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: 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 , iPad


    With the Theme Poem app, elementary students can write poems based on shapes from five different categories: Nature, School, Sports, Celebrations, and Shapes. Within these categories, 32 different shapes are included.   By selecting a shape, students are learning how to focus their writing on a particular topic or theme. In addition, as part of the online tool, students are prompted to brainstorm, write, and revise their poems, thus reinforcing elements of the writing process. Students can save their draft poems to revise later. Users learn about and write theme poems, a poem written within the shape of the subject of the poem. Students are assigned to be "poets of the day" and are provided several models to create, illustrate, and present their different poems to the class.

    Devices: iPad


    Enjoy all the world as seen through Shakespeare's eyes.

    Devices: Android


    Calling all poets, aspiring poets, poetry fans and lovers of words!

    Do you write like Shel Silverstien? Is Leaves of Grass your constant companion? Do you speak in Haikus? Slam your thing? Do you write ballads or sing sonnets?

    Then you should post your poetry on Poet&#...

    Devices: Android


    From William Shakespeare to César Vallejo to Heather McHugh, the Poetry Foundation's app turns your Android device into a mobile poetry library:

    * Search for old favorites with memorable lines.

    Devices: Android


    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


    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 , iPad


    Great poetry read aloud by great actors.

    Devices: iPad


    The Classical Contraption helps you learn classic poetry in a fun and engaging way.

    Devices: iPad


    Shakespeare Pro™ includes complete works of Shakespeare (41 plays, 154 sonnets and 6 poems, including doubtful works) and search the concordance to find the exact word or phrase you’re looking for (with “relaxed” searching to find words close to your search term).

    Devices: iPad


    Shakespeare's The Tempest for iPad is designed for social reading, authoring, and sharing, for all readers from students to professional scholars.

    Devices: iPad