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9 great book apps for kids you NEED

One of the best uses for the iPhones/iPads and children, in my opinion, is reading books apps. Fun, beautiful, with sound and motion, you can find all kinds of books, being full of interactivity or really calm, they are reassured fun for the bedtime. And even more so after the iPad. This is by far the category of apps more present in our devices. We have been covering dozens of book apps in the past months and we have been so overwhelmed by the number of great book apps sent to us lately that we’ve decided to have a post covering an awesome handful of them.

In this post you will find from a great dinosaurs’ National Geographic interactive enciclopedia, to ABC books and always great christmas books. If you starting to pack your device with book apps, this is the one stop you need. Just get them all. :)

AlphaBELCH – A Children’s Book About Burps ($0.99 iPhone/iPad)

“Kids love animals and kids love to laugh at burps and belches. Put them together and you’ve got AlphaBELCH – an A-to-Z gallery of animals who burp on the land, in the air, and under the sea! Writing, narration, and sound design by Stephen White, who has entertained millions of children with “Barney & Friends” television episodes, home videos, feature film, and children’s books.”

Astrojammies ($4.99 iPad)

“Follow Jimmy into outer space in an action-packed storybook adventure. Jimmy has magical pajamas that have the power to turn him into an astronaut! What sort of things will he encounter when he flies past Saturn, Earth and Mars? In this Demibooks™ book app written and illustrated by Stacey Williams-Ng, the fantastic tale of Jimmy and his magical jammies are brought to life in richly-textured paintings and rhyming verse.”

Dora’s Christmas Carol Adventure($2.99 iPhone / $4.99 iPad)

“Experience Dora’s Christmas Carol Adventure like you never have before! This interactive episode brings the experience of reading, watching and playing together in one fun-filled App. Join Dora as she helps Swiper get on Santa’s nice list and as they travel through time to learn the true spirit of Christmas. The app features activities, animation, songs, and is narrated by Dora herself!”

Food Fight! – An Interactive Book by Glenn Melenhorst ($3.99 iPhone/iPad) Also available for Android

“Food fight is a wonderfully bright original story which tells the story of Tim, a boy from earth and Sammy, a sausage from somewhere else altogether. They meet and instantly dislike each other, but are they so different after all?
As they work through their differences, Tim and Sammy deal with issues of one-sidedness, prejudgement, food intolerance and ultimately, conflict resolution all in a light heated, fun story.”

Goldilocks and the Three Bears – Kidztory animated storybook ($0.99 iPhone/iPad)

“This story is not too hot and it’s not too cold. For encouraging a love for reading in your child, it’s just right. And when you read Goldilocks and the Three Bears to your child, you’ll relive the delight you experienced when you first heard it as a child.”

National Geographic’s Ultimate Dinopedia: The Most Complete Dinosaur Reference Ever ($5.99 iPad)

“LOVE DINOSAURS? Dig into more than 700 dinos with National Geographic’s interactive Dinopedia! Based on the award-winning NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS ULTIMATE DINOPEDIA: The Most Complete Dinosaur Reference Ever, this app goes beyond any dinosaur encyclopedia you’ve ever seen. Just what makes this dino app so extreme? MORE THAN 700 DINOSAURS! ASTONISHING ARTWORK! THE LATEST DISCOVERIES! AMAZING INTERACTIVES AND VIDEO!”

The Night Before Christmas presented by One Hundred Robots($0.99 iPhone / ($1.99 iPad)

“Bring some holiday magic to your iPad this Christmas with a story that will entertain children of all ages. For generations, Christmas wouldn’t be complete without family and a reading of Twas the Night Before Christmas. Now, this cherished classic is brilliantly recreated in a charming, contemporary way that captures all the enchantment and “joyful good cheer” of Saint Nick’s annual visit.”

Theo and the Letter Eater ($4.99 iPad)

“People in town have stopped speaking right! What’s happened to the alphabet? What’s the legendary letter valley? Where is it? Help us, Super Theo, this is work for you! A fun and enticing story, a beautifully illustrated animated book for your iPad. English, French and Italian versions included in the same download.”

WordWorld eBook: Duck’s First Sleepover ($0.99 iPhone/iPad)

“Enjoy WordWorld’s eBook, Duck’s First Sleepover, based on the Emmy Award-winning television series on PBS KIDS®. WordWorld is funded in part by the U.S. Department of Education and has been demonstrated to significantly improve early literacy skills, including print awareness, letter knowledge and comprehension. WordWorld is just as it sounds: A magical world made up of words where fun rules the day.”

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  2. Natalie says:

    This is a great compilation of e-books available on the iPhone. There are also some awesome great recommendations for ibooks at

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