Now that the iPad has been around for over a year, the selection of quality book apps is large enough to justify creating a real library of titles, especially for children’s picture book apps. And any library needs a good foundation.
In place of what would have been Digital-Storytime’s 10th ‘Top 10’ list, this week I have whittled down my favorites to just 25 apps I would recommend for a well-rounded collection. This list represents just 10% of the 250 books reviewed on our site (and includes insights from previewing over 1000 book apps overall).
The list is in no particular ranked order, although it is broken up into categories to make it a little more user-friendly. [Click images for full reviews & iTunes links.]
Our Top 25 Children’s Book Apps:
Essential Fairy Tales & Nursery Rhymes:
Extra Special ‘Wow’ Factor:
Great Enhanced Storytelling:
For the Very Young:
For Older Kids:
Trans-Media Chart Toppers:
Too Unique to Miss:
If you’re just getting interested in book apps, hopefully this list will give you a place to start. And if you already have a library of book apps, maybe there is a title or two on this list you wouldn’t want to miss.
Don’t see your favorite on the list? Please let me know in the comments, so I can consider it for our next top 10 list …