Top 10 iPad Book Apps with Cross-Generational Appeal

| June 16, 2011 | 2 Comments

Print picture books often keep the adult reader in mind. This is also true of children’s book apps. This top 10 list takes into consideration the kinds of things that make a book app especially engaging for readers of all ages, like familiar stories or heart-warming themes. The iPad may seem like an entirely modern device, but sometimes it can actually bridge the gap between generations.

Some older readers might find the iPad book app a bit ‘strange’. If there is a doubter among your older relatives, this list might give you some ideas to introduce them to a lovely new medium. Even an iPad book can have timeless appeal. So, in honor of father’s day (and my dad who recently got his own iPad), here are some suggestions (from more than 200 reviewed books on our site) to share with grandpa (or grandma) the next time you visit with your fancy new iOS device:

1. A Fine Musician

A Fine Musician

2. Pop-Out! The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin & The Tale of Peter Rabbit

PopOut! The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin

PopOut! The Tale of Peter Rabbit

3. The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

4. Nighty Night!

Nighty Night!

5. Cinderella, a PicPocket Book

Cinderella, a PicPocket Book

6. Mr. Wolf and the Ginger Cupcakes

1Mr. Wolf and the Ginger Cupcakes

7. Dr. Seuss: You’re Only Old Once! and Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

You're Only Old Once - Dr. Seuss

Oh, The Places You'll Go! - Dr. Seuss

8. Three Little Pigs and the Secrets of a Popup Book

Three Little Pigs and the Secrets of a Popup Book

9. The Strange & Wonderful World of Ants

The Strange & Wonderful World of Ants

10. A New Pet

A New Pet

And a special mention to:

Fable: The Lion and the Hare

Tales of the Panchatantra: The Lion and The Hare

Clever Tales

Clever Tales

And what are your favorite iPad book apps to share across the generations?

 

Category: All About Apps, Libraries and the Digital Shift, Top 10 Lists

About the Author ()

Carisa Kluver is the the editor of Digital-Storytime.com, an iPad children's book review site. She has a BA in Anthropology from UC Berkeley and an MSW from the University of Washington. Before starting this project, she was a school counselor, health educator and researcher in child & maternal health.