Apps & e-Books
in Storytime & Instruction

TLA Presentation 2015

Free Apps


Freckleface Strawberry's Monster Maker Game

http://www.frecklefacestrawberry.com/mobile-app.ht...

Interact with Freckleface Strawberry as you create

and share your own monster best friend.

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Epic!

https://www.getepic.com/educators/

Thousands of high-quality books from well-known publishers.

Huge selection of books with audio.

Reading log, badges, & rewards.

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Starfall

http://more.starfall.com/info/apps/starfall-educat...

Educational songs, books, games.

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Will & Kate: A Royal Fairytale

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/will-kate/id430595...

Interactive e-book with hidden surprises & sound effects.

"Read to Me" or "Read to Myself" options.

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Rhymes & 'Nyms

https://gamesforwords.wordpress.com/

Rhymes, Antonyms, Synonyms, & Homonyms

Word game combining spelling, vocabulary and competition.

Direction of game based on player's skill level.

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Haiku Deck

https://www.haikudeck.com/

Presentation Creator

Millions of free, high-quality Creative Commons images.
Create, Present, Share

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Doodle Monkey

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/doodle-monkey-free...

Sketch, draw, color, save, & share artwork.

Import photos.

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Little Bird's Internet Security Adeventure

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/little-bird/id4489...

Interactive e-book to promote internet safety.

"Read to Me" or "Read It Myself" options.

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Story Wheel Lite

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/story-wheel-lite/i...

Unleash your imagination, and create an original story.

Choose a theme, select the players, spin the wheel, and tell the story!

Listen to your story, and share your creations.

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Martha Speaks Story Maker

http://pbskids.org/apps/martha-speaks-story-maker....

Create interactive stories by

selecting from a variety of story elements.

Learn 128 vocabulary words in the story,

and practice them in Word Zone quizzes.

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Shadow Puppet Edu

http://get-puppet.co/education/

Students can create videos to tell stories,

explain ideas, or document their learning.

Educational image search.

30 minutes of video.

Easily share creations.

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Paid Apps


A Present for Milo

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/present-for-milo-t...

A touch-and-surprise storybook.

80 interactive objects, 125 animations.

Exciting, Engaging, Interactive

$2.99

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The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

http://morrislessmore.com/?p=app

Interactive narrative experience.

Animated short, games, and activities.

$4.99

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Don't Let the Pigeon Run This App!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dont-let-pigeon-ru...

Create your own pigeon stories.

Pigeon narrated by author Mo Willems.

Record your own voice as part of the story.

Interactive with sound effects & music.

Learn to draw pigeon with Mo's tutorial.

$5.99

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Big Nate: Comix by U!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/big-nate-comix-by-...

Read five original comix.

Create & share your own comix.

$2.99

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Rumble in the Jungle

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/rumble-in-jungle-i...

Picture book with audio accompaniment.

Puzzle game.

$2.99

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Billy's Coin Visits the Zoo

http://spinlight.com/apps/billys-coin-visits-the-z...

Read-along story about an epic adventure at the zoo.

Engaging & Interactive

Fun facts about zoo animals.

$1.99

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Freckleface Strawberry Dreamtime Playtime

http://www.frecklefacestrawberry.com/mobile-app.ht...

Three different dreams featuring a variety of learning activities:

counting, colors, character traits, clothing, money

$1.99

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I Need My Monster

http://www.flashlightpress.com/I_Need_My_Monster_A...

Interactive e-book.

"Read to Me" or "Read Myself" modes.

Touch-animation, sound effects, word highlighting.

Memory matching game.

$3.99

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My Dad Drives a Roller Coaster Car

http://crabhillpress.com/rollercoaster.html

Picture book with interactive elements & surprising sound effects.

$0.99

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Barnyard Dance

http://loudcrow.com/barnyard-dance/

Musical version of Sandra Boynton's popular board books.

Touch, tap, pull, & enjoy!

$3.99

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Nighty Night!

http://www.foxandsheep.com/product/nighy-night/

Interactive bedtime story with stunning illustrations and animations.

$2.99

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Nash Smasher

http://crabhillpress.com/nashsmasher.html

Interactive, pop-up picture book with many hidden surprises.

$0.99

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Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/five-little-monkey...

Highlighted narration with tappable words & pictures.

Record your own narration.

$2.99

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What If - Kids

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/what-if-kids/id900...

Answer yes or no to silly questions.

New questions added every day.

$0.99

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Rory's Story Cubes

https://www.storycubes.com/apps

Roll the cubes, and create a story using all 9 images.

9 cubes, 54 images, 10 million combinations.

$1.99

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Martha Speaks Word Spinner

http://pbskids.org/apps/martha-speaks-word-spinner...

Six interactive mini-games to enjoy.

Builds storytelling & oral vocabulary skills.

$1.99

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Pete the Cat: School Jam

http://www.harpercollins.com/childrens/feature/pet...

Search and find hidden objects in Pete's school.

$0.99

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Resources

Best Apps for Kids

http://bestappsforkids.com/

Search by age/grade, device, rating, or category.

E-books, Editor's Choice Apps, & Free App Friday

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Digital Storytime

http://digital-storytime.com/
Reviews of children's picture book apps for iPad.

Search by date, quality, age, feature, price.

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Apps Playground

http://appsplayground.com/

Search by age group, category, or device.

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Kirkus Reviews

https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/ipad/

Reviews of iPad book apps for all ages.

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School Library Journal

http://www.slj.com/category/reviews/apps/#_

App reviews, ages Pre-K to YA.

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Horn Book

http://www.hbook.com/category/choosing-books/app-r...

App Review of the Week, detailed information.

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Common Sense Media

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/app-reviews

Search by age, device, price, genre, subject, skill, rating, or topic.

Sophisticated rating criteria.

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Teachers with Apps

http://www.teacherswithapps.com/

Education app reviews & resources.

Teacher & students tested apps.

Educational & app-related articles included.

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