ELA Apps

  • Sample ELA app icon: iBooks

    • New apps are added frequently and are located at the top of the list.
    • All Apps are FREE unless otherwise indicated.
    • If you are interested in any of these Apps, click on the App or visit the iTunes App Store or the Android Marketplace.

     


  • News 2 You

    Platform: iOS

    News-2-You is the weekly newspaper for beginning readers and special needs students. Every week, students can connect with the world through concise symbol-supported news articles, puzzles, games and recipes. The news stories provide stimulating information on reader-friendly topics.

     


     

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  • Sling Note

    $2.99

    Platform: iOS

    Wish to pair a web browser and a notepad Or a calculator and a notepad side by side? sling Note does exactly that plus many more!

    On the left panel you have a web browser and a calculator while on the right panel you have a notepad and another web browser.

    Combination of any two arranged side by side allows you to do many tasks which normally require switching between applications feel like a bliss. Eg: Drag calculator result, web clips, web link into notepad and vice versa.

     


     

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  • LightSail

    Platform: iOS

    LightSail is the adaptive reading platform that helps students, classrooms, and school districts exceed their literacy goals. Students get access to personalized libraries filled with thousands of engaging, just-right texts to choose from. In-text assessments motivate students to increase the volume of their reading along with the difficulty of the texts they choose. Teachers get real-time access to meaningful data about student reading behavior, comprehension, and growth so they can provide the necessary guidance to enhance learning and encourage a love of reading.

     


     

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  • Write About This

    $3.99

    Platform: iOS

    Write About This is a visual writing prompt & creation platform perfect for classrooms and families! With endless ways to respond and the ability to craft custom photo prompts, it will kick-start any writing activity. 125 categorized images & 375 text+voice prompts included!

     


     

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  • ABC 123 Reading Writing Practice

    Platform: iOS

    "ABC 123 Writing Practice" Display the pretty Crayon Trace for all of the letters - Show your child how to properly write all of the letters and numbers.

    And you can check the result.

    You are able to go each Letter in order, or any letter you want.

     


     

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  • ABC Magnet Alphabet

    Platform: iOS

    Fun and educational magnetic board with upper case English letters and alphabet shape puzzle. Several independent sets of bright toy magnets, some of them with magic effects of a gentle shine or funny sound, to purchase (in-apps may be hidden easily - IDEAL for EDUCATIONAL purposes).

     


     

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  • Sentence Reading Magic

    Platform: iOS

    This app provides the missing link between reading words and reading books-reading sentences.

    This app gives emerging readers a step that will encourage skill building and confidence in reading.

    Most reading programs go from reading words to reading books, which is a big gap. This app helps to bridge that gap giving emerging readers a gradual and fun step up from reading words. These short sentences are perfect to help children gain confidence in reading sentences.

     


     

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  • LearnZillion

    Platform: iOS

    LearnZillion (learnzillion.com) is an online learning platform that helps teachers and parents meet the educational needs of every student. We provide teachers and parents with high quality video lessons and teaching materials--produced by top teachers from around the country. Each lesson highlights a Common Core standard and can be assigned directly to students or used to plan high quality lessons.

     


     

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  • A Novel Idea

    Platform: iOS

    A Novel Idea is the premier tool for plotting your story and recording bursts of inspiration. Use its simple interface to create your characters, locations, scenes, and novels and then link them together to create your story's plot. Use the Idea feature to quickly jot down your creative sparks and link them to your story elements. Arrange your scenes by dragging and dropping them into place. Add scene goals and objectives for each character. Plus more!

     


     

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  • Demibooks Composer

    Platform: iOS

    Produce rich, interactive content with the same platform used by independent storytellers, leading publishers, and schools around the world such as MIAD, Pratt Institute, Startup Middle School, and Parklands College. Schools use Composer for digital storytelling, introducing app and game development as well as teaching students coding basics. It is also perfect for interactive presentations, games, tutorials, even design prototypes.

    Apply a sophisticated set of features- realistic physics, advanced animations, conditional behaviors - to create immersive experiences with their images, text, sounds, movies, and visual effects beyond the capabilities of standard ebooks.

    Share your stories with the class and friends through Demibooks Share or publish to the App Store or Demibooks Storytime using Demibooks Printshop (demibooks.com/printshop)

     


     

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  • Aesop for Children

    Platform: iOS

    The Aesop for Children interactive book is designed to be enjoyed by readers of any age. The book contains over 140 classic fables, accompanied by beautiful illustrations and interactive animations.

     


     

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  • Learn Zillion

    Platform: iOS

    LearnZillion (learnzillion.com) is an online learning platform that helps teachers and parents meet the educational needs of every student. We provide teachers and parents with high quality video lessons and teaching materials--produced by top teachers from around the country. Each lesson highlights a Common Core standard and can be assigned directly to students or used to plan high quality lessons.

     


     

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  • Phrasal Verbs Machine

    Platform: iOS

    At Cambridge University Press, we know that Phrasal verbs are complicated for non-native English speakers to learn and use. We also know that it's essential to use them if we want our writing and speaking to sound natural. However, studying unending lists doesn't seem to be the best way to learn and use them efficiently. Phrasal verbs are, more than anything, action. And action must be visual. The more visually stimulating the learning, the better we will understand and assimilate the phrasal verbs.

     


     

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  • Word Dynamo

    $2.99

    Platform: iOS

    Highly Rated! Word Dynamo combines addicting games with Dictionary.com’s entire word library empowering students to master their vocabulary. With different game types including audio, flashcards, and definition matching, Word Dynamo creates a personalized learning experience suitable for students of all grade levels.

    Millions of students in elementary school, middle school, high school and college use Word Dynamo every day!

     


     

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  • Geddit

    Platform: iOS

    Geddit is a classroom tool that lets you tell your teacher how well you understand. This information is sent to your teacher in real-time so that they can identify individual needs as they occur.
    Geddit also lets you answer quiz questions such as short answer response and multiple choice.

    All check-ins and responses are recorded. You can view these after class to see exactly what you do, and do not know.

     


     

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  • Grammaropolis

    Platform: iOS

    Grammaropolis is where grammar lives! Hailed as a Schoolhouse Rock for the 21st Century, Grammaropolis uses the parts of speech as animated characters whose personalities are based on the roles they play in the sentence. From the shady pronoun always trying to take the noun’s place to the motherly conjunction who just wants everyone to get along, Grammaropolis achieves the impossible: we make learning grammar fun!

     


     

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  • List for Writers: Ideas for Creative Writing

    $2.99

    Platform: iOS

    Lists for Writers is a great addition to any writer’s toolbox. Helpful to both novice and expert writers alike, this app delivers list after list of prompts and ideas for your brainstorming sessions: names, character traits, plot lines, occupations, obsessions, action verbs, and much more! Whether you are working on a creative writing project, a short story, an essay assignment, National Novel Writing Month / NaNoWriMo, or your next fiction book, this app helps get it done.

     


     

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  • Wordwit

    $.99

    Platform: iOS

    Word Wit makes it fun and easy to learn — and remember — the difference between life's most vexing word choices. The goal: Never mix up those confusing words again! And when it comes to your writing, you'll have new confidence.

     


     

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  • Brainscape

    Platform: iOS

    Brainscape is a web and mobile education platform that helps you learn *anything* as efficiently as possible, based on solid cognitive science.Our method is all about personalizing the TIMING of your study patterns. Whether you’re learning a language, preparing for a test, or just acquiring some fun trivia, Brainscape spaces the repetition of each bite-sized concept based on exactly the right interval for YOUR brain. All you have to do is rate how well you know each concept, on a scale of 1-5, and Brainscape determines the right time to quiz you again. It's strangely addicting and is scientifically proven to slash your required study time.

     


     

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  • Reading Rainbow: Read Along

    Platform: iOS

    Hosted by LeVar Burton, the reimagined Reading Rainbow app includes an unlimited library of children’s books and video field trips to ignite your child’s imagination.

     


     

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  • Free Fall Spelling

    $1.99

    Platform: iOS

    Freefall Spelling is a fun and interactive way for kids to practice spelling. This award-winning app helps children practice spelling through the use of three engaging activities:1. Letter Drag and Spell
    2. Typewriter Spell 3. Word Scramble

     


     

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  • Sentence Maker—FREE

    Sentence Maker—$.99

    Platform: iOS

    Sentence Maker is an exciting interactive game that helps your child rapidly learn to make and complete their own sentences all with just the touch of their finger. The interface is so easy to use that even a 9 month old baby will delight in moving their first words around the page. Ideal for ages 1 to 6.

     


     

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  • Aesop's Quest—iOS

    Aesop's Quest—Android

    $0.99

    Aesop's Quest, based on Aesop's Fables, is a learning game where the player must remember elements of a story to complete a level. The game uses reading comprehension to develop cognitive reading skills. The touch mechanic of the game engages children in a hands-on learning process, implementing kinesthetic learning.

     


     

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  • iF Poems

    $0.99

    Platform: iOS

    iF Poems is an acclaimed poetry app with 270 classic poems and audio readings by Helena Bonham Carter, Bill Nighy, Tom Hiddleston and Harry Enfield..

     


     

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  • Opposite Ocean (Antonyms)

    $0.99

    Platform: iOS

    Begin your ocean adventure choosing to play as either Luna or Leo, beginning to master the magic of words. In this adventure, Luna and Leo must correctly identify the antonym that is the opposite of the keyword in the whale puzzle sentences.

     


     

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  • Professor Garfield Fact or Opinion

    Platform: iOS

    Nermal is upset when he receives an “F” on his report about goats. Garfield looks at the report and finds that Nermal has included facts but also opinions. Nermal reveals that he found the information on a website and wonders how he is supposed to know what’s true and what isn’t. Enter Dr. Nova and Professor G. Dr. Nova explains that there’s a great deal of good information on the Internet but that there’s also a great deal of mis- information.

     


     

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  • Poetry—iOS

    Poetry—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.
    • Give your device a shake to discover new poems to fit any mood.
    • Save your favorite poems to read and share later—through Facebook, Twitter, or e-mail.
    • Read poems by T.S. Eliot, Pablo Neruda, Lucille Clifton, Emily Dickinson, and many others.

     


     

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  • The Poetry App

    Platform: iOS

    The Poetry App will draw you into a parallel universe of over 100 poems from sixteen of the greatest poets of all time, accompanied by video and audio narrations from over 30 world class actors and performers including Juliet Stevenson, Bob Geldof, Simon Callow, Dominic West and Roger Moore.

     


     

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  • Collins Big Cat: Around the World Story Creator

    Platform: iOS

    Develop your children’s reading and writing skills with Around The World interactive book and Story Creator, from the primary literacy specialists at Collins Education. Also available: The Steam Train and It Was a Cold, Dark Night. The perfect way to develop essential literacy skills and transfer good reading to great writing. This book has been carefully levelled for children aged 5+.

     


     

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  • Endless Alphabet

    Platform: iOS

    Kids will have a blast learning their ABC's and building vocabulary with the adorable monsters in Endless Alphabet. Each word features an interactive puzzle game with talking letters and a short animation illustrating the definition. Before you know it, your child will be using words like gargantuan and cooperate!

     


     

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  • Read,Write,Think Trading Cards

    Platform: iOS

    ReadWriteThink’s Trading Cards app allows kids and teens a unique way to share their understanding of various topics, to build study aids for school, or to create their own fictional world of characters.

     


     

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  • Ask3

    Platform: iOS

    Ask3 allows teachers and students with iPads to easily share knowledge and collaborate via threaded, video conversations. By recording your voice, drawings, and images, Ask3 helps you create videos that can be shared directly to your class. Students can watch the videos you create using Ask3 and can quickly ask and answer each other's questions.

     


     

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  • Grammar Wonderland—Grades K-2

    Platform: iOS

    McGraw-Hill created this app for students to lead your character through many wonderful adventures as you practice using nouns, verbs, adjectives, and more!

     


     

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  • Grammar Wonderland—Grades 3-6

    Platform: iOS

    McGraw-Hill created this app for students to lead your character through many wonderful adventures as you practice using nouns, verbs, adjectives, and more!

     


     

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  • Blanks

    Platform: iOS

    Blanks is a simple application helping you to learn new English words. It shows you word definition and gives 4 choices as answer.Select one of the choices by dragging it on the hole in the paper.

     


     

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  • Wordflick Pro

    $2.99

    Platform: iOS

    Wordflick is a fast-paced, arcade-style, word game. Wordflick's gameplay is truly addictive, because it is so intuitive; it is easy to play, yet a challenge to master. The goal of the game is to score points in the allowed time. Flick or drag game tiles to the bottom of the screen to spell words. The longer the word, the more points.

     


     

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  • Ultralingua Dictionary

    Platform: iOS

    Completely re-thought, redesigned, and re-engineered to be the best dictionary in the App Store. 20+ titles to choose from in Spanish, French, German, Italian, English, and more.

     


     

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  • Nearpod

    Platform: iOS

    Nearpod enables teachers to use their iPads to manage content on students' devices. It combines presentation, engagement and real-time assessment tools into one integrated solution

     


     

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  • ABC Spelling Magic 1,2,3

    Platform: iOS

    3 apps for level 1, 2, 3 This app will help students learn sounds of letters of the alphabet.

     


     

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  • Spellosaur

    Platform: iOS

    iPad ONLY! Spellosaur makes learning their words more fun with a set of games to help progressively learn each spelling - listen and choose the correct word, complete the word by adding the missing letters, plus re-arrange the letters to make the word.

     


     

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  • Nearpod

    Platform: iOS

    Nearpod enables teachers to use their iPads to manage content on students' devices. It combines presentation, engagement and real-time assessment tools into one integrated solution.

     


     

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  • Socrative—iOS

    Socrative—Android

    Socrative brings smart clickers, student response and ease of use to a whole new level. Be engaged for the entire class with educational exercises and games. See all your classmates’ ideas in real time and interact with the responses. Provide your instructor feedback on the lessons and how well you understand the material

     


     

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  • Three Ring

    Platform: iOS

    Three Ring allows you to take pictures of student work and keep track of them online. It's a fast, flexible, and simple way to organize and present your students' real world work, from handwritten assignments to classroom presentations.

     


     

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  • iTunes U

    Platform: iOS

    The iTunes U app gives you access to complete courses from leading universities and other schools plus the worlds largest digital catalog of free education content right on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch.

     


     

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  • Spelling Bus

    Platform: iOS

    Spelling Bus is for learning to spell and practice to spell. Kids see the pictures and listens to the word and then type the spelling.

     


     

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  • Alphabet Zoo

    $.99

    Platform: iOS

    Highlighted on 60 Minutes. App helps students learn letter sounds

     


     

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  • Scholastic Reading Timer

    Platform: iOS

    Becoming a good reader requires practice, just like learning to play a sport or an instrument. The Scholastic Reading Timer app promotes reading practice by encouraging reading every day and most importantly, makes it fun!

     


     

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  • Simple Minds Plus

    Platform: iOS

    Mind mapping tool that turns your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch into a brainstorming, idea collection and thought structuring device.

     


     

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  • StoryKit

    Platform: iOS

    Create an electronic storybook. Make use of the little gaps in life - on the sofa after dinner, in the back seat of the car, or on a train - to do something creative together.

     


     

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  • Mad Libs—iOS

    Mad Libs—Android

    Mad Libs is now available in a fun, new interactive AND digital platform! In this sample version of Vacation Mad Libs you can test your fill-in the-blank skills for FREE on your iPhone or iPod touch. Then, get all the silly stories and crazy word game play in the complete version with the Goofy Mad Libs iPhone App.

     


     

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  • Toontastic

    Platform: iOS

    Lights, Camera, Play! Toontastic is a Creative Learning tool that empowers kids to draw, animate, and share their own cartoons through imaginative play.

     


     

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  • Chicktionary

    Platform: iOS

    Students can create accurate MLA, APA, and Chicago style citations in seconds by scanning a book bar code or by typing the name of a book. Build and manage your works cited. Once done, email your citations and then export your citations to EasyBib.com's popular bibliography management service.

     


     

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  • ABC Tracing

    Platform: iOS

    Animates and shows how to write the letters with strokes in the right order on the traditional red-blue guidelines. Provides fun feedback of right and wrong strokes. Has a lot of re-inforcing fun activities
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  • EasyBib

    Platform: iOS

    Students can create accurate MLA, APA, and Chicago style citations in seconds by scanning a book bar code or by typing the name of a book. Build and manage your works cited. Once done, email your citations and then export your citations to EasyBib.com's popular bibliography management service.

     


     

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  • Futaba

    Platform: iOS

    Multiplayer game that is great to build language skills.

     


     

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  • Phonics Tic-Tac-Toe

    Platform: iOS

    Ages 6 - 8 Students build language skills in a fast-paced game of tic-tac-toe. Interactive game explores vowel sounds, syllables and more.

     


     

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  • Cursive Practice

    Platform: iOS

    App allows for practicing English cursive handwriting in upper and lower case

     


     

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  • Sentence Reading Magic

    Platform: iOS

    Students will be able to read words, sentences, and build sentences.

     


     

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  • Miss Spell's Class

    Platform: iOS

    Students can play this word game that lest players test their spelling skills against the most commonly misspelled words on Dictionary.com

     


     

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  • Sight Words Grade 1 & 2

    Platform: iOS

    Students will be able to use this interactive app for learning sight words. Word bingo is one of the games.

     


     

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  • Sight Words

    Platform: iOS

    This app provides over 300 words for students to learn in order to become proficient and fluent readers.

     


     

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  • Use Your Handwriting

    Platform: iOS

    App makes it easy to take notes without using the keyboard.

     


     

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  • Google Earth—iTunes

    Google Earth—Android

    Create a virtual field trip that explores the path traveled in a book.

     


     

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  • SAS Flash Cards

    Platform: iOS

    Users can easily create, learn, and share flash cards.

     


     

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  • Wordventure

    Platform: iOS

    Students can learn about nouns, verbs, adjective, adverbs, etc with this interactive app that allows them to create a story.

     


     

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  • Shakespeare in Bits

    Platform: iOS

    App features video of plays, characters, and language

     


     

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  • Shakespeare

    Platform: iOS

    App allows students to access several of Shakespeare's works

     


     

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  • OverDrive Media Console

    Platform: iOS

    eReader App for free books through Monroe #1 BOCES or the public library. M1B OverDrive Library select school and use school computer login for access.

     


     

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  • MeeGenius! Kids' Books

    Platform: iOS

    Read along word highlighting, top notch illustrations, read alone or follow along with expert narration.

     


     

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  • iBooks

    Platform: iOS

    Download and read books from various resources. Works with PDF files as well.

     


     

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  • Nook—iTunes

    Nook—Android

    Platform: iOS

    Free app for reading books purchased through B & N or OverDrive

     


     

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  • Kindle—iTunes

    Kindle—Android

    Platform: iOS

    Free app for reading books purchased through Amazon or OverDrive

     


     

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