Who doesn’t love a good book? Better yet, who doesn’t love a crazy good children’s book app? Here are 10 of our favorite recent children’s book apps. Enjoy!

MOUSEAPP-Cvr-Sm-150x150The Mouse and the Meadow, by Dawn Publications, is a magnificent storybook app that has a tremendous WOW factor. It’s part pop-up book, part entrainment, and part teacher tool, and totally crammed with teachable moments on every page. Written and illustrated by Chad Wallace, this delightful tale is brought to life by his masterful artwork. Coupled with the incredible animations by developer, Malachi Bazan, puts this app in the totally outstanding category. Obviously, this team knows children, has experience with the digital world, and knows what it takes to create a non-fictional drama.
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mzl.lueaezzr.175x175-75-1-150x150The Wee Adventures of Shabu Shabu – Book 1 – The Jade Legend, by Steam Powered Productions, is a magnificent tome of a story app and the first in the series of eight books. Book 1 begins with a little Taiwanese rabbit who wants to follow her prestigious grandfather’s paw prints and be an inventor. The tinkering turns into many years, with the inspiration of getting to the moon to find the mysterious Jade Rabbit, similar to our version of the “Man in the Moon” concept. Eventually Shabu Shabu embarks on an amazing journey out of the safety of her familiar burrow. Grandfather is her role model, mentoring Shabu in the lab as he works for years on making a powerful telescope to see the surface of the moon.
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url1The Love Book, by  iLiterature Ltd is the perfect way to entice older children into the rhythm of poetry, and what better topic than LOVE! Originally, we thought we were onto a brand new app until we read on the developer’s site they had quietly released a test version ofThe Love Book at the end of August. We were not surprised to hear it went viral. The Love Book is one of the best apps we’ve seen this year, it’s an ELA teacher’s dream! This app is an anthology of some of the best poems, prose, short stories, quotes, and letters, all embracing the elusive theme of love. Teachers, take note – This is the perfect classroom app to easily get teens engaged and appreciating the nuances of the written word.
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imgres-1PJ’s PJs, by Ink Robin, is an adorable book app series starring Percival Jenkins, who LOVES bedtime! This just might be the perfect app to help you get your little ones to bed with relative ease.  You maybe even get a bath in, prior to your little one retiring, without a fuss. Percival has 329 different pairs of amazing pajamas, and every time he puts on his pajamas a new adventure begins. There are three stories so far; PJ’s PJs Giraffe! is the first in the series, followed by PJ’s PJs – Koalas! and PJ’s PJs – Anteaters!.Teachers With Apps sure hopes they plan to keep adding additional titles to this series, as the potential following for Percival Jenkins is huge! In this story PJ is wearing his giraffe pajamas which transform him into a real giraffe in Africa.
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c9436e67dca94abf5bbce9187f999191 Archie’s Egyptian Adventure, by Daren Mason and Muddy Boots Media, is a recent release. This time traveling app is part book, part game, and all around great fun! So, here is the low down on Archie – he is a busy time traveler and with each artifact he find, he is off on another adventure back in time to reconnect the artifact with the owner. Best part, you get to go along with him as he goes deeper and deeper back in time. Due to Archie’s magic digging boots whenever he finds something quite amazing he is transported back in time to meet the original owner of the artifact. First find, Howard Carter’s book and after a several spins Archie finds himself in Egypt in the year 1922. Howard is in pursuit of the tomb of the Pharaoh Tutankhamen and he asks Archie to join him since he’s a whiz at finding things.
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icono-4esquinitas-ios7-512-EN-1-300x300Four Little Corners, by DADA Company, is a simple storybook app with a sophisticated message – fitting in with your peers can be as difficult as fitting a square peg through a round hole. Wow! Four Little Corners is digital masterpiece, based on the original book by Jérôme Ruillier, whose message is a timeless classic. We LOVE this unassuming yet profound story/app; it is a delightfully darling little tale that has such a powerful message! Four Little Corners reinforces integral values such as friendship, integration, equality participation, comradeship, and social justice. The message that it is just fine to be different comes through loud and clear! Four Little Corners reinforces integral values such as friendship, integration, equality participation, comradeship, and social justice.
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icon1024-1-300x300Rom and the Whale of Dreams, by BelMontis, is a magical dreamy tale written by Jose Miguel Vilar-Bou and illustrated by Alejaandra Zuniga that takes place in the enchanting Kingdom of Gypsies called Numia. This is where imagination is the ruler and dreaming is a thing of the past. For the people of Numia have forgotten how to dream and must suffice with only their daydreams. The young Prince Rom has a recurring dream about a whale creature and he decides to go off looking for this mysterious animal. This wonderful fairy-like tale is available in three different languages, English, Chinese and Spanish. What child doesn’t love a great story? Great stories never grow old!
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Icon_Small_WhiteCornersSALECrisp P. Bacon – My Life So Far…, by Len Lucero & Kristina Tracy and developed by Oceanhouse Media, is a heartwarming story about a lovable and inspiring handicapped piglet. This tale is based on the true story and popular YouTube video about a baby pig born with a congenital defect that hinders mobility in his rear legs. Len Lucero, a veterinarian, builds Chris his own cart to enable him to get around independently. This inspirational story is all about how Len designs this 10 day old pig a wheel chair made of toy parts, and how Chris is given a second lease on life. This endearing app has much to teach in the way of empathy and celebrating diversity.
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Chain-ReactioniTunesArtwork@2x-300x300Axel’s Chain Reaction, written by Allison Pomenta, illustrated by Monica Armino and developed in conjunction with Cubic Jigsaw, mesmerized every group of students we shared it with. It delightfully conveys a powerful and poignant message to the youth of today – don’t give up! Try and try again, a concept many kids today have had little experience with. Teachers are going to love sharing this app time after time, and so will parents. The app features Axel Jansen, an inventor and individual unaware of his lack of social skills. Axel also struggles with attentional issues and being “different”.  He feels completely misunderstood by his peers, a secondary theme that runs throughout this spectacular book.
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imgres-31Millie’s Crazy Dinosaur Adventure – Millie Was Here, Book 3 by Megapops LLC is another wonderful tale from the makers of Millie and the Lost Key. As with all of the Megapops apps featuring Millie the dog, this story is as zany as ever. It has all the components needed to draw kids in and keep them totally mesmerized. Parents rejoice, this is one sophisticated app that packs a punch every time. The unique photo collage style and gaming feel give this app an edge over others. Join Millie as she travels back in time to retrieve the forgotten birthday gift for her dear friend Kitty and accidentally ventures back a tad farther than planned. Help the story take twists with the unique story switcher feature, which gives you options of where to take the story next.
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