Literacy Apps

Also see the Apps in the Interactive Books section.

App Focus/Use Comments
Classroom Reader Booktrack Classroom Reader
Booktrack Classroom allows students to read with a movie-style soundtrack, or to create their own soundtrack for any story, essay or other text.
Students can also create and publish their own Booktracks online at Booktrack Classroom, reading them on the web or on mobile phones and tablets.
Skoolbo Core Skills HD Skoolbo Core Skills HD
Skoolbo has been designed to help 4 – 10 year olds strengthen their Core Skills in literacy and numeracy.
Teachers and parents receive comprehensive reports detailing not only strengths and weaknesses, but also suggested individually customized activities for student improvement.
Book Creator for iPad Book Creator for iPad
The simple way to create your own beautiful iBooks, right on the iPad. Publish and read them in the iBooks app.
Now has the ability to import video and music, and record speech within the app.
Creative Book Builder Creative Book Builder
Creative Book Builder enables everyone to create, edit and publish ebooks in a few minutes. All published ebooks can be read by any ePub reader including iBooks.
Latest update includes the ability to design the cover and generate QR codes.
Puppet Pals HD Puppet Pals HD
Develops creative thinking. Good for developing other people's perspectives and thinking. Pupils can record their own voices, so they can hear intonation, etc.
You will need to buy the director's pass to receive ALL current and FUTURE content
Storyteller HD Storyteller HD
Storyteller HD comes with thousands of character ideas, plot suggestions, location ideas and themes.
Provides random story ideas each time you swipe the screen.
StickyWords StickyWords
Make your own poetry creations by sliding words across the screen onto a virtual fridge!
Creations can be shared via Twitter or Email.
StoryBuddy StoryBuddy
StoryBuddy is a magical way to create, read and share stories with the power of multi-touch on the iPad.
You can add customizable text with the built-in keyboard and import images from your photo album then publish your story and flip through its pages like a real book.
The Sonnets by William Shakespeare The Sonnets by William Shakespeare
The Sonnets presents William Shakespeare’s immortal collection of love poems in an interactive digital edition that allows you to explore, appreciate and understand this great work of literature as never before.
AirPlay enabled allowing the performances to be streamed full screen to AppleTV.
The Waste Land The Waste Land
The Waste Land for iPad brings alive the most revolutionary poem of the last hundred years for a 21st Century audience. A wealth of interactive features illuminate T. S. Eliot's greatest work.
Examine original manuscript pages to see how the poem took shape under Ezra Pound’s editing.
Dandelion Dandelion
This is the story of Benjamin Brewster and how he defeats the bullies at his school. Your task is to help Benjamin overcome his fears and blow the dandelions from your screen.
Dandelion was written and developed to encourage children to use their imagination to fend off bullying.
Bartleby's Book of Buttons Vol. 1 Bartleby's Book of Buttons Vol. 1
Help Bartleby in his journey to find new buttons for his collection! Flip switches, press buttons, slide sliders, rotate the iPad, turn in a circle, and carefully read along in this "digital pop-up book" adventure.
Play via AirPlay using Apple TV on iPad 2
The Pedlar Lady The Pedlar Lady
The story, inspired by the age-old tale of a man who becomes rich through a dream, describes the journey of a poor pedlar woman who discovers a surprising and wonderful treasure.
The user can lock the text in place, thus disabling the accelerometer's effect on the dynamic text.
Comic Life Comic Life
Comic Life for iPad has everything you need for creating and sharing comics, including fun and quirky templates, stylized image filters, and an easy-to-use drag and drop placement.
New to Comic Life for iPad is an innovative In Tray option which allows you to share your comics with other iPads nearby.
Our Story Our Story for iPad
This app enables young children to take part in fun games which can help develop interests and skills that will be relevant to them when they start to read.
The App has been developed by the Open University and is free to download.