Apps with collections of children's story books are becoming really popular. Instead of buying single children's books, parents and schools can now purchase collections of books (some of which are interactive and include narration) to use with their little ones. These apps are either priced per book or per month, on a similar basis to the Netflix delivery method.
Let's start off with Ebookadabra. This Apple only app has over 1,000 children's story book titles and comes with a monthly subscription of £2.99 (although there is a free trial). With Ebookadabra, you can discover hundreds of colour picture books with audio from top publishers like Disney, Harper Collins and Bloomsbury together with stickers to collect, educational games to play and family messaging.
Dr Seuss Treasury
Again, the Dr Seuss treasury is Apple only and is a subscription based service costing £3.99 per month. The Dr Seuss treasury contains narrated versions of 55 of the good doctor’s books, including the Cat in the Hat, the Grinch, the Lorax, Sam-I-Am and many more. Parents can see their children’s reading skills improve with statistics for number of books read, hours read, pages turned, and words tapped.
The world of Miss Gadish
Miss Gadish is a living library experience app for kids and designed to help children explore, discover and enjoy stories at their own speed. A whole host of friendly and whimsical characters is here to entertain, guide and play with your child as they delve into a magical world of story time, without the need for an assisting adult. This app is available on both the Apple and Android platforms and is priced at £2.99 per book.
As you can see the competition is hotting up in the world of children's story book collection apps. Which one of these do you prefer or do you think a real library is the best place for your child?