The iPad can serve as a standard ebook reader, but it also offers a unique platform for a growing number of book-app hybrids that are pushing the limits of digital publishing.

We have seen these Interactive iPad books featured prominently in the New and Noteworthy and Staff Favorite sections on the App Store home page, and the titles are often amongst the top-grossing iPad apps around. A lot of that has to do with their pricing points, as these are also some of the more expensive offerings on the App Store. And, while often featured by Apple, we noticed it is pretty hard to find a lot of user or critical reviews of these book-apps. So, we have collected the best non-fiction offerings right here for you.

Whether you love history, science, music, art, space travel or just love the digitally-enhanced written word, there’s a book-app just for you. We’re compiled the best of the best for you here.

Interactive Books For iPad