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Love Books

Turn the Page to a New World with Great Apps for Book Lovers

If you love books, whether it is classic tales, short stories, or interactive novels, these apps are for you. Be entertained, immersed, and engaged in your favorite book genre anytime, anywhere.

Get an E-Book Reader

Take your favorites with you wherever you go and read them offline with a handy e-book reader.

Wattpad

Find all the stories to keep you hooked

Wattpad

For those who interested in finding a great read

Wattpad is a growing community that allows you to connect directly with writers and other readers and discuss the latest plot twists by leaving comments alongside the latest stories. React in real time as new chapters are added, share your favorite lines or create beautiful visual quotes. Always wanted to be an author? Publish your book on Wattpad and share it with their supportive community. Create a new draft, add chapters to an existing story or add a cover, all from the app. You can even get creative with one of our monthly writing challenges. When inspiration strikes, you’ll have Wattpad right in your pocket.

Why we love it

Discover amazing stories from authors around the world. Adventure awaits!

Apple Books

When you just need the basics

Apple Books

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For anyone who prefers Apple's own solutions for apps.

iBooks is Apple’s e-bookstore, and as such offers some impressive features. It is also one of the only apps that still supports purchasing a new e-book from within the app using your iTunes account so you can begin reading it immediately. The interface is well-designed and easy to use, with options for font size and style, searching, bookmarking, highlights, notes, themes, an in-app dictionary, brightness controls, and the app syncs your purchased books with every device using your Apple ID (although they can only be read on your iPhone or iPad). iBooks also reads books without DRM in ePub and PDF format.

Why we love it

iBooks is free and easy to obtain. It does the basics for ebooks and PDF viewing.

eBook Services

These apps offer all in one solutions from the acquisition of new books to fully reading through those books.

Apple Books

When you just need the basics

Apple Books

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For anyone who prefers Apple's own solutions for apps.

iBooks is Apple’s e-bookstore, and as such offers some impressive features. It is also one of the only apps that still supports purchasing a new e-book from within the app using your iTunes account so you can begin reading it immediately. The interface is well-designed and easy to use, with options for font size and style, searching, bookmarking, highlights, notes, themes, an in-app dictionary, brightness controls, and the app syncs your purchased books with every device using your Apple ID (although they can only be read on your iPhone or iPad). iBooks also reads books without DRM in ePub and PDF format.

Why we love it

iBooks is free and easy to obtain. It does the basics for ebooks and PDF viewing.

Amazon Kindle

Because Amazon uses a propriety format for its books, you’ll need the Kindle app to read any ebooks purchased from Amazon.com.

Amazon Kindle

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Because Amazon uses a propriety format for its books, you’ll need the Kindle app to read any ebooks purchased from Amazon.com. Given Amazon’s size and penchant for discounting books, it’s highly likely you own one or more of their e-books. However, even if you don’t, Amazon’s Kindle app offers one of the best reading experiences on the iPad, as it syncs your cloud-stored books (including annotations and bookmarks) across devices, includes an in-app dictionary, and can also display Mobi and PDF files that don't have DRM. Kindle also displays library books and, unlike other library-enabled apps, it syncs the library books, along with annotations and bookmarks. Indeed, you can even send personal documents to the Kindle app and store up to 5GB in your Kindle Cloud for download to other devices or at a later date. Some of the most prominent “read later” services even support sending your saved links to your Kindle email address, so you can sync those documents as well.

NOOK

Nook is the iOS version of Barnes & Noble’s popular Nook eReader, and it offers one of the most customizable reading experiences in one of the least customizable apps.

NOOK

NOOK

Nook is the iOS version of Barnes & Noble’s popular Nook eReader, and it offers one of the most customizable reading experiences in one of the least customizable apps. The app’s best feature is its ability to totally control page formatting: readers can choose between publisher defaults or customize fonts, size, spacing, page colors, text colors, highlight colors, link colors, and justification. In fact, your customizations can even be saved as a theme to use again! Unfortunately, the Nook app (unlike the physical devices) does not appear to be able to read books not purchased in the Barnes and Noble store, which significantly undermines its value— except to those who own or have owned a Nook.

Be Part of the Story

Interactive books bring engagement to your entertainment. It’s not just about the words with these apps, but the interaction too.

Shadow House
Shadow House

Shadow House

Scholastic Inc.

Shadow House is more than just haunted . . . it’s hungry. Step into ghost stories where the choices you make determine your fate! Enter Shadow House, if you dare. . . .

Companion to the Shadow House series by spooky story master Dan Poblocki.

•Choose your own path through spooky ghost stories.
•Step inside Shadow House through haunting visuals and chilling audio.
•The house is always changing—play again for a terrifying new adventure.
•Learn the secrets the house doesn’t want anyone to know.
•Each ghost story comes from a haunting image in the Shadow Houses books, where more scares await.

Shadow House is a place with a terrifying history. Every generation, it lures five kids inside . . . and never lets them leave. Are you brave enough to enter Shadow House? Trace a sigil to step into a ghost story, and navigate your way through each of the stories to uncover the haunting secrets Shadow House is keeping.

Disclosure for Parents
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This app does not collect any personally identifiable information.

This app contains:

•Information and advertising about Scholastic's Shadow House books
•Links ONLY to Scholastic-owned websites and Apple’s App Store and iBooks Store
•No social media sharing
•No location tracking functions

Privacy Policy: http://shadowhouse.scholastic.com/privacypolicy
Developer: Scholastic Inc., 557 Broadway, New York, New York 10012, 800-SCHOLASTIC, [email protected]
Customer Support: [email protected]
1-800-724-6527

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Arcadia by Iain Pears

Arcadia by Iain Pears

Amphio Limited

From bestselling author Iain Pears comes Arcadia: a groundbreaking new novel written for iPhone and iPad. Become the master of your journey following ten characters through three interlocking worlds, in an original tale of time travel, intrigue and adventure.

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Three interlocking worlds. Ten characters looking for answers. But who controls the future – or the past?

In the basement of a professor’s house in Oxford, fifteen-year-old Rosie goes in search of a missing cat – and instead finds herself in a different world.

Anterwold is a sun-drenched land of storytellers, prophecies and rituals. But is this world real – and what happens if she decides to stay?

Meanwhile, in a sterile laboratory, a rebellious scientist is trying to prove that time does not even exist – with potentially devastating consequences.

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‘I wanted to do something new. I wanted to give you the freedom to put the tale together in your own way.’ – Iain Pears

Download the app now for free and start reading straight away. Unlock the complete novel with a single in-app purchase.

Features:
– Experience a novel written especially for iPad and iPhone
– See characters’ stories diverge and intersect in the unique and beautiful map
– Record your path through the story, and see what lies ahead
– Follow the characters that interest you most in this rich imaginative world
– Discover the Notebooks for an even deeper understanding of Arcadia

If you enjoy Arcadia, don’t forget to rate it and leave a review.

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Lucy & Pogo Animal Storybook
Lucy & Pogo Animal Storybook

Lucy & Pogo Animal Storybook

Fox and Sheep GmbH

*** A Parents' Choice Gold Award Winner ***
Count claws, sort letters or play on a doggy piano. Your kids will learn without even noticing in this wonderful story on how to overcome prejudices, encourage tolerance, empathy and the eagerness to learn. Education and fun for everyone from 3-7.
Learn counting, spelling, music and more.

*** OPINIONS & AWARDS ***
Bologna Ragazzi digital award nominee.
A rated. Editor's choice. Childrens technology review.
Best of the best. Bestappsforkids.com
“The games are fun, but what we love most about Lucy & Pogo are its production values: its illustrations are lovely, and its music fits them perfectly.” appsplayground
“...an excellent storybook that teaches children about empathy and overcoming prejudices. A great app for ages 3+.” geekswithjuniors.com
“...a pearl for children...” i-phone-ticker

*** FACTS ***
Intuitive child-friendly user interface.
Playful and handmade illustrations. 13 lovely animated films and minigames.
Playful, voice-made sounddesign, to match a personal reading experience.
Original music by film composer Fritz Flotow.
Professional voiceover artist, narrating the story in eight different languages. English, French, German, Polish, Spanish, Portuguese, Swedish and Chinese.
Based on the popular children's book “Le chat qui aboyait”.
Free play is possible in many of the games to make sure you can enjoy playing for as long as you wish.

*** KNOW WHAT'S INSIDE ***
We are part of the “Know what's inside” community. That means:
No information on users is collected.
No ads.
No in-app purchases.
No internet connection required.
No social media links.
No push notifications.

This is the full version.
Any further questions?
[email protected]

About Fox & Sheep:
We are a Studio in Berlin and develop high quality apps for kids at the age of 2-8 years. We are parents ourselves and work passionately and with a lot of commitment on our products. We work with the best illustrators and animators around the world to create and present the best apps possible – to enrich the lives of our and your kids.

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Dark Forest - HORROR GameBook
Dark Forest - HORROR GameBook

Dark Forest - HORROR GameBook

Jorge Caballero

Mystery and Horror Book with multiple endings. "Dark Forest” Louis Versetti, a young man comes out of his mansion far from his father authority figure, he enters the "Dark Forest "where he will encounter supernatural and terrifying difficulties he never imagined. Get the FREE DOWNLOAD today.

-Decisions
-Many Endings
-Music
-Illustrations
-Horror
-Supernatural Mystery

Mystery and Horror Book with multiple endings. In this story, you are the main character. Make decisions and change the path and the ending. Dare to live your own story. An Interactive Book App with great images, fantastic music, decisions, and multiple endings. Choose your path wisely and discover our multiple endings.

Sick and tired of his father’s slurs and insults, Louis decides to leaves behind a life of wealth and comfort, he wants to know the real world, what it is out there but before he can do that he enters the Dark Forest where he meets a young woman, but things are not what it seems, choose Louis Versetti’s path wisely.

One of the finest vehicles of the large Versetti fleet approaches the stately gates of the family residence, a huge luxurious mansion constructed with the finest materials to be found in the whole of Scotland. The car drives through lovely gardens for over seventy meters, but when it stops at the mansion’s front entrance, nobody steps out of the vehicle, as the butler patiently waits at the ready to welcome the vehicle’s occupants.

The sound of someone shouting can be heard when the car door opens after a few minutes.

That’s the last time I’m putting up with your slurs and your insults, yelled Louis Versetti, son of the multimillionaire Paolo Versetti.

Very slowly and calmly, Louis’ father steps out of the car after his son; he doesn’t follow him, he just looks at him with a hard and dismissive stare.

You think I don’t deserve any of this. Do you think I’m not worthy? Okay, so that’s the way it will be then; I will not accept a penny of your fortune; I will not accept anything that is yours. I'm leaving this house right now! Louis exclaimed energetically in a determined tone of voice, while his father just looked on with a smirk on his face, which, if anything, just provoked him all the more, making him even angrier.

Louis turns around slowly, and without hesitation begins to walk through the large garden, back towards the mansion’s gate. No one makes a single sound; the only thing to be heard is the sound the shoes make as they walk down the paved driveway; those fine shoes which were manufactured in Italy, his father’s native land. His father came to this country when he was very young and single-handedly became a millionaire in just ten years by creating multiple companies.

Louis is about to reach the gate, and all he’s taking with him to face the world on his own is just a leather jacket and some money in his wallet.

I’ll show him what I can accomplish on my own, thinks the 23-year-old, who feels he is ready to forge his own path in life.

Before leaving the grounds, he turns a little to the right to look at the small storage shed where old things are kept, and where he knows his old motorcycle is stored. It’s been years since he last used it, so it must be very dusty and maybe even a little rusty, but Louis is almost certain that it still works.

Although Louis had been determined to leave on foot, he thinks it will be much better on that bike. He is about to go and pick up the motorcycle when he remembers it was a gift given to him by his father when he was 15 and stops in his tracks to think for a moment:

Choose his path wisely, what would you do?

This Interactive Book App is published by Living a Book. This isn't a gamebook or chat story, it's a Pathbook.

Interactive book with multiple endings. "Living a Book" is a new approach to interactive books where your decisions change and trigger new stories and a new ending.

LIVING A BOOK
A reading experience

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Christmas Tale HD
Christmas Tale HD

Christmas Tale HD

TabTale LTD

> The MOST Popular, MOST Downloaded Interactive Christmas Storybook, with OVER 1.3 million downloads!
> Voted the VERY BEST Multimedia Book for Christmas, WORLDWIDE!
> A Spectacular Reading Experience for Christmas & the Holiday Season! Fun for the Whole Family!

The Christmas Tale is back and better than EVER! Bring the joy of Christmas and the festivities of the holiday season together in this magnificent interactive story. Packed with gorgeous graphics and sound effects, young kids will experience Santa, the elves and the excitement of Christmas through a beautifully written story combined with engaging activities both children and their parents will love!

Features:
> Enjoy fun and educational activities on every page!
> Countdown until Christmas with the Christmas Countdown Clock.
> Make a wish list to show Santa and your friends!
> Help Santa and his reindeer deliver presents.
> Tap the snowman to see all of his cool outfits!
> “Read to Me” will automatically read the story to you.
> “Auto Play” automatically reads the entire story to you.
> Record your own dialogue for your favorite characters.

ABOUT TabTale
With over 1.5 billion downloads and growing, TabTale has established itself as the creator of pioneering virtual adventures that kids and parents love. TabTale’s apps spark children’s imaginations and inspire them to think creatively while having fun!
Visit us: https://www.tabtale.com/
Like us: https://www.facebook.com/TabTale
Follow us:@TabTale
Watch us: https://www.youtube.com/Tabtale


CONTACT US
Let us know what you think! Questions? Suggestions? Technical Support? Contact us 24/7 at [email protected]


FOR PARENTS
The app is free to play but certain in-game items may require payment. You may restrict in-app purchases by disabling them on this device. The app may include advertising for TabTale and certain third parties which will redirect users to our sites, apps or third-party sites.
Your privacy matters. The app may enable collection of limited user data by TabTale or its carefully selected providers (e.g. ad networks and analytics) for limited purposes described in our Privacy Policy (e.g. respond to support queries; enable, analyze and improve the app’s features and services; serve contextual ads and measure their performance). For more information (notably on the providers), please read our Privacy Policy: https://tabtale.com/privacy-policy/ . By downloading, updating or using the app you consent (in your personal capacity and for other users of your device) to this collection and use of limited device information for ad display and reporting purposes and you accept our Terms of Use: https://tabtale.com/terms-of-use/.

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Take Time for a Short Story

If you only have minutes to spare, apps with short stories help you enjoy that quick break.

TaleHunt: Very short stories in love and fiction

TaleHunt: Very short stories in love and fiction

Mocioun Techlabs Private Limited

TaleHunt: Very short stories in love and fiction

For those who want short stories with an option to upload their own work.

TaleHunt provides short stories less than 250 characters in length. The app also offers a feature to write your own stories, share them with friends and family, and the five most-liked stories are featured each day. For quick entertaining reads or a bit of creative inspiration, check out TaleHunt.

Why we love it

TaleHunt offers extremely short stories from other like you that can be read in just minutes.

Colossal Short Stories Collection

Colossal Short Stories Collection

Cognitive Bits

Colossal Short Stories Collection

For those interested in a short story app with a very large selection.

The Colossal Short Stories Collection app offers over 2,400 short stories in a variety of genres. From adventure to romance, the app has classics as well as new works. Bonus features include a reading time estimate, text-to-speech, and a bookmarking system. There are no extra downloads and you can read stories from Mark Twain, Edgar Allan Poe, Oscar Wilde, and many other well-known authors.

Why we love it

When you have a few minutes to spare on a break or in a waiting room, pop open Colossal Short Stories Collection for an entertaining tale.

Check Out the Classics

When well-known novels from the greats are what you want, these apps for classic tales are perfect.

Manage Your Collection

Keep track of the books you have read plus those you want to read in the future with convenient cataloging apps.

Bookly - Read More

Keep track of your reading life with this bookish app

Bookly - Read More

Add and track books

For bookworms and anybody who wants to become one

With Bookout, you can easily add books from your library and keep track of your reading activity. You can also set goals and unlock achievements, all of which can help you make reading books a regular part of your life. You can even send bookish stickers from the app to your family and friends on iMessage.

Why we love it

Bookout is the perfect app for avid readers or anybody who wants to turn into one. Not only does it let users keep track of their reading, but it also motivates them to keep reading more. It also features a simple yet engaging interface and a cute mascot to boot.

BookBuddy: Library Manager

BookBuddy: Library Manager

Kimico, Ltd.

BookBuddy: Library Manager

For those interested in a book tracking app that includes lending management and iCloud sync.

Keep track of your books, share your favorites, and manage those you lend to friends with BookBuddy. The app has a clean, attractive, and intuitive interface with built-in iCloud sync. You can search your library by keyword or barcode scan, personalize categories and a wish list, and tag and arrange books by status.

Why we love it

BookBuddy is the perfect app for keeping track of your library. With personalization, search, and sync, the free version allows up to 50 books, so give it a try.

Goodreads: Book Reviews

Goodreads: Book Reviews

Goodreads

Goodreads: Book Reviews

For those who like book tracking apps that include recommendations, searches, and reviews.

Although Goodreads is best known as a social community for book lovers, the app is actually a resource for any e-book user. The social aspect involves creating an account and then finding, following, and discussing books with friends, but the helpful reviews and ratings are accessible even without an account. Goodreads also helps you catalog your personal library of books you own (via barcode scanner), have read, or want to read.

Why we love it

Goodreads is a terrific way to keep track of books you read, find new ones, see what your friends are reading, all in one app.

Become Immersed as You Listen

Whether you like to listen as you work or on your way to the office, audiobooks tell you the story out loud.

LibriVox Audio Books

LibriVox Audio Books

BookDesign LLC

LibriVox Audio Books provides unlimited access to over 50,000 audio books. Each audiobook can be streamed over the internet or downloaded for later use. The LibriVox Audio Books app features classic best sellers and out of print treasures from every genre of literature in more than 30 languages.

Audio books from LibriVox are free thanks to the dedicated work of hundreds of volunteers who record, edit and distribute the books. New releases are prepared daily, and the entire catalog spans the breadth of world literature, including novels, history, biography, short stories, poetry and more in both fiction and non-fiction.

The LibriVox AudioBook app makes it easy to search the LibriVox catalog of free audio books. You can browse by title, author or genre, look at new recordings, or search by key word. Because the books are free, you can listen to as much or as little of a book as you like with no cost. The app remembers your position, so you can return to a book later, and includes unlimited bookmarks and a sleep timer for your convenience.