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Feel Like Part of the Story with These Interactive Book Apps

If you have a love for books and enjoy those that bring a little pizazz to the table now and then, these apps are for you. Interactive books, for both adults and children, let you become part of a notable novel, amusing adventure, or fanciful fairytale.

Unknown Endings

These interactive books are unique in that you choose how they end. For an immersive experience where you really do become part of the story, these apps are anything but dull.

Shadow House

Shadow House

Scholastic Inc.

Shadow House

For those who like spooky ghost stories where you choose the ending.

What happens when five kids are lured into Shadow House? In this frightening adventure, you are the one to decide. The house changes on its own and holds terrifying secrets that you must uncover. With simple swipes, make your choices on where the story goes. The app offers chilling sound effects, spooky music, and amazing graphics.

Why we love it

For a scary adventure in a haunted setting, this interactive book is worth reading. Are you brave enough to enter Shadow House?

Dark Forest - HORROR GameBook

Dark Forest - HORROR GameBook

Living a Book Inc.

Dark Forest - HORROR GameBook

For those who like supernatural thrillers with multiple endings.

When a young heir leaves the safety of his luxurious mansion, he embarks on an unexpected adventure in Dark Forest – Living a Book. In this supernatural thriller, you choose the path for the main character, Louis Versatti. The app offers dramatic music, text adjustments, and a light or dark reading mode.

Why we love it

If you have never tried books where you choose the path for the main character which decides his fate, Dark Forest – Living a Book is a great one to check out.

Arcadia by Iain Pears

Arcadia by Iain Pears

Amphio Limited

For those who want an interactive book where they decide the ending.

Arcadia by Lain Pears gives you three worlds to explore, 10 unique characters, and tons of different paths to take. Go on a journey with a young girl in search of her cat in the basement and follow a scientist with a mission to prove that time doesn’t exist. Record the paths you follow in the story and immerse yourself in a book where the ending is up to you.

Why we love it

For engaging experience, open Arcadia by Lain Pears and decide how the stories end.

Classic Novels

The only thing better than reading a classic novel is doing so with interactive elements. Enjoy the sights, sounds, and animations that bring these outstanding tales to life.

SHERLOCK: Interactive Adventure

SHERLOCK: Interactive Adventure

HAAB

* Gold winner of “Independent Publisher Book Awards” 2014 and “Global Ebook Awards 2014” *
* Nominated for Digital Book Awards 2015 *
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AppAdvice.com: “Sherlock: Interactive Adventure is unlike anything else you've seen on iOS, or perhaps on any digital platform for that matter”.
148apps.com: “SHERLOCK: Interactive Adventure is first and foremost a well told story, but those interactive elements ensure it sticks in the mind a lot more so than a regular e-book”.
Wouter van Vugt, AppPicker.com: “SHERLOCK: Interactive Adventure is so much more than a book, even though you can treat it like a book if you want to. Everything about this book is perfect, and the extra options and interactivity are so well-developed, that it didn’t feel like I was reading a book anymore. It truly is the next level of reading and where I expect all the books to be in the future”.
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SHERLOCK: Interactive Adventure is an app that will make you look at interactive books in a whole new light.
Allow us to introduce you to “The Red-Headed League”, the first book in this brand new interactive series about the famous detective.
Read, listen, embark on a journey, conduct an investigation, and discover the world of the great detective Sherlock Holmes for yourself. There is more to this story than just words and pictures. In place of simple illustrations, 3D animated images adorn its pages. You are no longer looking on from the outside: you are directly involved in the events taking place, and see the world through the eyes of Dr Watson.
Can you remember your favourite book? What was it that you loved so much about it? It might have been the gripping plot, the amazing characters, the incredible atmosphere... When we read a book, we picture everything taking place in colourful images. Sometimes illustrations help to get our imagination going. We enjoy looking at them, but sometimes this is simply not enough. After all, an illustration in a book is no more than a keyhole that we can peek through in order to catch a glimpse of the imaginary world created by the author.
But have you ever wanted to look further through the keyhole and open that secret door? We bet you have... wouldn’t it be interesting to find yourself standing right next to your favourite character, and to be able to explore their world? To touch all the objects in the room, and have a good look at them?
When we created SHERLOCK: Interactive Adventure, we threw open the doors to the world of Victorian England, and we are delighted to be able to invite you in with us. We have lovingly recreated the interiors and street scenes of nineteenth-century London.
We have created the perfect combination of a classic book, an audio book, a film, a historical study, and an illustrated encyclopaedia, incorporating elements of gameplay.
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This interactive book has been created exclusively for the App Store
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Special features:
• the authentic, original text
• an audio version read by Simon Vance
• 30 plot-based scenes packed full of 3D animation
• a collection of period articles containing descriptive text
• dossiers on the key characters
• a search mode to help you find articles and clues
• an interactive map of 19th-century London
• 20 original musical themes
• supports the very latest iOS functions

• Available languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Russian
• It is recommended that you use a Wi-Fi connection to download the app
• NOTE: Requires iOS 6.1 or later. Compatible with iPad 2 and later; iPhone 4s and later; iPod touch (5th generation)

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Would you like to support the project and see more titles in the series released? Please write to us at [email protected]

iDickens: Ghost Stories

iDickens: Ghost Stories

iClassics Productions, S.L.

iClassics: Beyond Engrossing

iClassics unites the old and the new to create immersive experiences that inspire and move everyone.

Charles Dickens is perhaps the most canonical of all writers from the Western literary tradition.

iClassics Productions has become famous for its artistic and technological enhancements of great literature, and our collection of Immersive Entertainment apps would be woefully incomplete if it did not include the works of Charles Dickens.

Enter the iDickens Collection, which includes some of the most famous ghost stories penned by the master of Victorian literature, including A Madman's Manuscript, The Ivy Green, and The Lawyer and the Ghost.

In this innovative Immersive Entertainment app, these masterful and playfully chilling short stories are lovingly and artistically enhanced with interaction, illustration, animation, FX, and OST.

By casting a modern glare on these child-friendly ghost stories, the result is a spectacular and wholly original experience that utilizes every feature of modern mobile devices (gyro-perspective, flash, vibration).

TILT to see more

TOUCH to transform

TURN to discover what's in the shadows

Main features:

* Available in 4 languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese and French.
* Outstanding artwork by César Samaniego and a troubling original soundtrack by Miquel Tejada.
* The Charles Dickens’s Biography.

With the lovingly constructed enhancements for which iClassics Productions has become famous, this creatively chilling Immersive Entertainment app makes Charles Dickens more readable and enjoyable than ever.

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About the iClassics Collection:

The iClassics Collection is a revolutionary collection of book apps where you’ll discover literary classics such as Edgar Allan Poe and Charles Dickens through a unique interactive and immersive experience.

Discover more at www.iclassicscollection.com

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Collections for Kids

Let your child explore different types of stories and animations with these collections. The enjoyable interactive style can encourage a child’s interest in reading.

LeVar Burton Kids Skybrary

LeVar Burton Kids Skybrary

Reading Is Fundamental, Inc.

For kids who enjoy the TV series “Reading Rainbow” and like to read.

Reading Rainbow Skybrary Family comes from the popular children’s television show “Reading Rainbow.” The app offers over 600 books, 250 educational videos, and book recommendations. This is a subscription-based app with wonderful features for those who have kids that love to read.

Why we love it

For a healthy reading environment designed to enhance the experience with interaction, the Reading Rainbow Skybrary Family app is a great option for your family.

Nick Jr. Books – Read Interactive eBooks for Kids

Read interactive e-books featuring your favorite Nick Jr. characters

Nick Jr. Books – Read Interactive eBooks for Kids

Three reading modes

For kids and parents who want to bond over interactive stories

With Nick Jr. Books, parents and kids can have access to a collection of digital books featuring stories from some of the most popular shows on Nickelodeon’s eponymous television block for children, including “Blaze and the Monster Machines,” “PAW Patrol,” “Dora the Explorer,” and more. Each e-book is fully narrated with three reading modes and filled with interactive effects and character animations.

Why we love it

Nick Jr. Books is a neat app to get kids started on the many pleasures of reading, with the help of their favorite Nick Jr. characters at that. The app also fosters reading comprehension and vocabulary building in particular via parent tips, which are designed to promote discussion and connection. Moreover, it motivates kids to keep reading by rewarding them with stars for each completed book.

Novels for Youngsters

If your child is ready to engage in a classic tale or discover a new adventure, make it something special. These interactive books for kids bring out the best in the stories they tell.

Weirdwood Manor

Weirdwood Manor

All Play, No Work Inc.

For kids who like interactive books with puzzles and games.

In Weirdwood Manor, your child plays games to progress through the fascinating story and magical world. Donned a “living novel,” kids can enjoy challenging puzzles, fantastic surprises, and hours of reading time with giggles thrown in. The app is optimized for iPad, but available on iPhone as well.

Why we love it

Follow three children as they head to Weirdwood Manor to meet an eccentric writer and inventor in this amazing interactive adventure.

The Adventures of Captain Underpants

The Adventures of Captain Underpants

Scholastic Inc.

The Adventures of Captain Underpants

For kids who enjoy interactive books with games and silly fun.

With games, animations, and the story kids love, The Adventures of Captain Underpants brings fun to the iPad for your kids. Your child can experience the captain like never before. The app offers features for playing and recording silly sounds and the Flip-O-Rama for animated action of your own in 2D. More than a book, The Adventures of Captain Underpants app is jam-packed with entertainment.

Why we love it

The Adventures of Captain Underpants is a full-featured, interactive book app that is tons of fun for kids.

Loose Strands

Loose Strands

Darned Sock Productions

Loose Strands

For those who want an interactive novel for their child with mystery and hidden secrets.

In Loose Strands, your child can enter a mysterious barber shop packed with secrets. Decide which clues to follow, find hidden pages and diaries, and sneak around a house using the map. For fun and immersive adventure on iPad, your boy or girl will love Loose Strands.

Why we love it

Loose Strands for iPad is a great interactive story for children ages 9 and up.

Pop-Ups for Children

Pop-up books are always fun for kids bringing a surprise with every page turn. And, when you combine the pop-ups with interactive features, you can give your little one an amazing experience.