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Kathy's List of Book Creation Apps

These are apps that help users, children through adult, create their own ebooks. Some export to PDFs, ibook or to other apps.
Book Creator for iPad
Description: The simple way to create your own beautiful iBooks, right on the iPad. Read them in iBooks, send them to your friends, or submit them to the iBookstore. Ideal for children's picture books, photo books, art books, cook books, manuals, textbooks, and the list goes on.
Grade1 through adult
BUY $4.99 https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id442378070?mt=8
Storybook Maker
Super book making app for young children. Fun interface. Choose from many backgrounds, stickers, photos, fonts, draw with large palettes - in short, creativity unleashed!
Grade 1 through grade 5
BUY $2.99 https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id593996170?mt=8
Storybooks: Starring You! by StoryBots - Read Personalized Children's Stories for Kids, Parents, Teachers
These are ready-made templated stories where children can put their own photos and names into the prewritten story to make them part of the story's action. This is for the not-ready-to write-yet crew and can be used to introduce them to the concept authoring. Has a couple stories for free then you can buy additional stories through inapp purchases.
Preschool
FREE/inapp
My Story - Book Maker for Kids

Description ----- The best storybook creator just got much better! ----- Create and share ebooks by adding drawings, photos, and stickers. Then record your voice on every page and share your story with friends, family and classmates. We've made My Story super teacher friendly by adding multiple authors and syncing across multiple iPads through Bright Bot!
preschool through grade 3
BUY $3.99 https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id449232368?mt=8

LEGO® Friends Story Maker

Designed for creative minds of all ages, LEGO Friends Story Maker offers hours of LEGO fun. Become the author of
beautiful multimedia stories using simple tools like drag & drop, stamps, voice recording, backgrounds, frames, and page captions.
You can even take pictures of your own amazing creations to capture stories as you build!
Directed to elementary school girls
FREE

bookPress - Best Book Creator, Print or eBook

Create a book on the iPad. Print it or keep as an eBook! bookPress lets everybody write a custom book in minutes. Offers lots of templates
so you can do yearbooks , travel books or books for fun.
Grade 3 through adult
FREE

Book Writer - eBook, PDF creator

This app creates a very basic ibook, add a picture then add text, then allows it to be placed in the ibook store. For the same price other apps give you templates and stickers to work with.
All ages
BUY $1.99 https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id481160195?mt=8

eBook Creator
This is a full service ebook creator. Choose page orientation, transitions and add your own sounds. It offers 11 different
styles of library shelves to place your final product in.
Grade 3 through adult
BUY $3.99 https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id448273828?mt=8
eBook Magic+ ePub, PDF, Photo Book maker & JPG collages
Download eBook Magic+ ePub, PDF, Photo Book maker & JPG collages and enjoy it on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The
App for making Books, Pages and iBooks with the most output & share options.
* Read yours in iBooks, Order a Printed Book online, and share with friends.
* Optimized for creating any type of book: photo albums, children’s books, scrap books, text books etc.
Grade 4 through Adult
Buy $4.99 https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id424877762?mt=8
StoryBuddy 2
Make a basic photo book.
All ages
BUY $2.99 https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id505856601?mt=8
Super Duper StoryMaker
Description With Super Duper StoryMaker, you can create all the picture and photo stories you want and tell them over and over - plus, you can make your own photo albums, special occasion cards, comic books, etc.
Grades 1- 5
BUY $4.99 https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id549220752?mt=8
Book Magic

children grades K-2 to make picture stories with. It has clip art they drag in and then they create around it.
FREE

Strip Designer

Users can make their own comic strips.
Grades 3-12
BUY $2.99 https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/strip-designer/id314780738?mt=8&uo=4

Toontastic: All Access

A very creative open ended way to create cartoon strips.
grade 2- 12
BUY $19.99 https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/toontastic-all-access/id563403725?mt=8&uo=4
FREE versions for educators

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    Katherine Page Burdick worked as a teacher and a school administrator for more than fifteen years. She has spent equal time developing a strong track record of creating innovative, leading, educational products while holding marketing and editorial positions within companies such as Pearson Education and Scholastic Inc. She recently left her position as Vice President of Development at Learning A-Z, a company that delivers educational resources in reading, writing, and science over the Internet, to consult with schools and businesses on the subject of mobile learning.

    Mrs. Burdick reviews educational apps in her blog, mobileieducator. Her publishing and education experiences coupled with her passion for mobile learning gives her a unique insight into the mobile market for education.

    Specialties:Program Developer, Author, Public Speaker, Curriculum Specialist, Applications for Mobile Learning, Content Innovator

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