A new tool to engage kids in the sciences that’s informative, interactive, and easy to navigate.
The free iOS app We Read Too taps into books starring characters of color written by authors of color.
A 400-year-old mystery involving one of the greatest artists of all time is explored in “Buried Alive: The Secret Michelangelo Took to His Grave,” a thrilling, free app from Time Traveler Tours.
In this interactive story, young viewers decide which path will lead to a missing dog.
Axel Scheffler and a flip book all in one? What could be more fun?
If distance or lack of ticket availability has kept you from visiting the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the museum’s free app allows a look inside.
Tinybop’s latest app, “Me,” offers an excellent opportunity for self-exploration.
A digital story imbued with activities and a message about tolerance.
This vibrantly drawn, interactive app features strong female characters and offers a look at another culture (with lots of complementary extras).
Strategies for safeguarding student data in schools and libraries, and student privacy in general, in the information age.
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Space, the most recent addition to Tinybop’s “Explorer’s Library,” was released last month, and like the other titles in the series, exploration is the name of the game.
New apps from Ahoiii Entertainment, a developer known for its engaging, skill-building apps for young children.
Fans of Nosy Crow apps can now create stories—and fractured fairytales—featuring the developer’s characters.
Daryl Grabarek, SLJ’s resident app guru, curates a stellar list of the best educational and story apps produced in the past year.
This article was published in School Library Journal's December 2016 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.
Injecting game play or interactive quizzes into lessons can help them go down a bit more smoothly. Here are two apps that offer students of geography both “learn” and “play” opportunities.
The Battle of the Somme, the devastating, five-month offensive of World War 1, is commemorated in an app marking its centennial.
Amazon’s new app for kids ages 7–12 brings them original short stores that unfold in snippets of chat style text on e-readers and cell phones.
Two creatures discover that the land of their dreams is not so far away after all.