EASY APPS FOR MAKING PERSONAL BOOKS
APPS FOR CREATING YOUR OWN BOOKS
These will make your life easier if you’re in mood to create those awesome Personal Books that I talk about so much. (search for articles on Personal Books in the search box on this page, to the right.)
Here’s a partial list; some are free, some not. A search in the app store will turn up even more.
Special Stories – $19.99
This award-winning app is my favorite for creating the personal books in the way I recommend and explain in my book “Whole Child Reading.” Clear, simple, easy to create in the “Special Reads” format. It also has audio feature and has a store of 11 languages.
SIGHT WORDS LIST: The Partner App to All Book Apps
Before I continue with apps for creating the books, here is an ESSENTIAL app for teaching the sight words that you use in your Personal Books, whether your books are paper or digital!
Sight Words List – $ .99
I love the features in this app: you can set the speed of the flash cards (I recommend the fastest setting, one word per .7 second), you can create your own groups of words, turn the sound on or off, change the font and font size (I recommend the largest font size!) A really great tool.
From the app store: “Fun, simple, and fully customizable. I can even create my own lists. Love it!” – iPhone Mom and Teacher
Story Creator – FREE
This one allows you to include photos, videos, text, and audio.
LITTLE STORY MAKER
Little Story Maker – FREE
Picturebook – FREE
KID IN STORY READER
Kid in Story Reader – $8.99
It’s worth listing this review from Technology in Special Education: 5 Stars – “I am impressed and found it difficult to write this review without saying ‘It’s so easy and fun!’ every other sentence. The truth is that it performs as promised, is attractive and no bugs were found while putting it through the motions.”
go for it!
Have fun with this…it’s Corona Book Time!