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Book trust -Our favourite children’s book apps

We take a look back over some of the best book apps and eBooks for children and teenagers released in 2012.

Maggot Moon (enhanced e-book)

by Sally Gardner

Hot Key Books

This innovative multi-touch iBook for the iPad includes the full text of the Costa Award winning novel, as well as a range of additional interactive content to help enhance the story.

The Book about Moomin, Mymble and Little My (app)


Sort of Books/Spinify

ToveJansson’s original picture book from 1952 has been transformed into a beautiful interactive story in this iPad app.

Princess Poppy (app)

byJaney Louise Jones

Random House Children’s Books

Based on the popular series of books by Janie Louise Jones, this delicately-illustrated pastel-hued app will be irresistible to aspiring princesses.

War Horse (app)

by Michael Morpurgo


This new iPad app based on Michael Morpurgo’s bestselling novel War Horse incorporates the complete text of the novel, an unabridged audio reading by the author, and much more.

Pip and Posy: Fun and Games (app)

by Axel Scheffler

Nosy Crow

Play games inspired by the loveable characters Pip and Posy from Axel Scheffler’s popular picture book series in this interactive app.

A World Between Us (enhanced e-book)

by Lydia Syson

Hot Key Books

Follow young nurse Felix to the Spanish Civil War in this exciting historical romance, published in multi-touch iBook format for iPad

Rounds: Franklin Frog (app)

by Barry and Emma Tranter

Nosy Crow

The first in an innovative new non-fiction series from Nosy Crow, this fun and colourful app follows the life-cycle of friendly frog Franklin through three generations.

Me Books (app)

by Various

Made in Me

The Me Books app allows users to read and listen to a whole range of picture books both old and new.

Sticker Dolly Dressing: Princesses (app)

by Fiona Watt

Usborne Publishing

The much-loved Sticker Dolly Dressing franchise is back with a new app, this time focusing on the ever-popular princess.

Who’s in the Loo? (app)

by Jeanne Willis

Andersen Press

There’s a queue for the loo and the children need to get in! Who can possibly be taking so long? Find out the answer in this app based on the popular picture book.


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Booktime Leaflet for Parents and Carers

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