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15 Children’s Books Best Read on an iPad

15 Children’s Books Best Read on an iPad

Children’s books are known for their beautiful illustrations, with pages full of bright colors and descriptive pictures. The illustrations are key to keeping a child engaged in the story. Many may wonder if a child can get as much from an e-book as a book. The answer is yes, they can get just as much and more through reading books on an iPad. Not only can they read the story, but they can also interact with the book, making the story even more appealing. Deciding which children’s books to buy for an iPad or tablet can be a daunting task. Here are 15 children’s books that are best read on an iPad:

How Rocket Learned to Read

Written and illustrated by Tad Hills

How Rocket Learned to Read Best Books iPad
    How Rocket Learned to Read, 

    a New York Times Bestselling picture book, features a little dog named Rocket and his teacher, a little yellow bird. Children will enjoy beautiful illustrations and an engaging story, as the little yellow bird teaches Rocket to read. The e-book version contains a read-to-me option and games related to the story.

    Happy Hippo, Angry Duck

    Written and illustrated by Sandra Boynton

    Happy as a Hippo Best Childrens Books on iPad
      Happy Hippo, Angry Duck

      is a colorful book by bestselling children’s author and illustrator Sandra Boynton. The book provides a lesson on emotions through Boynton’s signature cartoon animals. From excited to confused, Happy Hippo, Angry Duck covers every mood children—and grown-ups—may feel. Boynton is famous for her board books, but children will enjoy seeing their favorite characters in this brightly colored and easy-to-read e-book version.

      The Story of Fish and Snail

      Written and illustrated by Deborah Freedman

      Story of Fish and Snail Best Books iPad

        Fish is adventurous, but Snail…not so much. Every day Snail waits for Fish to come home with a new story to tell. However, Fish’s latest findings are too good to just tell: he wants Snail to see it all for himself. The Story of Fish and Snail is a heartwarming tale of friendship and bravery. With a three-dimensional feel, the visually appealing elements aren’t lost in the tablet version of this book. The e-book comes with a handy “double tap” tool to enlarge the text, making it easier to read on an iPad.

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        Llama Llama and the Bully Goat

        Written and illustrated by Anna Dewdney

        Llama llam bully goat best books iPad

          Author and illustrator Anna Dewdney once again brings her classic cartoon characters to life in her latest book, Llama Llama and the Bully Goat. The e-book version of this fun-loving story has the bright and colorful illustrations by Dewdney that children have grown to know and love, and offers an important lesson. Additionally, the text is larger and easier to read on an iPad. This Llama Llama story gives little ones a gentle example of how to handle the sensitive situation of bullying.

          The Day the Crayons Quit

          Written by Drew Daywalt, illustrated by Oliver Jeffers

          Day Crayons Quit Best Books iPad
            Duncan is excited about coloring, but when he opens the box all he finds is a stack of letters…from the crayons that have had enough. Red is overworked, Grey is tired of coloring all of the big animals like elephants and hippos, and Yellow and Orange aren’t speaking. They have all quit. The Day the Crayons Quit brings the crayons to life and the story is certain to make anyone giggle. The electronic version includes a double-tap tool giving readers the opportunity to enlarge the text on the iPad. The imagery is as bright and colorful as the hardback book edition. The colorful ending will bring a smile to the faces of children and adults alike.

            The Dark

            Written by Lemony Snicket, illustrated by Jon Klassen

            The Dark Best Books iPad

              Author Lemony Snicket and illustrator Jon Klassen take on a common childhood fear in The Dark. The book addresses the fear of the dark, which is a subject not often found in children’s books. Through intriguing illustrations and personification of the dark itself, the e-book provides a creative outlet, teaching children how to gain power over their fear.

              Dragons Love Tacos

              Written by Adam Rubin, illustrated by Daniel Salmieri

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              Dragons Love Tacos Best Books iPad
                Dragons Love Tacos, 

                but not spicy salsa. This clever children’s book tells a tale of the dragons’ love for tacos; however, it strongly warns against feeding them spicy salsa. The silly pictures of dragons eating tacos and the little boy burying the salsa in the backyard are sure to bring a smile to any child, both young and young-at-heart.

                Who Stole the Moon?

                Written by Helen Stratton-Would, illustrated by Vlad Gerasimov

                who stole the moon best books ipad
                  Who Stole the Moon 

                  is a beautifully illustrated e-book that includes four games and eight songs. The story is about a little boy named Bertie who loves staring at the stars and moon, but one night the moon is missing. Bertie becomes a detective searching for Who Stole the Moon. This e-book is sure to bring sweet dreams to little ones at bedtime.

                  Ladybug Girl

                  By David Soman and Jacky Davis

                  Lady Bug Girl Best Books on iPad
                    Ladybug Girl 

                    always knows how to put her imagination to work and have fun, even on the most boring of days. The e-book version of the New York Times bestseller adds more excitement to the book by allowing children to interact. Little readers can play with the leaves, build a fort, or hear the birds sing. Additionally, this book includes a fun dress-up game for kids to enjoy.

                    Tuesday

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                    Written and illustrated by David Wiesner

                    Tuesday Best Books iPad
                      Tuesday

                      is a beautifully illustrated picture book by three-time Caldecott Medal winner David Wiesner. The book begins with “Tuesday evening, around eight.” The following pages show intricately illustrated frogs soaring around on lily pads taunting birds and surprising unsuspecting, late-night snack eaters. The e-book version of Wiesner’s classic illustrations encourages children to use their imagination and make up the story as it goes along.

                      Mr. Tiger Goes Wild

                      Written and illustrated by Peter Brown

                      Mr Tiger Goes Wild Best Books iPad
                        Mr. Tiger Goes Wild

                        is the story of a tiger who is tired of being proper all of the time, so he gets a very wild idea to be himself. The magnificent artwork in the e-book version of this picture book allows children to see the transformation of Mr. Tiger, as it is developed through the illustrations from muted gray coloring to highlights of bright orange. The story includes a moral for children to accept uniqueness in themselves and others.

                        The Mischievians

                        Written and illustrated by William Joyce

                        The Mischevians best books ipad
                          The Mischievians 

                          tells a hilarious tale of an ancient race of mischief-makers responsible for all the weird things that happen every day and that are never our fault. Intricate, descriptive illustrations show the truth behind who is really responsible for missing socks, strange smells and the disappearing remote control. When reading this book on an iPad, readers will enjoy the vibrant colors and appreciate the double-tap tool to enlarge text. This fun book will have children laughing and responding to the story with how the Mischievians must have been the culprit when their homework disappeared.

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                          Flotsam

                          Written and illustrated by David Wiesner

                          Flotsam Best Books iPad

                            Another award-winning picture book by David Wiesner to inspire the imagination of young children. The illustrations in Flotsam depict a boy, intrigued by science, looking for treasures along the beach. First, he finds a couple of crabs to closely inspect with his magnifying glass, then when he’s suddenly struck by a wave, he notices a barnacle-covered camera washed up alongside him on the beach. He has the film developed and the exciting journey begins as he discovers pictures of puffer-fish hot air balloons and dancing starfish. The book has a bit of a surprise ending, allowing the imaginations of little readers to run wild. Wiesner’s beautiful illustrations seem to come alive on the screen of an iPad in the electronic version of the picture book.

                            Love You Forever

                            Written by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Sheila McGraw

                            LoveYouForever
                              Love You Forever

                              is a classic children’s book about a mother’s unconditional love for her son. The heartwarming story will bring comfort to children and a tear to the eyes of parents. The e-book version of the unforgettable children’s book doesn’t disappoint as it is complete with the colorful and descriptive illustrations that tell the story in a beautiful way.

                              Wherever You Are: My love will find you

                              Written and illustrated by Nancy Tillman

                              Wherever you are best books ipad
                                Wherever You Are: my love will find you is a beautiful book telling of the love a parent sends with a child throughout their life’s journey. The descriptive illustrations and gentle rhyming words perfectly depict the plot of the book, which is to show children that they are always loved, wherever they may go. The electronic version of this classic is one to have in your iPad e-book library.

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                                Last Updated on February 15, 2019

                                7 Tools to Help Keep Track of Goals and Habits Effectively

                                7 Tools to Help Keep Track of Goals and Habits Effectively

                                Now that 2011 is well underway and most people have fallen off the bandwagon when it comes to their New Year’s resolutions (myself included), it’s a good time to step back and take an honest look at our habits and the goals that we want to achieve.

                                Something that I have learned over the past few years is that if you track something, be it your eating habits, exercise, writing time, work time, etc. you become aware of the reality of the situation. This is why most diet gurus tell you to track what you eat for a week so you have an awareness of the of how you really eat before you start your diet and exercise regimen.

                                Tracking daily habits and progress towards goals is another way to see reality and create a way for you clearly review what you have accomplished over a set period of time. Tracking helps motivate you too; if I can make a change in my life and do it once a day for a period of time it makes me more apt to keep doing it.

                                So, if you have some goals and habits in mind that need tracked, all you need is a tracking tool. Today we’ll look at 7 different tools to help you keep track of your habits and goals.

                                Joe’s Goals

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                                  Joe’s Goals is a web-based tool that allows users to track their habits and goals in an easy to use interface. Users can add as many goals/habits as they want and also check multiple times per day for those “extra productive days”. Something that is unique about Joe’s Goals is the way that you can keep track of negative habits such as eating out, smoking, etc. This can help you visualize the good things that you are doing as well as the negative things that you are doing in your life.

                                  Joe’s Goals is free with a subscription version giving you no ads and the “latest version” for $12 a year.

                                  Daytum

                                    Daytum

                                    is an in depth way of counting things that you do during the day and then presenting them to you in many different reports and groups. With Daytum you can add several different items to different custom categories such as work, school, home, etc. to keep track of your habits in each focus area of your life.

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                                    Daytum is extremely in depth and there are a ton of settings for users to tweak. There is a free version that is pretty standard, but if you want more features and unlimited items and categories you’ll need Daytum Plus which is $4 a month.

                                    Excel or Numbers

                                      If you are the spreadsheet number cruncher type and the thought of using someone else’s idea of how you should track your habits turns you off, then creating your own Excel/Numbers/Google spreadsheet is the way to go. Not only do you have pretty much limitless ways to view, enter, and manipulate your goal and habit data, but you have complete control over your stuff and can make it private.

                                      What’s nice about spreadsheets is you can create reports and can customize your views in any way you see fit. Also, by using Dropbox, you can keep your tracker sheets anywhere you have a connection.

                                      Evernote

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                                        I must admit, I am an Evernote junky, mostly because this tool is so ubiquitous. There are several ways you can implement habit/goal tracking with Evernote. You won’t be able to get nifty reports and graphs and such, but you will be able to access your goal tracking anywhere your are, be it iPhone, Android, Mac, PC, or web. With Evernote you pretty much have no excuse for not entering your daily habit and goal information as it is available anywhere.

                                        Evernote is free with a premium version available.

                                        Access or Bento

                                          If you like the idea of creating your own tracker via Excel or Numbers, you may be compelled to get even more creative with database tools like Access for Windows or Bento for Mac. These tools allow you to set up relational databases and even give you the option of setting up custom interfaces to interact with your data. Access is pretty powerful for personal database applications, and using it with other MS products, you can come up with some pretty awesome, in depth analysis and tracking of your habits and goals.

                                          Bento is extremely powerful and user friendly. Also with Bento you can get the iPhone and iPad app to keep your data anywhere you go.

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                                          You can check out Access and the Office Suite here and Bento here.

                                          Analog Bonus: Pen and Paper

                                          All these digital tools are pretty nifty and have all sorts of bells and whistles, but there are some people out there that still swear by a notebook and pen. Just like using spreadsheets or personal databases, pen and paper gives you ultimate freedom and control when it comes to your set up. It also doesn’t lock you into anyone else’s idea of just how you should track your habits.

                                          Conclusion

                                          I can’t necessarily recommend which tool is the best for tracking your personal habits and goals, as all of them have their quirks. What I can do however (yes, it’s a bit of a cop-out) is tell you that the tool to use is whatever works best for you. I personally keep track of my daily habits and personal goals with a combo Evernote for input and then a Google spreadsheet for long-term tracking.

                                          What this all comes down to is not how or what tool you use, but finding what you are comfortable with and then getting busy with creating lasting habits and accomplishing short- and long-term goals.

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