Reviews and Features
Examples of people and websites that have reviewed or featured Book Creator.
Featured by Google Play for Education
The Google Play for Education Team put together their own 15 minute ‘Kickstart guide’ for Book Creator in Google Slides.
Review by Common Sense Education
Book Creator gets 5 stars from the Common Sense team and from the average rating of teachers who’ve reviewed us.
Featured by The Next Web
Technology site The Next Web featured Book Creator when we released the Android version of our app.
Review by Wired.com
Although now quite a dated review, it was great to get coverage from one of the world’s biggest tech websites.
Featured by Scholastic
Gail Lovely and Gayle Berthiaume wrote a piece for the Scholastics Parents blog about creating ebooks with your children.
Featured by EdTechTeam
Writing for the EdTechTeam blog, Barbara Brand wrote a great post on using Book Creator entitled ‘Using the iPad to Enhance Creative Writing in a Junior Preparatory Classroom‘.
Featured by BPS EdTech Team
Book Creator developer Dan Amos gave an interview over Skype to two members of the Student Help Desk at Fox Hill.
Review by Using Technology Better
Teacher trainer Mark Reading posted an article entitled ‘Why Book Creator is my favourite classroom app’ and gave 5 excellent reasons why.
Review by EdTechReview
EdTech blogger Priyanka Gupta reviewed Book Creator for India’s largest EdTech media website. She asks: “Can creating an ebook be any simpler?”
Review by Teachers With Apps
Kate Chirhart gave a glowing review of Book Creator for the popular educational app site, Teachers With Apps.
Review by New Learning Times
The EdLab at Teachers College, Columbia University wrote a review of Book Creator, praising its simplicity and intuitive interface.
Featured by Scope
Gemma Holleran, a Speech Pathologist, wrote about her 5 favourite ways to use Book Creator for the disability charity, Scope.
Featured by Microsoft Education
Microsoft Education France featured a review of Book Creator, including a tutorial from Book Creator Ambassador François Lamoureux.
‘Book Creator, une application pour créer facilement des livres numériques‘
Book Creator was chosen as a finalist in the 2016 Cool Tool Awards from EdTech Digest, in the Early Learning category.
Review by Dosdoce
Dosdoce.com is a site that “analyses the use of new technologies in the cultural sector”. José Antonio Vázquez reviewed Book Creator and praised it for being such a simple app to use.
‘Book Creator App, para pequeños escritores y editores‘
Review by Learning Inspired
Nick Acton from JTRS gives an excellent review of why he thinks the new comic templates in Book Creator work so well.
Featured by @CoolCatTeacher
Vicki Davis, one of the most influential educators on Twitter, did a podcast interview with Book Creator Ambassador Jon Smith entitled ‘How I Motivated My Autistic Students to Publish 63 Books‘.
Review by Villa Wewersbuch
Villa Wewersbuch is an iPad School and Apple Authorized Training Center in Germany. They reviewed Book Creator and called it the ‘little brother of iBooks Author’.
‘Bücher schreiben mit Book Creator‘
Review by Macitynet
Apple & “Hi-Tech News and Reviews” site macitynet.it featured the new Book Creator comic books update.
‘Book Creator: l’app per creare iBooks con l’iPad, ora permette di creare anche fumetti‘
Review by Ferramentas TIC
ICT Co-ordinator Rodolfo Pinto, from Portugal, enthuses about how Book Creator has evolved from the original version.
“Um dos pontos fortes de uma aplicação de qualidade é o seu processo evolutivo numa perspetiva da sua atualização, que em muitos casos vão ao encontro das próprias necessidades e desejos do utilizador.“
Review by Class Tech Tips
EdTech & Curriculum Consultant Monica Burns posted a review of the comic books update to her site, Class Tech Tips.
Featured by Daily Genius
Writing for this popular EdTech website, Book Creator Ambassador Paul Hamilton published a great piece entitled ‘3 apps to use in conjunction with the new Book Creator comic templates’.
Review by EduStaff
This teacher recruitment agency said some nice things about Book Creator in their short review of the app.
Featured on the Showbie blog
Showbie is a classroom workflow app that works well with Book Creator. They asked their ‘Showbie Champions’ what they’d choose as the best app for teachers, and Book Creator came out on top!
Review by Best Apps For Kids
Sandra Fleming gave Book Creator 4.9 out of 5 saying “Book Creator is a fantastic tool to encourage authors and illustrators of all ages.”
Review on LearningShared.com
Rolfe Kolbe shares a great tutorial and tips on using Book Creator, making use of the new fonts in the latest update.
Featured in Daily Genius
EdTech Co-ordinator Nik Chatzopoulos wrote an article about creating digital textbooks for the classroom. He also posted a great introductory tutorial video for Book Creator for Windows.
Featured by 1800 Pocket/PC
Josh Robert Nay announced the launch of Book Creator for Windows on his popular Windows review site.
Featured by Paredro
Here is a Spanish design and creativity website/magazine, which announced the launch of Book Creator for Windows.
‘BookCreator, una app para que crees un libro electrónico‘
Featured by Microsoft UK Schools blog
Microsoft UK published a version of our press release to help spread the word about the launch of Book Creator for Windows.
Featured by Education World
Education World featured an interview with Kristen Paino of Avenues School, New York, on her experience of using Book Creator in her classroom.
Finalist in the Revere Awards 2015
Book Creator was nominated as a finalist in the ‘Beyond the classroom (Play)’ category at the 2015 Revere Awards.
Review by iYogi
Tech Support service iYogi posted a review on their site with the tagline ‘Awaken the writer in you’ and gave the app 4.5/5.
Review by Children’s Technology Review
The long-established and venerable CTR gave Book Creator an A+ (98%) score against its rubric, awarding us an Editor’s Choice Award.
Featured by SmartBlog on Education
Jon Smith’s article talks about how he used Book Creator to give his students’ work a global audience.
Featured by iPad Familia
This Portuguese site looks at apps that are suitable for children. They featured Book Creator in their article about the importance of storytelling for children, and showed some examples of books they’d made.
‘Leitores e Autores: o iPad dá voz (foto, video…) aos alunos‘
Review by AppEd Review
AppEd review is an educational app review site with an extensive rubric of evaluation criteria. They reviewed Book Creator Free and scored it 9.6/10.
Review by the Educational App Store
This popular UK app review site gave Book Creator 5 stars and their EAS Certification as a recommended app.
Review by Apps für Kinder
Review on this German app review site highlighted the intuitive nature of the app and the fact it can be used by the whole family.
Review on Technology in Literacy Education
4th Grade teacher Sarah Liebenrood penned an article entitled ‘My Digital Natives as Published Storytellers’, saying that Book Creator has “completely revolutionized my writing instruction”.
Review by Mat Pullen
Matt Pullen is an Apple Distinguished Educator and programme director at digital consultancy Aspire2Be. Speaking as a former PE teacher, he lists a number of ways that Book Creator can be used to inspire learning.
Featured on iTeach with iPads
Apple Distinguished Educator Kristi Meeuwse talks about Book Creator as an alternative to iBooks Author for ‘teacher created texts’.
Review by MainstreamSEND
Secondary school teacher Jules Daulby provides an excellent argument for using Book Creator as an Assistive Technology tool for Special Education Needs (SEN) students.
Review by Teaching Techie Teens
Teacher and blogger Rebecca Davies, from Australia, called Book Creator “The best app for digital portfolios in Primary schools”.
Review by Concordia International School
The review says Book Creator is their favourite tool for creating books on a tablet. Listen to the podcast below:
Featured in THE Journal
THE Journal, one of America’s leading resources for education technology news for K-12, wrote a case study on an Apple Distinguished Educator who uses Book Creator in her classroom.
Featured by Geektime
Geektime is the largest international tech blog located outside the U.S., and they listed us at no.1 in their list of ‘Top 10 apps that help improve the lives of Autism spectrum children’.
Featured on ‘Moving at the speed of creativity’
Teacher and author Dr. Wesley Fryer recorded a podcast explaining his current Book Creator projects. He goes into detail about his publishing workflows.
Review on Techy in Kindergarten
Miss Smith is a 1:1 iPad Kindergarten teacher. She scored Book Creator a perfect 30/30 and declares it to be a must-use app for teachers!
Review by Pappas Appar
This Swedish app review site gave Book Creator 4 out of 5 stars.
‘Book Creator – skapa egna e-böcker med ljud, bild och text‘
Review by petits clicks
This is a site run by Anna Codina which is aimed at educating parents so they can assist their ‘digital natives’. This is the only review of Book Creator we’ve ever come across written in the Spanish dialect of Catalan!
‘Crea els teus propis llibres digitals amb Book Creator‘
Review by Tech with Kids
Book Creator won the coveted Best Pick App award, scoring 4.5 stars (out of 5). They ask – why should the big name authors have all the fun?!
Review by Fractus Learning
Lisa Blessington wrote a short review and listed 5 compelling ideas for putting Book Creator into practice. Not only is the review very well presented, but there’s some wonderfully useful links included.
Review by Come On, Get ‘Appy
We wanted to include this review as it touches on some of the ways that Book Creator is aligned to the Common Core. A useful read for teachers.
Review by Androides en el Aula
Felo Couto is a special education and ICT teacher who runs this Androids in the Classroom blog. He posted a review, saying how happy he was that the app had arrived on Android.
Review by ICT at Newington
Rolf Kolbe, a teacher and eLearning Leader from Newington College, Sydney, posted a great review and video tutorial on his school’s ICT blog.
Featured by Learning Inspired
Nick Acton from LearningInspired.com published this incredibly useful post offering 10 ways of using Book Creator.
Review by UKEdChat
This social enterprise community in the UK posted a review of the iPad and Android versions of Book Creator.
Review and giveaway on iPadizaté
iPadizate is a major Spanish tech site. They reviewed the app and gave away copies via their Facebook page.
‘Book Creator para iPad: Crea, Diseña y Publica Libros en la App Store y en iBooks’