Reviews and Features

Examples of people and websites that have reviewed or featured Book Creator.

  • Google logo
    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.
    February 2015

  • Creative Bloq logo
    Review by Creative Bloq

    Creative Bloq is a site for creatives, and they reviewed Book Creator when we released a free version of our app in Summer 2013.
    They also covered the launch of our Android and Windows apps.
    August 2013

  • Common Sense Education
    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.
    March 2016

  • The Next Web logo
    Featured by The Next Web

    Technology site The Next Web featured Book Creator when we released the Android version of our app.
    February 2014

  • Wired logo
    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.
    September 2011

  • Scholastic logo
    Featured by Scholastic

    Gail Lovely and Gayle Berthiaume wrote a piece for the Scholastics Parents blog about creating ebooks with your children.
    August 2015

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  • Teachers Talking Tech logo
    Podcast by Teachers Talking Tech

    Teachers Eric Robinson and Mike Brown interviewed our Community Manager Dan Kemp for their podcast, which featured lots of ideas for using Book Creator.
    August 2017

  • Steven W. Anderson
    Featured by Steven W. Anderson

    We were delighted when Steven, the co-founder of #EdChat, with a massive following on Twitter as @web20classroom, included Book Creator in his list of ‘Awesome Tools To Try This School Year‘.
    August 2017

  • freetech4teachers.com logo
    Featured by freetech4teachers.com

    Richard Byrne hosts a massively popular EdTech website, which featured the launch of Book Creator for Chrome. “Students can use Book Creator to create multimedia fiction stories, to publish non-fiction stories, or to create digital portfolios of their best work.”
    August 2017

  • Class Tech Tips logo
    Featured by Class Tech Tips

    EdTech Consultant Monica Burns’ article was entitled ‘4 Reasons I’m Excited for Book Creator on Chrome‘. Her reasons: BYOD-friendly; Google Image Search; Increase Collaboration; Elevate Student Voice.
    August 2017

  • The Techie Teacher logo
    Review by The Techie Teacher

    Julie Smith, aka The Techie Teacher, posted a review of Book Creator and talked about how it could be used in an elementary classroom. She even recorded a Facebook Live demo of the web version of Book Creator.
    July 2017

  • Jonathan Wylie
    Review by Jonathan Wylie

    Jonathan is an experience and respected Instructional Technology Consultant. He covered the launch of the new web version of Book Creatore, concluding that it is a “must-have app for any classroom device”.
    July 2017

  • Larry Ferlazzo
    Featured by Larry Ferlazzo

    Larry is an award-winning EFL teacher and author. Following our announcement at ISTE 2017, Larry was one of the first to publicise that Book Creator would be coming to the web.
    June 2017

  • dedicatedteacher logo
    Featured by dedicatedteacher.com

    This site contains education ebook news for teachers. They featured a guest post from our Community Manager, Dan Kemp.
    June 2017

  • Perkins Learning logo
    Featured by Perkins School for the Blind

    Julie Johnson’s article ‘Adapting iBooks for Children with Multiple Disabilities‘, talks about how Book Creator was a simple way for her to create books for her students.
    May 2017

  • 9to5Mac logo
    Review by 9to5Mac

    As part of their series on EduTech, Chance Miller reviewed Book Creator, highlighting the new publishing online feature, and the community aspect of the app.
    May 2017

  • Legbug logo
    Featured by Legbug

    Mike and Jonathan Sundy include Book Creator in their in-depth blog post about the creation process for their indie picture books. Worth a read!
    April 2017

  • Tutora hottest edtech tool badge
    Featured by Tutora

    Book Creator was ranked #9 out of “The 82 Hottest EdTech Toolsof 2017 According to Education Experts.”
    April 2017

  • EdTechTeam logo
    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‘.
    March 2017

  • 9News logo
    Featured by BridgingApps

    BridgingApps is a site which focuses on using tech for people with disabilities. It gave Book Creator a 5-star review and listed it in its ‘Top 5 Book Creator apps‘.
    February 2017

  • 9News logo
    Featured by 9News

    Colorado news outlet 9News ran a feature on the Write Our World project, which is using Book Creator to help capture stories from ethnic minority groups across the world.
    January 2017

  • Learn + logo
    Review by Learn.plus

    Learn.plus is the blog of the eLearning Consortium in Hong Kong. Book Creator Ambassador Jade Chen wrote this review of Book Creator (the first Chinese language review of Book Creator we’ve seen!).
    全新BOOK CREATOR, 革新電子書創作體驗
    December 2016

  • BPS EdTech Team logo
    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.
    November 2016

  • Using Technology Better logo
    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.
    October 2016

  • Mainichi Shimbun logo
    Featured in Mainichi Shimbun

    One of Japan’s three most prominent national newspapers ran an article featuring Misaki Yoshitake. Mr Misaki talked about how he had made sign language books with Book Creator for students at the Tokyo Metropolitan School for the Deaf.
    手話動画入り電子書籍 /東京
    October 2016

  • EdTech Review logo
    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?”
    September 2016

  • Teachers With Apps logo
    Review by Teachers With Apps

    Kate Chirhart gave a glowing review of Book Creator for the popular educational app site, Teachers With Apps.
    September 2016

  • New Learning Times logo
    Review by New Learning Times

    The EdLab at Teachers College, Columbia University wrote a review of Book Creator, praising its simplicity and intuitive interface.
    August 2016

  • Scope logo
    Featured by Scope

    Gemma Holleran, a Speech Pathologist, wrote about her 5 favourite ways to use Book Creator for the disability charity, Scope.
    July 2016

  • Microsoft Education logo
    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
    June 2016

  • El Pais logo
    Featured by EL PAÍS

    El País, one of the most popular newspapers in Spain, included Book Creator in its list of 10 apps to improve school performance.
    10 ‘apps’ para mejorar el rendimiento escolar
    April 2016

  • eSchool News logo
    Featured by eSchool News

    eSchool News is a popular site that focuses on technology in the classroom. The director of EdTechTeacher, Tom Daccord, wrote this piece about ‘appsmashing’ Book Creator and Tellegami. eSchool News also featured Book Creator as its App of the Week in April.
    March 2016

  • EdTech Digest Cool Tool award 2016
    EdTech Digest Finalist

    Book Creator was chosen as a finalist in the 2016 Cool Tool Awards from EdTech Digest, in the Early Learning category.
    March 2016

  • dosdoce.com logo
    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
    January 2016

  • Krissy Venosdale logo
    Review by Krissy Venosdale

    Krissy supports teachers in using technology. Her post is simply entitled ‘Book Creator Love‘ – I think we get the idea!
    January 2016

  • Review by Les Outils Tice

    EdTech journalist Fidel Navamuel wrote a glowing review of Book Creator, calling the app “Un véritable coup de cœur.”
    Book Créator. Créez des livres sur votre tablette
    January 2016

  • Review by Barbara DeWitt

    We don’t always include teacher reviews in this list, but Primary Teacher Barbara DeWitt wrote an extremely thorough review. And uniquely, she has also reviewed our Privacy Policy too.
    December 2015

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    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‘.
    October 2015

  • 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
    October 2015

  • Macitynet logo
    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
    October 2015

  • Ferramentas TIC logo
    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.
    October 2015

  • Class Tech Tips logo
    Review by Class Tech Tips

    EdTech & Curriculum Consultant Monica Burns posted a review of the comic books update to her site, Class Tech Tips.
    October 2015

  • Daily Genius logo
    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’.
    October 2015

  • EduStaff logo
    Review by EduStaff

    This teacher recruitment agency said some nice things about Book Creator in their short review of the app.
    October 2015

  • Showbie logo
    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!
    September 2015

  • Best Apps For Kids logo
    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.”
    August 2015

  • Kidlit411 logo
    Featured on the KidLit 411

    KidLit 411 is a resource site for children’s writers and illustrators. Sylvia Lui interviews Book Creator founder Dan Amos. She also interviewed Dan in 2012.
    July 2015

  • Learning Shared logo
    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.
    July 2015

  • Daily Genius logo
    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.
    July 2015

  • 1800 Pocket/PC logo
    Featured by 1800 Pocket/PC

    Josh Robert Nay announced the launch of Book Creator for Windows on his popular Windows review site.
    June 2015

  • Paredro logo
    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
    June 2015

  • Microsoft logo
    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.
    June 2015

  • Review on rapprendre.com

    A review and tutorial of Book Creator for Android, in French.
    L’indispensable BookCreator pour Android
    June 2015

  • Education World logo
    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.
    June 2015

  • 2015 Finalist Revere Awards
    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.
    June 2015

  • iYogi logo
    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.
    June 2015

  • Children's Technology Review
    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.
    June 2015

  • SmartBlog logo
    Featured by SmartBlog on Education

    Jon Smith’s article talks about how he used Book Creator to give his students’ work a global audience.
    May 2015

  • iPad Familia logo
    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
    April 2015

  • Teachers Talking Tech logo
    Featured on the Teachers Talking Tech podcast

    Eric Robinson and Mike Brown featured Book Creator in the first podcast of their series, available on iTunes or PodOMatic.
    April 2015

  • AppEd Review logo
    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.
    March 2015

  • Educational App Store recommended
    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.
    March 2015

  • Apps für Kinder logo
    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.
    March 2015

  • 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”.
    March 2015

  • 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.
    February 2015

  • Featured on iTeach with iPads

    Apple Distinguished Educator Kristi Meeuwse talks about Book Creator as an alternative to iBooks Author for ‘teacher created texts’.
    February 2015

  • 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.
    February 2015

  • Review by Teaching Techie Teens

    Teacher and blogger Rebecca Davies, from Australia, called Book Creator “The best app for digital portfolios in Primary schools”.
    February 2015

  • Concordia logo
    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:

    Play

    February 2015

  • BETT Awards logo
    Presentation at BETT Show 2015

    EdTech consultant Mark Anderson gave a 10 minute demo of Book Creator at the Google stand at BETT 2015, where we also won the BETT Award for Best Educational App.
    January 2015

  • THE Journal logo
    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.
    January 2015

  • Geektime logo
    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’.
    December 2014

  • Wes Fryer blog logo
    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.
    December 2014

  • 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!
    December 2014

  • Pappas Appar logo
    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
    November 2014

  • petits clicks logo
    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
    October 2014

  • Tech With Kids logo
    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?!
    September 2014

  • Fractus Learning logo
    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.
    September 2014

  • Come On Get Appy logo
    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.
    September 2014

  • 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.
    September 2014

  • Newington ICT logo
    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.
    September 2014

  • UKEdChat logo
    Review by UKEdChat

    This social enterprise community in the UK posted a review of the iPad and Android versions of Book Creator.
    August 2014

  • iPadizate logo
    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’
    July 2014

  • Review on ipadeflteacher.com

    Richard Campbell is an English teacher based in South Korea. His review of Book Creator includes some useful scholarly references when considering how Book Creator allows for ‘differentiated instruction’.
    July 2014

  • TodoiPhone
    Review on TodoiPhone

    An in-depth review from this Spanish app review site.
    ‘Book Creator, la aplicación ideal para hacer eBooks con el iPad’
    July 2014

  • Prof
    Review on Prof Digitale

    Prof Digitale, Alessandro Bencivenni, is an educational technology trainer. This review is in Italian.
    ‘Book Creator da oggi parla italiano e crea bellissimi e-Book’
    July 2014

  • Edutablets
    Review on Edutablets

    A Spanish education site that featured Book Creator when we released an update that included translation in Spanish.
    ‘Book Creator. Creando libros digitales’
    July 2014

  • Alertas
    Review on Alertas iPhone

    This Spanish website helped us spread the word about Book Creator being translated into Spanish, with a review and promotional giveaway.
    ‘Sorteamos 5 promo codes de Book Creator para iPad’
    June 2014

  • Apple
    Featured on iTunes: One Best Thing

    Apple published a selection of specially commissioned iBooks from Apple Distinguished Educators who talked about their ‘one best thing’. A number of these educators chose Book Creator as their best thing.
    May 2014

  • MacFormat
    Featured in MacFormat

    MacFormat featured a short article about why they still love Book Creator, and very kindly let us know via Twitter (as it only appeared in print and in their app)!
    May 2014

  • Featured on Aptoide

    Aptoide is a Spanish site that focuses on Android apps. They were quick to publish a feature following the launch of the Android version of Book Creator.
    ‘Tus vacaciones y momentos especiales en Book Creator’
    May 2014

  • iPad
    Feature and giveaway on iPad Apps for School

    This incredibly popular educational resource site has posted about our app a number of times. This giveaway prompted a couple of dozen very humbling responses.
    April 2014

  • design-zero.tv
    Review on design-zero.tv

    Ebook Strategy Magazine is a website focusing on HTML5 and ebook technology. How cool to see a review of Book Creator for Android in Japanese!
    ‘だけでEPUB 3 固定レイアウトの本を作成’
    April 2014

  • Parenting
    Featured on Parenting.com

    An article by Jeana Lee Tahnk on this very popular parenting site featured Book Creator at no.1 in their list of ’14 Expert-Recommended iPad Autism Apps’.
    April 2014

  • MummyPages
    Featured on MummyPages

    MummyPages.co.uk is the UK’s leading pregnancy and parenting website. Every month, parents and parents-to-be, visit our website for the most comprehensive and helpful information in the UK, expert advice and friendly support.
    August 2013

  • iGameMom
    Review by iGameMom

    iGameMom is a review site aimed at busy parents who want to discover educational apps for kids.
    May 2013

  • AppAbled.com
    Review and giveaway on AppAbled.com

    AppAbled offers app advice for the Special Needs community. They gave Book Creator a positive review and also ran a giveaway.
    April 2013

  • iPad
    Featured in iPad in Education for Dummies

    Sam Gliksman covered using Book Creator in his book, part of the popular ‘…for Dummies’ series. Here is a snippet from the book: ‘Help Students Create Educational E-Books with Book Creator iPad App
    January 2013

  • Skolappar
    Review on Skolappar

    Ulrika Jonsson, a teacher from Sweden, posted this detailed review on a Swedish site that reviews apps for teaching and learning.
    ‘Book Creator – Gör kreativa böcker på ett enkelt sätt’
    January 2013

  • AppoLearning
    Review on AppoLearning

    Beth Cheng scored Book Creator 89/100 on this curated educational app review site.
    January 2013

  • simply-communicate.com
    Featured on simply-communicate.com

    This was an interesting one, as the article explores using Book Creator in a different way to what we normally see. Paolo Tosolini entitled his article ‘Leveraging iPads and multimedia iBooks for internal communications.’
    January 2013

  • Featured on The Early Intervention Playground

    Jodi Altringer reviewed Book Creator from the perspective of a special education teacher, and was very positive about its potential in the classroom.
    November 2012

  • Remix
    Featured on Remix Teaching

    Instructional Technology heavyweight Dan Callahan had been in touch with us offering ideas on improving Book Creator, and wrote this article ‘How I made a multimedia ePub (mostly) on my iPad’, which documented his experiences.
    June 2012

  • Sylvia
    Review on Sylvia Liu Land

    Sylvia Liu is a children’s illustrator and author. She reviewed Book Creator after using it to publish her own book. This review features a bonus interview with Dan Amos!
    March 2012

  • Review on Parents’ Choice

    Parents’ Choice reviewed Book Creator and gave it a Gold Award.
    March 2012

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    Featured on E is for Ebook

    This is a detailed description of how Loreen Leedy was able to bring her out-of-print children’s book ‘Tracks in the Sand’ back to life using Book Creator, much to her delight!
    October 2011

  • MyMac.com
    Featured on MyMac.com

    Donny Yankellow gave Book Creator a 9/10 review because he was able to bring his illustrated children’s books to the iBookstore using the app.
    October 2011

  • Pad
    Review on Pad Gadget

    One of the earliest reviews of Book Creator came from freelance writer Emily Becker, writing for PadGadget.
    September 2011

  • Langwitches
    Review on Langwitches

    Education Consultant Silvia Tolisano literally reviewed the app on the day it launched, and has long been a supporter of Book Creator. Check out the old pencil icon!
    September 2011

  • Our first ever press release!

    One for the archives this, our very first press release, when iOS was still on version 4.0, and most of the best-known features of Book Creator had yet to be introduced.
    Book Creator for iPad – New iPad app opens iBooks to everyone
    September 2011