Reviews and Features
Examples of people and websites that have reviewed or featured Book Creator.
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. August 2018
Featured by Cult of Pedagogy
We were thrilled to see that we’d been included in Jennifer Gonzalez’s list of ‘6 Ed Tech Tools to Try in 2018‘. This annual list gets a lot of attention so we’re very thankful to be on it!
Review by @coolcatteacher
Vicki Davis had her whole class using Book Creator for Chrome so she could post this review and a video tutorial for the app.
Review by Teachers With Apps
Kate Chirhart gave a glowing review of Book Creator for the popular educational app site, Teachers With Apps.
Featured by Scholastic
Gail Lovely and Gayle Berthiaume wrote a piece for the Scholastics Parents blog about creating ebooks with your children. August 2015
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.
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 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 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?!
Featured in Innovate My School
Dr. Beth Holland wrote a piece on creativity in schools, imploring that pupils should be creating books as well as reading them.
Featured by Powtoon
Powtoon is a creativity app that we partnered with as part of the launch of our new embedding content (AppSmashing) feature. They featured an interview with our Community Manager, Dan Kemp.
Podcast by So We’ve Been Thinking
This is a podcast hosted by Greg Kulowiec and Shawn McCusker from EdTechTeacher. This episode was a conversation with Dan Kemp about AppSmashing with Book Creator.
Featured by Shake Up Learning
Digital Learning Consultant Kasey Bell included Book Creator in her list of ’15 Collaborative Tools for Your Classroom That Are NOT Google’.
Featured by MindShift
MindShift is a popular blog from KQED about the future of learning. This article from Holly Clark and Tanya Avrith heavily features Book Creator in a piece titled ‘How To Use Chromebooks For Powerful Creation in School’.
Review by Corinne McCabe
Corinne is a DET candidate at Central Michigian University and this is a well-referenced article addressing Book Creator. We particularly like how it talks about the ways in which Book Creator meets ISTE Standards for Students.
Featured by Trinity Grammar School
This article on the website of this Australian high school addressed the need for parents to foster creativity in their sons.
Feature by Chasing the progressive classroom
Teacher Sarah Schriber wrote a post entitled ‘5 Fun Ways to Use Book Creator Comics in the English Classroom’
Featured by WFMZ-TV
We appeared in this news piece as one of the positive ways parents can allow screen time for kids.
Feature by Share With Us
Katie Friedwald shares 5 great reasons to use Book Creator and a host of other resources from her community.
Featured by Google
Book Creator was referenced in this article on the Google blog about new Chromebook tablets.
Review by EdTech 4 Beginners
Neil Jarrett is a year 6 leader at an international school in Shanghai, and runs a popular blog and Facebook page. He provided a detailed review of Book Creator with his own lesson ideas.
Review by SpeechTechie
Sean Sweeney is a clinician, consultant and trainer in tech integration for Speech Language Pathologists and educators. This post is a simple review highlighting Book Creator’s “elegant simplicity, and ability to add any kind of content”.
Review by ICT Evangelist
Mark Anderson has been a long-time friend of Book Creator. He is an influential UK eductional consultant. This review talks about the impact of our new real-time collaboration feature. Mark has even created his own collaborative book for teachers to share ideas with each other.
Featured by Tim Bleazard
On his blog, ‘Inspiring third millennium learners’, experienced Primary School teacher and ICT co-ordinator Tim Bleazard talks about Book Creator coming to Chrome. He has recorded a video tutorial for using the app on Chrome browsers, and he calls Book Creator for Chrome a ‘game changer’ for Chromebooks.
Featured in Edutopia
This article lists five areas you can focus on to ensure that the digital tools transforming education serve your learning objectives. Book Creator is mentioned as one of the new tools that helps put learning first.
Review by Les Outils Tice
Fidel Navamuel is an influential edtech blogger from France who focuses on education tools. His review focused on Book Creator arriving on Chromebooks, following up his 2016 review of Book Creator for iPad.
‘Book Creator. Créer et partager des eBooks dans la classe‘ January 2018
Featured by The Technology Infused Classroom
Holly Clark is a respected Education Strategist and Google Certified Innovator. Her blog post featured 5 fun ways to use Book Creator in the classroom. Worth a look if you want some new ideas.
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
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
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
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.
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”.
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.
Featured by dedicatedteacher.com
This site contains education ebook news for teachers. They featured a guest post from our Community Manager, Dan Kemp.
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.
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.
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!
Featured by Tutora
Book Creator was ranked #9 out of “The 82 Hottest EdTech Toolsof 2017 According to Education Experts.”
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 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‘
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 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.
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 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”.
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 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 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.
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’
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’.
Review on TodoiPhone
An in-depth review from this Spanish app review site.
‘Book Creator, la aplicación ideal para hacer eBooks con el iPad’
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’
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’
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.
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)!
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’
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.
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’.
Featured by The Next Web
Technology site The Next Web featured Book Creator when we released the Android version of our app. February 2014
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.
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.
Review by iGameMom
iGameMom is a review site aimed at busy parents who want to discover educational apps for kids.
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.
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‘
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’
Review on AppoLearning
Beth Cheng scored Book Creator 89/100 on this curated educational app review site.
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.’
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.
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.
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!
Review on Parents’ Choice
Parents’ Choice reviewed Book Creator and gave it a Gold Award.
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!
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.
Review on Pad Gadget
One of the earliest reviews of Book Creator came from freelance writer Emily Becker, writing for PadGadget.
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
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!
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‘