Playing with ebooks

Just stumbled upon this interesting post about ebooks for children on ukedchat.com.  (http://ukedchat.com/2014/12/24/we-give-books/ Really just using this post to park the information until I have time to play.

storybird.com Story Bird widely used story maker website. It has great templates picture bank. It’s ease to use and the results look wonderful.

zooburst.com Create fantastic pop-up story books with just a few clicks. You can upload pictures and editing text & speech is easy. The results look amazing, especially using the augmented reality option.

storyjumper.com This is a fabulous site for creating free ebooks by uploading photos from your computer, or by using the well stocked gallery of props scenes and characters provided by the site. Just drag and drop your items into place. Books can be private or shared using a url link. A free signing is required. You can also have your ebooks made into real books for a fee.

thestorystarter.com Get some weird and wonderful story starters. Just click on the button to view one of the million starters. There is also a junior version for younger writers at thestorystarter.com/jr.htm.

storytimeforme.com Story Time For Me is a great animated audio flash story site from the US for young learners. althought the song may drive you mad!

gutenberg.org/wiki/Category:Children’s_Bookshelf A nice collection of children’s ebooks to download.

archive.org/details/iacl A simple looking site, but with some great ebooks to download.

carnegielibrary.org/kids/storymaker/embed.cfm A online story making resource where users choose, type, click and drag themselves a story with images and animation to share.

planetebook.com A site with 82 classic novels at last count as downloadable ebooks. Easy to download and comes in many formats for e-readers and PCs.

litfy.co This is a great looking e-book site. View thousands of titles and read them online and on your portable device. You can also make notes on the pages.

readprint.com A site with a large collection of ebooks to read online.

reading.ecb.org/student/index.html A beautifully made resource showing students the different elements of a book/story and provides ideas and vocabulary for them to talk about their learning.

sebastianswan.org.uk A good collection of online books for young readers.

search-ebooks.eu A good e-book search engine. Search for lots of formats including PDFs and Doc files. Preview books and embed some into your website.

hotfreebooks.com A good site to find online ebooks of classic titles.

storiesunbound.com Find stories from amateur writers based on geographic location and upload your own.

machinarium.net/demo This is a wonderfully bizarre interesting story site where users move the character around and solve the puzzles. The demo version is free.

smories.com An amazing digital storytelling project. Watch videos of children telling original stories.

inanimatealice.com A wonderful series of interactive stories which use text, music, animation and games to tell the adventures.

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Senior Advisor, Art Inspector, Member of the Expert Advisory Group for Art, Consultant working with NSEAD, IOE, QCA, UCE, UOG. Currently lecturer at UCL working on a project in Kazakhstan to develop text books for a new art curriculum.
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