All prices quoted here are in New Zealand dollars.
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Kindle (Free) Search for book titles via Amazon, tap on 'One Click' and you will have purchased the book (a lot cheaper than what you buy it for in the shops). Go back to Kindle and start reading your book, all in less than 2 minutes.
You can adjust the type size, and swipe your finger on the screen to turn the pages.
iBook (Comes on the iPad and iPodTouch & phone) At the moment all you can get on iBook in New Zealand are the classics and a free version of Winnie the Pooh. One other feature is that you can save PDF documents to iBook and store them
News-O-Matic (Free for iPad; Free for iPhone/iPod
Touch) Newspaper articles for kids, interactive with movies,
games and tasks
Flipboard (Free for iPhone/iPod Touch; Free for iPad) View websites as a magazine. Save news articles and read as a magazine using Flipboard. Share your flipboards.
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Overdrive (Free for iPhone/iPod Touch; Free for iPad) Download eBooks and Audiobooks from your local library
NZ Herald (Free for iPad; Free for iPhone/iPod Touch)
ut the iPhone and the iPod touch need the mobile version of the Herald, has the Top Stories, National, World, Business, Sport, Tech & Entertainment news. Students can use this to look up news headlines and report back in groups or for class oral discussion
Kiwi Kids News (News for Kids) This is not an app
but you can place an icon on your device by going to http://www.kiwikidsnews.co.nz/on your iPhone or
iPad, click on thearrow symbol, click on Add to Home Screen, rename it and it will appear on your device
Shakespeare (Free)This app has all of Shakespeare's plays. Extras include his biography, change the size of the text for reading and a search feature where you can type in characters names or phrases and the app will search for all instances of the name or phrase.
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Running Recs ($1.29) Check the results of your running record scores. App will feedback with error rate, percentage, SC rate and whether the text is easy, instructional or hard.

Zinio (Free) Storage and reader for magazines like National Geographic.
Stuff (Free) News, Weather, Sport and Entertainment news.
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Time Magazine Reader (Free) Magazine issues cost $6.49.
TVNZ (Free) News, Weather, Sport and some TV on Demand.
BrainPOP featured movie (Free) Learn something new everyday.
Instapaper (Free to $6.49) Save webpages for offline reading.
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GoodReader for IPad iPhone ($6.49) Read huge text or PDF files. Use the markup , highlighting, sticky notes and more tools. Students can read text, comment, highlight, free hand drawings and then email it with all your annotations
Discover Wikipedia in a Magazine(Free) Everyday there is a new article to read in magazine format. Expand the reading experience by clicking on related articles or other links.
RR ($2.59) Check the results for a Running Record by entering the number of words, errors and self correction. App will feedback with error rate, percentage, SC rate and whether the text is easy, instructional or hard.
Book Search (Free) Search for books online (they may be cheaper than what you could buy them for in the shops). Or use this App to find those 'hard to find' books. Type in the Title and/or Author and/or ISBN etc to find the book. Tap on a result to be directed to the place where it can be ordered from.
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Timbuktu (Free) Children's magazine, each issue based around one particular topic.

Guinness Book of Records ($6.49 for the iPad)
Tools for Students ($1.29 for iPad) Graphic Organisers
Books
Younger readers
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How the Grinch stole Christmas ($6.49 NZ) Interactive multimedia version of the story. Listen to it, read along, tap on words to hear them.
The Cat in the Hat (Free or $5.29 for iPhone/iPod Touch; Free or $5.29 for iPad) Interactive multimedia version of the story. Listen to it, read along, tap on words to hear them.
Hairy Maclary (Free -$6.49 for the iPad) Lynley Dodds timeless story about Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy. Interactive multimedia book.
Toy Story (Free to $5.29 - $12.99) Interactive book with Toy Story characters.
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Shrek for ever after ($4.19) Interactive multimedia version of the story. Listen to it, read along, tap on words to hear them.
The Lorax ($5.29 for iPhone/iPod Touch; $5.29 for iPad) Interactive multimedia version of the story. Listen to it, read along, tap on words to hear them.
ICDL Books for Children (Free) Large collection of stories from all over the world.
Storykit (Free) Read the stories you have made.
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Touchybooks Kid's Interactive Books (Free for iPhone or Free for iPad) A bookstore that has lots of free books and other books cost about $1.29 This is a bookshelf to store all those books
Goldilocks and the Three Bears ($1.29) Interactive multimedia version of the story. Listen to it, read along, tap on words to hear them.
Popout! The Tale of Peter Rabbit (Free- $6.49) Animated Pop out interactive story
The Velveteen Rabbit (Free $5.29) Read the story, watch the video, listen to Meryl Streep read the story, record your own voice reading the story.
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Danny the Dragon ($1.29 - $4.19) Interactive story with a sign language mode.
Bookster (Free) Reads to kids, records and play their voices. Interactive words.
Winnie the Pooh Puzzle Book ($1.29) Read along, help Pooh find his honey and do the puzzles on the way.
Storybook lite (Free) Uses a story 'engine' that allows you to add the child's name into the story. It never tells the story the same way twice.
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The Little Engine that Could ($5.29 for the iPad) Interactive book
The Candy Factory (Free for iPhone, Free for iPad) One of the free Touchybook Interactive books
The Little Engine that could (Free for iPhone/iPod Touch; Free for iPad) Interactive story, tells you the story and you interact with it on the way.
The Frog Prince StoryChimes ($1.29 for iPhone/iPod Touch; $1.29 for iPad) Simple graphics, music and choice of read to me, or read myself
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Flick the Little Fire Engine (Free or $5.29 for iPad) Flick songs, touch to speak words, coloring book, record yourself reading
Timo Lite (Free, $4.19iPod version, $5.29) Bilingual English/Dutch Shake and tilt the book to see things happen
Milly, Molly and the Bike ride ($2.59 for iPhone/iPod Touch; $4.19 for the iPad) Hear the story read in English, traditional Chinese, Italian, simplified Chinese and Spanish. Record yourself reading, colour in the pages
The Wonky Donkey(Free or $6.49) Musical rendition of the Wonky Donkey story
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The Three little pigs ($8.29 for iPhone/iPod Touch; $8.29 for iPad) Narrated by children, interactive 3D book. Choose to read it by yourself
Animalia ($4.19 for iPhone/iPod Touch; $5.29 for iPad) As well as the full original story there are many interactive features and games
The Artifacts ($2.59 for iPad) Interactive story about Asaf a boy who liked to collect fine art and precious antiques, help him to find them as the story is read to you.
Numberleys ($8.29 for iPhone/iPod Touch; $8.29 for iPad) Find out how the Numberleys made the alphabet, plays as a movie with a narrator, some interactivity
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Van Gogh and the Sunflowers (Free or $1.29 for the iPad) Read the story of Camille and Van Gogh. Highly interactive pages where students can view a gallery of his paintings, paint some pictures and play some games.
Puff the Magic Dragon ($8.29 for iPhone/iPod Touch; $8.29 for iPad) Sing to me, read to me or read by myself
March of the Dinosaurs ($10.99 for iPad) Interactive story book with 3D dinosaurs
Triceratops gets lost ($4.19 for iPhone/iPod Touch; $4.19 for iPad) Interactive storybook, read to you, read by myself.
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The Smurf's Classic Series (Free for iPhone/iPod Touch; Free for iPhone) The first story 'The Giant Smurf' is free, more stories are $4.19.
Pirate Scribble ($2.59 for iPad) Draw in the pictures for this interactive story to come alive.
Chalk Box ($6.49 for iPad) Read or listen to the story and colour in the pages as you go following the instructions.


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Ministry of Education NZ Free Sign Language resources and Maori resources. Most available as iPod Touch/iPhone apps as well.

Older Readers

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Unwanted Guest ($6.49 for iPhone; $9.99 for iPad) 3D animated interactive story
The Fantastic flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore ($6.49 for iPad) 2D animation of an award winning short film turned into a book.
Heidi Part 1 ($4.19 for iPhone or $5.29 for iPad) The story of Heidi in 3 different parts. Bilingual (English and Dutch) interactive.
Our Choice ($6.49 for iPad ) Interactive Multimedia book on Global Warming by Al Gore.
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Simon Graham and the Extraordinary timepiece(Free, $2.59) Solve lots of puzzles while helping Simon be a detective.
Mika's Adventure ($6.49) As you read participate in challenging puzzles. Approx 8.5-9.5 reading age
Megamind -Storybook app ($4,19) Interactive story based on the movie, teaches values.
Pedlar Lady ($6.49 - $9.99) 3D animated interactive story
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Alice for the iPad (Free - $12.99) Beautifully illustrated interactive 25 page book. At the end of the story there is a link that takes you to the App store where you can buy the full version for $12.99 NZ
Tom Thumb ($5.29)
Read the story, watch the video, listen to John Cleese read the story, record your own voice reading the story.
Hansel and Gretel Booktrack (Free for iPhone/iPod Touch; Free for iPad) Customised soundtracks for each different action in the book.
The Selfish Giant (Free for iPhone/iPod Touch; Free for iPad) Customised soundtracks for each different action in the book
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Unwanted Guest ($6.49 for iPhone/iPod Touch; $9.99 for iPad) 3D animated interactive story
This too shall pass ($6.49 for iPhone/iPod Touch; $9.99 for iPad) 3D animated interactive story
The Art of the Adventures of TinTin ($8.29 for iPad) Follow how the ideas developed for making TinTin into a 3 D movie
Penguins ($4.19 for iPad) Learn about Penguins with 66 photos and information
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Brush of Truth ($2.59 for iPhone/iPod Touch; $2.59 for iPad) Pick a path story, great for reluctant readers



Teenage Reading

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iPoe Interactive illustrated stories ($5.29 for iPhone/iPod Touch; $5.29 for iPad) Edgar Allen Poe's collection of short stories
Helga Deen ($4.19 for iPad) 32 page Graphic Novel based on a true story, it tells the story of the last night Helga had in the Camps before the Nazis shipped everybody off.
Anne Frank's Diary ($13.99 for iPad) Full version of the book, interactive, with multimedia
Crowded Fiction (Free for iPad and iPod Touch. In-app purchases for the books approx $8.00) Interact with the text.
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Shakespeare in Bits (Free for iPad; Free for iPhone/iPod Touch) has in-app purchases. Fantastic study resource. Reads the plays to you with animations, has study notes.





Novels
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Percy Jackson (Free app, each book costs 12.99) !st chapter for free on each book
Artemis Fowl (Free App, each book costs $10.99)
Dracula The official Stoker Family version ($6.49 for iPad) Interactive 'abridged' version of the original Bram Stoker. Plays music and sound effects as you read. Rated 12+
A Christmas Carol ($6.49 for iPhone or $6.49 for iPad) Interactive version of Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol. Plays music and sound effects as you read. Rated 9+
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Nancy Drew: Shadow Ranch (Free or $1.29 for iPhone; Free or $4.19 for iPad) Interactive 8 chapter book, click on objects for sounds or to gain collectibles for mystery challenges
Peter Pan ($2.59 for iPhone/iPod Touch; $2.59 for iPad) Customised soundtracks for each different action in the book.
Treasure Island - A Space Dog Book ($1.29 for iPad) Interactive book, swipe, tap and shake through the original Robert Louis Stevenson book
3.15 (Free for All Devices) 3.15 stands for Listen, read and watch, the 15 stands for how long it will take you to read it. The first story is free and the in-app purchase of the rest of the stories is $1.29

Audiobooks
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The Gruffalo's Child ($1.99 - $8.99) sequel to the Gruffalo
The Gruffalo ($1.99 - $8.99) A mouse invents a story about a Gruffalo
Stormbreaker ($14.99 NZ) Story of Alex Rider, a Junior 'James Bond. Suitable for RA 9-10.
Artemis Fowl ($11.99) Story of a 12 year old brilliant criminal mastermind.
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**Ballet Shoes** ($19.99 NZ) Noel Streatfields class story of 3 adopted girls Posy, Petrova and Pauline Fossil.
**Pongwiffy** ($19.99) a story about a witch with dirty habits.
**Whale Rider** ($19.99 NZ) Witi Ihimaera's classic novel about Kahu ,who proves herself to her Grandfather that she is worthy of being in line as the next chief of the tribe.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ($17.99)
Comics and Graphic Novels
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Comics (Free) This app stores your comics. Tap on the Store and News button to download free and paid for comics.
DC Comics (Free) Another comic downloader and storage unit. Lots of free comics.
Archie Comics (Free) use this App to store free and paid for Archie comics.
Comic Zeal Comic reader ($5.29-$10.99) Another comic downloader and storage unit.
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Marvel (Free) Download and view Marvel comics
Shrek Comics ($2.59) read the prequel to the Shrek series. There are other comics available for $1.29 each
Bard's Dream ($2.59) Graphic Novel of Midsummer's Night Dream. Ability to switch from 'old language' to modern English.
Alice in Wonderland - the Graphic Novel ($5.29) Press the play button and then start reading the story, each page has a transition into the next.
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Garfield's Boo Clips ($4.19 for the iPad) Includes video, animations and music from the movie.
Disney Comics (Free for iPhone/iPod Touch; Free for iPad) Download free comics from the Digifree store


Interactive Games

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Mushroom Age (Free, $6.49 or $9.99)
Find Vera's fiance who has gone missing. Verbal and visual instructions guide you through the tasks.
Myst (Free or full version $6.49) Interactive multimedia story.
Riven the Sequel to Myst ($6.49)

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Lego Harry Potter Years 1-4 ($6.49 for iPhone/iPod Touch; $6.49 for iPad) Based on the first four of the Harry Potter series. It features the main events in all four books. Students could be reading about the main events in the book and experiencing the event through the lego game play
Lego Harry Potter Years 5-7 ($6.49 for iPhone/iPod Touch; $6.49 for iPad)
The Mystery of the Crystal Portal (Free or $6.49 $9.99) Hidden object game with the story line of a journalist looking for her missing father.

Maori Resources

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Milly Molly Maori Library (Free for iPhone/iPod Touch; Free for iPad) Download Milly Molly stories in te reo. Hear the stories read to you or read them yourself. The books are all about acceptance of diversity, values and life skills. Record your story.


Games

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Magic Puzzle (Free for iPad) Choose from 42 to 288 pieces.Choose the 3 Little Pigs or Red Riding Hood. One set of puzzles are free, in app purchases are more free puzzles and some that cost $1.29 for a set of puzzles.
Futaba (Free for iPad) Word game for four players, look at the picture and be the first to tap on the word it represents.
Draw a Stickman (Free or $1.29 for iPhone/iPod Touch; Free or $1.29 for iPad) Follow the instructions to create a story. The only difference between paid and free version is that the paid version is ad free.
Draw a Stickman Episode 2 (Free or $1.29 for iPhone/iPod Touch; Free or $1.29 for iPad) Follow the instructions to create a story. The only difference between paid and free version is that the paid version is ad free.
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Reading Arena (Free for iPad; Free for iPhone/iPod Touch) Several word games, search for words, search for letters.



Free Kindle Books for kids