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Today is World Book Day and children (and I suspect some teachers) will be dressed as their favourite characters from books. I personally am sat writing this post as Spiderman!

This day is a time to celebrate all that is great about reading, the wonderful worlds and characters that books create in the imaginations of children.

Technology can play a role in bringing those worlds to life and the Windows Store has some great apps that can help children learn to read and develop their love of books.

Read with Biff, Chip and Kipper is the UK's favourite home reading series. The highly successful Oxford Reading Tree reading scheme is used in 80% of UK primary schools. It has been developed by leading educational experts and tailored to match current teaching practice. Build your collection of interactive books as you need, one at a time or by level as your child builds their reading skills. image










Kids Story Builder helps pupils create their own exciting and personalized stories using real photos and voices. Using a webcam and microphone children can create their own reading books and stories. These can be exported as videos or read in the app.
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CreateBook is a brand new app in the Windows store and is available free until the 16th March. CreateBook allows children and teachers to create their own digital books, everything from narrated story books to multimedia revision guides. It’s simple, stunning interface will make it the ideal companion for Windows 8 Tablets in the classroom. image

 Looking for more great free Windows 8.1 Apps then check out this blog post

Enjoy World Book Day!