App Review Resources

Librarian recommendations

Early Literacy Apps

Helpful websites

  • ASLA -- Best apps for teaching and learning
  • ALSC Blog -- Apps (minimal info)
  • Appitic -- App lists for education by subject area, preschool apps, resources for STEM
  • Common Sense Media  -- Reviews on a variety of media including movies, games, websites, books, apps, tv shows, music. Media are categorized by age, rating, genre, subject, skill, topic.  List of top picks, best apps, and games.
  • Cybils -- Book app recommendations by the Children’s and Young Adult bloggers’ Literary Awards
  • Digital Storytime  -- Sorts apps by date, quality, size, language, feature, age, price
  • Horn Book:  Out of the Box  -- Features “App Review of the Week”
  • Kindertown -- Educational app store for parents; sorts apps by age, device, and price; broken down into subject categories: math, language, art, science, and social studies.
  • Kirkus: iPad Reviews  -- iPad Book Apps
  • Little eLit -- Early Literacy in the Digital Age
  • SLJ: Touch & Go -- School Library Journal archive of reviewed apps
  • Smart Apps for Kids -- Top Lists, free app of the day, by age/subject area