From school starters learning to write to school leavers
thinking big, Book Creator gives any child of any ability an easy and
an intuitive way to best express themselves and to share their learning.
The joy of becoming an author and sharing work beyond the classroom is
incredibly motivating for learners – don’t be surprised if kids work on
their books outside school time!
98% of teachers say Book Creator has made a positive impact on their
teaching. Teachers love that they are empowered to create their own
differentiated resources in any subject area, with a tool that is easy to
integrate and simple to use.
Combine text, images, drawings, audio, video, and AppSmash with your
favourite apps to create books beyond words! This freedom to create helps
students develop 21st-century skills and sets them up for higher academic
The truth is, Book Creator, can be used across the curriculum, from
English to Science to Social Studies to Maths — this versatility makes it
an equitable and cost-effective tool to roll out across your district. This
versatility is particularly evident where remote learning and hybrid
learning environments are in place.
The Book Creator community is second to none. With over 1,000 Book Creator
Ambassadors worldwide, not only do we have a supportive and engaged
a community that shares lesson ideas, resources, and books, it means we can
also develop Book Creator with clear guidance from the education community.
Our ethos since 2011 has been to develop based on teacher feedback, so you
know you’re getting a tool that’s focused on education first and foremost.
With over 100 million books made (and growing at a rate of 2.5 million per
month!), plus multiple education and technology awards won over the years,
Book Creator is a tool you can trust and depend on.
|Book Creator Free||Free||Sign up for a free account at app.bookcreator.com to get 40 books within 1 library. You can access this through Chrome, Safari, and Edge browser.|
|Book Creator for Online||$12/month or $120/year||Create unlimited libraries with 1000 books, real-time collaboration, premium app access, analytics map, and more.|
|Book Creator for iPad||$2.49||Download on the Apple App Store.|
|BookCreator for Schools/Districts||Varies||Visit for pricing bookcreator.com/pricing/|
Book Creator is a resource wherein students can create and publish books. Book Creator enables students to complete projects for any subject, and the flexibility of the tool allows for students to create projects for a variety of purposes. The tool can be used for digital portfolios, poetry books, short stories, instruction manuals, science reports, history projects, and more. Once finished, students can share their work. The books can be published on Book Creator, printed, or shared in a PDF format. This allows for students to write for an audience beyond their teachers. Additionally, this means that students can find books created by other teachers or students that have been published. Book Creator even offers books that can be used in a lesson as an instructional aide. These books are available for all grade levels and subject areas.
The tool works by allowing teachers to create “Libraries.” Teachers then add students the library and adjust the settings to fit their needs. Teachers have access to all of their students’ books and can monitor progress while students work, and teachers can also choose whether students can see each others’ books before publishing or not.
The tool’s strengths are in its features. Users have access to multiple different fonts and can even use the pen tool to write or draw. Pictures, video, audio, shapes, and emojis are also all available for students to use. The tool even offers real-time collaboration, so that students can all work together on a book at the same time. The tool is geared to promote creativity and engagement for young writers. The ability to publish projects and view other published works by students and teachers from around the world is another great strength of the tool. As the article “Going Global With Project‐Based Inquiry: Cosmopolitan Literacies in Practice” by Hiller A. Spires, Marie P. Himes, Casey Medlock Paul, and Shea N. Kerkhoff discusses, projects that promote collaborative learning and engage learners in global topics and with people from around the world are important for developing cosmopolitan literacies. The article outlines design features for Global Project-Based Inquiry, and the tool Book Creator allows for teachers to incorporate those features into project-based learning. The collaborative potential on Book Creator is perhaps the tool’s strongest feature.
The biggest weakness of the tool is in the cost. Book Creator offers a free account, but unfortunately the free version has limited access to creating books. Under the free account, there is a maximum of 40 books available for creation and only 1 library. The premium account offers unlimited libraries that can each store up to 200 books. This account costs $10 per teacher, though there is a school/district membership option available as well.
Spires, H.A., Himes, M.P., Paul, C.M., & Kerkhoff, S.N. (2019). Going Global With Project‐Based Inquiry: Cosmopolitan Literacies in Practice Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 63( 1), 51– 64. https://doi.org/10.1002/jaal.947
I have used this with students as young as 1st grade 6-7 years old. we have uploaded these to Google Drive, obtained a URL and created QR codes.
It is a fabulous way to show teachers how App mashing works too. The possibilities are endless.
Book Creator was the perfect tool for my students’ “Learner’s Dictionaries” that they added to all semester. The Getting Started tutorial is wonderful and meant that I did not have to create my own instructions or how-to guide for them. They were off and running, adding their own definitions and images. This is a great cross-curricular K-12 app and well worth the price.
Book Creator for iPad is a great authoring tool that can be used from KS1 to KS3. I have used it to make simple talking picture books with Year 1 pupils. I have also used it with Year 8 pupils to create a log of the learning in their Science lessons. I great all rounder and should be considered by any school as part of the app collection.
Our middle school science teachers are using this tool for students to create science journals on iPads.
This is one of the "cool" application on iPad. Creating ebooks has never been easier. You can take a picture, type words, and arrange you own design. Basically, anything is possible. Some of my students enjoy using this app, even little kids. I would recommend this to any parent who wants to teach their children now to write early. As this is a great tool that will help advance their learning.
This seems SO MUCH easier than using Pages and even iBook Author. Especially for younger students!
The easiest app to create great books available. Allows you to define how complex you want to make the book using different complimentary apps to create a layered approach (icomic to photgene to book creator) to simply adding an image and text…great.
Limits what you can do with an image once imported…no rotate option.
My third graders and I love Book Creator! Earlier this year, we used it to create one class book. That in itself was exciting. The newest version of Book Creator allows export in PDF or iBook format and allows students to record themselves reading their stories. My students created a book in a week and we emailed them to parents today and posted PDF versions on our class blog. What a great way to share writing! Students used the camera on the iPad to take pictures, used images they found on the Internet, or created their own with Doodle Buddy and imported them into Book Creator.
It's intuitive and easy to learn. Well worth the $4.99 cost! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this app!
Book Creator is an app that can be used to create eBooks. It is very simple to manipulate…easy for kids of any age. It allows you to record audio and place on each page as well. Import pictures from your camera roll. Pictures can be taken by the camera, saved from a site, or created in another app and incorporated through saving or an iPad screenshot.
Want to share your creation with someone who doesn’t have a device? Export your book as a PDF!