It’s hard to know which apps are the best ones for our kids. Let these sources help you decide!

This collection of apps comes straight from the Pine Glen iPads! We’ve tried hundreds of apps, and here are 50 of the absolute best apps for students that we’ve found. All of these apps have been teacher-tested and kid-approved as being either fun, highly interactive, easy to use, or all of the above!

Mr. Callahan’s App Collection

Straight from the Pine Glen iPads, here are 50 of the best apps that we’ve found for students in elementary school in all subject areas. We’re actively using many of these apps in the classrooms, so if your children mentions an app to you, it’s quite likely to be on this list. These apps are kid-tested and teacher approved to be either fun, highly interactive, easy to use, or all three!

Kirkus Reviews

The World’s Toughest Book Critics

Hard to tell which book apps are good? Kirkus takes the guesswork out of it. Not every book app is reviewed but there are quite a bit already and more is being added every day. Be sure to check out the Kirkus Stars!

Touch and Go

Touch and Go, a guide to the best apps and enhanced books for children and teens, is a blog powered by School Library Journal. Reviews, commentary, news, and interviews with movers and shakers in the dynamic world of digital publishing will be posted on the blog on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.



Created by husband and wife team Marc and Carisa Kluver, they write about the best children’s picture book apps for children of all ages.

Common Sense Media

Common Sense Media is dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology.

Fun Educational Apps

Created by a parent, this site test runs and reviews educational and fun apps for kids as a way to help parents, educators and teachers to discover great apps.

Mr. Callahan’s List of iPad App Review Sites

Mr. Callahan likes to collect resources about finding great apps. Here are some of his favorites.



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