Use Android as an Ebook Reader

So you have an Android phone or tablet.  You may have been eying one of those e-readers too, like the Amazon Kindle or the Barnes & Noble Nook.  Well the good news is that you can have all those features right on your Android device with the help of a couple of apps.

2 of the most popular apps out there are the Kindle app (by Amazon) and the Nook app (by Barnes and Noble).  Kinda funny that the companies that are trying to sell you an ereader are the same companies that are offering you free apps to do the same functionality.  Both of these apps are pretty straight forward.  They have the built in bookstores that allow you to purchase books, and download free books, plus, you know, read your ebooks.

Along these same lines is an app put together by a little company called Google. Yeah, apparently the big guns of Google decided to jump into the ebook game with an app called Google Books.  The same features as the above books, but the interface is a little more simplified.  Also you have access to a ton of FREE public domain books.

The final app that I will cover here today is one of my favorites.  Aldiko is an ereader that works with epub and pdf files.  By far it is the most flexible ereaders, with a ton of settings you can tweak  It also (like all the others) it has an ebook store that has a ton of free and paid books.  There is also a premium version available too, so if you like it you can get the premium to support the developer.

Silly Dino – Seymour Simon – Amazon Free App of the Day 7/24/11

Name: Silly Dino – Seymour Simon

Bring a smile to your children’s faces with Silly Dino, a collection of witty dinosaur riddles for your Android phone or tablet. Featuring simple riddles as well as pleasing and clever illustrations, Silly Dino provides an amusing way to help your children read, learn a few riddles, and even memorize a little something about dinosaurs.

Written by noted children’s science author Seymour Simon, Silly Dino features an assortment of 10 dino-tastic riddles. Simon’s longtime collaborator Dennis Kendrick provides charming images to accompany each riddle and its answer. Simon, whom the New York Times called “the dean of children’s science writers,” is the author of more than 250 acclaimed science books introducing children to a variety of scientific topics and encouraging them to engage with the world around them.

Easy to Use
Silly Dino’s intuitive interface lets children cycle through the riddles by easily swiping their finger across the screen. For children too young to read or those just learning, Silly Dino includes an audio feature that reads the riddles aloud in a clear voice while each word is highlighted on the screen as its read.

Silly Dino also provides a short matching quiz where children can match a dinosaur illustration with its particular amusing description.

Sure to tickle young ones’ funny bones, Silly Dino asks and even answers the immortal question: Why did the T-Rex cross the road? (Because the chicken called in sick!)

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