Closing the App Gap I: Bibliography

Allyn, Pam. “Apps That Encourage Kids to Read.” Huffington Post, February 1, 2012.

Aspen Institute Dialogue on Public Libraries, Rising to the Challenge: Re-Envisioning Public Libraries. Washington, D.C.: The Aspen Institute, October 2014.

Blagojevic, Bonnie., Brumer, Hillary, Chevalier, Sue, O’Clair, Audrey, Thomes, Karen. Touch and Grow: Learning and Exploring Using Tablets.” Teaching Young Children, 6(1) 2012, 18-21.

Cavanagh, Sean.  “Evaluating Quality In Digital Reading.” Education Week, May 22, 2013, 32: S20-S23.

Chiong, Cynthia. “The Ratings.” A Matter of App: A Children’s Educational App Review Blog.

Chiong, Cynthia.  “What Is an Educational App?” A Matter of App: A Children’s Educational App Review Blog

Commonsense Media. “9 Great Learn-to-read Apps for Kids.” iVillage.

Fink, Jennifer L. W. “Summer Reading Goes High Tech.” Instructor, 121(6): 33-37.

Getting, Sara; Swainey, Karin. “First Graders with iPads?” Learning & Leading with Technology, August 201240(1): 24-27

Gilbert, Paula. “Think Five Literacies in Summer Reading”. Pennsylvania Library Association Bulletin Jan-Mar 2012, 67(1), p10.

Guernsey, Lisa. Are Ebooks Any Good? School Library Journal Jun e2011, 57(6): 28.

Guernsey, Lisa, Michael Levine, Cynthia Chiong and Maggie Severns.  Pioneering Literacy in the Digital Wild West. Campaign for Grade-Level Reading. December 2012.

Hoffman, Judy, John Carlo Bertot, and Denise M. Davis. Libraries Connect Communities: Public Library Funding & Technology Access Study 2011-2012. Digital supplement of American Libraries magazine, June 2012. Available at

iPad2educate. “iPad Evaluation Guiding Questions.”

Ishizuka, Kathy. “The App Squad: SLJ’s Advisors Weigh in on Kids’ Book Apps.”  School Library Journal May 2011.

Jaeger, Paul T. et al. “Describing and Measuring the Value of Public Libraries: The Growth of the Internet and the Evolution of Library Value. First Monday, [S.l.], October 2011. ISSN 13960466. Available at: Date accessed: 04 Feb. 2015. doi:10.5210/fm.v16i11.3765.

justindhebert. “App Review Criteria.” iPad for Life.

Maynard, Sally. “The Impact of e-Books on Young Children’s Reading Habits.” Publishing Research Quarterly 26(4): 236-248.

Michael Cohen Group LLC (2011).  Young Children, Apps and iPad (Research undertaken as part of the evaluation activities of the US Department of Education Ready to Learn Program).

Naidoo, Jamie Campbell and Sarah Park Dahlen. Diversity Programming for Digital Youth. Libraries Unlimited, 2014.

National Association for the Education of Young Children.  Technology and Interactive Media as Tools in Early Childhood Programs Serving Children from Birth through Age 8. 2012. 

National Summer Learning Association. 

Northrop, Laura and Erin Killeen.  “A Framework for Using iPads to Build Early Literacy Skills.” The Reading Teacher, April 2013 66 (7): 531–537.

Online College. “20 Coolest iPad Ideas for Your Library.”

Pressman, Harvey and Andrea Pietrzyk. “Literacy Apps for Struggling Learners.” Central Coast Children’s Foundation.

Samtani, Hiten. (2012). “Libraries Use iPads and Apps to Ramp Up Storytime, but Concerns Remain.” School Library Journal. December 27, 2012.

Scholastic, Inc. Kids and Family Reading Report.  5th ed.

Spiller, Klint. “Storytime Goes Digital at Hays Public Library.” HD News, February 21, 2012.

Tomarkos, Deborah. “Rate That App.” AshaSphere.

Turner, Allan. “Houston Libraries Want Preschoolers to Check Out iPads.” Houston Chronicle, January 28, 2011.

Umile, Dominic. “6 Great Reading Apps for Kids.” Parent and Child. n.d.

Vollmer, Timothy. There’s an App for That! Libraries and Mobile Technology: An Introduction to Public Policy Considerations. ALA OITP Policy Brief No. 3. (2010) Retrieved from:

Walterville Elementary Library Media Center. “(W)eRead.”

Watters, Audrey. “The Truth About Tablets,” School Library Journal, February 2012.

Williams, Charlotte. “Lack of E-Reader Access Holds Back Kids’ Digital Market.” Bookseller, October 19, 2012 5548: 13.