Monday 14 July 2014

Me Books Review

Made in Me which is a digital creative agency which was founded in 2009 by brothers in law James Huggins and Mike Outlaw. They create award winning apps, games and websites for children and families.

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Their latest app, Me Books, allows you to build the ultimate collection of books, comics and bedtime stories for your children.

I was recently asked if I would like to take a look at Me Books with my children and find out a little bit more about it, well we don't turn down books in this house, so the answer was of course yes.

To use Me Books, you first need to download the app, this is free on both iTunes and Google Play.

Next step, join the club. This again is free to do on their website and right now when you join, you are given a copy of I Don't Want To Go To Bed and Popeye No1 for free!!!

All very positive from the start.

There are a great range of books to choose from including well known characters such as Peppa Pig, Peter Rabbit and Charlie and Lola and classic books including Goldilocks and The Three Bears and The Three Little Pigs from the Ladybird collection

I was pleased to see that their range included books for children of all ages, perfect if you have a family like mine, it meant that all of my girls had something to look at.

I found the books to be reasonably priced, single books starting from a small 69p (in the sale) and you can buy collections of books from as little as £2.99. Certainly cheaper than buying them from your local book shop.
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Once you have purchased your books, you need to log into your account on whatever device you are using, phone, tablet of iPad, from here you download the books to read on your chosen device.

The whole process from start to finish was quick and simple.

I was able to leave the girls to read the books by themselves. They were able to work out what to do by themselves, tapping on the words at the beginning, the narrator begins to read the story.

However Me Books makes reading just that little bit more interesting by their use of 'Hot Spots'.

If you tap the stripy button to the side of the book, you can see where your hot spots are.

These can be deleted by double tapping on them and you can then create your own and even record yourself saying something, you can become the narrator for the book if you want.

This is a really great concept, this allows you to refresh a book that has maybe been read a few times in the past and make it brand new again.

Overall the girls and I agree that Me Books are great. A brilliant range of stories to choose from that are all reasonably priced and fun for the whole family to enjoy together.


Disclaimer : We were provided with a few books free of charge for reviewing purposes however all thoughts and opinions are my own.


  1. These look great. I've not heard of Me Books before now. Thanks Chantelle x

  2. They sound great. I will have to check them out later on.

  3. I have had the Me book app installed on my phone for a while but haven't actually bought any. They do have a really great range of picture books though :)

  4. Wow they look great, will definitely look into these. Yhanks for sharing. x

  5. This looks really interesting, I haven't come across this before but will definitely look into it. It sounds like the ideal thing for my daughter.

  6. This sounds like a great app. I'll definitely take a look at it x

  7. Sounds like a great idea. Did the older ones do better with it I wonder? Just asking as I've tried ebooks with my four year old on holiday and even the interactive ones were a struggle to hold her attention? Emma

    1. Honestly my 4 year old loved it, I think because it was so easy to navigate it held her interest x


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