Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Book Retriever

I am just now jumping into the world of iPad and iPhone usage in the classroom. A couple weeks ago I came across an app that will eventually change your classroom library-check out system. The app is called Book Retriever.

It is still new, so the creators are constantly working on it. There's an update about once a week. The best part is that they take all of our suggestions into consideration. My favorite part of this app is that you can scan your books into your library. The books that are not recognized or don't have an ISBN can have labels printed. As of this week, the app does not recognize older ISBN numbers, but they have told me that their next update WILL include 10 and 13 digit ISBN numbers! YAY!

Now my favorite part about the app.... I have never been able keep up with who has what book of mine. With this app, you can add your students to your class roster and have your students check out a book. I am ecstatic! No more writing down or clipping who has what book.

The app costs $0.99. It is well worth the money.

I can't wait to see how this app develops! Let me know what you ladies and gentlemen think of this app!

Happy Blogging!



  1. I'm thinking of using this app when school starts!

  2. Aileen: would you like to have five codes to give away on your blog, so five winners can download the Book Retriever for free? If so, email me - melissa at classroomlibrarycompany.com!