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Learning apps to stop summer slide: grades 6 to 8

Try sandwiching these learning apps between tween social engagements. You'll be surprised how palatable these educational tools can be.

By Sonali Morris

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Works on: iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.

Keep your teen reading while you’re on the road this summer. Kindle’s app gives your child access to almost a million books, including best sellers, new releases, and classics. Affordable titles cost less than $10, and your child gets three books free from the start: Pride and Prejudice, Treasure Island, and Aesop’s Fables. Thousands more are gratis through the Kindle Store, too. Next up for this app? A virtual library system is in the works. Stay tuned.

Check it out: Kindle.

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