Bookji harnesses the most powerful tool to excite kids about reading—peer influence. On Bookji, classmates and friends can create book posts and share book-related content on a safe and engaging platform.
Discovering the right book can make all the difference in whether a young student embraces reading. Bookji makes it easy for kids to find trending books and top genres that their classmates and other students across the globe are reading.
Bookji lets kids react to books with emojis to express their feelings toward a book. Then, kids can search for the top books that other students said were 'mind-blowing,' 'warm and fuzzy,' 'rolling on the floor laughing,' and more. Not only is this a more fun way of ranking and searching for books, but it can also expose students to new genres. For example, a student may think they are only interested in fantasy novels, but when they search for a 'mind-blowing' book using Bookji's Emoji Search, they will see books across multiple genres.
Integrate maps into your students' reading experience and let them discover books that take place around the world or in your home state. Bookji's interactive maps make it fun to explore and find new books. Plus, as students read books, they can track the places they have been on their reading journey.
Want to know what it was like back in the '60s, or curious about World War I, or want to learn more about the sinking of the Titanic? No problem, Bookji lets kids discover books based on an interactive timeline showing books within a specific period or books associated with historical events.
From Harry Potter memes to books from South Africa, Bookji lets educators from all over the globe with a passion or expertise about a topic share books, knowledge, and fun facts that students may become interested in!
Analytics provide an efficient and highly personalized way for educators to help their students. The Bookji platform collects a wide variety of information based on the student's activities in Bookji, such as what books they have read or want to read, what books they searched for, and books that they drilled into, and presents this data to the teacher in a visual way. For example, educators can compare books a student is reading or interested in versus their Lexile level and can see a breakdown of the student's interest in specific genres.
Bookji has a built-in interactive online e-reader that provides several helpful features, such as displaying locations on a map that appear in the text, looking up word definitions, audio pronunciations, and capturing emoji reactions, comments, and places visited. In addition, Bookji facilitates group reading of a book, where students or teachers can invite others to participate, and members can view each other's progress, comments, and emoji reactions in real-time.
As students read a book, they can not only track their progress but also react to parts of the book with emojis, track a location they visited, and capture comments and images.
Bookji allows importing of your library catalog, and once imported, students can easily see which books are available in your library. Librarians can also get stats about their books and see which popular books are not in their library.
While social media platforms for adults may be risky, Bookji is not. We've designed Bookji from the ground up to be safe for kids, limiting their community of interactions to their schoolmates and friends, never exposing their information to outsiders, and restricting the type of media they can post.
Bookji makes it easy for your students to sign in by using their Google account, a pin or a password. With Google SSO integration, once they sign into Google, they are signed into Bookji.
Educators are the driving force behind Bookji, and we understand how busy and essential their jobs are. That's why we'll help each teacher and librarian be better educators by bringing in-depth insights and analytics into each student's reading behavior and helping each educator keep up with, master, and share what's popular in kids' literature today.
We at Bookji understand that for our platform to be the best it can be, we need to put our trust in you, the educator. As such, we've built the Bookji platform to be open to educators, allowing for crowdsourcing information about kids' books that we could only do with your help. We do this by enabling educators to add and edit book information, add and edit events and associate books to those events, create, curate, and populate topics to inspire students, and much more. We see it as a partnership and promise we will always listen and be open to new ideas that you present.