The Alphabet Sound: iBook

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ABC in bright colors.

In this iBook, each page has a letter of the alphabet with a corresponding object starting with that letter and a sound clip associated with the picture. For example, a Cow is shown for the letter C while a cow "moo's" in the background. See more iBooks created by Dr. Gary Bishop's students

Note: These iBooks were created using the free app iBooks Author on an Apple computer.  iBooks can be viewed on either an Apple computer or iOS device.

Click on the attached file to open The Alphabet Sound iBook. You must have the free iBook app on your computer or iOS device to view an iBook.  If using an Apple computer, the book will be physically located in your Download Folder (down arrow symbol located in the Tool bar at the top right).  Selecting the iBook story (Alphabet) will open the book in iBooks.  If you are using an iPad, select the attached book.  Then, select Open In iBooks.


Posted by LisaFaretDec 02, 2018

HI Dianne,

I tried saving my iBook file in my documents and then uploading it to my Google Drive. When I try to open it on the iPad, I get unsupported file type. Does it only work when it is exported to a DropBox? I also tried opening it in iBooks and it is not listed as a file.





Posted by Diane BraunerDec 02, 2018


When creating an iBook, I typically save the file to my desktop as an iBook. Once saved, I right click on the iBook and share it via email. However, if your iBook is too large, then placing it in Dropbox and sharing the link works. I have not tried to share an iBook through Google Drive, but it should work the same as Dropbox. The important thing is how you initially export the iBook from the app where you created it. What app did you use to create the iBook? Book Creator, iBook Author, or ?

Note: Share the iBook from your desktop or from the app used to create it; do not try to share your iBook from the iBooks app. Let me know if you need direct help with this!

Posted by AnonymousOct 30, 2019

I am working with a student using a braille display to control an iPad using the Pages and iBooks app. I feel we have a very good foundation of using it with the Pages app but am having problem navigating and using iBooks. The one problem I am having and have not found away around is how to change the page in iBooks. We use it mostly without the speech on because I want my student to get use to using the display and reading his braille. Is there a command to have it 'turn the page'? Robin

Posted by Diane BraunerOct 30, 2019

Turning pages may depend on the book that you are using (as there are many ways to create an iBook).
For the Alphabet Sound Book (a book that opens to one full page per screen) use the 1+3+5+space command to turn the page. This is the same command as the three-finger swipe left gesture.
For the What Do You Like? Book (a book that in landscape mode displays two pages per screen), you will want to turn the book to Portrait Mode so that only one page is displayed per screen. Then use the 1+3+5+space command to turn the page. If you stay in landscape mode, you can only access the second page on the screen by physically touching that page.
Note: The books that were created using iBooks Author app and that have one page per screen tend to work best with the Braille Display.
Hope this helps!