Updated: Kindle for iPad – Children’s Books, Comics, Graphic Novels

Updated: Kindle for iPad – Children’s Books, Comics, Graphic Novels

Amazon updated their Kindle app for the iPad on Thursday. The new version adds support for children’s books, comic books and graphic novels purchased for use on the Kindle platform. The update is now available in the App Store.


The new support was also added to Amazon’s Kindle Cloud Reader, and Kindle for Android application. The free updated iOS software is now available on the App Store as a 19.9-megabyte download that requires iOS 4.2 or later.

Children’s books, comic books, and graphic novels are all presented in full color on the iPad. Over a thousand children’s title are available, titles include “Brown Bear” and “Curious George”. The comics and graphic novels include popular DC Comics characters, including Superman and Batman.

“Children’s books come to life with brilliant images, fixed layouts, and Kindle Text Pop-Up for supported titles to magnify text for easy reading on any size screen,” Amazon’s description reads. “Comics and graphic novels are presented in Kindle Panel View for supported titles, showcasing the artwork in a panel by panel experience that reads as the author intended.”

Version 3.1 of Kindle for iOS also adds new features for iPhone and iPod touch users, as well as those on iPad. Users can now search for content by title or author, and an issue that prevented the lookup of words on Google or Wikipedia has been addressed.

Amazon does not comply with Apple’s in app purchase rules, in which Apple requires a 30 percent cut off the top of all content sold in an iOS app, so new content cannot be purchased through the app. Users are required to visit the Amazon website to purchase content, and then download it through their account in the Kindle app on their iOS device.

The Kindle for iPad update is available for update on your device, or a free download from the App Store. (App Link)