Bookful: Kids’ Books & Games

Rating Bookful: Kids’ Books & Games - 5 out of 5 - Best Rating 5.0

  • Android, Website, iPad, iPhone
  • Free
  • age 3+
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Bookful: Kids’ Books & Games Review

Bookful provides a library full of enhanced kids books. The books cover many and varied subjects, and their illustrations have been enhanced with animated 3D graphics. Augmented Reality adds an extra layer of interest to the books, which are suitable for early readers through to those aged around nine.

At the time of this review of Bookful, it is available on iOS and Android devices, but the developers promise a web-based version soon. Following a free, content-limited download, a subscription unlocks the whole library.

App Information

Gameplay Gamified
Narration Narration

Suitable for ages - Kindergarten Apps (3-5 Years)
Primary School Apps (5-7 Years)
Primary School Apps (7-11 Years)

Subjects & Topics - Books
English / Literacy
Augmented Reality

Great for - Reading
Academic Relevance

Bookful: Kids’ Books & Games Features

  • Enhanced eBooks with graphical elements, music, narration, and sound effects.
  • Library of children's books including popular series and characters.
  • Augmented Reality (AR) mode for interactive reading experience.
  • Games and quizzes for skill development and engagement.
  • Reading log feature to track reading progress.

How much does Bookful cost?

You can try out Bookful with a free download of the app on either iOS or Android. This includes a limited subset of the full content.

What is included with the free version vs. paid?

You unlock the entirety of Bookful's library by taking out a subscription. All of these are excellent value compared to how much it would cost to purchase the physical copies of the books. You can choose which subscription length to go for, with longer durations providing the best value.

Is it good for learning?

Bookful includes factual books about subjects such as science and history, numbers for numeracy learning, and stories with moral and social aspects for building personal skills. 

Then there are games for spelling practice and the ability to record themselves reading a book to help kids check their pronunciation and fluency. Quizzes for comprehension check that kids are extracting the meaning from the words they read. 

And, of course, reading is great practice for, well, reading. The more kids read, the quicker their reading skills develop and the sooner they can access resources to help them learn across the school subjects.

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  • Vast and varied book selection catering to different reading levels.
  • User-friendly interface with intuitive gestures and helpful tutorials.
  • Effective AR features that enhance the reading experience.
  • Encourages reading and skill development in children.
  • Subscription offers good value compared to physical book costs.


  • Verbal prompts in the app may be distracting, especially in classroom settings.

Benefits for Students

Kids will never be short of something to read if they have a device with this app. Bookful's enhancements to the books and the various reading modes will entice reluctant readers and delight those who already love books. 

The additional games provide kids with further entertainment while keeping them just a tap away from more reading. As kids see their reading accomplishments grow in the app's log, they'll feel pride and consolidate their appreciation of reading. 

Benefits for Teachers

Teachers will find many books within Bookful that mesh perfectly with their lessons. Natural history, Greek Myths, spelling, ABC and plenty more are ready for teachers to select and play. These books will look fantastic and enthral children when mirrored to a class display. 

Benefits for Parents

It would be hugely expensive to purchase all of the books that Bookful makes available. Even then, they would lack the enhancements made to them in this app.

Download Bookful: Kids’ Books & Games

You can download Bookful: Kids’ Books & Games on your iOS or Android devices from the app stores. Download the Bookful: Kids’ Books & Games app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.

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Data and Safety

Does the app provide a secure and safe experience for its intended usersNoteshelf 3

Value and Presentation

Is the app easy to use and accessible?Noteshelf 3
Is this app well-made and presented?Noteshelf 3
Is this app useful for its intended users?Noteshelf 3
Does this app provide good value?Noteshelf 3

Frequently Asked Questions

What age is it appropriate for?

Bookful's Level 1 and 2 books are for early readers. These are full of colourful imagery accompanied by single words and simple sentences.. The levels go up to Level 5. The age for which the higher levels are appropriate will depend more on each child's reading ability than their age. Level five books typically suit kids up to about the age of nine.

Is Bookful easy to use?

Bookful has a very easy to use interface. Adults and kids are likely to find it easy to pick up and play. Should they not, there is a handy playthrough function that shows the app's functions and how to access them. The app uses common gestures, such as pinch to zoom and swipe to drag. 

Is Bookful safe to use?

All of the books in Bookful have been hand-picked. They are top-quality books with proven popularity among children. The app does not contain any advertising and needs only an adult's email address to sign up for the service.

Our reviewer's recommendation

Starting with a simple to use app, Bookful adds a massive library of proven kids' books and enhances them further using new technology. It all adds up to a very impressive app that parents, teachers, and kids will all love. 

Bookful thoroughly deserves the five-star awarded in this review. Download it and take a look at its contents. We're sure you'll agree with our assessment.