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Books for Kids and Students

From picture books to graphic novels, fantasy to family fun, here you’ll find books for kids and students to amuse and amaze, to offer first experiences and to fire young imaginations.

Picture books help children develop a sense of self. The theatrical aspect of picture books helps to keep all your students engaged and interested. They play a critical role in learning, helping students develop self-awareness and teaching them how to make inferences, among other things.

We all know that reading is one of the most important fundamental skills children (or anyone) must master to succeed - to succeed in school and to succeed in life. Reading expands a child's vocabulary, develops their critical thinking skills, and improves their communication skills, amongst many other benefits. There are several reading apps that are designed to help children develop their literacy skills.

Most of these children's book apps are appropriate for beginning readers (or those learning how to read), but a few are still applicable for proficient readers as well (especially the apps focusing on comprehension).

    Dr Seuss's Cat in the Hat app opens up tons of possibilities. You can add favorite characters to your photos, or you can dress up your friends and family to look just like the famous cat, the Things, or even the kids from the story. There are also stickers, stamps, borders, and other tools to use to make your pictures really stand out. The app includes 16 original cards featuring Dr. Seuss’s artwork. You can easily load images from your photo library, too. Best of all, share your creations with your friends or on social media.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Play games with Pip and Posy, the lovable friends inside Axel Scheffler’s popular picture book series about the dramas of toddler life.

    Devices: iPhone, iPad


    This fully-animated, interactive version of The Three Little Pigs fairy tale is unlike any printed picture book, or even any storybook app, and will dazzle children aged 3 and up.

    Devices: iPhone, iPad


    A sing-along songbook with more than 100 interactive elements in 3 songs and the little fox music studio! Brought to you by the team that created the bestselling App “Nighty Night”! Great for kids between 2 and 6 years old.

    Devices: iPhone, iPad


    A great book to explain what happens in a firehouse. Elmo and his friends get to go explore what happens in a firehouse and how exciting it is. This book is great for kids to know what happens in real life jobs. It helps explain that firefighters are good people and that they might look scary but are actually there to help you in a time of need. I would read this book to my students if we were learning about firefighters and different types of jobs that people have.

    Devices: iPhone, iPad


    This interactive storybook's main character is a robot named Bobo who helps kids learn all about light.

    Devices: iPhone, iPad


    App includes four FREE full length Read Aloud storybooks - The Giant Smurf, Madagascar, Ice Age and Robin Hood! Large library of additional stories to choose from as in-app purchases, with new books being added every week. Professional narration, character audio, interactive and immersive story experiences. In-app purchases only available in the parent’s section. Kids can freely pick and choose from already purchased stories in their library, without being tempted by un-purchased books.  The iStoryTime library app includes a wide selection of narrated children’s storybooks from your kids favorite films, TV shows and classic stories. All of the stories feature professional narration and vivid images. From reliving the adventures of your favorite Zoosters in Madagascar to following the magical little creatures in The Smurfs, woolly mammoths in Ice Age or Robin Hood in one of the great classics - the iStoryTime library app is perfect for learning to read, summer road trips, bedtime stories and more!

    Devices: Android


    The Amazing Train is an original adventure story told through the eyes of four children from the splendid City of Lakes, Udaipur, India.

    Devices: iPhone, iPad


    The hugely popular Fergus Ferry stories now available on the iPad!

    Take to the harbour with Fergus Ferry and all his friends as you and your children read the stories, play the game and explore Fergus' world.

    Devices: iPhone, iPad


    Grab your passports, pack your pajamas and join Clive and Noah on a Sleepover in Antarctica! After all, who doesn’t love a Sleepover? This 26-page fully illustrated and narrated interactive book is perfect for ages 4-8! The lovable characters, humor, story and dynamic interactive feat...

    Devices: iPhone, iPad


    Sleepover in Africa at Amani’s Graduation is another great fun learning app in the series. We like how the app allows children to learn about another country and culture via an interactive and engaging story. With this book app your kids will help find out what happen to Clarity’s homework while learning great fact about Rwanda. This book apps offers professional narration by writer, actress, storyteller and Internet radio host Kelly Carlin and simultaneous text highlighting to support early readers.

    Devices: iPhone, iPad


    Disney Storytime includes huge selection of different all-time favorite stories featuring Disney Characters.

    Devices: iPhone, iPad


    Grandma's Great Gourd combines a charming Bengali folktale, minis game, and short videos on South Asian culture. The story presents a positive message about staying level-headed in the face of danger and resourcefulness. With great production value and educational benefits, it's a great addition to any child's digital bookshelf.

    Devices: iPhone, iPad


    A storybook that encourages parents to read to their kids and start meaningful discussions. Throughout the story, parents can pick up tips for better storytelling. The app offers an interesting mode called Read and Talk, which foster language development in kids. Available in English and French.

    Devices: iPhone, iPad


    Veggie Bottoms is a silly storybook that turns fruits and veggies into anthropomorphic characters with unique personalities. Kids learn what various fruit or vegetable look like, and spin them to reveal their "bottoms". It's available as free download with optional in-app purchase, which will be donated to Fruits and Veggies More Matters initiative.

    Devices: iPhone, iPad


    Felt Board for the iPad is inspired by actual felt boards used by children, teachers and storytellers worldwide.

    Devices: iPhone, iPad


    Welcome to Max & Meredith: The Search for Percival, the interactive children’s book app where kids choose the course of the story.

    Devices: iPhone, iPad


    Popular e-book reader for multiple platforms comes to iOS.

    Devices: iPhone, iPad


    Welcome to the INTERACTIVE TOUCH LIBRARY — over 100 highly interactive children's books from independent authors and publishers.

    Devices: iPhone, iPad


    An interactive book-app with the features of an adventure game. It features an exciting plot, beautiful hand-drawn artwork, and handy features such as narration and text highlighting for developing readers. It is available in five languages: English, Polish, Russian, Spanish, and Chinese.

    Devices: iPhone, iPad


    It's the classic story of Jack and the Beanstalk, but in this interactive adventure, readers play the role of Jack. Kids can read the story on their own or have the words read to them, but they have to interact on every page. Rather than all the words appearing on the page, kids interact, tapping the characters to hear the dialogue and guide Jack through the castle, collecting different treasures. Once home, Jack and his mom live happily ever after -- with different luxuries depending on the treasures collected. Kids can learn the story of Jack and the Beanstalk and see how dialogue enhances the story and how characters develop. They'll work on patterns, memory, colors, and counting in the different rooms they encounter. They can read along as the highlighted text is read aloud to them, or they can read it on their own without narration, improving their reading skills. The engaging, interactive story will get kids excited about reading for enjoyment, and they'll develop problem-solving skills as well. Jack and the Beanstalk by Nosy Crow is rich with engaging learning opportunities.

    Devices: iPhone, iPad


    Farfaria Storybooks - Library of Children's Books and Read Along With Me Stories is a digital library of over 1,000 ebooks for kids, with new books added each week.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Kalley's Machine Plus Cats is an interactive book inspired by a drawing created by a real four-year-old, Kalley. Kalley drew a picture of a machine that would make food so her dad didn't have to leave home to commute to a new job anymore.

    Devices: iPhone, iPad


    Be Confident in Who You Are is a book app about a group of friends who help bolster one another's self-esteem in the face of teasing, bullying, or mere self-doubt. 

    Devices: iPhone, iPad


    Red Riding Hood re-tells the classic story but with a choose your own adventure twist. Most of the story paths and endings are engaging, and there's a good enough variety to really make kids feel as though they are controlling the story. Red Riding Hood also has wonderful voice actors that bring the story to life.  Kids can learn about storytelling and perspective as they explore a classic story from multiple points of view. They'll also see the consequences of their choices when they see how the story goes off in drastically different directions. The alternative paths may inspire kids' creativity as well.

    Devices: iPhone, iPad