Parents' Guide to


By Leslie Crenna, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Colorful, no-frills read-to-me originals and adaptations.

App Android , Kindle Fire Paid, Free Education
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this app.

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 6+

We enjoy iStorybooks

It is entertaining for my children and they enjoy the app.
age 17+


It is an inpropiate game why because i press an hidden button and it show me the KLGJFEAJFL AE A DWA JFGOELAKF MAF EA F*explosion*

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

While nothing can compare to cuddling up with your kid and reading quality books together, talking books like those found in iStoryBooks also have their place in a child's reading world. An encouraging narrator reads nonfiction, biography, and folk tale adaptations -- some in Spanish -- such as "A to Z Fruits and Vegetable," "Three Little Pigs," "El Zorro Azul," a West African (Gambian) tale called "The Fish Snatcher," and "The Amazing Life of Helen Keller." Modern photos for "Sea Animals" and "Things That Go" fill the screen with crisp colors, and cartoon quality is comparatively good.

On the downside, reading level varies and is usually too high for kids to read themselves. While some titles have only one or two sentences per page, others have five. There is no option for words to be highlighted, and there is no pause button, which would really be nice, especially since mode changes and library deletions can only be made within titles. The occasional misspellings and editing errors will make many parents cringe. While the price is right for this free app, some parents will be left hungering for higher quality literature and cutting-edge art.

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