17 Apps for Kids Who Think Reading Is Boring

There are lots of ways to read: Some kids love comic books and graphic novels, while others yearn for the next 900-page novel in a favorite series. Your kid may tell you reading is boring, but they are reading something, even if it's articles on social media. Whether it's just not your kid's jam or getting through a book is truly difficult, there are apps that are innovative and involve reading. Sometimes little kids just need a wide selection to find the perfect thing, and bigger kids are often into the offbeat or inventive. Others might love a game with reading built right in. Take your pick from these apps, and see if you can turn any spark of interest into a wildfire.

Browse 17 Apps for Kids Who Think Reading Is Boring

Epic! - Unlimited Books for Kids App Poster Image
Diverse, huge, searchable library of kids' books, videos.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Chromebook, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2016)
(2016)
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Farfaria Storybooks - Library of Children's Books and Read Along With Me Stories App Poster Image
Endless ebook library offers options; no interactivity.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2012)
(2015)
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Homer: Kids Learn to Read App App Poster Image
Personalized early literacy program chock-full of choices.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
(2017)
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LeVar Burton Kids Skybrary App Poster Image
Classic reborn as fee-based e-library with great selection.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2012)
(2012)
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uKloo App Poster Image
Scavenger hunt makes reading fun; user can customize levels.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2015)
(2014)
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Peter and the Wolf in Hollywood - Moviebook App Poster Image
Cool visuals, great music, amusing story update a classic.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
(2016)
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SwapTales: Leon! App Poster Image
Use the power of words to solve puzzles and change a story.
Devices: iPad
(2016)
(2016)
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Amazon Rapids App Poster Image
Library of accessible text message-style stories.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2016)
(2017)
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Bookout -- Reading made better App Poster Image
Track how much you're reading, save comments, view stats.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2017)
(2017)
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Funny Phonemes — Slang Fest! App Poster Image
Slang and funny icons teach language sounds to older kids.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2018)
(2018)
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Weirdwood Manor App Poster Image
Solve puzzles, explore rich visuals in cool storybook.
Devices: iPad
(2016)
(2016)
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Word Runners - Touch Press Games App Poster Image
Words come alive, kids foil obstacles in fun story puzzles.
Devices: iPad
(2017)
(2017)
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Middle School Confidential 1: Be Confident in Who You Are App Poster Image
Graphic novel teaches kids to feel good about themselves.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Nook HD
(2011)
(2017)
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DEVICE 6 App Poster Image
Inventive, interactive story puzzler has thrills and chills.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
(2013)
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Mission X: Hidden Island App Poster Image
Choose your path in this OK, creepy adventure story.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
(2017)
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LongStory App Poster Image
LGBTQ-friendly sim navigates teen relationships and drama.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
(2016)
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Tap - Chat Stories & Funny Texts by Wattpad App Poster Image
Fiction in text message form with mature content.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
(2017)
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