Best Book Apps for Kids

Many kids and parents find it challenging to balance reading and screen time, so why not combine the two with a great book app? Not all screen time is created equal, so these mobile apps could be just what tech-savvy readers need to turn device time into a high-quality media experience. From Dr. Seuss classics to amazing science facts, there's something on this list for readers of all ages, interests, and skill levels. Some of these apps even push kids to be creative by letting them control the story themselves. Overall, these book apps combine interesting stories with interactive features that will engage reluctant readers and bookworms alike.

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Moo, Baa, La La La! App Poster Image
Boynton does hilarious bit of creative whimsy for toddlers.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2011)
(2011)
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My Very Hungry Caterpillar App Poster Image
Famous book inspires activities, encourages kids to nurture.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Windows Phone
(2015)
(2015)
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Nighty Night HD App Poster Image
Lovely app lets toddlers turn off the lights for bedtime.
Devices: iPad
(2011)
(2011)
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Pat the Bunny App Poster Image
Innovative update of the original tactile book.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
(2011)
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Peek-a-Zoo by Duck Duck Moose App Poster Image
Tots learn to recognize emotions, behaviors with cute app.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
(2011)
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Another Monster at the End of This Book...Starring Grover & Elmo! App Poster Image
Great sequel keeps the spirit of the original book and app.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Kindle Fire
(2011)
(2011)
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Care for Our World App Poster Image
Sweet e-poem with Earth-centric message and creative fun.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2017)
(2017)
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Flip Flap Dogs App Poster Image
Amusing mix-and-match breeds for creative pups and poems.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2017)
(2017)
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Fabulous and faithful update of the children's classic.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2010)
(2010)
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Mother Gray and Little Blue App Poster Image
Pretty oceanic journey needs more polish and pop.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
(2017)
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Rounds: Franklin Frog App Poster Image
Engaging story teaches kids about frogs' life cycle.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Nook HD
(2012)
(2012)
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Wide story selection and activities by reading level.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
(2017)
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Perfect adaptation of classic Dr. Seuss mischief-maker.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2010)
(2010)
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Wee You-Things App Poster Image
Colorful, interactive book lets kids celebrate diversity.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2013)
(2013)
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Fancy Nancy Dress Up App Poster Image
Channel your inner fancy with lots of outfit choices.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
(2011)
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Kalley's Machine Plus Cats App Poster Image
Kid's art-inspired story full of engineering fun (and cats).
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
(2014)
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Lucy & Pogo App Poster Image
Sweet story teaches inclusion with charming art, activities.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
(2016)
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Kids steer the plot in whimsical adventure story.
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(2017)
(2017)
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MIXUP picture book App Poster Image
Tying familiar stories in knots is fun but a bit threadbare.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2017)
(2017)
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Nick Jr. Books – Read Interactive eBooks for Kids App Poster Image
Engaging branded books for Nick Jr. lovers can get pricey.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2017)
(2017)
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A Parcel of Courage - a free interactive picture book with puzzles App Poster Image
Cute, kid-empowering interactive book and learning games.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
(2016)
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Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue - A Magical Adventure App Poster Image
Use the mic to record your voice, blow fairy dust.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
(2011)
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Wee Alphas App Poster Image
Whimsical ABC app enraptures with hidden letters, animation.
Devices: iPad
(2012)
(2012)
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David Wiesner's Spot App Poster Image
Stunning, innovative ebook best with companion guide.
Devices: iPad
(2015)
(2015)
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Don't Let The Pigeon Run This App! App Poster Image
More than a storybook, app lets kids help craft the tales.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
(2011)
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Cute tale kids can relate to, supported by great features.
Devices: iPad
(2012)
(2012)
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Garden Guardian by Polished Play App Poster Image
Personalized ebook features butterflies, fairies, and you!
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2017)
(2017)
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Red Riding Hood App Poster Image
Alternative plot twists give clever update to classic.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2018)
(2017)
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The Sneetches - Read & Play - Dr. Seuss App Poster Image
Classic morality story, games best with grown-up guidance.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2017)
(2017)
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The Snow Fox App Poster Image
Voice recognition is the star of cute, very short story.
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(2017)
(2016)
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StoryTime: Billy Goats Gruff App Poster Image
Classic fairy tale with kid-friendly prompts, creepy troll.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2017)
(2017)
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The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore App Poster Image
Fantastic, boundary-pushing interactive book.
Devices: iPad
(2011)
(2011)
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Grandma's Great Gourd App Poster Image
Grandma is crafty guide for interactive story, activities.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
(2016)
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Ocean Forests App Poster Image
Dive deep into learning with reading, exploration, games.
Devices: iPad
(2015)
(2015)
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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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Story models warm family and saving money to reach goal.
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(2017)
(2017)
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Bobo Explores Light App Poster Image
Thorough, and thoroughly entertaining, interactive science.
Devices: iPad
(2011)
(2011)
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EPIC Adventures - Kids Stories App Poster Image
Unique tale has links to offscreen activities, no narration.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
(2017)
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Weird But True App Poster Image
Cool graphics jazz up fun facts; watch out for hidden costs.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
(2013)
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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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The Amazing Spider-Man: An Origin Story App Poster Image
Some violent themes in picture book aimed at young fans.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
(2011)
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Ultimate Dinopedia: The Most Complete Dinosaur Reference Ever App Poster Image
Realistic, scary art in dino lovers' dream database.
Devices: iPad
(2011)
(2010)
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Graphic novel teaches kids to feel good about themselves.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Nook HD
(2011)
(2011)
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Protanopia App Poster Image
Unique comic book experience, heavy on the violence.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
(2017)
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