Best Kids' Digital Libraries

Most parents want their kids to love reading, and while babies' first experiences with books are best when they get full sensory input (including chewing), it can get tricky later to have the resources and space to maintain a steady book supply. In addition to the physical books at your local branch, there are also apps that contain ebook libraries to fit almost any early reader's level and interests. Many of them also have extra bells and whistles, like talking points for parents, a recording feature, or fun -- and not too distracting -- animations. Whether you go digital or old-school, it's great to encourage kids' reading in any form, so see if any of these apps are a good fit for your family.

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ReadAskChat for Children 0-6

age 2+

Simple stories, convo starters for parents to use with kids.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2017)
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Kindergo

age 3+

Digital library is small but appealing for new readers.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2018)
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Novel Effect: Read Aloud Books

age 3+

Add music, sound effects to story time for enhanced reading.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2019)
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Smart Kidz Club: eBooks & Math

age 3+

Wide story selection and activities by reading level.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2017)
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Vooks

age 3+

Sweet, animated books for subscription; needs parent gate.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2018)
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Bedtime Stories - read & tell

age 4+

Fun, fee-based serial stories to tell kids.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2018)
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Epic! - Kids' Books and Videos

age 4+

Diverse, huge, searchable library of kids' books, videos.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Chromebook (2020)
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Farfaria Storybooks - Library of Children's Books and Read Along With Me Stories

age 4+

Endless ebook library offers options; no interactivity.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire (2015)
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Skybrary – Kids Books & Videos

age 4+

Classic reborn as fee-based e-library with great selection.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire (2012)
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My WonderBooks

age 4+

Multilingual library, lovely visuals for classic kids' lit.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2017)
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Nick Jr. Books – Read Interactive eBooks for Kids

age 4+

Engaging branded books for Nick Jr. lovers can get pricey.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2017)
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