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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 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 0-4 App Poster Image
Simple stories, convo starters for parents to use with kids.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
(2017)
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HOMER Stories: Kids Library App Poster Image
Solid collection could use less distraction, more features.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2018)
(2018)
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Kindergo App Poster Image
Digital library is small but appealing for new readers.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2018)
(2018)
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Novel Effect: Read Aloud Books App Poster Image
Add music, sound effects to story time for enhanced reading.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
(2019)
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Smart Kidz Club: eBooks & Math App Poster Image
Wide story selection and activities by reading level.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
(2017)
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Vooks App Poster Image
Sweet, animated books for subscription; needs parent gate.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2018)
(2018)
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Bedtime Stories - read & tell App Poster Image
Fun, fee-based serial stories to tell kids.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2018)
(2018)
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Epic! - Unlimited Books for Kids App Poster Image
Diverse, huge, searchable library of kids' books, videos.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Chromebook, 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, Kindle Fire
(2012)
(2015)
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Let's Read App Poster Image
Story recording is static but easy to use for everyone.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2018)
(2018)
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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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My WonderBooks App Poster Image
Multilingual library, lovely visuals for classic kids' lit.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(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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