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Story Apps for Kids

There are so many apps out there it is hard to know where to start to look. It's not that they are that's that there are so MANY. Plus, nobody wants to waste time with a bad one, even if it DOES only cost $2.99! Listed below are some great resources to help you find good story apps for kids - most of them are free or very, very low cost. Although I saw a few in the $10-$15 range, by far most are $.99-$4.99. Included below are some good FREE story apps for kids to help get you started. Comment below to let us know how you liked any of these - or suggest a new one for us all to try!

Help Finding Good Story Apps:

Free Story Apps:



The Artist Mortimer

Mortimer is an artist who more than anything loves to paint.



With the swipe of your finger turn a pumpkin into a magical coach, change 3 mice into elegant horses, transform a ragged dress into a magnificent gown, and help an old pair of shoes become glass slippers! Touch objects on each page to discover hidden sounds.

  • FREE
  • Apple iPad
  • Rated 4+

Color Uncovered

Explore the surprising side of color with Color Uncovered, an interactive book that features fascinating illusions, articles, and videos developed by the Exploratorium.

  • FREE
  • Apple iPad
  • Rated 4+

DK Readers

Browse through a whole library of DK Readers on every topic from farm animals to fishy tales and emperor penguins to Ewoks.

  • You can download five of the e-books for FREEFishy Tales, Animals at Home, Emperor Penguins, Ant Antics and Secrets of the Mummies – one for each of the reading levels. Many more are available through in-app purchase.
  • Apple iPad
  • Android
  • Made for Ages 6 to 8

Goodnight Safari

Children help the giraffe eat her dinner, the monkey climb to bed, and the elephant kiss goodnight. Simple vocabulary and intuitive interactivity will engage young children while building their comfort with nighttime preparations. A perfect bedtime or storytime accompaniment for young children.

  • FREE
  • Apple iPhone, iPad
  • Ages 5 and under

I Imagine

Blends children's photos and voice into an illustrated story full of fun and games.

  • FREE
  • Apple iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch
  • Ages 5 and under

Josh and Emma Go to the Beach

Josh & Emma love to go on interesting adventures. This time, they’ve decided to go to the beach and they’ve invited your little one along. As they’re strolling in the sunshine, they come across something interesting in the sand. “What’s next to the tall grass?” they want to know. At the end of the story, the bucket is emptied to show kids all the interesting treasures they’ve collected with Josh & Emma, describing them by number, color and name.

  • FREE
  • Apple iPad
  • Rated 4+

Just Me

Family fun in an interactive book that lets you turn yourself into a musician, a gardener or a photographer.

  • FREE
  • Apple iPad
  • Rated 4+

Kung Fu Robot

Comic Book Style Swipe & Read

  • FREE
  • Apple iPad
  • Ages 9-11

Little Bird's Internet Security Adventure

The book is designed to help parents initiate conversations about Internet safety in an age-appropriate manner. We hope it will be useful to you in helping your child begin to develop lifelong patterns of safe and secure online activity.

  • FREE
  • Apple iPad
  • Rated 4+

Meet Millie

Meet Millie, the adorable but mischievous mutt who turns real life into a real adventure. Tap and swipe each page to discover why Millie is such a special dog. Her silly "super powers," her outrageous "special diet," and her wacky “disguises" are all revealed in this full-featured mini book.

  • FREE
  • Apple iPhone, iPad, & iPod Touch
  • Rated 4+

Starring You Books by Storybots

The Starring You® Books iPad app makes storytelling even more magical by making your child the star of an illustrated and animated storybook that features their face and name. Simply add a photo and – VOILA! Your child (or mommy, daddy, grandpa, friends or even the family dog) is the star of the show!

  • FREE
  • Apple iPad
  • Rated 4+

Stewie the Duck Learns to Swim

A child’s first guide to water safety. Written for children ages two through six, the book conveys an important message of how to be safe near the water through the story of Stewie, a duck who wants to swim with the ‘big ducks,’ but is prevented from going in the water by his older sisters until he learns the water safety rules.


The Tale of Benjamin Bunny

Free Peter's mischievous cousin, Benjamin Bunny, persuades him to go back to Mr. McGregor's garden to retrieve the clothes he lost there.



Tales from the Watering Hole

Free Follow the adventures of many of your favorite animals in the African savanna – Lion, Monkey, Elephant, Hippo, Turtle, Rhino, and many more.


Toucan Toucan't

Wordplay story about what two can do and what two CAN'T do.

  • FREE
  • Apple iPad
  • Rated 4+

Toy Story Read Along

A fully interactive reading experience packed with Games, Movie Clips, Coloring Pages, Sing-along Tunes, and Surprises on every page. Hear the story read aloud, record your own narration, or explore at your own pace.

  • FREE
  • Apple iPad
  • Rated 4+

Will & Kate

Will & Kate is the highly interactive, fun-filled story of a prince, a princess, some sheep, and a royal romance. Take a hot air balloon trip past curious giraffes, set off a sky full of fireworks and help Kate choose her wedding dress for the big day. Or simply hang out with the royal corgis.

  • FREE
  • Apple iPhone, iPad, & iPod Touch
  • Made for ages 5 and under

Woody's Aqua Adventure

When Andy comes home from the aquarium and gives Hamm something to hold, Woody is jealous. Soon, though, Woody is telling the other toys a story all about his own aqua adventure!

  • FREE
  • Apple iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch & Mac
  • Made for ages 5 and under

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