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20Sep/140

Free App – Goodnight Safari

GoodnightSafari

Help the giraffe eat her dinner, the monkey climb to bed, and the elephant kiss goodnight. iTunes Preview

App Features:

  • Free
  • Made for Ages 5 and Under
  • Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5
  • Help the animals prepare for bedtime through seven interactive scenes.
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9Sep/140

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 expensive...it'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 lost cost. Although a 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:

 

MortimerIcon

The Artist Mortimer

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

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BeansBabyIcon

Bean's Baby

Bean has her window for sitting, her ball for chasing, her whole world just as she likes it. Then in comes Baby. The story of how the two get acquainted is told in spare one or two word phrases.  Also available for very little cost are Bean's Night, Bean's Games and Not Without Bear.

  • FREE
  • Apple iPhone, iPad & iPod touch
  • Android
  • Ages 5 and under
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Cinderella

Cinderella

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+
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 ColorUncoveredIcon

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+
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CuriousReader

Curious Reader

George is taken from the jungle by the man in the yellow hat to live in a new home, but--oh, what happened! Though trying to be good, George is still very curious and takes a swim in the ocean, escapes from jail, and goes for a flying ride on a bunch of balloons.

  • You can download Curious George for FREE. More Curious George titles are available through in-app purchase.
  • Apple iPad
  • Rated 4+

 

CuriousReader
DKReaders

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
DKReaders
GoodnightSafariIcon

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
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IImagineIcon

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
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Wolfie

The Invention of Wolfie

Wolfie is a little genius of five. At night, he dreams about the coolest machines and the most beautiful inventions of the world. And when he wakes up, he builds them all himself.

  • FREE
  • Apple iPad
  • Rated 4+
Wolfie
JackieJunkoIcon

Jackie Junko

Jackie Junko and The Old Ship Yard is a story about a little boat on an adventure that goes just slightly wrong!

  • FREE
  • Apple iPad
  • Rated 4+
JackiJunko
JoshEmmaBeach

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+
JoshEmmaBeach
JustMeIcon

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+
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MyMomIcon

Just Me and My Mom

Little Critter enjoys a special day in the city with his mother. He means well, but gets himself in trouble all along the way. His mother is oh so patient when Critter loses the train tickets, picks up a dinosaur egg in the natural history museum, and misbehaves at lunch. In spite of his difficulties, Little Critter happily falls asleep on the train going home, exhausted from the big outing with his mother.

MyMom
KungFuRobotIcon

Kung Fu Robot

Comic Book Style Swipe & Read

  • FREE
  • Apple iPad
  • Ages 9-11
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  LazyLarryLizardIcon

Lazy Larry Lizard

An animated storybook app designed for preschoolers. Interact with Larry to progress the story and be delighted by his reactions to your touch. Perfect for bedtime.

  • FREE
  • Apple iPad
  • Ages 5 and under
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LittleBirdIcon

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+
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MeetMillieIcon

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+
MeetMillieScreenshot
NurseryRhymesIcon

Nursery Rhymes With Storytime

Nursery Rhymes with StoryTime is a magical book. Play with Humpty Dumpty, Jack & Jill, Three Blind Mice and other classic nursery rhyme characters.

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

Pan: The Fearless Beribolt

The first book in the Pan Adventure Series, introducing Pandora “Pan” Beribolt, a young purple panda living with her grandfather in the clouds. She learns of a secret and begins her journey to discover the truth.

  • FREE
  • Apple iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch
  • Made for ages 6-8
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PeteSecretFlying

Pete and the Secret of Flying

An interactive story book suitable for children aged 2 and up.

  • FREE
  • Apple iPad
  • Rated 4+
PeteFly
Storybots

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+
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StewieIcon

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.

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PeterRabbitIcon

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.

 

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WateringHoleIcon

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.

WateringHole
ToucanToucant

Toucan Toucan't

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

  • FREE
  • Apple iPad
  • Rated 4+
Toucan
ToyStoryReadAlong

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+
ToyStoryReadAlong
WillKateIcon

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
WillKateScreenshot
WoodyAquaIcon

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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3Sep/140

Free App – Endless Numbers

EndlessNumbers

App Features:

  • Skill practice for numbers 1-5 Free; Additional numbers available for in app purchase
  • Made for Ages 5 and Under
  • Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5
  • Number recognition
  • Sequences
  • Quantity
  • Number patterns
  • Simple addition
  • IndyPL Ready to Read: Free Skill Apps for Kids
  • IndyPL Ready to Read: Free Story Apps for Kids
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28Aug/140

Free App – Touch the Sound

TouchtheSound

App Features:

  • Free
  • Rated 4+
  • Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
  • Sounds are grouped into 5 categories: (animals, home, music instruments, nature, and transport) Add new concepts (emotions, actions, etc.) in one click
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  • IndyPL Ready to Read: Free Story Apps for Kids
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13Aug/140

Free App – Little Finder ABC

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LittleFinderABC2Player

App Features:

  • Free
  • Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
  • Rated 4+
  • Each letter name or sound is pronounced clearly which makes it easy for kids to first hear, and then find the letter
  • Choose upper or lower case letters
  • Add letters on the game board to adjust difficulty
  • Two kids can sit across from each other for 2 player mode to see who can find the letters the fastest
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9Aug/140

Free App – ABC Ninja

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An addictive and simple app for back to school preparation. Slice your way through all upper and lower case letters by name or phonic sounds

App Features:

  • Free
  • iTunes Preview
  • Google Play for Android
  • Made for Ages 5 and Under
  • Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5 & Android
  • Supports 3 difficulty settings: EASY, MEDIUM, or HARD
  • IndyPL Ready to Read: Free Skill Apps for Kids
  • IndyPL Ready to Read: Free Story Apps for Kids
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21Jul/140

Free App – Just Me and My Mom

MeMyMom

Join Little Critter in this interactive book app as he spends the day in the city with his mom. Explore pictures, learn new vocabulary, and personalize the story with your own narration. From the train station to the museum, how will Little Critter do in the big city? iTunes Preview

App Features:

  • Free
  • Made for Ages 5 and Under
  • Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5
  • Highlighted narration
  • Learn new vocabulary with tappable words and pictures
  • Record yourself reading
  • Play two find-the-creature mini games! Can you can find all of the spiders and grasshoppers within the story?
  • IndyPL Ready to Read: Free Skill Apps for Kids
  • IndyPL Ready to Read: Free Story Apps for Kids

 

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14Jul/140

Free App – Cinderella

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Cinderella - A Princess Storybook for iPad and iPhone from One Hundred Robots on Vimeo.

Turn a pumpkin into a coach, change 3 mice into 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. You will feel like Cinderella — being graced by a fairy godmother, transforming into the radiant beauty of the ball, and becoming a princess! This interactive book includes 40 storybook scenes. iTunes Preview

 

App Features:

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7Jul/140

Free App – Toy Story Read Along

ToyStoryReadAlong

Meet Woody, a cowboy doll that comes to life when humans aren’t around. When his owner Andy receives a Buzz Lightyear space ranger for his birthday, Woody and the other toys fear they’ll be replaced. Woody’s plan to get rid of Buzz backfires and he ends up lost outside the world of Andy’s room, with Buzz as his only companion! The toys work together to find their way back to Andy and discover the meaning of true friendship along the way. iTunes Preview

App Features:

  • Free
  • Rated 4+
  • Compatible with iPad
  • Words light up as each is read
  • Record your own voice reading the story! (Great for Mom, Dad, Grandma or Grandpa!)
  • Additional games and activities
  • IndyPL Ready to Read: Free Skill Apps for Kids
  • IndyPL Ready to Read: Free Story Apps for Kids

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30Jun/140

Free App – Spatter & Spark

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Starring Spark an inventor fox and her friend Spatter an artistic porcupine, Spatter & Spark invites children to invent, learn, and create. iTunes Preview

App Features:

  • Free
  • Made for Ages 5 and Under
  • Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5
  • "Read Alone" or "Read to Me" Option
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