Smart Apps For Android: 31 Fully FREE story apps for kids (best free Android kids apps)

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

31 Fully FREE story apps for kids (best free Android kids apps)

Did you recently acquire an Android tablet for your kids? I am so glad you found us! Smart Apps For Android will find the best kids apps for you to fill the tablet with. The very first thing any mobile device should be filled with is books, in my opinion. If a child can do nothing else, let him read or be read to. Below is a list of fully FREE stories for children of a range of ages, some with more interaction than others. I always maintain that if a child can read, a child can learn, so let us get our kids into reading. Fill their devices with stories to develop their imagination and start with these for free!

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Neon Tiki Tribe: Beach Battle
Each book also features a Dyslexic-friendly font that makes it easy for kids to read. Fully narrated, this book can function on its own, or you can mute the audio and read it aloud like a traditional book. Story synopsis: During a trip to the beach, the tikis discover the ocean water turning an unusual dark color. Zeke discovers someone has been dumping trash in the water! Not only that, but he meets some turtles that have soda rings caught around their shells. They take action to find the source of the trash and meet up with a mysterious masked man in a boat. Tiki Beach Battle teaches kids the damage that can be done when we don’t take care of our trash.

Available on Amazon Appstore          
Get it on Google Play
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The Dream by Swipea

Swipea's 1st educational kids app from its World Explorer series prepares children to be GLOBAL CITIZENS through Story, Play & Family Dialogue. Exposing children to different world cultures helps them appreciate the differences in people and their traditions, which is more important today than ever.

'The Dream' kids app lets children explore the Arabic world with their parents through a story on perseverance, educational mini-games and fun facts. Designed by parents with kids in mind, 'The Dream' makes a suitable casual, bedtime and homeschool read for children age 4 and above.


   Fully FREE (NB: contains a link to purchase the World Explore Edition for $2.99)
Available on Amazon Appstore
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Noah's Ark Playable Coloring Book

Color, Play, and Learn with the Noah’s Ark Playable Coloring Book. This app is designed to teach your child the Bible’s story of Noah’s Ark as it engages your child’s creative skills. With 16 charming illustrations to color and 40 colors to choose from, your child can express their artistic ability. Watch in amazement as your child’s coloring book comes to life! Animated characters and sound effects further enhance the experience to educate your child on the Old Testament’s story of Noah’s Ark. Save and store their special book to color, play and learn from anywhere. Share your child’s unique creation with friends and family on Facebook and Twitter or simply email it!

Available on Amazon Appstore          
Get it on Google Play
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Iron Hans — A Grimms' Fairy Tale Storybook

A delightful children's book from the Grimms' Fairy Tales! Charmingly illustrated, narrated and written by the fourth grade students in Mr. Cort's class, Marysville Cooperative Education Program, Marysville School District. Each page includes background information to help readers understand or imagine the story better - such as photos of a German forest, or information about medieval knights and castles. Check it out - you and your children will love it! NB: This story has 95 pages and is more suited to children 7+


Available on Amazon Appstore          
Get it on Google Play
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Teddybears' Garden

The original printed version of Teddybears’ Garden has die-cut pages, allowing the reader to see from the front cover all the way to the last page. This digital version maintains that see-through feeling, grabbing a child's interest. Teddybear twins, Posy and Ted, are helping Mama Bear and Papa Bear in their garden. Brightly colored illustrations by Dorothea King highlight this special garden. Young children will want to join the Teddybear family to help in each of their jobs.

Read all of Readingware's Teddybears digital books, available in the Amazon Appstore for Android.


Available on Amazon Appstore
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Sleeping Beauty — FREE

Sleeping Beauty - An interactive children's book based on a story by the Brothers Grimm. Sleeping Beauty - the most famous fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm - lovingly digitally animated. Immerse yourself and your children in the magical world of fairy tales and magic. Take advantage of the valuable educational product for learning or just as a bedtime story before going to sleep.

   Fully FREE
Available on Amazon Appstore
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Noodles vs. The Galactic Sludge Monster

Noodles is a regular kid who awakens one night to find the world frozen. A strange-looking alien named Jibber is sitting by his bed. Announcing himself as a special agent of the Intergalactic Peace Keeping Agency, Jibber explains that he needs Noodles to help his species battle the Galactic Sludge Monster and save Earth.

Kids will enjoy reading this fun, fantastical story of adventure, now available as an e-book for your Android device.


NB: This is not an interactive picture book, but just text.

Available on Amazon Appstore          
Get it on Google Play
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Mooshka: Myra's Birthday Surprise SE

Today is a special day in Mooshka Village. It is Myra’s birthday, and her friends have planned to surprise her with presents, cakes and songs. But the magic of Mooshka friendship has an even more adorable surprise in store for them all! Mooshka(TM) were once paper doll friends until one day they joined hands and through the power of friendship they sprung into sweet, huggable girls! Mooshka(TM) are soft dolls, each with their own unique name, birthdate and personality. They are sweet and huggable, oh so loveable(TM)!

Available on Amazon Appstore          
Get it on Google Play
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Mommy Hurries Home

Every page’s original live-action animation, a captivating plot, colorful illustrations and a book’s text read by professional narrators in Russian, Ukrainian and English turn reading into a lively process that holds child’s attention for a long time. This interactive story will make a nice surprise and a wonderful entertainment for kids aged 3-12. And not only for kids!

Get it on Google Play
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The Artist Mortimer

Mortimer is an artist who more than anything loves to paint. Story written and illustrated by Bo Zaunders. This is an interactive storybook built with OCG Studios "Do It Yourself" framework. A simple and sweet story about an artist who gets into trouble every time he paints, enlivened with lovely music, great interactivity and narration. Recommended Ages: 4-14


Get it on Google Play
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Even Monsters Get Sick

Kids read, listen, touch, play and interact with Harry as he struggles to find out what’s wrong with his new monster. Beautiful art, a custom soundtrack and full interactivity throughout keeps kids engaged and keeps parents raving about both the learning aspects and the endearing message built into “Even Monsters Get Sick.” Readers and non-readers of all skill levels will enjoy the wide range of features in this interactive storybook.

Available on Amazon Appstore          
Get it on Google Play
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Zoe makes a splash!

Parents & Teachers: this interactive storybook is for you to use in the classroom or with your child (target group 7-11) to learn about the importance of water in our society, how to use it in moderation, the impact of polluted water on wildlife and habitats and the benefits we get from clean water. The story features two children and their adventures with Fred, a well educated Frog who teaches them the error of their (and their parents' ways). It is packed with fun animations and interactive features. There are some challenging sections where the reader learns about the hydrological cycle and how water treatment works.

Get it on Google Play
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MARVEL'S THE AVENGERS: IRON MAN - MARK VII

Immerse yourself in the genius, grit and humor of Stark and team up with all your favorite Iron Man characters, including Pepper Potts, J.A.R.V.I.S., and James Rhodes, as Stark finds inspiration for his latest innovation, the Mark VII. Suit up, blast off, and hang on tight for the first-ever fully-interactive Comic Book App Experience!


Available on Amazon Appstore          
Get it on Google Play
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Bean's Baby

Sarah Hines-Stephens wrote the books to welcome her first nephew and has since gone on to publish many titles for children. Anna Grossnickle Hines, author and illustrator of numerous books already, was thrilled to join forces with her daughter and create the colored pencil illustrations for this trio of books to honor her first grandson. Anna scanned the original drawings, digitally separated, and enhanced them for the apps. Grandpa, Gary Hines, recorded granddaughter Violet Grace Stephens as the narrator, and did all the sound work as well as programming in Kwik making the creation of the Bean's Baby app a truly family affair.

Available on Amazon Appstore          
Get it on Google Play
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Our Book By Us

Spending even a few minutes each day to read, write, talk and listen with children helps them develop the language skills they need for future success. Reading Is Fundamental’s “Our Book By Us” is made of 6 minibooks by Peter H. Reynolds featuring the loveable SugarLoaf as she and her family experience their daily adventures. This free app also includes a drawing tool for the young storyteller to create their own stories. This app was developed through a partnership among Reading Is Fundamental, FableVision Studios and the National Writing Project. It’s proudly supported by Macy’s and Verizon Foundation.

Available on Amazon Appstore          
Get it on Google Play
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Ollie The Cat

Say hello to Ollie the cat in a fun FREE app made especially for preschoolers! Ollie’s 123 (included) Learn to count with Ollie the cat in his garden! Ollie’s Colours (available soon as an In-App Purchase) Learn your colours as you join Ollie the cat on a picnic!



Available on Amazon Appstore          
Get it on Google Play
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My Wagon and I

A cute ebook about a boy and his wagon. Fun for all ages.

A lovely book to share at bedtime, this lyrical rhyming book is about a boy and his little red wagon. Narrated by a child, with tri-color illustrations, this book is perfect for toddlers. Read To Me and Read Myself options mean this book can be shared and also read independently. There are no ads or in-app purchases in this fully free app. What are you waiting for? Download it!

Get it on Google Play
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Water Wonders

Perfect for the young inventor at home, Reading Is Fundamental’s free “Water Wonders” app features Sydney and Symon Starr – who explore their world by asking questions and conducting experiments with help from their family and teachers. Together, they discover science and engineering through writing. Children can choose to listen or read on their own. They can also join Sydney and Symon in their adventures through in-app experiments. Written by Peter H. Reynolds and Paul Reynolds, the app was produced by FableVision Studios and is based on the “The Curious Adventures of Sydney & Symon in: Water Wonders” – a book created by Reading Is Fundamental, FableVision and the National Writing Project. The app is proudly supported by Macy’s and Verizon Foundation.

Available on Amazon Appstore          
Get it on Google Play
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Let's Go Murray! — Read & Play

Kids improve visual perception by going on an adventure with different animal friends! TinyTap Pro Designer, David Opie presents Murray and his friends as they venture off into the countryside in this fun adventure story.

Your child will learn:
- Visual perception skills
- To follow basic instructions


Available on Amazon Appstore          
Get it on Google Play
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Superbook Kids Bible, Videos and Games

This FREE kids Bible app brings the Bible to life with videos and images from the Emmy nominated SUPERBOOK animation series as well as engaging interactive games. All content is embedded within scripture, so kids can easily interact with it from within the context of the Bible. This kids bible app also includes profiles of people, places and artifacts from the Bible as well as providing Biblical answers to questions that are common to children.

Available on Amazon Appstore          
Get it on Google Play
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Luca Lashes The Brown Eyed Boy with the Magic Eyelashes

Discover the world with Luca Lashes! Read and interact with a children’s story in four languages. Please enjoy this multilingual educational audio app Series. This app introduces the series, which follows the exploits of “Luca Lashes, the Brown-eyed Boy with the Magic Eyelashes,” as he discovers the world around him and experiences his “firsts” in life. The app features interactivity (touch, sight, & sound), parent suggestions, a relatable character and is written for children in the 0-4 year range. Each version can be read in English, French, Italian, & Spanish. To promote reading in young children, individual words are highlighted as the story is read and words zoom up when pictures are touched. Luca Lashes aims to promote literacy by combining the original text with artwork and audio, each providing entertainment and interactive learning opportunities.

Available on Amazon Appstore          Get it on Google Play          Barnes & Noble Nook
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Click Clack

VicRoads and School Drug Education and Road Aware have partnered to produce a high quality children’s book for children aged four to eight years titled Click! Clack! Written by renowned Australian author Danny Katz and illustrated by Mitch Vane Click! Clack! follows the story of a group of children as their imaginations take them on fun filled journeys in rocket ships, on camels and rollercoasters all while in the comfort of their booster seat! Now you can bring the story to life with the interactive app for Android. Click! Clack! is beautifully painted with watercolours and is filled with sounds, and narration to help young readers follow along.

   Smartphone  Version                   Tablet Version
Get it on Google Play          Get it on Google Play
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Bedtime Rhyme

Enjoy this cute little bedtime story for all ages.

A lovely story about the bedtime routine, including bathing, brushing teeth, changing into pyjamas, reading a bedtime book etc. Gorgeous hand painted illustrations and lilting text. Sure to be a nightly favorite with your child.


Get it on Google Play
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Happy Tooth

About 1 in 100 children have an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Our team at Little Happy Tooth Co. has been looking after children with ASD for many years and we are passionate in promoting better oral care for all children. Some parents may find bringing their children with ASD to the dentist or brushing their teeth particularly challenging. This project, ‘Making Things Easier’, supported by the Wrigley Company Foundation and ADAF Community Service Grant, provide us the opportunity to conduct dental information workshop to parents with children with ASD, and to develop a set of visual tools and Apps to help going to the dentist and brushing the teeth easier for these children. This App is also suitable for all other children as it has a step-by-step guide to dental visit and also demonstrating clearly the technique of tooth brushing.

Get it on Google Play
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The Moon Secrets HD

Touchy Books: Luna presents a simple, interactive story about the moon designed specifically for young children. Pretty animation illuminates your Android device, while the story about the moon told from the perspective of a young girl unfolds. Tap on your screen to move items such as a telescope, car, or airplane; each page has an interactive element. Help jump start your child's imagination with Touchy Books: Luna. Note: Touchy Books: Luna is available in English and Spanish. This HD version is optimized for tablets.

Available on Amazon Appstore
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Kidoko My Emotions Free

Original storybook about emotions, told by a small loveable kid. Your child will be enthralled by this cute kid, who share his emotions and thoughts with the reader. This app has great balance between the storytelling and interaction, to keep your kid entertained. Interactive, cheerful colors, beautiful and vibrant animations, lots of effects, fun sparkles, high-quality and vivid art, cute narration. The storybook is self page-flipping, manual flipping is possible as well....and at the end of the story - a special bonus of memory match game, with rising levels of difficulty - a great way to engage your children while training their memory. Enjoy this story with your children during the day or as a bedtime story!
Get it on Google Play
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The Ant and the Grasshopper: 3D Pop-up Story Book

Hear, see, touch and fun, do your children want? Congratulations~! "The Ant and the Grasshopper” is that. "The Ant and the Grasshopper” is a full 3D interactive pop-up story book, recreated from classical fairy tales, featuring wonderful pop-up pages of interactive 3D scenes weaved with beautiful illustrations, fascinating music and narration. It offers our children and young readers a whole new experience of a unique and immersive three-dimensional journey into the world of fairy tales.

*Intended for kids ages 2-7 (Preschool-aged)


Available on Amazon Appstore          
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The Man Who Stared At The Sky

The Man Who Stared At The Sky is an interactive children’s picture book, developed by The Pavement Studios. Adapted from an Aesop’s fable, it tells the story of Mr Lea, as he wanders through the forest, not looking where he is going. Filled with interactive features and games, The Man Who Stared At The Sky offers an engaging and entertaining interpretation of this classic fable.

Available on Amazon Appstore
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Sparky Shines His Light

Sparky the firefly isn’t like the other bugs in Stump Village. He's not the best at anything--not sports, singing, or even hiding. The only thing that sets him apart is his tail, which glows brightly whenever he's thankful. Because other insects make fun of him, he tries to hide the one gift that makes him special. It's only when he and his friends encounter danger that he comes to appreciate his talent. Children ages 2 and up will learn the importance of gratitude in this attractively illustrated adventure. They’ll have loads of fun searching for surprises and hidden facts throughout the story

Available on Amazon Appstore
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Sparky Shark — Children's Book

The story starts off when Sparky notices a sign on the beach that says “No Sharks Allowed.” Sparky tells his best pal Dax (a penguin) that he cannot go to the beach anymore, which really bothers him, and what about that Sand Sculpting Competition? The story continues on into an adventure as Sparky tries various silly ways to disguise his outer physical appearance so that he’ll fit in better, but it is not until a “Eureka” moment that Sparky the Shark finally gets it.

Available on Amazon Appstore          Get it on Google Play
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The Allen Adventure

The Allen Adventure app was developed by all Australian education authorities, working together to create safe and supportive school environments free from bullying, harassment and violence. This fun app is an interactive story about the new kid in class whose name is Allen. He’s an alien from another planet, and wants to fit in and make friends... but he discovers it’s not always that easy! The app’s objective is to teach children social and emotional skills and how to identify and deal with inappropriate behaviour.

Get it on Google Play
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Cas' favorite time of day is story time with her children.




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