Smart Apps For Android: Top 12 FREE (IAP) Bookshelf Apps (best Android kids apps)

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Top 12 FREE (IAP) Bookshelf Apps (best Android kids apps)


It's Top Apps Tuesday and today we're focusing on building up your child's collection of books. During Summer, Scholastic hold the Summer Reading Challenge as an incentive to get kids into reading. Kids can register and log their reading hours so they can set personal goals, as well as join in the greater effort to beat the 2013 World Record of 176,438,473 hours spent reading by children over summer. The following apps are what I call bookshelf apps because they hold collections of stories in one app and most also provide a store or subscription service from which to purchase more ebooks/book apps.

There are plenty of free and cheap digital books that you can download to feed your child's voracious reading habit or, if your child is a struggling reader, you may find just the app you need to spark his interest and keep him engaged. My personal favorite from today's list is MeMeTales because some kids do need a little extrinsic motivation to get into books. Don't forget your local library has ebook borrowing available too. Good luck and happy reading!

Kindle

Read more than 850,000 Kindle books and over 100 different newspapers and magazines with Amazon's free application for Android devices--no Kindle required. Already have a Kindle? Whispersync technology syncs your last page read, bookmarks, notes, and highlights across various devices.

This app is FREE (with in-app purchases) across all devices.
Available on Amazon Appstore          
Get it on Google Play

Samsung Apps Mobile           Windows Phone          

Google Play Books

Choose from millions of books on Google Play including new releases, New York Times® bestsellers, textbooks and free classics. Easily adjust font size and customize even more of your reading experience. Read online or offline and pick up where you left off on your phone, tablet, or computer. Get started reading today!

   FREE (IAP)
Get it on Google Play

Bookshelf (American Reading Company)

This easy-to-use app gives children the ability to read books from American Reading at Home, the award-winning, school-based program that has been teacher-vetted, parent-approved, and kid-tested in thousands of schools and homes across America. The American Reading Company Leveling System is built on the national Common Core State Standards.

   FREE (IAP)
Get it on Google Play

Scholastic Storia

Developed by Scholastic’s reading experts, Storia is the FREE teacher-recommended eReading app designed to give kids the titles they want in a format they love. The Storia app includes a sampling of 5 FREE eBooks to help discover and enjoy the dynamic features of the Storia eReading experience.

   FREE (IAP)                               FREE (IAP)
Available on Amazon Appstore          Get it on Google Play

MeeGenius Children's Books

All MeeGenius books are available with read-along word highlighting, rich illustrations, and engaging story narration. Start with 5 free books. Additional books are available for purchase or access 700+ titles through our Reading Club subscription for only $4.99 per month.

   FREE (IAP)                               FREE (IAP)
Available on Amazon Appstore          Get it on Google Play

Books for Kids

Reading stories to kids has never been as fun and easy as now. With the “Books for Kids” you have a book shelf with several interactive and educational stories and games. From the classics of children’s literature to nowadays more practical educational stories it offers a wide variety of books that will make children associate learning with fun! http://www.kidsbookmaker.com/home

   FREE (IAP)
Get it on Google Play

Blackfish Children's Books

Read books (including many free books), buy books, and now CREATE YOUR OWN BOOKS!! ** FREE FOR A LIMITED TIME! - 50,000 images available to illustrate your own book. Regular price of $24.95 ** Award winning, high-quality books. Maintain all of your Books in one location and find new and compelling stories for your kids **

   FREE (IAP)                               FREE (IAP)
Available on Amazon Appstore          Get it on Google Play

iStoryTime Storybook Library

App includes four FREE full length Read Aloud storybooks - The Giant Smurf, Madagascar, Ice Age and Robin Hood! Large library of additional stories to choose from as in-app purchases, with new books being added every week. Professional narration, character audio, interactive and immersive story experiences. In-app purchases only available in the parent’s section.

   FREE (IAP)                               FREE (IAP)
Available on Amazon Appstore          Get it on Google Play

iStoryBooks

Free story books with fun pictures, text & audio for your little ones. Parent can add or remove books from the child's library. Parent section of the app is protected. Monthly subscription to access more premium content books.

   FREE (IAP)                               FREE (IAP)
Available on Amazon Appstore          Get it on Google Play

Grimm's Bookshelf

Each book in the StoryToys collection comprises a full 3D experience, just like a real book. They are wonderfully illustrated with beautiful, colourful imagery, and fully narrated in a variety of languages by professional actors. Choose from Read to Me, Read it Myself and Autoplay modes. Each book contains at least 6 interactive pop-up scenes with simple, fun tasks and games to perform, and features a beautiful musical score.

   FREE (IAP)
Get it on Google Play

MeMeTales — Children's Books

MeMeTales app is a great reading resource for preschool and early elementary kids. A variety of children's stories and picture books (with audio) - with something for every child at every reading stage! Keep kids excited and motivated with points and stickers. *Download and Register TODAY to get 20 books for FREE for a LIMITED TIME*

   FREE (IAP)                               FREE (IAP)
Available on Amazon Appstore          Get it on Google Play

Raz-Kids

If you already use Raz-Kids, this app lets you access eBooks and eQuizzes for the 300+ titles on Raz-Kids, all on your tablet! Don’t have Raz-Kids and don’t know what it is? Raz-Kids.com gives you hundreds of interactive, leveled books spanning 27 levels of difficulty, covering a wide range of subjects.

   FREE (IAP)                               FREE (IAP)
Available on Amazon Appstore          Get it on Google Play

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