Best Educational & Academic Books Apps

Educational & academic books are found in this category. These apps allow the user to learn more about particular subjects through virtual books. Types include children's, medical, and audiobook educational & academic books. Educational & academic books are great for those looking to improve their skills or help teach others.

Last updated 03-26-2017

Nighty Night - Bedtime Story
1st

Nighty Night - Bedtime Story

Android

Seller: Fox & Sheep

35 3.5

Sweet music and a great story narration, what else are you looking for? A place where sandman stays to see your tots early to bed. Wonderful stories to learn from and listen to, a great bedtime story is like a glass of milk at night.

Make your kids fall asleep peacefully as they help virtual animal friends fall asleep with them, acting as a great bedtime interaction. Use it for nap time, too! When it's hard to put your tots to bed, this might help you. Listen and interact with the animals and make the story a calm way to slip into a deep slumber.

▲Begin the bedtime story by tapping "Start".

▲Tap on a lighted place to see the animals and put them to sleep.

▲Tap the switch to turn the lights off and make the animals go to sleep.

▲Designed to find other animals to play with.

An interactive game that will help even the smallest children to turn the lights off. The subtle story narration will be perfect to keep the toddlers feel comfortable when trying to fall sleep. No parent needs to force their kids to sleep - the lulling storyline, music, and "lights out" method will take care of that. Animals are well-designed and staged and with the variety of textures, to help soften the image and carry children to dreamland. And as they do the animals too will sleep, and it will be a great way to end everyone's day.

Android
Nighty Night - Bedtime Story

Nighty Night - Bedtime Story

Free

lilKitKit
5

November 25, 2016

Both my kids absolutely love this! The visuals are so well done, as expected from an Oscar-nominee filmmaker! I even find myself going through it from time to time when my kids are at school :)

Pengupingu
5

December 3, 2016

This app is amazing. My 5 year old loves it, he asks me to use it with him at least twice a week! The sounds and music are really relaxing and the illustrations are great. Overall high quality app!

3 Red Balloons Picture Book
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3 Red Balloons Picture Book

Android

Seller: Jogo Jogo

40 4

Gather the kids together for a touching tale of adventure. Through this interactive storybook, prepare your children for a good night's rest with a story to fuel their imagination.

Follow the tale of a baby elephant as he is accidentally lifted into the sky by three red balloons. Discover new sights and scenes with your children in this educational tale.

Read together with your kids and guide them through activities. Beautiful views and animated sequences enhance the immersive experience of this tale. Tap arrows to move from one page to another and find out what happens to our pachyderm protagonist.

Android
3 Red Balloons Picture Book

3 Red Balloons Picture Book

Free

DRZOX
5

November 12, 2016

Really lovely illustrations and super cute story. My daughter loves making the choices and creating her story, I think it's very original! We both love it.

Barney's Storybook Treasury
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Barney's Storybook Treasury

Android

Seller: Hit Entertainment

35 3.5

This digital book collection is developed for the young readers. The app is a collection of engaging storybooks that guide children in speaking and reading development. The stories feature their favorite purple dinosaur, Barney, and his friends, Baby Bop and BJ. Let them experience an awesome adventure in the whimsical world of the famous dinosaur, Barney!

The app’s digital storybooks have engaging storylines. Each have distinct topics and learning focus. Little ones can practice their reading skills in the story, “What it can be.” They will have fun learning alphabets together with Baby Bop and establish manners with Barney and his adorably funny friends.

▲ ▲ Little ones are bound to turn the next page of the story!

▲ Kids can read the story by themselves or read along with the narrator.

▲ Three engaging storybooks that they will love to read!

The lively animation and immersive graphics will make your kids fully absorbed with the app. They'll be able to listen to realistic sound effects with high-quality audio. They will love how the sun draws a sunny smile and how Barney waves his hands to say “Goodbye!”

Make your kids learning process fun and entertaining! Young ones can read along with the narration. Not only will they enhance their reading and speaking skills but they will also develop good manners and right conduct like saying “Thank you” and “Please.” Accompany their study time with this interactive digital storybook. Let your little ones turn the pages of this digital storybook now!

Android
Barney's Storybook Treasury

Barney's Storybook Treasury

Free

takeit_away833
5

November 17, 2016

Tried this with my son, seeing as it is what I used to watch when I was a kid. Just as charming as when I was a kid, and he really loves it. He's even learning it by heart now!

Disney Story Central
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Disney Story Central

Android
iOS

Seller: Disney Publishing Worldwide

35 3.5

Hop on to the new Disney journey! Be able to give your young reader a wide collection of over 175 audio-narrated books. Get the privilege of receiving new stories weekly by signing up with a personal account.

Your little princess or prince will enjoy reading and listening to famous characters from Disney Junior, Disney Animations, Disney Pixar Films, and Disney Favorites. Encourage your little bookworm to read, so they can earn stars and trophies!

Enjoy a paperless bedtime storytelling session with your kid with Disney’s innovative, virtual book collection in the palm of your hand.

Android
Disney Story Central

Disney Story Central

Free

iOS
Disney Story Central

Disney Story Central

Free

Dotopedia
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Dotopedia

Android

Seller: CBC Mobile

35 3.5

Encourage your child to explore their creativity through this interactive tool. Meet Dot, a tech-savvy protagonist who is out to explore the world, gaining experience and knowledge along with her best pal, Scratch!

Witness as your child joins Dot on her quest to learn through photos, stories, and audio clips. With Dot's support and encouragement, your little adventurer can fall in love with learning, hopefully developing a lifelong curiosity. Let your little one experience a realistic treasure hunt along with Dot!

Android
Dotopedia

Dotopedia

Free

Short stories: learn to count
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Short stories: learn to count

Android

Seller: TangibleFun

35 3.5

Looking for an effective way to teach your child basic numbers and counting? Teach your kids counting in an interactive way through Nini's fun adventures on his journey to find Pepo. Declared as a 5-star certified app by EAS and a Gold Award for 'Best App for Children and Toddlers', this will guarantee to help your child understand numbers a bit more with its fun graphics. Make your bonding moments more productive with this fun story-based educational app!

To start, choose which language you want to play: Spanish, English, or Italian. Tap to interact with other items or to move to the next part of the story. Let your child enjoy adorable illustrated cartoons while developing their observational skills.

▲ Follow Nini's fun adventure while your kids learn!

▲ Learn counting by unlocking friendly characters in the game!

▲ Let them play fun activities that would help them learn numbers!

Record yourself while reading the story for your curious child to follow. Play fun and adorable activities for you and your child to play with. Interact with furry characters in the game and let your child identify unique animal sounds through the game. Let them use their imagination as they join Nini in his search to find his best buddy named Pepo!

Develop their attention to details and their creativity through fun activities and stories. Let them enjoy the attractive drawings and colors the game has in order to make it more memorable for them. Learning can be fun with this unique app for young children and toddlers!

Android
Short stories: learn to count

Short stories: learn to count

Free

itsallrolled06
5

December 23, 2016

Really cute! Downloaded this for my daughter to kick off her numbers learning seeing as she will start pre-school next year. She loves Nini, and the artwork is simple but enjoyable.

Tumblebooks
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Tumblebooks

Android

Seller: Tumbleweed Press Inc

35 3.5

Youo can now access your TumbleBookLibrary subscription through your mobile device, letting you read along with your kids even while on the move. Want to re-read the "Paper Bag Princess"? Interested in "Duck! Rabbit!"? Use this time to read together!

Get in the app easily once you have signed in once. Navigation is similar to how you would normally browse the website, and this little lilbrary is self-contained to keep the area safe for your children. Enjoy having the best reading time with your kids with TumbleBookLibrary app!

Android
Tumblebooks

Tumblebooks

Free

Tales from the Wood
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Tales from the Wood

Android

Seller: BadPug

25 2.5

If your children enjoy reading storybooks, here is an interactive virtual tale where they can play with adorable forest animals in a Christmas-themed story! Meet and interact with rabbits, squirrels, and bears; solve mini-puzzles, move objects, watch animations, and discover the Christmas tale in the woods.

Guide young players as they browse illustrations to discover Christmas stories from the animals. Aside from that, they can also write a letter to Santa Claus and discover Christmas villages filled with lovely decorations. Simply teach your children to tap, swipe, and drag to start playing. This is a great app for the entire family to enjoy!

Android
Tales from the Wood

Tales from the Wood

Free

Audiobook Player
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Audiobook Player

Android

Seller: Forgotten Applications

30 3

Can’t seem to find the time to settle down to read a book? This tool can be the solution to your problem by reading to you the audiobooks stored on your device. Load some audiobooks onto your phone and get to listen while commuting, working out, or working in the office. Hide or unhide books in your library or manually set a root folder to show the books that you like.

You can rewind 3 seconds before you paused and choose how long you want to rewind or fast forward the audiobook. If you want to listen to an audiobook before you sleep, set minutes for your sleep timer or set it to stop when the chapter ends. Enjoy a lightweight audiobook player that is ads free and get a smooth and uninterrupted listening experience!

Android
Audiobook Player

Audiobook Player

Free

Moonlight Hide and Seek
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Moonlight Hide and Seek

Android
iOS

Seller: weilyapps

30 3

A good children’s book is capable of engaging kids while at the same time teaching many subjects at once, such as letter recognition and reading to numbers and counting. In contrast, many educational mobile apps tend to be narrow, automating their lessons a little too much.

Fortunately, here is one interactive storybook that lets you bring back the wonderful feeling of reading to kids, while subtly demonstrating how subtraction works. Set on a quiet, rustic farm house, many nighttime dwellers are sneaking about as the moon rises in the sky.

The next part of the story is entirely up to you and your kids! Choose from among the nine animals, then select their number. Teach your engaged readers how to subtract, so they can find out how many of them are hiding!

▲ The story begins with one moon in the sky. What friends will you find at this time?

▲ Tell the next part of the story in your own way! Choose an animal, followed by a number.

▲ It looks like some of them are still hiding. Teach kids how to subtract and find out how many!

You can even move the animals about the page! Keep playing along, and you can listen to them make their funny noises as you do. The story also comes to a sweet and gentle conclusion once all the animals have been found.

It packs all the elements of a wonderful and educational children’s book, then transforms it into a great teaching app for kids! The artwork is colorfully whimsical, and the writing style is perfectly structured for bed time storytelling.

Try it the next time your children want to practice subtraction, or simply wish to learn more about animals that wake up at night. Your nocturnal friends are ready for your to join their story!

Android
Moonlight Hide and Seek

Moonlight Hide and Seek

$0.99

iOS
Moonlight Hide and Seek

Moonlight Hide and Seek

$1.99