Best Interactive Books Apps

Interactive book apps are found in this category. These apps allow the user to read and interact with digital books. Types include bedtime, nursery rhyme, and folktale interactive book apps. Interactive book apps are great for curious kids who are looking to get more out of storytime.

Last updated 03-29-2017

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
2nd

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.

Dotopedia
3rd

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
4

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
5

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

Moonlight Hide and Seek
6

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

Read Unlimitedly! Kids'n Books
7

Read Unlimitedly! Kids'n Books

Android

Seller: SMART EDUCATION, LTD.

25 2.5

Once upon a time there was a wonderful library on your phone, owned by an amazing monkey. Now, you can choose the story to read to your kids. Classic bedtime stories ranging from Peter Pan to Cinderella with incredible animations of each character will have your child captivated.

AS the time goes by, your kids will learn how to read along by themselves by turning off the “read to me” mode. Parents can help their kids enhance their reading skill. Develop the good habit of reading at home, school and anywhere else.

▲Select your favorite stories.

▲Read on your own or let the book reads to you.

▲Play this rising dinosaur game by tapping on your screen.

▲Sing with your kids.

Parents should give their children amazing fun while at the same time enhancing their reading skills. This collection will give your child an expand their imaginative skills by looking at the marvelous animations. Sing along with your honeys using this sing along book. As a parent, you need to keep your kids on top of their listening and reading skills by downloading this virtual book on your phone. Band with them on your break or holiday and don’t let them stop learning!

Android
Read Unlimitedly! Kids'n Books

Read Unlimitedly! Kids'n Books

Free

Bed Time Kids Stories & Rhyme
8

Bed Time Kids Stories & Rhyme

Android

Seller: Bulbul Inc.

30 3

A lot of parents really like helping kids read. It can be another thing entirely, though, when a child becomes an avid, budding bookworm. Can you really afford a growing library to satisfy your kid’s desire for more stories?

For kids hungry for more books, you may need an app library (and not just a huge stack of individual storybook apps). It can consolidate and tidy up a messy screen cluttered with a number of separate books for the kids to tap freely. The good news is that this particular app library already presents a large collection of free, downloadable storybooks that are also very interactive! You can forgo keeping hundreds of icons for different books on your screen, and kids can easily access and locate their favorite stories all in one place.

▲This children’s app finder groups an entire library collection from Grimm’s fairy tales to basic learning activity books.

▲Select only the ones you wish to download!

▲Swipe to turn each page.

▲Bring the pages to life by tapping on the interactive images!

Much like a lot of good storybook apps, the ones in this collection come with clear, voice-over narrations to really help with reading aloud and teaching phonics. Kids can take their time going over each page at their own pace. You can even just turn off your phone’s sound and slowly help your beginner reader try sounding words out themselves. Don’t hesitate to keep tapping and animating the pages. It helps keep these books as interactive as real ones. And unlike a real library, this collection of storybook apps can be carried around everywhere, whether you’re picking the kids up from day care or need to bring them with you to work. Because wherever they are, you can now keep feeding their bookworm journey.

Android
Bed Time Kids Stories & Rhyme

Bed Time Kids Stories & Rhyme

Free

Kids Story Books - Kids Games
9

Kids Story Books - Kids Games

Android

Seller: Penguin Apps

25 2.5

Teaching your little tots how to read can really be challenging, but it doesn't mean you can't make it easier for them. Introduce easy to read words in an entertaining way. Let your kids connect with stories that contain moral lessons at the end of the story.

An educational application that will enhance your children's ability to read words and stories. With an interactive interface, and a narrator that will read the story for you, your child's attention will surely be caught by the storytelling. Make reading time more fun with animated words and graphics until the story's done.

▲Match the words to its corresponding phrase in the story.

▲Touch animated objects to see the move and hear their sound.

▲Play the whole story or song again once you've completed it.

▲Listen to how the narrator pronounces every word and follow its lead.

Give your kids an alternative to the traditional story books where they may touch the animated objects on screen that produce unique sound effects. Make them learn the right pronunciation of the word as they follow how the narrator pronounces it. They may even sing along with the nursery rhymes available on this educational game. If you want your kids to learn or improve their reading skills, you have the solution right in your mobile device. Make the right choice of using this game to teach them. Also, this is useful to help your young ones identify objects and know the sound that it produces.

Android
Kids Story Books - Kids Games

Kids Story Books - Kids Games

Free

The Jungle Book
10

The Jungle Book

Android

Seller: Fox & Sheep

25 2.5

The famous fictional story of a young boy growing up in a jungle is now not only available as a hard copy, but also in an app. Parents like you can now introduce this great tale to your kids using this interactive storybook.

If you are looking for a reading material with a narrative companion for your kids, this eBook application may be just what you are looking for. It is simple, fun to read, and stimulating for your children's imagination. All of those classic characters are back to bring another generation an exciting fictional adventure.

▲ Interact with the animals as you tap on them.

▲ Swipe from right to left to proceed to the next page.

▲ Listen to the narration again by tapping the arrows.

Android
The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book

Free