iStoryBooks

iStoryBooks

FREE

(4 stars)

(16K)


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1,000,000 - 5,000,000 downloads

Pros
  • Lots of free books
  • 'Read to me'
Cons
  • Page turning
  • Slow downloads
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Expert's Review
6.0
Worthy

"Story Time, Free"

Reviewed by / Feb 24, 2015

A collection of free children's stories and a reader, with audio book capabilities.

THE VERDICT

iStoryBooks has a good collection of free books. The reader is nice enough - it features a 'read to me' mode, which reads the words aloud, although the page turning isn't all that smooth. The book downloads are a little slow too.

THE PROS

The 'read to me' function is great - it's a proper reading, rather than text to speech. Each page features a picture at the top, all of which are well illustrated. This app is a great entertainment provider for young children.

THE CONS

The page turning - done by sliding left or right - isn't very smooth at all, something I found quite annoying, but it may not bother a small child. The book downloads seemed quite slow as well - slower than they should be.

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Developer's original description available here
The most beloved children’s stories from around the world are together in one fun and FREE app! Over 3 million downloads and counting!

iStoryBooks brings to life your child’s favorite fairy tales, folk stories and timeless classics with brilliant illustrations, read along text and voice narration that’s perfect for kids of all ages – no parents required!

Little ones will love the vivid storytelling through iStoryBooks interactive books that actually read themselves. Older children can read along with the narrator, getting a literary head start through a combination of text, pictures, and listening.

Several titles are available in Spanish (español) too!

Join the over 3 million parents and children that love iStoryBooks today.

Features:
* Seamless page-flipping animation synced with enthusiastic voice narration makes for a wonderful storytelling experience.
* Monthly subscription grants access to ALL premium content.
* All media can be saved to your External Storage.
* New books are published every two weeks.
* Parental locks allow parents to protect the content of the child’s library, providing peace of mind for adults when adding and removing content.

iStoryBooks comes loaded with a diverse collection of stories from across the world. Cinderella, Snow White,The Ugly Duckling, Hansel and Gretel, The Three Little Pigs, Jack and the Beanstalk and Little Red Riding Hood are some of the classic fairy tale titles available. Folk stories include Stone Soup, The Little Red Hen, Four Clever Friends and a Hunter, The Fish Snatcher: A Wolof Tale and Kumba Am and Kumba Amul: A Gambian Folk Tale. There is a large collection of academic/educational books. Titles in mythology include Children’s Ramayana, Hanuman Saves Lakshmana and Hanuman’s Adventure in Lanka.

Helping you to create great memories with your children is what we strive for. We hope that you relish these storybooks with your kids, and encourage you to check out our Facebook page at facebook.com/iStoryBooks.

Recently changed in this version

New portrait mode with enhanced reading experience.
Support for Jelly Bean, Kitkat & Lollipop and Nexus Player.
Smoother page flipping animation.


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Comments and ratings for iStoryBooks
  • (69)

    by squirrelsome b on 28/01/2015

    If you are concerned for your child holding a cell tower on their lap you definitely disabled the wireless on their tablet by now. This app would not work without continuously wanting to go out on the net. What is the actual reason for that when I downloaded the library and the stories before? Why when downloading a story you cannot actually download it in full and only when going through the page

  • (69)

    by vacha shah on 28/01/2015

    It's a great app to keep kid busy with good stuff and also doesn't require internet...

  • (69)

    by Yoko Guarnes on 28/01/2015

    Excellent

  • (69)

    by anthony nelson on 28/01/2015

    I think that as it is being read to you it should have the words highlighted, so the children that don't know how to read know where they are.

  • (69)

    by Svetlana Sturgeon on 27/01/2015

    Love it

  • (69)

    by Aaron Evans on 27/01/2015

    Didnt feel these stories were at all appropriate for a 2.5yo, especially at bed time. We read through about 10 and only one had a message without death or tragedy in it that was appropriate for him but the pictures in it werent enough to keep his attention.

  • (69)

    by bugalubs on 26/01/2015

    Really good app, just wish it was more interactive, for instance, kids could click character s & objects to make sounds

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