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10 FREE Book Apps for Preschool Kids

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I just realized we have reviewed so many free apps – over 100 of them.  I want to point out, we don’t just post an app because it is free.  We go through full reviews before we share them on the website, so all the free apps on iGameMom have our reviewers’ approval of good quality.  If you are looking for quality apps for kids and don’t want to spend too much, make sure visit iGameMom Free App Page.

Today I pulled some free book apps for pre-school kids. I listed 10 apps here, but some are actually series of books, so there are in fact almost 30 books in this list.
10 FREE Book Apps for Preschool Kids, all with high quality, engaging stories, and intelligent use of tablet features. Fun and interactive, these are great early child literacy resources for school, homeschool, home book reading.
Click on each app title will lead to more detailed information on that app, with download links.

Goodnight Safari: a beautiful read with toddler and preschoolers for the bed time. Following the peaceful scenes in the book, kids will help the animals, one by one, get ready to bed.

Myro Arrives in Australia is an animated story about the airplane Myro. Myro, the Smallest airplane in the World is perfect for boys and girls who like airplanes, animals and adventures. Kids also learn a little about Australia.

Little Bird (online safety) is a short book teaching pre-school kids about online safety – what are bad, what are good, what to do when bad things happen. The content is simple and to the point, with kids language that kids can understand. For those who don’t have an iPAD, there is a PDF version on their website, and it can be downloaded for free.

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Scooby Doo Who Are You: a book app from Hallmark made for their Interactive Story Buddy line, but you don’t need the story buddy to enjoy the book. It tells the story of how Shaggy and the gang first came to meet their ol’ pal Scooby-Doo at the Coolsville Pet Adoption Fair.  Kids can have the story read to them or read it themselves. It is a good one for bed-time story.

Stewie the Duck Learns to Swim is a book app that teaches kids safety rules around water. The rules are repeated several times either as the story context, or as a song set to the tune of “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star”. Created by a family who lost their own child. A must read during the summer season.

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Collins Big Cat Series is free early reader series, with 8 book apps in it. Kids can not only read the books, but also create their own stories based on the scenes in the books. They can also record their own voice reading the books. There are reading tips offered in the Parents section on how to help kids get more out of the apps.

Pango Storytime is a book series app and the first story is free. All stories are interactive with funny characters. Kids will love seeing the reaction while touching, shaking, scratching and tickling the characters and drive the stories forward. There are also games in the book that kids will love. It is also available for Android on Google Play.
Ten Free Book Apps for Preschool Kids
TapStory is a unique series of stories that kids can animate characters and read the story out loud, and then play back their performances. They can also create their own stories based on existing characters and scenery! Characters can be moved, rotated, resized and flipped using simple gestures. The first two stories and 3 art packs are free.

Cat with Spots tells an amusing and exciting story based on differences between a cheetah and a leopard. The story takes kids to the African Savannah to meet two big cats with spotty furs: a leopard and a cheetah! But how to tell the differences between them? It is an app bridging fiction and non fiction wtih additional educational content on each page.

The Book of Holes is a very interesting book, viewing everything through holes. Literally, there are holes every where, doors and windows on buildings, holes on trees, and nose and eyes on our body, … Based on the print book of same title, it is a beautifully illustrated and engaging books for kids of any age.

Hope you find some of the books interesting.  Do you have some free book apps for preschoolers you’d like to share?

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  • Stephanie

    Greetings! I’ve been reading your site for a long time now and finally got the courage to go ahead andd give you a shout out from Humble Texas!
    Just wanted to say keep up the good work!

  • JDaniel4's Mom

    These look great! I will have to check them out!

  • Chrissy

    We don’t have any of these, so will totally be checking them out – thanks for the recos!

  • Reshama Deshmukh

    We love ABC mouse and Seasame apps, so I am definitely trying out the others as well. thanks for the list, I went ahead and Pinned it!
    -Reshama

  • Daniel

    What a wonderful collection of apps! I love the one that focuses on water safety.

    • I like that one too. It definitely is going to be helpful for this summer season.

  • Laughing Mom

    Thanks for this. I was looking for some new ‘good’ content for my toddler for summer road trips.

    • It is amazing how many good apps are free. Make sure check out the free app page for more!

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