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iStoryBooks

by iMarvel
Platform: Android Rated: All Ages
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (858 customer reviews)

Price: FREE
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
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Latest Updates

What's new in version 1.1.14
  • * Support for Fire TV
  • * Saves media files on SD card
  • * Fixed bugs

Product Details

  • ASIN: B004QP6P6I
  • Release Date: March 26, 2011
  • Rated: All Ages This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (858 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #980 Free in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Free in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Enjoy interactive children's story books with audio suitable for ages 2 to 8
  • Parents can add books to their library from the iStoryBooks catalog
  • Read along with the professional narration while your child enjoys colorful and engaging pictures
  • Store all media on the SD card--tap Menu while in myLibrary to use this feature
  • Enable movie mode and pages will flip automatically

Product Description

iStoryBooks includes free interactive Children's story books with fun pictures, text, and audio for your little ones. Your child can read along with the professional narration while enjoying the colorful and engaging pictures.

iStoryBooks
Add or delete books from your parent protected library
Reading Options to Enhance Learning and Fun for All Levels

Choose among different reading options, depending on your child's age and reading ability. From the menu, enable or disable the Movie Mode or the Read to Me mode. The Movie Mode will turn the pages automatically when enabled. With the Read to Me mode enabled, your child can just listen to the professional narration while getting lost in the beautiful illustrations, or follow along with every word. You're sure to find the perfect combination that will captivate your child's imagination and create a positive reading experience.

A Growing Library for Your Growing Child
iStoryBooks
Enjoy colorful, cartoon illustrations and professional narration
iStoryBooks
Choose a reading option best for your child's level

Every two weeks iStoryBooks publishes a new book which is automatically added to the catalog. The books include children's books, story books, bedtime stories, toddler books, preschool books, nursery school books, kindergarten books, and picture books with accompanying audio for each page.

Check out the catalog of free books and add more to your Library. Parents can add or remove books from the child's library using the parents' protected section of the app.

Some of the Most Popular Books Include:
Fairy Tales
  • Cinderella
  • Snow White
Animal Story Books
  • The Blue Fox
  • The Crow, the Doves and the Mouse
  • The Mean Lion and the Smart Rabbit
Educational Books
  • A to Z Animals
  • A to Z Fruits and Vegetables
  • The World of Trucks--Big and Small
Children's Ramayana Books
  • Hanuman Saves Lakshmana
  • Hanuman's Adventure in Lanka
  • Children's Ramayana

Post your comments and suggestions, play games, puzzles, and download coloring pages on the iStoryBooks Facebook page.

PLEASE NOTE: This app lets you purchase digital content using actual money. You can configure parental controls for in-app purchases, which will require your Amazon account password or a 4-digit PIN, by going to the Settings menu from within the Amazon Appstore.


Technical Details

  • Size: 991.4KB
  • Version: 1.1.14
  • Developed By: iMarvel (Privacy Policy Click to see complete result in a new window)
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Open network sockets
    • Write to external storage
    • Access information about networks
    • PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 2.1
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 10 seconds

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
113 of 123 people found the following review helpful
By KLee
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You don't typically find quality children's media, especially not free, but this is excellent. As mentioned by a previous satisfied reviewer, the stories are perfect for bedtime, car trips.. and navigable for my three year old to use independently. Features the ability to be read to, as well as flipping through pages manually or watching in "movie mode." I also agree with a past review lamenting the lack of a follow along or highlight on the text as the words are read, but it is alright without it nonetheless. The stories are engaging and familiar favorites are available as well as cultural stories from far away places and some titles are available in both English and Spanish. Thanks for providing a quality children's reading app!
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145 of 164 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent April 26, 2011
By Karen
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Excellent app, and I would reinstall if it would download and save the books to the sd card instead of internal storage. As it is, the sheer size of the app with only 3 books downloaded so far is just too immense.

UPDATED REVIEW: The app has been updated to allow app to sd, which is wonderful. There are several books available in English and Spanish. You have to go through the process of downloading each book you'd like your child to have to your device. My daughter loves the books included in this app, and there are a broad range of topics.
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90 of 101 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great FREE app August 31, 2011
My four year old loves it. I just wish the words being read were a little larger font size and highlighted so the kids could see the words being read and follow along. The stories are great and just about everytime we log in with WiFi we get new books. They are just the right length for bed time stories, and help keep him occupied during those times there isn't anything else for him to do
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars disappointed October 29, 2012
By Cindy
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I had lots of free books downloaded then one day some of the books were deleted and if I want them again I have to purchase it. ridiculous after I already had them for it to be taken away to then pay for it. disappointed and think its dumb for amazon to do this
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Empty Variety November 28, 2012
By Cory
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I liked the variety, but I've tried this for a month and there were so many books in the bundle that my 4 year old couldn't read without a purchase. I understand having some books cost and some free in the bundle but I think there were more than half you have to pay for and explaining this to a 4 year old is difficult so I deleted it and downloaded "The Snake Deity" "Repunzel" "Hansel and Gretel" and some free books from the Kindle Store.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful IF you have WiFi November 30, 2011
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I would give this app 5 stars if it worked when not connected to the Internet. The free books are good, and the paid books are good too. But, if you want to let your child use it when visiting friends or family it crashes when you try and start until you establish a wifi connection.

For at home it is very nice. My son like the auto read feature and I like that I don't have to read the same book 12 times a day. :^)

Still it is important to personally read, so I do like reading the new books first so my son can ask questions and point out the things he likes in the pictures.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining book app January 11, 2012
Verified Purchase
This is the best free children's book app out there. I download around 15 stories and every once in awhile they put more on to download.
When my 6 year old listens to stories he has it so he turns the pages, but we put it on Movie mode for my 3 year old so the pages turn automatically.
I have had some problems with the books just disappearing and then I have to download them again. If your Wi-Fi is always on it would not be a problem because the books would just re-download when you clicked on the story.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars enjoyed almost nightly by myself and my granddaughter December 26, 2011
By mimi
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she loves answering. the narrator, "It's Mimi and Jasey!!". I'm finding out new subjects that interest her and we have fun discussing the stories afterwards. She'll often "read" me the books on subsequent visits, or retelling the story to mom or dad in her own words. I would have been happy to pay for this app.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars My granddaughter love this when I don't have the time to sit ...
My granddaughter love this when I don't have the time to sit down with them to
read a book to them I put this on for them and let them pick the book they want
to read an... Read more
Published 5 hours ago by Rose Barrios
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
It's pretty cool.
Published 3 days ago by Brittney LaDawn Fadely
3.0 out of 5 stars Books are fine but....
I love the books however I was looking for audible, highlighted words with larger/bold lettering. The words get lost in the graphics.
Published 9 days ago by christine
4.0 out of 5 stars Great reading app!
Nice program where the story is read and the reader is able to follow along. Just wish it had a way to pause the story at any given point.
Published 10 days ago by Brenda
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Could not activate
Published 11 days ago by M Zamb
2.0 out of 5 stars ok
It's good, but you have to purchase all the stories, but great if you are willing to buy them
Published 15 days ago by Annette Grafmyer
5.0 out of 5 stars my 4 year old loves this app
I got the free version of this app and my 4 year old absolutely loves it. She is a reader and loves to sit down with my kindle and read these books.
Published 15 days ago by Melissa
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent.my grandkids favorite
My best app/book for my grandkids.I have subscribed to the books too so they can continue to read new stories.My compliments to Maya for her lovely voice. Read more
Published 18 days ago by bharati shroff
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
My grand children an I love it. together we listen to more than one story.
Published 25 days ago by Mrs. Walls
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!!
Very good for my eight year old child. He really enjoys it and helps him to improve his reading.
Published 26 days ago by Melina Azpiroz
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