I recently had the opportunity to download a new, adorable kids’ reading app called KidZoo Books – an iOS app designed especially for kids that provides fun ebooks for kids – perfect for ages 2-8 years-old.
Created by an independent publisher based in Long Beach, KidZoo Books aims to provide ebooks that engage, entertain and educate young readers.
Fun ebooks for kids!
The KidZoo Books app is special because of its quality.
Once downloaded, your child will be looking at a fun kid’s “map,” that shows eight different book options they can choose from. The first one, “Nimble Dr. Ned VS. The Spoon,” is complimentary with the download…and then you have the option to purchase the other seven ebooks.
All the books are $1.99 – except for “My Brother And I,” which is 99¢, and “Cinnamon’s Busy Year,” which is $2.99. The bundle is priced at $10.99, which is the best deal!
Once your child reads “Nimble Dr. Ned VS. The Spoon,” they’ll want to play with more of the available stories. That’s because each ebook has beautiful illustrations, background music, professional voice-overs, and interactive features.
There are three “read” modes, designed to grow with your child.
The first is “Auto-Play,” where your kiddo can just listen to the story.
The second mode is “Read to Me,” where your child can navigate forward and backward, as the story is being read out loud.
Finally, mode three is “Read Myself,” where the background music plays, but your child can read out loud (or silently to themselves), while navigating the pages.
The stories also have touch screen interaction, with sound effects. Because what kid doesn’t love sound effects?!
Available ebooks on KidZoo Books
Here are the eight books you can read on this app:
Nimble Dr. Ned VS. The Spoon
How does a stuffy doctor get tricked by a silver spoon into helping a bumbling octopus?” Find out how, as Henrietta Meire narrates the story of Dr. Ned, who gets foiled at every turn by a clever little spoon, and learns a lesson in humility along the way.
My Brother And I
A younger brother has his doubts, but discovers his older brother really does love him after they are united against a bully. Dale E. Turner’s narration brings a story to life that may just bring a tear to your eye.
The Flight Of The Sunflower
A gentle breeze dislodges a tiny seedling from its sunflower mother, and sends it spinning through the air on a journey of discovery. Award winning illustration, soothing music and delicate narration by Graydon Schlichter, makes this story perfect for bedtime.
Don’t Let The Dead Bugs Bite
Jamieson Price narrates this ghostly tale of a terrified town as it reacts to ghoulish bugs who come back from the dead for a night of mischievous fun. Spooky music and sound effects top off this delightfully eerie romp!
Cinnamon’s Busy Year
Cinnamon and her friends, Tootie and Pip, enjoy the many holidays that make each month special, beginning with New Year’s Eve. Learn how cultural traditions shape holiday celebrations in this beautifully illustrated story with the upbeat narration of Katie Leigh.
The Moon Smiles Down
Henrietta Meire narrates this goodnight story of the moon watching over all creatures big and small as they prepare for sleep. Let your child drift into slumber as a soothing lullaby plays on after the story ends.
My Very Own Lighthouse
A little girl, with the help of her favorite toys, builds her very own lighthouse to help her daddy – a fisherman – make it safely home from sea. Vivid illustrations and Anna Kate Mohler’s narration, put the finishing touches on this tender story.
Swim, Swam, Swum
If you were a seal with a wild imagination, what kind of crazy adventures would you find yourself in? Join our slick seal in his madcap exploits, and learn how to conjugate verbs along the way. Delightful Caribbean music accompanies this story narrated by Anna Kate Mohler.
Try it out and download!
Download this adorable app today and check it out!
Paying it forward
The folks at KidZoo Books believe in giving back to the community…so now through December 2014, they are donating 20% of all purchased ebooks to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – specifically Moms In Training – a program that is specifically created by LLS to recruit moms who are passionate about fighting blood cancers and saving lives.