The concept is simple, the rewards are priceless. Read a book (any book) to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler. The goal is to have read 1,000 books (yes you can repeat books) before your precious one starts kindergarten. Does it sound hard? Not really if you think about it. If you read just 1 book a night, you will have read about 365 books in a year. That is 730 books in two years and 1,095 books in three years. If you consider that most children start kindergarten at around 5 years of age, you have more time than you think (so get started).

The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten app lets you keep track of your reading activity quickly and easily.

- Scan books into your library
- Keep track of reading activity for multiple readers
- Track your progress to 1000 books!

What’s New

Version 3.0.6

Bug fixes and improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
333 Ratings

333 Ratings

Kriss kriss ,

Room for improvement

I think the concept behind this app is great; however, it needs some major work. I don’t mind adding books here and there, but I would say 90% of the books we have read aren’t uploaded into the system. I like the idea behind the app of not having to use a sheet of paper that I got from the library. With that being said, If we read several books and night it takes time uploading them into the system. It’s a great idea and with some work this app will be great.

Puggleby ,

Too Many Unlisted Books

I downloaded this app to help keep track of how many books I’ve read to my child after losing the chart that the library gave me. I’m surprised that nearly half of the books that I try to add are either unlisted (even when I look them up by isbn) or missing information such as a cover image. I think some kind of system for adding these books should be put into place.
I’m also a little surprised at how slow the app is. It took a while to add my son as a reader because when I clicked the “yes” button it would just go back to the previous screen. After the third time of this I waited a minute and suddenly he loaded as an added reader. The same occasionally happens when I try to add a book. It sometimes takes restarting the app for his read book count to go up.
I do like that you can scan the barcode to add some books. This is really convenient and definitely a time saver. I also like that it makes it easy to keep track of what books he has read and that you can share the list. I have been keeping a log of the books he’s read (but again I misplaced it T.T)

ForLoveOfTheGame ,

Censorship? Probably not on Purpose

This app is a brilliant concept! Thanks for the hard work people put in to create and to sponsor it. However, why the incredibly limited reading list when, nowadays, apps can be built to scan and to search ISBN numbers simply by taking a picture? The limited list severely limits the number of books caregivers can add to children’s reading lists.

App Privacy

The developer, 1000 Books Foundation, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info

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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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