A free app that makes keeping track of your child's reading both easy and fun!

The 1000 Books before Kindergarten reading program encourages parents and caregivers to read to children ages five and under. The goal of reading 1,000 books before kindergarten is to provide your child the learning readiness skills needed to enter kindergarten. It may sound like a daunting task, but if you read just three books every day, at the end of one year you will have read 1,095 books.

This app makes keeping track of the books both easy and fun.

*Anyone who reads to your child can easily track books by using the scanner on their mobile device to populate the list (simply scan the UPC code on the back of the book)
*Titles read multiple times are allowed and can be scanned in multiple times
*Titles that aren't found by scanning can be manually typed into the list
*Get reading tips when you log in
*Up to 5 children can be added to one account, each with a separate reading list. (If you have more than 5 children under the age of 5, you can add another account.)
*Unlock "rewards" within the app when your child reaches specific numbers of books.
*Check with your local library for possible additional fun rewards along the way and proudly show them your list once you've reached 1000 books!

Brain development science shows it is never too early to start reading to your child. Unlock your child's learning potential by better preparing him or her for kindergarten.

What’s New

Version 2.0.1

This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.

Fixed an issue with iPads and the ability to share acheivements.
Changed the location of where the app is storing the data.

Ratings and Reviews

2.6 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Kmlb123 ,

Server Error

I just started getting a Server Error. I cannot log in. I hope this is resolved very soon. I would hate to lose my list.

Before this error, I would give the app a 4 out of 5 stars. I would love to be able to pick how many books appear on each page.

Mike3200 ,

Nice app, but needs a boost from Google to make it great

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten app has helped us track our toddler’s reading progress for the past 2 years (he’s now 3 and we’ve read over 1,000 books). I would love it if the developer could partner with Google for a better title search function within the app (Google if you’re listening this is a valuable app promoting early literacy, caregiver/chid bonding and sooo much more through reading). It would also be great to see which books were the most read ones on our list. A small glitch is that it seems to delete some of the books we previously added to the library, and books we didn’t add to our library have shown up. No prob we just add the deleted back in. We don’t live in Wisconsin, but really found it useful!

NewBerlinMom ,

Very Pleased

I too had problems with my account after downloading the new version of the app. I reached out to my library who then reached out to the development team. The development team worked really hard to restore my account and now it's back up and running and I am super pleased with the upgraded amenities! It's so much easier to add new books and books that you've already read. I want to thank the app developers for quickly resolving the issues that I was encountering as well as creating a great app!!

Developer Response ,

Thanks NewBerlinMom!

App Privacy

The developer, County of Waukesha, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.

No Details Provided

The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.


  • Family Sharing

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

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