This easy-to-use app gives children the ability to read books from American Reading at Home, the award-winning, school-based program that has been teacher-vetted, parent-approved, and kid-tested in thousands of schools and homes across America.

PLEASE NOTE: Requires an American Reading at Home account (for individuals) or SchoolPace subscription (for schools).

Our books are specially designed for children learning to read at the Kindergarten and first-grade reading levels. The books work just like training wheels on a bicycle. A child will gain confidence by using books at the “just right” level of challenge; as he/she develops new skills, the “training wheels” are gradually removed. Because so much of the reading support is provided by the actual books, children can do much of the learning on their own. This provides the child with tremendous confidence and a sense of ownership of their own learning. It also makes learning to read fun and enjoyable!

The American Reading Company Leveling System is built on the national Common Core State Standards. The color-coded system makes it easy for kids to find books at their “just right” level of challenge:

Books in the app are organized by the first four reading levels:

• 1-3 Yellow books use the same sentence on each page except one word that changes to reflect the picture.

• 1 Green books use simple sentences, clear pictures, and the first 60 sight words.

• 2 Green books use simple sentences, clear pictures, and the first 120 sight words.

• 1 Blue books use 150 sight words and new words that can be figured out using words the reader already knows, (e.g., by knowing “all,” the reader can figure out “call” or “walls”).

What’s New

Version 2.3.1

Fixes crash when selecting certain collections.

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

NahomPlayz ,

Needs a little bit of adding

Hello, I love this app, I use it at my school but you need to add additional settings, like themes. Also I would like to see bookmarks for your books so you don’t loose track. Again I love this app, but it needs to be a little bit more perfected.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for the feedback!

MaesonsMom ,

I wish there was an option to zoom

My 5 year old daughter has extremely low vision, therefore digital books are a great option for her. This app is enjoyable, and the effects are great - such as the realistic simulation of page turning. However, there is no way to pinch and zoom in on the words or pictures. She struggles immensely because of this, and she gets fatigued much faster than she would if she could see the words with more ease. I would be so grateful for an update that allowed for zooming in. Glasses do not help her, therefore this would give her much more independence to grow as a reader.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for reaching out to us and giving us a great review. We will look into making this option available in the future!

jr22villa ,

App stopped working after latest update

Books do not load after you select them. The app closes and goes home. Please fix.

Developer Response ,

If possible, can you give us steps and more information? Which device are you currently using?

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