April 2015 Silver Award winner for "Best App for Children and Toddlers" by

"The well-executed mix of creativity and literacy development that is possible in this app make it both entertaining and educational. Parents, teachers and children will all find it a worthwhile one to explore." - received a 5 Star Certification from the Educational App Store

"An app with a focus on literacy skills, it engages your family to create original stories with your personal photographs. It is kid-driven and promotes creativity as well as encouraging student voice." - Certified by Teachers With Apps

"Overall, this is a fun book which brings personalized reading to a fun new level and encourages kids to engage with reading. By using visual cues, children can learn how a word is associated with an image which helps promote literacy." - received a 4 Star Review from The iMums

Photo Tales is a reading app that lets your family create memories with your kids through customizing stories the way you want it to promote creativity and the love of reading.

An innovative reading app that uses personal photos set to a story that can be modified to make reading fun and enjoyable. Imagine being able to create personalized stories by modifying the set story to suite your own personal taste and personal photos as the story illustration. The stories and photos can be changed each time so you are not stuck reading the same story time and time again. Every child is different, so how awesome is it to be able to cater to each child's uniqueness with one app!

A variety of stories are available to entertain and promote creativity and imagination.

"A Happy Birthday" - Create a story about that special day that happens once a year.
"A Happy Morning" - A story about how great waking up in the morning can be to the rest of the day.
"A Happy Day at the Zoo" - This is a story about the adventure that only a trip to the zoo brings.
"My Favorite Shoes" - A story about looking for your favorite shoes that is lost in the house.
"A Happy Summer Vacation" - This is the story about that magical time called "Summer Vacation."
"Create Your Story" - Create your own amazing story!

- Ability to take photos with the device camera or use photos from the photo album.
- Change key words in the set story to personalize the story.
- Change the background color of the story.
- Photo cropping feature.
- Stamp icons for your stories.
- Ability to draw on the photos and stamp icons.
- Text font, size, and color can be changed.
- Option to change languages for the 5 written stories in English, Chinese, Hindustani, Spanish, Russian, German, Bengali, Portuguese, Malay-Indonesian, French, and Japanese.
- "Create Your Story" can be written in any of the many languages available on the Apple device (just select the languages in the "Device Settings Keyboard" and then choose
the "globe" icon in the Photo Tales app keyboard.
- Ability to save the stories on the device or email the story to family and friends.

Please remember to leave a review once you have tried the app.

What’s New

Version 2.1

- Now able to type in words instead of selecting from a list.
- Improved photo cropping feature.
- Ability to add Stamp Icons to the stories.
- Ability to draw on the photos and stamp icons.
- Change text font, size, and color in the stories.
- Addition of a 6th story, "Create Your Story" which the user creates from scratch in any language. Simply select the languages in the Device Settings Keyboard and choose the "globe" icon in the Photo Tales app keyboard to type in the selected languages.
- Ability to save user created stories on the device.
- Ability to email stories to loved ones or transfer stories to other Apple devices.

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
1 Rating

1 Rating

Jeanbean27 ,

So fun!

This app is fantastic! The kids loved making up stories starting.....themselves!!

DPguy78 ,


My nephews enjoy this app! They love being able to see themselves in the story!

Nicki*9 ,

Horrible app!!!!!!:(

When I try to open it and start to make my story, it shuts my iPhone completely off!!!! Waste of time!!!


tho pham
39.9 MB

Requires iOS 7.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, Bengali, French, German, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish

Age Rating
In-App Purchases
  1. Happy day at the zoo $1.99
  2. My Favorite Shoes $1.99
  3. A Happy Morning $1.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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