Skybrary – Kids Books & Videos 4+

Where kids read, learn & grow

Reading Is Fundamental, Inc.

    • 4.6 • 3.2K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



"My family loves it! They always use the app when we go on car rides or when they're bored at home. It's good to keep their imaginations going with reading. I totally recommend." - Parent @Gonzachr006

“I love the skybrary app. Can't recommend it enough. My son is riveted by the stories and begs to hear more, the narrators are exemplary, and I love the diversity of stories. If you're on the fence about allowing your kids to "play" in an app (or paying for it), this app is the one you should bend the rules for - you and your kids will both love it and it's worth every penny!”- aphrotrite

“When it comes to screen time, my son is allowed to use Skybrary anytime. I’ve never seen him concentrate so much and he asks so many interesting questions afterwards. I love it. ” -ProudDad66

"We've never before seen as diverse a library offered up" – Common Sense Media

“I love this app and I highly recommend it for children” - Wired Magazine’s GEEKMOM

Skybrary, a children’s reading app, is an immersive world of discovery, with 7 magical islands, each home to hundreds of quality books and educational videos that celebrate diversity, family and the world around us. Young readers are free to explore the topics they love most as well as discover new areas of interest.

• Enjoy nearly 1,000 quality children’s books.
• Discover exclusive educational Video Field Trips.
• Choose "Read to Me" or "Read by Myself" for each book.
• Award-winning Narrators including LeVar Burton.
• Engaging book animations bring stories to life.
• Support reading comprehension.
• Diverse collection of children’s story books
• Read to earn stickers and build your own story.
• Create customized profiles for up to 3 children
• Easy-to-use child friendly navigation.
• Ad-free environment.

• Supports increased reading frequency and literacy development.
• Designed to enhance reading comprehension through purposeful interactivity.
• Enhances a child’s relationship to reading by making it fun, interesting, and relevant.
• Designed to engage young minds within the context of a modern family’s busy lifestyle.
• Provides healthy, interactive, educational screen time.

• Register and get a 1 Month Free Trial to everything we have to offer!
• After the 1 Month Free Trial you will be subscribed to either a monthly subscription for $4.99 USD or an annual subscription for $39.99 USD (all subscriptions are recurring).
• Your subscription is connected to your iTunes Account and can be used on additional iPads, iPhones, and across the web on any browser.
• Payment will be charged to your iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase or at the start of the first subscription period after an eligible free trial has completed.
• Your subscription will auto-renew unless auto-renewal is canceled at least 24 hours before the end of the current subscription period.
• You may turn off auto-renewal at any time from your iTunes account settings.
• Cancellations will be reflected during your next billing cycle.

Skybrary is brought to you by Reading Is Fundamental (RIF), the nation’s leading non-profit organization focused on children’s literacy, and your purchase of Skybrary helps support our mission to ensure all children have the ability to read and succeed.

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What’s New

Version 2.4

We incorporated and are now part of Reading Is Fundamental (RIF), the nation's leading non-profit organization focused on children's literacy. Your purchase of Skybrary helps support our mission to ensure all children have the ability to read and succeed.

In this version:
- Bug fixes and performance improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
3.2K Ratings

3.2K Ratings

Editors’ Notes

Building on the mission of the long-running TV show, this marvelous app encourages kids to read with a huge assortment of books and video clips. Fun categories like Awesome People and Animal Kingdom—and recommendations based on children’s interests—ensure they’ll find something they love. Parents can use the app to promote reading at home, and it offers teachers a vast library curated by a trusted source, making it easy to align with Common Core State Standards.

Annee310469 ,


I am thoroughly impressed!
I wanted my granddaughter (5 yrs.) to use her iPad for something other than watching videos and playing games. There are a huge number of age appropriate (you choose the age) books which are wonderfully narrated.
The app allows any five books to be placed in a backpack (downloaded) so children can ‘read’ even when offline.
There are ‘stickers’ given as rewards after every book that is ‘read.’
This app is totally worth the money!

Developer Response ,

Thank you! It's great to hear that you are loving the experience. We welcome hearing from our customers, so if there is anything in particular you would love to see (and is not there yet), please email us at

ExhaustedCustomer46 ,

The app equivalent of Hotel California.

This app is great and my younger son loved it for a while. Then my kids stopped using it as much and I attempted to cancel the subscription. GOOD LUCK! You can start a trial any time you like, but you will never leave. When I attempt to cancel under my AppleID at the apple store, there is no “cancel subscription” button. When I attempt to cancel on the app itself, it takes me to the Apple store where, again, there is no “cancel subscription” button. If I go to the website, it tells me I don’t even have an account and to “start a free trial!” HA! It will never be free. I thought I had received help with this a while ago, but just today noticed I’ve been being charged for MONTHS. MANY, MANY months. I’ve contacted support from both Apple and Skybrary, I’ll just have to see how long it takes. Too bad, it’s an otherwise engaging reading app for kids, but this is very frustrating.

Developer Response ,

We are so sorry to hear your frustration. We are definitely working on ensuring our communication is better when it comes to cancellation. As with all apps, cancellation happens on your own App Store dashboard (not within our app itself). If there is any other feedback you would like to share with us or if you need any further help, please email us at

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