Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Websites & Apps: iStory Books

I have recently bought myself a tablet, which once in awhile I use for more than just playing Candy Crush, so I decided it would be a good idea to share with you some of my favourite Apps. 

iStory Books is a great resource for my class, particularly since I teach students for whom English is their second language and we have limited access to English books. I allow my students to use headphones or you can attach speakers to your tablet so that a group of students can listen together. 

The App has a number of free books and Premium books available, with the option of adding more to your library. You can actually access these books online at

The Busy Body
What Every Organism Needs
Food Chain
The Amazing Life of Helen Keller
Violet's Gift
Kumba Am and Kumba Amul: A Gambian Folk Tale
Sea Animals
The Fish Snatcher
Cinderella (In English & Spanish)
The Ugly Duckling
Little Red Riding Hood
Things That Go
The Little Red Hen
Stone Soup
The Three Little Pigs
Four Clever Friends and a Hunter
The World of Dinosaurs: Big and Small
The World of Trucks: Big and Small
A-Z Fruits & Vegetables (Preschool, Junior and Yummy Rhymes)
A-Z Animals
The Blue Fox (In English & Spanish)
The Crow, the Doves and the Mouse (In English & Spanish)

Premium Books
The Hare's Liver
B- and the Case of the Missing Doll
Chicken Little
The Leap-Frog

Clicking on the book, opens it up and the story begins.
The Ugly Duckling


  1. Thanks for this great review. Wanted to let you know that the books are also available online at with the same free and premium books.

  2. Thank you for commenting. I will update the post to include these details too. My students are still very much enjoying the App.