"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

“The vibrant games, beautiful illustrations, and cute animation all make for an interactive experience, but kids get hooked on reading books” – PC Mag

"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

“The benefit to children’s literacy development cannot be overlooked” – Smart Apps for Kids

Spark a lifelong love of learning in your young reader by joining us on a journey through an ever-expanding world of interactive digital books and Video Field Trips hosted by everyone’s favorite storyteller, LeVar Burton. With Skybrary®, your child can truly go anywhere and be anything. Download it today and give your child a whole month of free access!


• Enjoy unlimited access to hundreds of quality children’s books.
• Discover exclusive educational Video Field Trips.
• Unlock interactive animations that bring the stories to life and support reading comprehension.
• Find tailored book recommendations based on your child's age and interests.
• Create customized profiles for up to 3 children at no additional cost.
• Choose "Read to Me" or "Read by Myself" for each book.
• Track your reader's progress with a Parent Dashboard.
• Ad-free environment.

For children, Skybrary is an immersive world of reading discovery, where they can pilot their own personal hot air balloons through 7 magical islands, each home to hundreds of quality books and 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.


• 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!
• Subscribe and unlock an unlimited reading experience for your child: 1 Month for $4.99 USD or 1 Year 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.

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What's New

Version 2.3.4

Bug Fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5

74 Ratings

74 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.

So far really impressive.

Tim is taken...

I am 20 years older than the target market. I'm checking the app out because I'm a fan of LeVar Burton and the original tv series.

So far I really like how it's done. There are several interactive kid books apps, but this one has a good amount of content and it's organized well in a fun interactive way -- with themed islands in the sky you can travel to with your balloon. Of course, the app also has LeVar Burton, including education videos with him on location. Looks like he had tonnes of fun making the app too. And Yeah, it does lack the complete original theme song... I'm guessing the rights were owned by PBS or something.

I'd definitely recommend this app for kids.

A couple technical points:
-The app is crashing when I try to watch videos. Maybe the streaming server is overloaded right now with requests. That bug can be fixed.
- The icon needs work. You shouldnt put the app name or title text in the icon itself. The app name is always going to be under it, or beside it, anyways. The balloon is cool, but ambiguous in that picture. Also should incorporate a book some how. Honestly, branding and recognizability is really important -- I'd consider even putting LeVar's photo/head in the icon if it can be done well.

An awesome reading app, with a few rough edges


This app is something the iPad has been waiting for: a lending library for children's books. This means your child can "check out" books to read, and then "return" them when they want new ones, without you having to buy a whole new app each time, and for a monthly subscription price roughly equal to two books.

While the app has some great features ("islands" that divide books by subject, a virtual "backpack" and "library card", for instance), it does drop the ball in a few places.

For one, right now it only supports one child, meaning if you have two or more kids reading from one iPad, only one gets to pick their favorite subjects, and get their personalized library card.

Another issue, though minor, is a lack of "follow-bouncing-ball" style words. While the narration is excellent, and the books show which page the narrator is reading, nothing shows the children which exact word is being pronounced. This is fine for pre-readers, but for kids just starting to read books themselves, it's a bit of a let-down.

Other than those fairly minor points, this is a must-have app for every parent who buys children's books in the app store.


RRKidz, Inc.
221.7 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2018 RRKidz, Inc.
In-App Purchases
  1. Skybrary Subscription $6.49
  2. Skybrary Subscription $39.99
  3. Skybrary Subscription $52.99


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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