Every child can learn to read with this growing library of engaging beginner books, songs and quizzes.
30 books, 20 songs, unlimited quiz games and the 450+ word dictionary are completely FREE.
"No other app is as specifically tailored to the needs of beginning readers."
Please note that for schools there is also a complete version of this app called Reading Train Learn to Read Books, Songs & Games including the complete library and all new books, with no in-app purchases.
Complete reading curriculum building skills, self confidence, vocabulary and a love of reading.
Grand Prize Winner of the 2015 Technology and Reading Award, International Literacy Association.
"Beautifully designed storybooks and related games that teach foundational reading":
"A vast selection of mini books to help kids reach reading independence" Geeks With Juniors.
Try 30 books, 20 songs and the 450+ word dictionary for free.
Access the whole library of over 250 books with a FREE trial for 30 days when you sign up for an auto-renewing subscription. Choose $1.99/month; 6.99 for 6 months or 9.99 for a year! (U.S. Dollars) All subscriptions are renewing. You may turn off auto-renewal at any time from your iTunes account settings.
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* Listen, read and record books at 3 different beginning reading levels.
* Professional narration: American English. All books can be recorded by users.
* Play the train game after every book.
* 450+ word integrated dictionary
* 20 free song books
* Unlimited user accounts
* Powerful reporting tools

Books Kids CAN Read. Books Kids LOVE to Read.
Leveled books on numbers, colors, animals, shapes, and science help build the foundational knowledge kids need to succeed in school.

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How the Reading Train Works-
* Free users can read/listen/record the first book in every unit, (30 books in all), play the train game, use the integrated 450+ word dictionary, and listen to 20 song books.
* Subscribers get access to all 250+ books, with new books added regularly.
* To access our entire library of books, FREE for the first month, choose an automatically renewing subscription for $1.99/one month; $6.99/six months; 9.99/twelve months. (U.S. Dollars)
* After subscribing, you may need to touch the "Restore" button on the "buy" screen where you purchased the subscription. (You will not be charged again.)
* The service can be shared with additional iPads you own.
* Your subscription is for your iTunes account and payment will be charged to your iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase (subscribing is optional and in a parent-only section of the app).
* Your Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period
* Your account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal
* You may turn off auto-renewal at any time from your iTunes account settings- Manage Subscriptions.
* No refunds for unused portions of the current subscription are allowed during active subscription period.
* For help or additional information please contact us at or send an email to
* Our apps take privacy very seriously. We do not collect, access or transmit any personal information. Full details of our privacy policy are available here-

* Not compatible with iPad 1.

What's New

Version 3.3

Lots and lots of new books for subscribers. 6 more titles in the Animal Groups Unit: Learn all about Birds, Animals Without Backbones, Big Animals, Insects, Dinosaurs and more! 9 new titles in the Creature Features Unit: Read about animals with Stripes and Spots, Teeth, Eyes, Necks, Shells, Feet, Horns, Noses and Ears. Each book available at Levels A, B and C, 45 books in all. If you enjoy the Reading Train, please consider leaving us a review. Your feedback helps us to continue to make updates with great new content.

Ratings and Reviews

Lulu SLP

Excellent LIteracy app

The Reading Train is an engaging app for beginning readers. The children can choose from many different stories and activities to help them practice and increase their reading skills. The little games at the end of each book help the kids review the words and practice even more. I love the individual alphabets books and the theme books! I highly recommend this app.


Fun and engaging app!

I've tried many apps with my children over the last couple years and I've finally found one that my children really enjoy! They stay on task while reading since there's no distraction while reading. They get excited to do the activities after, they feel it's a reward but it reinforces what they have learned in the book and helps them remember there sight words.


Love the train

I absolutely love the Alphabet train, it will be a great addition to my literacy program.
The stories included have clear simple pictures that reflect the text presented.


The Learning Station, LLC
595.4 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, Simplified Chinese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© The Learning Station, LLC
In-App Purchases
  1. The Reading Train $2.79
  2. The Reading Train $13.99
  3. The Reading Train $9.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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