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The concept is simple, the rewards are priceless. Read a book (any book) to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler. The goal is to have read 1,000 books (yes you can repeat books) before your precious one starts kindergarten. Does it sound hard? Not really if you think about it. If you read just 1 book a night, you will have read about 365 books in a year. That is 730 books in two years and 1,095 books in three years. If you consider that most children start kindergarten at around 5 years of age, you have more time than you think (so get started).

The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten app lets you keep track of your reading activity quickly and easily.

- Scan books into your library
- Keep track of reading activity for multiple readers
- Track your progress to 1000 books!

What's New

Version 2.3.6

Minor bug fix; Fixed minimum app requirements.

Ratings and Reviews

2.1 out of 5

41 Ratings

41 Ratings

Could be really great with a few improvements


We are to 600 books and have been using this app for about 8 months now.

It's the best book tracking app I've used, but I wish it did the following things:

Allowed you edit info for a book in your library after you initially add it (such as add an image, author, page numbers, etc.)

Allowed you to differentiate from read books and unread books in your library. I'd like to be able to add books I'd like to read to our library list prior to reading them, and then have the ability to sort or view unread books when we go to the library or bookstore.

Ability to search for a single word in the title of a book in your library instead of just the first word. This would be especially useful in finding/organizing Disney books. It's hard to remember if the Bambi book in our library is called Disney's Bambi, just Bambi, or Little Golden Books Disney Bambi, etc., and if it was possible to just type Bambi and have it show up regardless of the first word that would be great (I've noticed the search function is the "Add a Book" does search entire titles, which is great)

Other than those few things I like it quite a lot. Would recommend it and am happy our library is participating in the 1000 books program.

Painfully Slow


Overall I like the app enough to use it. However, i get frustrated every time I open the app bc every single step/click is so Painfully slow. I thought it might speed up the loading time if I deleted books from the library that I wasn’t going to read (pre loaded books) but I couldn’t find a way to delete them. I would like to edit the library and add photos also as the other review mentioned. Also it would be nice if I could select “today” and just check all the 5 books we read, select both children, and it increased their book count. Instead I have to go through this painfully slow process 10 times just to add 5 books we read together for 2 kids. I usually have to wait till they’re asleep to update their reading list Bc they’re not patient enough to wait for me to scan a book, add it, then add it to both their reading lists.

A little rough, but it does the job


I look forward to an update or two. I agree with the other reviews that it is annoying to keep typing the same info over and over. I haven't had any success using the ISBN scan feature. There is a way to add a picture when manually adding the book, but you have to have it ready on the spot. Once a book is manually added you can't go back and edit, which I think is annoying. I also agree that I wish there was more acknowledgement on smaller achievements towards the 1000. I also wish there was a community aspect to it. Like my title said, this app is a little rough but it does the job in tracking books with my child


1000 Books Foundation
3 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 1000 Books Foundation


  • Family Sharing

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

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