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Barnes & Noble NOOK Kids - The Largest Collection of Children's eBooks

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Barnes & Noble introduces the largest –- and growing –- collection of children’s digital picture and chapter books. Explore dynamic books for kids, from beloved classics to new favorites, featuring the original artwork in beautiful color and a reading experience kids love.

Books come to life as kids tap and swipe their way through stories. Enlarge text, zoom in and around to look at illustrations up close, and listen to narration with the “Read to Me” feature available for select books.

Start enjoying this engaging, immersive reading experience with TWO FREE PICTURE BOOKS with your NOOK Kids for iPad download: Rudyard Kipling's classic story The Elephant's Child, and Fun Facts About Pets by award-winning children's science author Seymour Simon.

NOOK Kids for iPad: where the best children’s stories come to life.

The largest collection of kids’ books all in one place:
- Explore hundreds of picture books and thousands of chapter books
- Keep books organized on portable, personalized bookshelves
- From timeless tales to popular new titles -- including Nickelodeon’s Dora The Explorer and SpongeBob SquarePants, and Disney favorites Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Snow White, and Cars -- find books for all interests and reading levels.

Hear stories read aloud with “Read to Me”:
- Read aloud with your kids or listen to NOOK Kids narrations for hours of fun.

Bring ALL your stories with you:
- Bring your child’s entire bookshelf with you wherever you go. No more worrying about which one book to take; NOOK Kids for iPad lets you have all your favorites with you all the time.

Read stories in a whole new way:
- Interact with words and pictures on every page with AliveTouch™ technology
- Read chapter books the way you like by setting the style of words and personalizing your pages
- Enlarge text and zoom in on pictures for an immersive reading experience.

** NOOK Kids Read and Play books are not currently supported in this app. **

What's New in Version 1.1.2

- minor fixes

You can read NOOK Kids books and NOOK Kids Read to Me books you have purchased with this app. However, the Shop link has been removed. To buy NOOK Kids books from your iPad, open your Safari browser and go to

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Customer Reviews

I just bought 8 new books I can't use!!!!

I've had this app for a few years. All of a sudden it doesn't want to work on my version 1 iPad with the most updated iOS possible. So I install it on my new iPad so my son can use it and it doesn't work on that one either!! Please fix this and soon! I guess I'll do all my purchases in iBooks and my Kindle app since all this one does is crash immediately upon opening. I have been able to get it to go through a book or two when I first reinstall it but then it just goes back to crashing.

Update: DON'T BUY THIS APP! While B&N did refund my money for the books I purchased they had no clue whether this problem was being addressed. If they say wait 24 hours and re-install because they're fixing it just know that's a line of company crap. If you look at the update history nothing has been delivered since July, 2011. That means no bug fixes have ever been delivered to fix the constant and immediate crashing. No one is working on this issue. I'm boycotting all B&N based on their sheer apathy toward customer service. Too bad because its a great concept. While waiting for them to fix the app my first grade son has just learned to read them himself and is on beginning chapter books (bought on my kindle app or through ibooks) now anyway. Pretty sad when a preschool child can outgrow a bug fix that never happens.

Nice App - No Problems Here

I generally don't feel compelled to write reviews on here, but it seems like this Nook Kids app is getting slammed unfairly, or at least those who have a good experience have not reviewed. I received a gift card as a present and didn't really have a use for it, so I thought I'd try the app and buy some children's books. I had zero problems and was able to try the two free titles (you have to search for them, but they are free to download) before I bought several more. Some titles are better than others, but the purchasing, downloading, and viewing/reading were problem free. The books each have an option for 'Read by Myself' or a narrated 'Read to Me'. Some of the narrations are great!

Either fix it or give mea refund

Nook kids came up with a brilliant idea of having kids books come with a Read to Me option. Being a single mother with a lot on my plate, I thought this was a great way to keep my 5 year old occupied. 1. Don't want to use the tv as his babysitter and 2. He loves books, what better way to keep him company than books, right?
Wrong!!!!! Spent ridiculous amounts of money on these Read to Me books, enjoyed it for a whole 2 seconds and now the app doesn't work. No, now my son does not have the Read to Me option. I don't get the 3 seconds to fold laundry and make dinner.
My point is, Nook tech and Barnes & Nobles corporate office, either fix the app or give me a refund on the books. The only reason why I purchased books from B&N was because of that one option. If it weren't for that, I would've stuck with scholastics and kobo, thanks.
Without the Read to Me option, I really have no need to continue my business with you.

Barnes & Noble NOOK Kids - The Largest Collection of Children's eBooks
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  • Category: Books
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  • Version: 1.1.2
  • Size: 17.5 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.2 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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