Listen, read, and record 24 fun ABC books at 3 easy reading levels: 72 books in all!
Play the train game; win coins for the music store; collect and learn new words in the train yard.
"Beautifully designed storybooks and related games that teach foundational reading":

Books, songs and games to build skills, self confidence and a love of reading.
Real reading, for fun and information, right from the start.
"A dynamic tool to augment any beginning readers program": Teachers With Apps

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* Listen, read and record books at 3 different beginning reading levels to grow as a reader.
* Play the train game after every book to learn letters and words
* Built-in picture/audio dictionary
* 18 song books
* Professional narration- American English. All books can be recorded by users.
* Unlimited user accounts
* Powerful student reporting tools

Books Kids CAN Read.
Written by Libby Curran, a People Magazine Teacher of the Year, these engaging little books are field tested in real classrooms to get kids started on the path to reading independence.

Books Kids LOVE to Read and Re-read.
Children are naturally curious, so encourage them to explore our ABC books to learn new vocabulary and build the foundational knowledge they need to succeed in school. After reading stories they can play the train quiz game, explore the picture/audio dictionary and listen to song books.

Give Your Kids the Tools to Succeed.
Stuck on a word? Tap and hold to hear every word and access the built in audio dictionary filled with hundreds of words. Play a unique quiz game at the end of every book to extend the learning. The Reading Train Alphabet is packed full of tools to help children succeed, all on their own.

Read to Learn- Meet Common Core Standards
Read beginning level books with purpose and understanding. Develop the concepts of print: reading left to right and matching written words with spoken words. Learn letter names and sounds, build background knowledge and improve reading comprehension and foundational skills.

Quizzes Disguised as Games.
Play the train game after finishing every book, but don't tell them it's a quiz! Check progress on the parent's page to see all the books children have read and recorded as well as detailed scores on the quizzes.

The Right Team For the Job
Created by award winning master teacher and early literacy expert, Libby Curran,The Reading Train Alphabet is the culmination of 20+ years of teaching experience. Backed by an all-star team of teachers turned iOS developers and a professional children's musician, The Reading Train Alphabet is serious about making learning fun.

Keep in Touch
We welcome your feedback, to keep up with all things Reading Train check out:
We welcome suggestions on future books and curriculum. Contact Libby with suggestions about new content at:

What’s New

Version 2.0

Small bug fixes and UI improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

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1 Rating

Reading Buddies ,

Fantastic ABC app for beginning readers

My kids can't get enough of this app. I work with special needs students and they are so excited to be able to read the books all by themselves. The illustrations are delightful, and the books introduce some interesting vocabulary. After they read, they can play a game where they answer questions by putting answers on a train. They love to hear the funny words of encouragement from the narrator who tells them how well they are doing. I am really impressed with the way kids can hold the words to hear them spoken and see and hear definitions of unfamiliar vocabulary, like anteater, astronaut and anchor in the A Book. Earning coins to spend on music books is a great reward system. Everyone has a favorite song and they have quickly learned the words to sing along. My kids have special needs and they don't usually feel very confident about their reading. This app is making them proud and they are eager to record themselves so they can show me what they learned. Overall the best app I have found for early reading.


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283.1 MB

Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, Simplified Chinese

Age Rating
Rated 4+
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