Learn to read with fun alphabet books kids can read and record all by themselves.
Play the train game; win coins for the music store; collect and learn new words in the train yard.
Enjoy Books A, B and C, 20 song books, train game quizzes and the picture/audio dictionary for FREE.
In app purchase unlocks all 24 ABC books at 3 easy beginning reading levels: 72 books in all!

Books, songs and games to build skills, self confidence and a love of reading.
Real reading, for fun and information, right from the start.
"Entices kids to learn to read through carefully designed mini books, games, and songs": Geeks With Juniors

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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
* 20 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 which shows books read and recorded and detailed scores on the quizzes.

The Right Team For the Job
Created by award winning master teacher and early literacy expert, Libby Curran, Reading Train apps are 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 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 2.1

Small bug fixes and UI improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

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We love this app!!!! ❤️
My son started working on the Reading Train after I discovered he was beginning to read at just age 2. The Reading Train app was the PERFECT tool to peak his interest even further!!! The books are written with such great illustrations. The smile on his face is PRICELESS as he plays and sings along to
the fun and educational songs. Libby and Evan Curry have created and provided kids of all ages with a TREASURE for learning to read!!! Please download NOW and let your child begin their journey on the Reading Train!!! You will be amazed at how fast they will progress!! At age 5 now, my son never tires or gets bored from the app because it offers new books and songs to keep him wanting to play it everyday!!

Great app for beginning readers

Reading Buddies

This is a wonderful app. You get the first 3 books for free, along with the song books and the dictionary. I work with 5 and 6 year olds and they were so excited to be reading the books right away. They particularly enjoy recording their own voices and I can listen later to see how they are progressing. The in app purchase is really good value. You get another 20 books and each book has 3 levels so this will last my kids a good long time. Highly recommend to teachers and parents of young readers.

Excellent Reading App!

Mrs G 2266

The graphics in this book are adorable. The stories stimulating and fun. This is a must book app for any small child's iPad. It will also serve as an excellent app for English Second Language Learners


The Learning Station, LLC
269.6 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Simplified Chinese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2012 The Learning Station
In-App Purchases
  1. All alphabet books $1.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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