Every child can learn to read with this growing library of 200+ playful picture books, 20 sing-along song books and unlimited train game quizzes.
"No other app is as specifically tailored to the needs of beginning readers."
Now beginning readers can listen, read and record, all by themselves.
Pay once and receive all the books PLUS regular updates with brand new books at no additional cost!
Play the train game, win coins for the music store, collect and learn new vocabulary words in the train yard.
Created by Libby Curran, a People Magazine Teacher of the Year, based on her award winning books. Grand Prize Winner of the 2015 Technology and Reading Award, International Literacy Association.

Please note this is the same app as Reading Train Learn to Read Books Songs & Games-Free but specifically for schools and families who can't or don't want to make in-app purchases.

"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.

Not just a game or set of e-books but a complete reading curriculum from pre-reading to reading independence, building phonics and vocabulary skills, self confidence and a love of reading.

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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 sing along song books
* Unlimited user accounts and individual bookshelves
* Powerful reporting tools

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

Books Kids LOVE to Read.
Children are naturally curious, so encourage them to explore our leveled books on numbers, colors, animals, shapes, and science. Beginning readers need to read little books, but the Reading Train's unique design allows kids to explore big ideas, reading to learn at the same time as they learn to read. After reading, they can play the train quiz game, explore the audio dictionary and sing along with 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 dictionary filled with hundreds of words. Play a unique quiz game at the end of every book to extend the learning. The Reading Train is packed full of tools to help children succeed, all on their own.

Read To Learn- Meets Common Core Standards
Kids can choose funny fiction and fascinating nonfiction on kid-friendly topics to build background knowledge while improving 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
The Reading Train is the culmination of 30+ 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.

Safe for Kids
Kid tested and teacher approved. We are ad-free and take our users privacy seriously.
View our Privacy Policy here:

We welcome your feedback: email:
Contact Libby with suggestions about books at:

Not compatible with iPad 1. Requires iOS 7 or higher.

What's New

Version 3.1

Now children can track their own progress from their bookshelf. Tap on the question mark to see how many books they have read and how they are doing on the quiz questions. Parents and teachers can continue to track progress of all children from the setting wheel. Small bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

Perfect Learn To Read App

Reading Buddies

I use this app every day with my 5 and 6 year old students. They love having their own personal bookshelves, holding all the books they have read and recorded. There are so many books to choose from, even my most reluctant readers are enjoying reading, playing the train game and earning coins for songs in the music store. They can touch any word to hear it and listen to definitions of interesting vocabulary. The books are teaching them science and math while they learn to read. Highly recommended to teachers and families with beginning readers.


The Learning Station, LLC
425.9 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Simplified Chinese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© The Learning Station, 2013


  • Family Sharing

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

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