Welcome to The Story Mouse, a top-quality collection of virtual books for children.

Do you remember all those wonderful stories we grew up with? Now they're here, retold with bags of character for your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch. But the tale is only half the story! All our titles come with bright, colourful illustrations to complete the listening and reading experience, with lots of fun along the way.

• Stories from The Story Mouse are presented as virtual books.
Our professional presenter reads the story aloud as the text appears.
On the iPad, each page has an illustration on the left, with the text on the right. On the iPhone and iPod touch, the illustrations are displayed full screen when you hold the device vertically. Turn the device horizontally to display the text.
Sentences are highlighted as the story progresses, making the words easy to follow.

• Tales from The Story Mouse are perfect for bedtime listening or on a long journey. Not only that, but there is a "read it myself" mode too which turns the voice off. Young readers can then use the app as a regular book to advance the story at their own pace. All our stories are a pure listening experience for younger children, as well as a read-along experience for those who are learning to read.

• Best of all, The Story Mouse comes with free stories! You can safely purchase more titles in the collection using your iTunes account.
You can sample the first few pages of each title completely free of charge and once you have purchased a story, it can be retrieved on all devices associated with your iTunes account.

We aim to provide first class customer service with fast responses to questions. You'll find the answers to most questions on our website but if you want to ask us something please email and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.

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What's New

Version 4.3

We are passionate about encouraging children to read so we always listen to your feedback. Our aim is continuous improvement to bring you the best collection of children's stories, so this version makes The Story Mouse fully compatible with the latest versions of iOS.

Customer Reviews

3.4 out of 5

16 Ratings

16 Ratings

So much fun!


I started with this app with little confidence, having previewed or purchased several storybooks or storybook apps. To my delight, this app came with a free story that captured the imagination of my child and, if I'm being honest; me! The free story was so loved by my daughter we purchased another, then another, each time our expectations were met in excess.

We love the dialect of the readers; so much so that my daughter insists Samson (Bible story) speaks with the same dialect... so I try. Much of the allure for us is the imagery. Where other apps fail is with too much animation or interaction. The images in the Story Mouse books are enough to leave the storytelling up to the listeners' imagination, where it should be, and enough extra sounds and reading style for an inexperienced reader to learn to read it with style 'on your own'.

We don't have them all, but we are enjoying this app and its stories very much!

Delightful storybooks with a modern twist to the tale


Thanks to A4CWSN for sharing this app full of familiar stories told with an English accent in a modernized version. Love the cute way of bringing more familiar language into the tales.
Read to me or read myself control nice. Page turning sound when turn pages manually. Several tales to choose between. Illustrations very nice.
Thanks to our friends across the pond. Well done old chap.
On my wish list for future books is something geared toward teenage readers, so those with special challenges have age appropriate choices. I know you are geared to younger readers, but I said this was my wish list:)

Great stories but cannot share within family

Annie paz

My daughter loves these smart, well-illustrated, hilarious stories. The only problem is that while my husband and I can share the app across our two machines, we cannot share the stories we have bought within the app. It's a bit like buying a book that you are only allowed to read in your living room. Please fix this! We would like to buy more books, but it is too costly to buy each book twice. I also get the sense that the books themselves are not backed up in iTunes, and that if I ever had to replace my iPad, they would be gone. Please fix if at all possible!


The Story Mouse
20.4 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2010 The Story Mouse
In-App Purchases
  1. The Three Little Pigs $1.99
  2. Goldilocks and the Three Bears $1.99
  3. Jack and the Beanstalk $1.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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