Wanderful Interactive Storybooks

Wanderful apps create interest in language and reading through interaction with the stories


At Wanderful, we are dedicated to helping young and emerging readers with interactive experiences that encourage reading and story exploration. The stories engage your child to learn about language, reading and spelling through playful interaction, loveable characters and music. We understand that each child’s learning experience is different; our goal is to help them build a relationship with vocabulary and comprehension by letting them explore and interact with each story. Wanderful apps are full of ways to learn through exposure, repetition and context. We strive to make each App a truly “Wanderful" experience – full of surprise, whimsy, and humor, with an invitation to explore because EVERTHING inside every storybook is ALIVE. Here are some ideas how you can use Wanderful interactive storybooks with your family:

Fast language play:
All Wanderful Apps let readers dynamically change languages from any page. This is a great way to introduce and explore other languages all within the one App. If the Page Story Completion setting (under Settings) is also turned OFF, then it's easy to jump past the story reading to direct interaction with the individual words.

Play with the individual words:
Every word of every Wanderful storybook is recorded twice: once for story-telling, and again for each individual word. Emerging readers like to tap the words in order to "build" the sentence themselves. Older children like to tap the words out of order making their own silly sentences. Make a game of finding words or making your own simple sentences.

Read together or just let them play
Even though our Wanderful interactive storybooks allow children to read and play successfully by themselves, it's also enriching to read and share stories together. With our storybooks, you can read them aloud with your kids. And you can also explore the interactive elements together. We find that children are very eager to show what they can do, and share their favorites with you.


originally published by Living Books

How Wanderful storybooks engage young readers

Wanderful storybooks engage young readers to explore words and language through playful interactivity

Coming Soon for : French, German, Spanish, Japanese Languages (click here to be notified)

  What people are saying

“No matter how you get them, it's always a Wanderful gift.” (view video here)
Roxanne Vargas, Host of NBC6 in the Mix - Miami, Florida

“It is my great pleasure to inform you that your product has been awarded the Editor's Choice Award as printed in the latest edition of Children's Technology Review.” (See the award here)
Warren Buckleitner, award given to Arthur's Teacher Trouble

“It includes a fully functional Spanish version (any text in the illustrations change to Spanish too!)” (Read the review here)
Cynthia Chiong, A Matter Of App (in 5 Star rating for Little Monster)

“I'm so excited that these favorites, these best examples of what children's software can be, will be coming to a new generation of emerging readers.”
Reyne Rice, Toy Trend Expert, Consultant, Journalist & Media Spokesperson

"I am excited to see these engaging interactive versions of my books available to kids everywhere once again. Thanks Wanderful!”
Marc Brown, Author of the Arthur series of books

“Parents & grandparents who remember the original magic of the Living Books, and new parents and gift-givers, who will be introduced to them, will all be thrilled to share these interactive storybooks with the children in their lives".
James Oppenheim, JamesGames  Click here to see the full story

"I'm glad they're making these products accessible. Children learn through different modalities. There is research indicating that children with autism have learned successfully through products displayed on tablets. "It's a good idea to make learning more accessible to children. If it's fun and interesting for them to learn, so much the better."
Stevanne Auerbach, PhD, AKA "Dr. Toy"   Click here to see the full story

About Living Books

Originally introduced in 1992 by Broderbund Software, Living Books were the industry’s first highly interactive animated storybooks embraced by educators, praised by parents and cherished by children. Years ahead of their time, the multi-language Living Books won numerous awards and were cited for their ground-breaking technology in keynote addresses by senior executives of both Apple and Microsoft. Twenty years later, Wanderful has assembled key members of the original Living Books team to re-invent the wildly popular interactive storybooks for today's digital devices.