All the Apps shown on this page are now available in UK English, with British accents for all the characters and colloquial words changed when appropriate (i.e., Mum not Mom).
Also, these Apps feature UK English and French as the two languages included with each App, and German may be added via an in-App upgrade either separately or as part of the Premium upgrade that includes the Classroom Activities guide, designed for use in USA classrooms.
Wanderful storybooks are now available in UK English
A story of how children sometimes feel they must choose between friends. Arthur and Muffy are each planning their birthday parties for next Saturday afternoon. How will their friends decide which to attend?
by Mark Brown
The Tortoise and The Hare
In this classic Aesop’s fable, the Tortoise proves that being slow and steady wins the race. Join him as he accepts the much faster Hare’s challenge to a race, one that doesn’t turn out as the Hare had planned.
A Classic Aesop's Fable
Little Monster at School
2012 "A Matter of App" AWARD WINNER. A story about making a new friend. Join Little Monster on a fun-filled day at school as he explores different subjects with his classmates and makes friends with Yally, an often difficult fellow student.
by Mercer Meyer
Harry and the Haunted House
Children's Technology Review EDITOR'S CHOICE AWARD winner. A slightly "spooky" tale of how sometimes the scariest thing in the house is our own imagination. Join Harry and his friends as they retrieve their baseball lost in the “haunted” house across the field.
by Mark Schlichting
Apple IOS (mobile)
MAC OS (computers)
Android - Amazon
Fun-packed educational apps that come to life with stories, music and games to engage young minds.
British Interactive Storybook Apps
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Developed from the original Living Books collection, these engaging storybooks are insanely fun, interactive and timeless. You simply can not wear them out and the dog won't chew them up.
Why these Apps are so Beloved
Available for Apple, Android and Amazon
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Coming Soon: French, German, Brazilian Portuguese and Japanese Languages
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What People Are Saying
“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.” - Warren Buckleitner
Award given to: Harry and the Haunted House App
“Everything I touch is interactive… one of my favorite things is that this is bilingual.” - Laurie Schacht, Toy Insider Mom on ABC Money Matters
(view video review on ABC here)
“This is one of the best designed interactive children's books I've ever seen, and time was taken to get every small detail absolutely right.”
- David Winograd, reviewing Harry and the Haunted House
(see complete review here)
“This is a really cute and relatable story, with some great interactive features. It includes a fully functional Spanish version -any text in the illustrations change to Spanish too! ”
- Cynthia Chiong, A Matter Of App, reviewing Little Monster
(see complete review here)
“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, James Games
"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"
(see complete review here)
Classroom Activity Guides
Activities aligned with the Common Core State Standards bring the interactive storybooks to life in your class.
Classroom Activity guides are available as an in-app purchase, click to download the free preview
Applications that teach children about Language
The Wanderful Interactive storybooks are being released in new languages and language combinations. Language as a central part of what makes these apps special - including the ability to instantly switch between the languages in each app. They are now available in the following full language versions: UK English
© 2023 Wanderful, LLC (DBA: Wanderful Interactive Storybooks). A Jordan Freeman Group Company. Powered by ZOOM Platform. All Rights Reserved. Living Books is a registered trademark of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, used with permission. Arthur, © Marc Brown Studios, All Rights Reserved. Little Critter, Little Monster, © Mercer Mayer, All Rights Reserved.