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American Reading Company

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  • img Expert
    1. Introducing American Reading at Home: the award-winning school-based program that's teacher-vetted, parent-approved, and kid-tested all across America
    2. Specially designed for children learning to read at the kindergarten and first-grade reading levels, focusing on building crucial beginner skills
    3. Built on Common Core State Standards and color-coded so kids can easily find a book that's right on 'their level'

    Reviewed by Kaylin on November 27, 2018

  • I wish there was an option to zoom Apr 15, 2020

    By MaesonsMom
    My 5 year old daughter has extremely low vision, therefore digital books are a great option for her. This app is enjoyable, and the effects are great - such as the realistic simulation of page turning. However, there is no way to pinch and zoom in on the words or pictures. She struggles immensely because of this, and she gets fatigued much faster than she would if she could see the words with more ease. I would be so grateful for an update that allowed for zooming in. Glasses do not help her, therefore this would give her much more independence to grow as a reader.
  • Easy to use Dec 23, 2014

    By Goobers32
    So far so good. The children like it. I wonder if there's a way to close the book without going to the end?
  • App stopped working after latest update Apr 19, 2020

    By jr22villa
    Books do not load after you select them. The app closes and goes home. Please fix.
  • There are some bugs with iOS 14 Sep 29, 2020

    By mo61516
    Sometime the page stocked in two page model.
  • Nice update! Apr 17, 2020

    By Bret Black
    Nested collections have made it a lot easier to find what I needed! Great work!
  • Wonderful Application for Kids in K-1st and even 2nd Grade Jun 6, 2019

    By MDudzik
    I have twins. They use this app constantly to gain reading skills. The books within this app help kids with retelling as well as practicing site words. The K level is very easy and allows them to immediately recognize the main topic as well as recognize certain syllables and other skills needed in the beginning stages of reading. My kids are currently at the highest level of the application due to going into second however they have used this app since Kinder and I have seen a load of difference in their abilities to read and comprehend a story within the app as well as with books at home. Enjoy!
  • Fantastic! Aug 8, 2012

    By Teknikelsupp0rt
    This app has quickly replaced the backpack of books we'd carry around for my daughter on long car rides. It's also the first thing we reach for at bedtime, she's only three but already knows how to open the app and find her favorite books!
  • Tap-to-Turn Now Optional! Mar 15, 2014

    By NthDesign
    Thank you, thank you, thank you for making tap-to-turn-the-page optional! Now my son can tap each word as he reads!
  • such confidence!!! Mar 17, 2013

    By genovese52
    after reading just the first book (1Y) my grandson was so proud of himself you could see him puff up with such confidence and was so excited that he was reading!!!
  • I wish there was an option to zoom Apr 15, 2020

    By MaesonsMom
    My 5 year old daughter has extremely low vision, therefore digital books are a great option for her. This app is enjoyable, and the effects are great - such as the realistic simulation of page turning. However, there is no way to pinch and zoom in on the words or pictures. She struggles immensely because of this, and she gets fatigued much faster than she would if she could see the words with more ease. I would be so grateful for an update that allowed for zooming in. Glasses do not help her, therefore this would give her much more independence to grow as a reader.
  • Easy to use Dec 23, 2014

    By Goobers32
    So far so good. The children like it. I wonder if there's a way to close the book without going to the end?
  • App stopped working after latest update Apr 19, 2020

    By jr22villa
    Books do not load after you select them. The app closes and goes home. Please fix.
  • There are some bugs with iOS 14 Sep 29, 2020

    By mo61516
    Sometime the page stocked in two page model.
  • Nice update! Apr 17, 2020

    By Bret Black
    Nested collections have made it a lot easier to find what I needed! Great work!
  • Wonderful Application for Kids in K-1st and even 2nd Grade Jun 6, 2019

    By MDudzik
    I have twins. They use this app constantly to gain reading skills. The books within this app help kids with retelling as well as practicing site words. The K level is very easy and allows them to immediately recognize the main topic as well as recognize certain syllables and other skills needed in the beginning stages of reading. My kids are currently at the highest level of the application due to going into second however they have used this app since Kinder and I have seen a load of difference in their abilities to read and comprehend a story within the app as well as with books at home. Enjoy!
  • Fantastic! Aug 8, 2012

    By Teknikelsupp0rt
    This app has quickly replaced the backpack of books we'd carry around for my daughter on long car rides. It's also the first thing we reach for at bedtime, she's only three but already knows how to open the app and find her favorite books!
  • Tap-to-Turn Now Optional! Mar 15, 2014

    By NthDesign
    Thank you, thank you, thank you for making tap-to-turn-the-page optional! Now my son can tap each word as he reads!
  • such confidence!!! Mar 17, 2013

    By genovese52
    after reading just the first book (1Y) my grandson was so proud of himself you could see him puff up with such confidence and was so excited that he was reading!!!
  • Our favorite nighttime activity! Apr 14, 2013

    By Esbrown3
    This is an incredible resource of just right books for my little one!
  • Ruend Mar 25, 2021

    By this VR game is horrible
    How do you get more books on better levels
  • Doesn't work Apr 27, 2013

    By AZKathyB
    No way to know how to use this. I am assuming they are dodging the subscription issue and you must pay them online or through the mail so Apple does not take 30% of your money. Would be nice to know how to use as I was looking for rich nonfiction.
  • Terrible May 30, 2013

    By Mia567823
    You can't even log in I thought it would be great for my brain but it doesn't even let u read! This app doesn't even deserve one star! But you have to do at least 1 before u submit it! Don't get this app!
  • Mr. Feb 10, 2015

    By ReadingLover15
    Please fix this latest version when it can resize to display full pages with vertical or horizontal view. My children can't read with partial pages.

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  • img Expert
    1. Introducing American Reading at Home: the award-winning school-based program that's teacher-vetted, parent-approved, and kid-tested all across America
    2. Specially designed for children learning to read at the kindergarten and first-grade reading levels, focusing on building crucial beginner skills
    3. Built on Common Core State Standards and color-coded so kids can easily find a book that's right on 'their level'

    Reviewed by Kaylin on November 27, 2018

  • App stopped working after latest update Apr 19, 2020

    By jr22villa
    Books do not load after you select them. The app closes and goes home. Please fix.
  • There are some bugs with iOS 14 Sep 29, 2020

    By mo61516
    Sometime the page stocked in two page model.
  • Nice update! Apr 17, 2020

    By Bret Black
    Nested collections have made it a lot easier to find what I needed! Great work!
  • Wonderful Application for Kids in K-1st and even 2nd Grade Jun 6, 2019

    By MDudzik
    I have twins. They use this app constantly to gain reading skills. The books within this app help kids with retelling as well as practicing site words. The K level is very easy and allows them to immediately recognize the main topic as well as recognize certain syllables and other skills needed in the beginning stages of reading. My kids are currently at the highest level of the application due to going into second however they have used this app since Kinder and I have seen a load of difference in their abilities to read and comprehend a story within the app as well as with books at home. Enjoy!
  • Fantastic! Aug 8, 2012

    By Teknikelsupp0rt
    This app has quickly replaced the backpack of books we'd carry around for my daughter on long car rides. It's also the first thing we reach for at bedtime, she's only three but already knows how to open the app and find her favorite books!
  • Tap-to-Turn Now Optional! Mar 15, 2014

    By NthDesign
    Thank you, thank you, thank you for making tap-to-turn-the-page optional! Now my son can tap each word as he reads!
  • such confidence!!! Mar 17, 2013

    By genovese52
    after reading just the first book (1Y) my grandson was so proud of himself you could see him puff up with such confidence and was so excited that he was reading!!!
  • Our favorite nighttime activity! Apr 14, 2013

    By Esbrown3
    This is an incredible resource of just right books for my little one!
  • Great Books Jul 15, 2013

    By Happyreader2424
    Great books!! The graphics and pictures are great on my iPad. I love having multiple titles for lower level readers!!!
  • Bookshelf is the best Oct 6, 2018

    By arabelzzz
    I think bookshelf is a great way for ppl to read on there electronics even if they ain’t have books
  • Easy to use Dec 23, 2014

    By Goobers32
    So far so good. The children like it. I wonder if there's a way to close the book without going to the end?
  • Okay Apr 4, 2013

    By Ashes on fire
    It's kind of confusing
  • I wish there was an option to zoom Apr 15, 2020

    By MaesonsMom
    My 5 year old daughter has extremely low vision, therefore digital books are a great option for her. This app is enjoyable, and the effects are great - such as the realistic simulation of page turning. However, there is no way to pinch and zoom in on the words or pictures. She struggles immensely because of this, and she gets fatigued much faster than she would if she could see the words with more ease. I would be so grateful for an update that allowed for zooming in. Glasses do not help her, therefore this would give her much more independence to grow as a reader.
  • Mr. Feb 10, 2015

    By ReadingLover15
    Please fix this latest version when it can resize to display full pages with vertical or horizontal view. My children can't read with partial pages.
  • Ruend Mar 25, 2021

    By this VR game is horrible
    How do you get more books on better levels
  • Doesn't work Apr 27, 2013

    By AZKathyB
    No way to know how to use this. I am assuming they are dodging the subscription issue and you must pay them online or through the mail so Apple does not take 30% of your money. Would be nice to know how to use as I was looking for rich nonfiction.
  • Terrible May 30, 2013

    By Mia567823
    You can't even log in I thought it would be great for my brain but it doesn't even let u read! This app doesn't even deserve one star! But you have to do at least 1 before u submit it! Don't get this app!

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