LaVar Burton, hosted the award-winning PBS Kids’ series, Reading Rainbow which had a 26-year run. The purpose of the show was to encouraged kids in exploring the world of reading. LeVar Burton Kids Skybrary app (and website) follows this by providing access to 100s of books and videos, in a multitude of genres and age groups.

The books have “Read To Me” and “Read To Myself” modes, which are full of interactive pages, adding interest and fun to your child’s reading experience. Each user (up to 3) has access to 5 books at a time. With every 5 books completed, a sticker is awarded for a job well done. The “Read to Me” mode, as well as educational videos, are all narrated by LaVar.

The app goes so far as to recommend books to your child, based on interest and age, along with a Parent Dashboard for tracking a child’s reading progress.

The free version comes with 5 books of your interest and a sampling of educational videos. This “teaser” allows you to get a taste of what the app has in store. Should you wish to continue, choose from a subscription of $4.99 a month, or yearly membership of $39.99. You can cancel at any time.

Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


• Enjoy unlimited access to hundreds of quality children’s books.
• Discover exclusive educational Video Field Trips.
• Unlock interactive animations that bring the stories to life and support reading comprehension.
• Find tailored book recommendations based on your child’s age and interests.
• Create customized profiles for up to 3 children at no additional cost.
• Choose “Read to Me” or “Read by Myself” for each book.
• Track your reader’s progress with a Parent Dashboard.
• Ad-free environment.


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