If you have children then you probably have iStoryBooks for your iPad or Android tabbie and there’s now a Windows 8 version. Like the other versions, it comes with a series of pre-installed books that include narration. It’s free and I can’t wait to let my kids get their hands on it.

You can check it out here.


  1. Rut, roo. I sense a problem here. Our younger generation already can’t spell (thank you texting) or add (ever been in a fast food restaurant when the registers went down-ensuing chaos). Now they have books that read to them. Oh boy. Idiocracy here we come.

  2. When you’ve got a pre-schooler, self-reading books are fine. These kinds of things need more parental controls, though. I would like to be able to shut that off for my young reader. I haven’t run across that in any of these types of apps, though.

    • Well when I first launched it I thought it didn’t do narration…Surface was muted:) Easy enough to turn the sound on and off though. I do wish it went word by word and highlighted it as it spoke and then let you tap the word to hear it. But free is a good price.

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