LQ: 9.7


Brain grade: 9.5
Fun score: 9.9

Platform/Console: , , LWK Recommended Age: 4+ Thinking Skills Used: , Academic Skills Used:



Bookful is an app that can literally bring books to life for your child! Choose from hundreds of titles, select whether you want to be read to or to read yourself and then sit back for an immersive experience into the story. As the reader swipes to change the pages, 3-D images of the illustrations pop up from the page and move around as the story is being read/told. If the reader wants the story read aloud, the voices reading are accompanied by lively music, making the whole experience interactive and fun. Readers can also use the AR settings to move the 3-Dimensional portions of the book into the “real world,” making themselves a part of the story as well. 

When the user isn’t reading, Bookful offers other activities like educational games and quiz questions about books about educational topics. By making and setting reading goals, the user can also earn badges and stars, which can be used to purchase items within the Bookful store. 

Each Bookful account is tailored to its user, meaning that the books available are based on the user’s reading level and interests. These can be edited later, and parents can use the app to keep track of their children’s reading habits and edit their personal information as it changes. 

Bookful is available for Android and iOS for $44.99 a year.

Bookful helps kids practice and improve the following skills:

Flexibility: Trying something new. 

Because there are so many titles available through Bookful, it is possible for the user to practice their flexibility skills by choosing books that may not be within their normal interests. For users who are reluctant readers, introducing storytelling using 3-Dimensional characters and AR is also a way to bring more reading into their lives, increasing their desire to seek out titles on their own. Because Bookful has titles featuring popular and easily recognizable characters, struggling readers may find these books a good place to start. From there, they can explore more diverse titles on different subjects, enhancing their flexibility skills. 

Planning: Developing a systematic approach for setting and achieving goals.

In order for students to meet their reading goals and earn enough stars to purchase new items, they need to plan for when they will be reading each day. The app can keep track of their time for them but users need to plan for when in the day they will choose to read. Users who struggle with planning skills may find that a reminder from a parent or a set time for “family reading” can contribute to good reading habits and enhanced planning skills.

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