10 Best Storybooks for Girls
As parents, it is our responsibilities to help our daughters become the strong individuals that they are. There are many ways to do this, but books with empowering female characters can instill confidence in subtle but effective ways. That's why we’ve put together a list of children’s storybook apps that feature smart, independent, and unique female characters. Hopefully, your girls will love these stories.
Lucy & Pogo
In Lucy & Pogo, Lucy is a cat who wants to go school against all odds. It is an excellent storybook that teaches children about empathy and overcoming prejudice. Through its humorous storyline and adorable characters, kids can learn to identify and deal with negative behaviors from other people. The app also includes various mini games to develop basic preschool skills.
The Pirate Princess
The Adventures of Pan is an original series about a sassy sky-panda named Pan. Equipped with a boomerang and inquisitiveness, she goes on a journey to find her long-lost parents. This is a lively app that features cinematic animations and lovable characters.
Frozen Storybook Deluxe
Based on the popular animated movie. The app cleverly detects the iPad’s orientation and switches to either Elsa’s or Anna’s perspective. In addition to narration done by the voice actors from the movie, the app also contains animated clips to enhance the reading experience.
Sofia the First: The Floating Palace
Sofia was a commoner until the widowed King married her mother. While adjusting to the royal life and learning to get along with her new step-siblings, she also occasionally goes on exciting adventures. Sofia the First: Floating Palace recounts the one time she saves her family’s floating palace from the Mermaid Queen’s wrath. It features a puppet theater in which kids can record their own stories using scenes and characters from the book.
Don’t forget to check out the first Sofia app, Sofia the First: Story Theater.
The Little Witch at School
A magical tale about friendship and bravery, starring an unnamed witch who goes to great lengths to help her elven friend pass his wizardry exams. Readers can join in on her adventure by playing educational mini games. The app also features interactive 3D illustrations and two reading modes.
The Magic Poof
The Magic Poof is an entertaining romp about friendship, accepting differences, and being yourself. This well-written tale, featuring a young black girl and her magical poof of hair, is nicely illustrated and features fun interactions on every page. Two reading modes are supplied to cater to different age groups.
Daisy Chain is an interactive tale that campaigns against bullying, specifically cyber-bullying that's on the rise. It’s narrated by award-winning actress Kate Winslet, and is appropriate for ages 4+. It also features mini-games to keep readers engaged.
Extraordinary Jenny Jones
Jenny Jones seems like an ordinary girl at first glance, but her unique perspective sets her apart: what everyone else sees as round Jenny sees as square, and vice versa. Despite Jenny's quirk, her family loves her the way she is. A wonderful story about self-acceptance that’s made engaging with beautiful illustrations, animation, and mini games.
Hilda Bewildered stars a princess and a pauper in a short story that explores various personal and social issues. Eloquent narration and vivid illustrations call for thoughtful discussions, while an immersive soundtrack evokes a melancholic mood. A great read for deep-thinking readers.
This list was last updated on May 18, 2016