Kids on Fire: Story/Activity Book Apps

These great virtual pop-up book apps from Story Toys are fun and educational, and they feature charming two-page pop-up spreads with interactive games. Here’s what reviewers are saying about Story Toys virtual pop-up book apps:

“Stunning. If I had to sum up this app in one word it would absolutely be stunning.” ~ Danielle Smith,

“…and like other apps by the developer, it’s wonderfully illustrated and filled with fantastic interactive pop-up pages.” ~ Chris Morris,

Goodnight, Mo (4.5/5 stars, all ages, currently priced at $2.99)

Goodnight Mo is a magically sleepy and comforting bedtime book. As night falls and the moon rises, a cute little monster gets ready for bed. Beautiful imagery, gently rhyming narration, and soothing music make Mo’s bedtime routine the perfect way to wind down before going to sleep.

From the very first yawn, little ones will discover charming surprises in each of the 3D pop-up scenes: they will delight in gently sending various animals to the land of nod, popping bubbles in a bath, brushing Mo’s teeth, and rocking the little monster to sleep.

Goodnight Mo is part of the StoryToys Junior line. Designed for young children aged 15 months to 3+ years old, it includes the following features:

• Full 3D experience – it’s just like a real book
• 8 enchanting 3D pop-up scenes packed with simple animations and interactive elements
• Read to Me or Read it Myself modes
• Available in English, French, German and Spanish
• Fully narrated in each language by professional actors
• Wonderfully illustrated, with beautiful, colorful imagery
• Featuring a charming musical score and soft, sleepy sound effects


Chug Patrol: Ready To Rescue! (4.5/5 stars, all ages, currently priced at $3.99)

Get Ready to Rescue! Ride the rails with Wilson, Brewster, Koko and newest Chugger – Chief of Chug Patrol – Jackman, in this traintastic interactive adventure! Read the story, complete the challenges, and use your new skills to win special Chug Patrol badges. Perfecto!

Chug Patrol: Ready to Rescue looks and feels just like a real book. Watch and listen as Jackman narrates the story, then turn the page to see each 3D pop-up scene magically unfold! Do you have what it takes to be a Chug Patroller? Take part in the action to find out! Packed with games and activities, you will:

– Keep the track safe by clearing logs. Safety first!

– Help Wilson catch runaway wagons with Chug Patrol 1, the Claw Car.

– Rush to rescue Koko from the collapsing mine tunnel.

– Lay track with Brewster and the Chuggineers.

– Learn how to be a high speed Chugger with Koko and leader of Speed Fleet, Hanzo.

– Clean up messy Chuggers in the Chug Wash.

– Launch coloured flares up into the air under the watchful eye of Jackman. Watch out, they’re loud!

– Rescue a derailed Emery with Chug Patrol 4, the Stretch Car.

– …and much, much more! Wowzer!

Note that a free, trial version of this app is also available, here.


Farm 123 (4.5/5 stars, all ages, currently priced at $2.99)

• Just like a real book, children can turn the pages and view pop-up scenes from different angles.

• Wonderfully illustrated, with beautiful, pop-up imagery and a charming music score and sound effects.

• Children win stars as they progress through the games.

• Professionally narrated in seven languages.

• Includes 10 pop-up number scenes and 7 pop-up counting games!


Grimm’s Red Riding Hood (4/5 stars, all ages, currently priced at $3.99)

• Fully narrated in each language by professional actors

• Read to Me, Read it Myself, and Autoplay modes

• Full 3D experience – It’s just like a real book

• Wonderfully illustrated, with beautiful, colorful imagery

• Touch or drag interactive elements and perform tasks in the 3D pop-up scenes

• Features a beautiful musical score and lots of amazing sound effects


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