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At Pickatale, we believe in the power of great storytelling. That’s why every book in our children’s reading and audiobook app offers a rich and immersive reading experience. Tap text and objects to hear words out loud, read along with a narrator, listen to audio and more. Discover books from Biff, Chip and Kipper, Thomas & Friends, Fireman Sam, Angelina Ballerina, Masha and the Bear and other children’s favourites. Sign up now and enjoy a free 14 day trial.

The Really, Really Big Dinosaur

Finlay is counting out jelly beans to share with his friend when a big dinosaur comes along and demands them. What follows is a brilliant story about how in order to make friends it's a good idea to be prepared to share! Richard Byrne

Boris Gets Spots

Boris is back - and this time he and his classmates succumb to a bout of chicken pox. Carrie Weston, Tim Warnes

Jam Day

Meet Masha, the curious, energetic little girl who befriends Bear, a retired circus performer. Bear is trying to enjoy a nice, quiet life… but Masha’s adventures regularly turn Bear’s life upside-down! Masha and the Bear

This Book Just Stole My Cat!

When Ben is tempting his cat across the page with a fluffy mouse, his cat . . . disappears! Then his best friend Bella disappears, too. Sniffer dogs and rescue teams can't help . . . And when Ben also vanishes, there's only one person left to help. You, the reader! Richard Byrne

Thomas' Crazy Day

When Thomas tries to be really useful and really fun at the same time, he finds that it's difficult to do two things at once.   Thomas & Friends

The Stone Age

Learn all there is to know about the Stone Age and unearth the history of the world in all its amazing glory. Pickatale Originals  

We're in the Wrong Book!

When a potato sack race goes awry, Bella and Ben find themselves bumped from their familiar page into uncharted territory. It's a brave new world of lollipops and sphinxes--and Bella and Ben are on one page-turning adventure. How will they find their way back into their very own book? Richard Byrne

This Book Just Ate My Dog!

Bella is taking her dog for a stroll across the page but halfway across, he disappears! Bella watches, transfixed, before marching towards the dangerous middle of the book . . . only to disappear herself! Richard Byrne

Kipper's First Match

Do you like football? Sam and his dad love to play football! In this story Kipper goes to watch a football match with Sam and his family. Read this story to learn about what it might be like to watch a football match. Roderick Hunt, Alex Brychta

I want to go first!

Elphie is lining up with the other elephants to start the long march to the watering hole at the back of the book. As the littlest elephant, he has to go last. But Elphie reallly wants to go first so he enlists the help of the reader to help him move up the queue. Richard Byrne

Pocket's Christmas Wish

A wonderfully gentle story that captures the real spirit of Christmas and celebrates those sentiments cherished by readers of all ages, particularly during the festive season. Ann Bonwill, Russell Julian

If You're Happy and You Know It!

This wonderfully exuberant animal romp explores different ways of expressing happiness. Young children will enjoy joining in with the animal actions in this vibrant picture book, making for very happy reading. Jan Ormerod, Lindsey Gardiner

Mr Bunny's Chocolate Factory

Go behind the scenes of Mr Bunny's chocolate factory in this hilarious picture book and winner of the 2018 Laugh Out Loud Book Awards (Lollies). This brilliant story is packed with humour to amuse kids and big kids too. Elys Dolan

Get children reading more books

Children can read books by themselves, with the help of a narrator or follow words as they’re highlighted on screen. With over 1,000 incredible books about the world, animals, history and more as well as a stories from Biff, Chip and Kipper, Thomas & Friends and other favourites, children can spend hours reading books with our app.

Books to entertain

Our interactive storybooks combine entertainment and learning to inspire a love of reading in children. Our mission is to help children enjoy books – and to encourage them to read more.

A tool for parents

To become good readers, children need to practise reading as much as they can. Many people find it challenging trying to motivate their little ones to read more. That’s why Pickatale’s interactive books, which can be read and listened to at the same time, are a brilliant support for kids.

A love of reading will grow

The key to developing a love of reading in children is to offer them access to a wide variety of books. It’s important that kids have the opportunity to choose the books they want to read so that they can better understand what interests them.

Children will have hours of fun with our books

Our books can be read in the app or downloaded and enjoyed anytime, anywhere. So if you’re planning a long journey, trip or holiday, Pickatale is a brilliant way to entertain the kids while giving you peace of mind that your little ones aren’t playing games or watching videos all day.