What's New

What you'll find in version 2.0.1:

In addition to the sweet, sweet ability to explore Skybrary Family on your iPhone, this update goes twice as high with bug fixes and stability improvements!

App Description

Skybrary® captures the magic of the beloved children’s television series Reading Rainbow®, bringing its mission of comprehension and intellectual engagement into the Digital Age.

Spark a lifelong love of learning in your young reader by joining us on a journey through an ever-expanding world of interactive digital books and Video Field Trips hosted by everyone’s favorite storyteller, LeVar Burton. With Skybrary Family, your child can truly go anywhere and be anything. Download it today and give your child a whole month of free access!


• Enjoy unlimited access to over 600 quality children’s books.
• Discover more than 250 educational Video Field Trips.
• Explore new content every week.
• Unlock interactive animations that bring the stories to life and support reading comprehension.
• Find tailored book recommendations based on your child's age and interests.
• Create customized profiles for up to 3 children at no additional cost.
• Choose "Read to Me" or "Read by Myself" for each book.
• Track your reader's progress with a Parent Dashboard.

For children, Skybrary Family is an immersive world of reading discovery, where they can pilot their own personal hot air balloons through 7 magical islands, each home to hundreds of quality books and videos that celebrate diversity, family and the world around us. Young readers are free to explore the topics they love most as well as discover new areas of interest.


• Supports increased reading frequency and literacy development.
• Designed to enhance reading comprehension through purposeful interactivity.
• Enhances a child’s relationship to reading by making it fun, interesting, and relevant.
• Embodies the educational values of the beloved Emmy award-winning PBS TV series Reading Rainbow.
• Designed to engage young minds within the context of a modern family’s busy lifestyle.
• Provides healthy, interactive, educational screen time.


• Register for free and get access to everything we have to offer for a whole month!
• Subscribe and unlock an unlimited reading experience for your child: 1 Month “Explorer” for $4.99 or 1 Year “Adventurer” for $39.99 (all subscriptions are recurring).
• Your subscription is connected to your iTunes account and can be used on additional iPads, iPhones, and across the web on any browser.
• Your subscription will auto-renew unless auto-renewal is canceled at least 24 hours before the end of the current subscription period. You may turn off auto-renewal at any time from your iTunes account settings.
• Cancellations will be reflected during your next billing cycle.


“The vibrant games, beautiful illustrations, and cute animation all make for an interactive experience, but kids get hooked on reading books” – PC Mag

“The benefit to children’s literacy development cannot be overlooked” – Smart Apps for Kids

"We've never before seen as diverse a library offered up" – Common Sense Media

“I love this app and I highly recommend it for children” - Wired Magazine’s GEEKMOM

Reading Rainbow ® WNED-Buffalo. Skybrary ® RRKIDZ Inc.
Skybrary Family © RRKIDZ Inc. / All Rights Reserved

iPhone Screenshots

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iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • August 28, 2012 Initial release
  • September 13, 2012 New version 1.2.1
  • November 09, 2012 New version 1.3.0
  • December 05, 2012 New version 1.4.0
  • March 23, 2013 New version 1.5.0
  • April 03, 2013 New version 1.5.1
  • April 18, 2013 New version 1.6.0
  • July 12, 2013 New version 1.7.0
  • August 10, 2013 New version 1.8.0
  • August 16, 2013 New version 1.8.1
  • September 20, 2013 New version 1.9.0
  • October 30, 2013 New version 1.9.1
  • November 14, 2013 New version 1.9.2
  • February 28, 2014 New version 1.9.3
  • March 21, 2014 New version 1.9.4
  • July 18, 2014 New version 1.9.5
  • July 23, 2014 New version 1.9.6
  • August 06, 2014 New version 1.9.7
  • November 22, 2014 New version 1.10.0
  • December 12, 2014 New version 1.10.1
  • January 15, 2015 New version 1.10.2
  • February 10, 2015 New version 1.10.3
  • July 20, 2015 New version 1.10.4
  • October 20, 2015 New version 1.10.5
  • March 17, 2016 New version 1.10.6
  • June 23, 2016 New version 1.10.7
  • July 07, 2016 New version 1.10.8
  • November 05, 2016 New version 2.0
  • November 15, 2016 New version 2.0.1

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