Pickatale - The Reading Platform for Kids!

Pickatale is the ultimate reading platform for engaging children in reading and learning English! Our goal is to inspire a love for reading and support English language development from an early age.

With easy access to thousands of incredible, interactive children's books in our ever-expanding digital library, we ensure every child has the opportunity to discover a book they love.

Teachers can benefit from our valuable tools on the Teacher Dashboard, simplifying the tracking and support of children's reading development.

Join us on this exciting reading and learning adventure!

Explore the exciting world of Pickatale

Aesop's Fables: The North Wind and the Sun
Biff, Chip and Kipper: Going to the Doctor
Aesop's Fables: The North Wind and the Sun
Click and Jane - Paddle a Canoe
World Mysteries Atlantis
Super Dweeb vs. The Evil Doodler
Top Ten Facts About Sharks
Jazz Dog
How to be Kind
Jokes for Funny Kids: 7 Year Olds - Laugh Out Loud
Salty Dogs
Top Ten Facts About Sharks
Jazz Dog
Our books

Reading for Pleasure

Reading for pleasure is important for children's development. It helps improve their vocabulary, comprehension skills, creativity, and empathy towards others. Encouraging and supporting children to read for pleasure is crucial for their growth and well-being.

A girl reading for pleasure in the app

What is Reading for Pleasure?

Reading for pleasure is the act of reading for one’s own personal satisfaction or curiosity. The importance of reading for pleasure as part of a child’s reading journey has been studied extensively.

At Pickatale, we are committed to helping schools and families facilitate reading for pleasure so that children can excel academically, socially and emotionally.

Reading for at least 10 minutes every day is great for your child’s happiness , wellbeing and, of course, for improving their reading and writing !

National Literacy Trust
National Literacy Trust

Reading has never been more fun and engaging

Your child is one step away from discovering the joy of reading for pleasure. Our extensive library has been expertly-curated to encourage the development of a passion and voracity for reading that will set your child up for a happier, more productive, and more successful life.

Our books span eight reading levels supported by a detailed framework to ensure that there is something to challenge and develop every young reader; from the book-shy child to the child who stays up all night reading under the covers.

Pickatale is here to support your child in becoming the confident, engaged and enthusiastic independent reader they are destined to be.

How Pickatale can help teachers in the classroom

Planning your lessons

Our library is packed with books that can support teaching and be a great supplement to the curriculum. From history and culture to feelings and wellbeing, here are just some of the categories featured in our library:

• Arts & Music
• Biography
• Classics
• Environment & Society
• Feelings & Wellbeing
• Geography & World Cultures
• History

How does Pickatale support Reading for Pleasure?

A thoughtfully curated library of books

The variety and quality of the books in the Pickatale library empower children with choice and ownership over their reading journey. Research suggests that giving a child access to choice has a powerful influence over nurturing their enjoyment of reading.

“Digital reading is becoming an increasingly important part of children’s literacy lives. It is particularly effective at getting disengaged groups of children excited about reading. We know that when children enjoy reading, they do better at school and in life…” (Jonathan Douglas, National Literacy Trust Director)

Screenshot of the library in the app
 A boy reading from the app

Adapting to their developmental needs

Our book levelling framework caters to all reading abilities, offering children progression through their reading journey. Through the teacher dashboard, we provide data and insights into the child’s book preferences. We are continuously innovating to personalise the experience and motivate children into reading for pleasure.

A framework for progression in reading

Spanning eight stages, our framework offers progression for all readers: from those who are just learning to read, to proficient, independent readers. The stages approximately align with reading age, and they give an indication of demands on fluency, comprehension and reading stamina.

Download our PDF guide about our Reading Stages for more details: Pickatale Reading Stages

Digital reading benefits every child

Technology makes it easier than ever for every child to access the magical world of children’s literature. Digital reading levels the playing field, allowing children to read for pleasure, indulge their curiosity and build knowledge by enjoying fiction, non-fiction or poetry wherever they are.

Audio and text only functionalities
With our unique audio functionalities, children (regardless of their standard of phonics or fluency) have access to a huge variety of books at and above their independent reading level. By listening as they read, children will comprehend more of what they are reading and could progress more quickly.

Mom and daughter reading from the app

Quote from Pickatale

“This partnership aims to revolutionise Singapore's educational landscape, giving children unparalleled access to enriching digital learning materials.” - Sig Dugal, Pickatale's founder and CEO

Quote from Nurture Craft

“With Pickatale, we're on a mission to spark a lifelong passion for reading in young minds, where every page turned is a step towards a brighter, enriched future.” - Peter Zhong, General Manager of Nurture Craft

Discover a fun and engaging way to read

Easy access to 2500+ books that kids love!
Book Quizzes that are fun and improve comprehension
Audio with enhanced text and engaging visual

Get Started Today and inspire Children to Read & Learn!

We'd Love To Hear From You

Please feel free to get in touch to us with your concern. We’d love to hear your thoughts and answer any questions you may have!