MeeGenius 8/23/12

Started in 2010, MeeGenius is a reading application that has digitized children’s stories. This app is available for iOS, Android and Google TV. They offer famous classics like “Pinocchio” or “The Little Mermaid” but don’t expect the Disney version of these stories. They have added features such as word highlighting and audio playback for easy read-along.

  • Read-along word highlighting promotes word recognition
  • Colorful Illustrations
  • Read on your own, or follow along with a narrator

MeeGenius supports two Common Core Reading Standards

  • RL.1.5. Explain major differences between books that tell stories and books that give information, drawing on a wide reading of a range of text types. 
  • RL.1.6. Identify who is telling the story at various points in a text.

The MeeGenius opens at the bookstore displaying “Featured”books, where three categories are highlighted and ‘New & Noteworthy’ books are listed.  Another way to view the bookstore is by “Categories”. There are 42 in all. At their website you can also browse by alphabetical order, but cannot browse this way with the app. You can switch from the bookstore to your own shelf by clicking the ‘My Books” button at the bottom of the screen. There are six free books that are automatically downloaded when you install the MeeGenius app. Wi-fi access is only required to access, and download, books.


Teachers and Librarians can request an account for a complimentary subscription to access the MeeGenius library here: . As soon as you apply you will receive an email confirmation message that they have received your request. My confirmation email was sent four days ago and my account was just approved. It's no gimmic, you really get free access to all 79 books! This is an amazing offer for teachers & librians.

In app purchases are for books that range from $1.99 to $2.99. I didn’t find an age range or grade level associated with the books but the standards I’ve listed are for first grade. You will have to be the judge if the books fit your students’ reading level.

Note: The MeeGenius website does not fully run on IE8. Use another version of Internet Explorer or another browser such as Google Chrome or Safari when visiting