What is Hoot!?

Hoot! is a new app that lets you record and share stories with everyone you love. The app comes pre-loaded with stories and classic tales to read aloud—and also allows you and your children to record stories you invent yourselves. A Hoot! can be any length you like—from a quick bedtime story to a complete audiobook. And Hoot! makes it easy to add music and sound effects, too!

How does it work?

Hoot! is super simple and fun. Just select a book from a carousel on the “Home” page and start recording. If you like, you can also add music and special effects to your audio file. Once finished, mark your creation as “Completed” and listen to it in “My Library.” Create profiles for each family member and share your creations so they can listen on a separate phone or device. Hoot! also allows you to share your recordings with loved ones and friends who have the app—and with children around the world through our partnerships with educational and literacy organizations.

How can I collaborate with educational and literacy organizations?

Once you have finished a story, share it with one (or all) of our partner educational and literacy organizations that support children’s literacy. Your creations will support literacy programs for kids in vulnerable situations around the world. Enjoy the positive feeling of giving a Hoot!.

What kind of books can I find on Hoot!?

You can select books from a wide range of genres that include classic children’s fairytales, fables, young adult fiction, and more. We will also periodically update the Hoot! library with new launches from world-famous publishers and brands.

Can I share my stories?

Yes! Once you have completed a story, share it via email or text with family and friends by simply clicking the share icon. To share stories with educational and literacy organizations, click on “My Library” and select from our list of partner organizations.

Is Hoot! an ebook library?

Well, it is much more than just an e-book library. Hoot! is also a digital recording studio that allows you to tape your voice while reading a story and to upload special effects. Of course, you’re also welcome to only read books from our library without recording an audiobook.

Is Hoot! just a recorder?

Hoot! is more than just a recorder. It’s an easy-to-use digital recording studio that’s available at your fingertips. Select as many of your favorite books from our library, record yourself reading them and then manage your audios on-the-go. Next, make your tracks stand out with sound effects and music. You can also easily edit a completed Hoot! The best part is sharing and enjoying your audios with family and friends. Let the fun begin!

How do I add effects and Music to my recordings?

It’s super easy. Once you’ve selected and begun recording your story, stop at any time to add sound effects. Simply click on “Add Effects” and then follow the instructional prompts: “Tap to Listen”, “Drag and Drop” to add the effects and “Tap to Edit Volume”. You can also adjust the volume to perfectly contrast your voice.

How do I give a Hoot! that I’ve created?

Surprise someone you know with a Hoot! Select a book from one of the “Home” page’s carousels, hit record and edit your work. Once finished, send the story to anyone you want by going to the “My Library” section and hitting the share icon. Hoot! is so easy to use, your kids will want to create their own Hoots too! 

What is Hoot!?

Hoot! is a new app that lets you record and share stories with everyone you love. The app comes pre-loaded with stories and classic tales to read aloud—and also allows you and your children to record stories you invent yourselves. A Hoot! can be any length you like—from a quick bedtime story to a complete audiobook. And Hoot! makes it easy to add music and sound effects, too!

How does it work?

Hoot! is super simple and fun. Just select a book from a carousel on the “Home” page and start recording. If you like, you can also add music and special effects to your audio file. Once finished, mark your creation as “Completed” and listen to it in “My Library.” Create profiles for each family member and share your creations so they can listen on a separate phone or device. Hoot! also allows you to share your recordings with loved ones and friends who have the app—and with children around the world through our partnerships with educational and literacy organizations.

How can I collaborate with educational and literacy organizations?

Once you have finished a story, share it with one (or all) of our partner educational and literacy organizations that support children’s literacy. Your creations will support literacy programs for kids in vulnerable situations around the world. Enjoy the positive feeling of giving a Hoot!.

What kind of books can I find on Hoot!?

You can select books from a wide range of genres that include classic children’s fairytales, fables, young adult fiction, and more. We will also periodically update the Hoot! library with new launches from world-famous publishers and brands.

Can I share my stories?

Yes! Once you have completed a story, share it via email or text with family and friends by simply clicking the share icon. To share stories with educational and literacy organizations, click on “My Library” and select from our list of partner organizations.

Is Hoot! an ebook library?

Well, it is much more than just an e-book library. Hoot! is also a digital recording studio that allows you to tape your voice while reading a story and to upload special effects. Of course, you’re also welcome to only read books from our library without recording an audiobook.

Is Hoot! just a recorder?

Hoot! is more than just a recorder. It’s an easy-to-use digital recording studio that’s available at your fingertips. Select as many of your favorite books from our library, record yourself reading them and then manage your audios on-the-go. Next, make your tracks stand out with sound effects and music. You can also easily edit a completed Hoot! The best part is sharing and enjoying your audios with family and friends. Let the fun begin!

How do I add effects and Music to my recordings?

It’s super easy. Once you’ve selected and begun recording your story, stop at any time to add sound effects. Simply click on “Add Effects” and then follow the instructional prompts: “Tap to Listen”, “Drag and Drop” to add the effects and “Tap to Edit Volume”. You can also adjust the volume to perfectly contrast your voice.

How do I give a Hoot! that I’ve created?

Surprise someone you know with a Hoot! Select a book from one of the “Home” page’s carousels, hit record and edit your work. Once finished, send the story to anyone you want by going to the “My Library” section and hitting the share icon. Hoot! is so easy to use, your kids will want to create their own Hoots too!