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Created by a doctor for children learning to read, this exciting adventure story is packed full with gadgets, robots, spies, twists and turns.

"These books are a must-download now for anyone in education or with kids who need a little more support with reading." - Smart Apps For Kids

“This is a great adventure book that includes over 80 pages and simple vocabulary for children.” - appPicker

Recommended by Dyslexia Help -

* Books 1 & 2 have >90 pages each, book 3 has >150 pages!
* Over 50,000 downloads of Spy Sam Reading Books!

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- Over 90 pages
- Aimed at 5-7 year olds
- Simple vocabulary, using many of the first 100 words taught in many primary schools (KS1).
- No more than 8 words per page.
- Interactivity around the words, rather than the pictures, to concentrate the child's focus on reading.
- Interactive elements help with sounding out digraphs and split digraphs (eg 'oo' in 'look' and the 'e' in 'bike') - iPad only
- Buttons and numbers to press to promote understanding.
- Blue background to improve readability for children with dyslexia.
- No swipe to turn page, to reduce accidental page turning and enable flip-book style changes to images on page.
- Simple colourful drawings.
- No page numbers - so the child is not put off by how many pages there is left to read.
- Please note, this app does not read out the words for the child. It has been designed to be read and enjoyed with an adult.
- Exciting storyline with multiple cliffhangers to motivate the child to continue reading.
- No in-app purchases

What's New

Version 3

Now a universal app - read it on your iPhone, iPod or iPad! (requires iOS 7 or higher)
Story expanded with a few new pages at the start.
The sample to book 2 is still there, it now follows on at the end of book 1.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5

5 Ratings

5 Ratings

We want more Spy Sam!

We love Spy Sam!

We love your books. Please hurry and write Spy Sam 4 we can't wait to find out what happens and please create more Spy Sams after Spy Sam 5! I find reading tricky and your books have really helped me out.

Fab book❤️❤️❤️


Both my kids have loved the gripping story!!!! Hope he does more of these books as it's the first time they really enjoy reading out loud!! Thanks!!!! ❤️❤️



I downloaded this book for my 6 year old who has always struggled with reading and fights against it, even though he loves being read to. This was the first time ever he got stuck in a book and I had to drag the ipad off him to make him go to bed. A very simple story and illustrations with lots of intriguing twists and turns that gripped my son. Totally recommend getting this for other reluctant readers. Huge thanks to the makers of this.


Matthew Cordingly
63.5 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2013 Matthew Cordingly


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