- Winner 2011 Editor's Choice Award, Children's Technology Review
- 15 Great Apps for Kids,
- Parenting Magazine “Best App for Kids”
- 2012 Parents Choice Approved

Millions of kids have learned to read with Bob Books. Now Bob Books is available on the iPhone and the iPad with Bob Books Reading Magic!

Start your child reading with this phonics-based interactive game. Even very young children love the simple drag-and-drop interface. Your favorite Bob Books characters and full-color animations encourage kids along the path of learning to read.

Bob Books Reading Magic continues Bob Books’ commitment to bringing children a satisfying, successful first reading experience, with easy first steps, wholesome values, authentic hand-drawn illustrations, and beautiful full-color animations.

Bob Books Reading Magic will show your child how to:

-Make the connection between letters and sounds.
-Sound out simple words.
-Spell the words they’ve read.

The game includes twelve scenes for a total of 32 words. Four game levels provide increasing challenges to children as they play.

Bob Books Reading Magic follows the same method and principles as the #1 best-selling Bob Books series. Bob Books were created to lead children to the ah-ha moment when letters first turn into words. By slowly introducing new letter sounds, using consistency, repetition and stories that fit short attention spans, your child will quickly find his or her own ah-ha moment. This is the reading magic of Bob Books. Soon your child will join over 4 million children who can proudly say, “I read the whole book!”®

Bob Books Reading Magic was created in collaboration with Learning Touch, the makers of the best-selling First Words series of learning-to-read apps. It marries First Words' breakthrough learning-to-read interface with the beloved characters and stories of Bob Books.

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What’s New

Version 2.9

Updated the home, scene selection and level selection screens for easier access.
Added "Mute override" so that users would be able to play sound more readily.
Optimized images and animations to reduce the app size and for better performance.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
11 Ratings
11 Ratings
Democlyes ,

Love BOB!

This is a great app for my 4.5 year old blossoming reader! We are using the first set of BOB books to start her off on reading and this game is a nice supplement. She likes the characters from the books, and I like how the levels progress to add difficulty in nice "baby steps" (i.e. Doesn't jump from too easy to too hard). We love it!

Kindergartencatlady ,

Will not work.

I was excited to see that Bob Books had an app so I purchased 1 and 2 for my 1st Gen IPad last year. It worked fine and the kids loved it. I added two iPad minis so more kids could play. Last week, I purchased the sight words as an add-on to my other games. Now Bob Books 1 no longer works on my 1st gen iPad because it is trying to install the new version. HOW do I get my old version back? It is very frustrating because now the kiddos who use the 1st gen IPad are even more limited.

ABATeacherAbby ,


Thank you for reducing file size!

Please bring back the apps ability to vocalize the letter sounds when you touch on the word prompts! This was the apps best feature. I have taught many ASD student letter sounds and to read by using that feature.


Bob Books Publications LLC
328.9 MB
Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2010-2014 Bob Books


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