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Spy Sam Reading Book 1 - The big adventure with little words for kids to learn to read

By Matthew Cordingly

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.


**To celebrate becoming universal apps, all 3 books are FREE for a limited time **
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 in 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.


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Customer Reviews

I never leave reviews!!

I never leave reviews because I simply don't make time for it. But I absolutely had to leave one for spy sams! My struggling first grade reader has a ton of level one books. It's a fight getting him to read. These books are the only thing he loves reading and we fight to turn off the iPad and stop reading spy sam now. My biggest problem with these books is that I need more! Please come out with new ones.. just a perfect beginning reader book that is simple enough yet so fun for the kids to read. My son laughs and is so into the story lines. Bravo.. great job! Please keep them coming!!!

Struggling reader wouldn't put book down

The visual reminder of rules are brilliant. My daughter is in fifth grade and has always struggled with language rules. She read this book cover to cover without any prompts from me.

Spy Sam Reading Book 1 - The big adventure with little words for kids to learn to read
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Books
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3
  • Size: 63.5 MB
  • Language: English
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Rated 4+
  • Made for Ages 5 and Under

Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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