Bob Books Reading Magic #1

Bob Books Reading Magic #1

Learn to read and sound out words in this phonics app adored by teachers!

Additional Informations
  • Current Version: 1.2
  • Updated: May 11, 2016
  • Requires Android: 2.3 and up
  • Installs: 5,000 - 10,000



Millions of kids have learned to read with Bob Books. Now children in preschool and kindergarten can explore the alphabet, learn new words, and practice phonics with our newly updated, award-winning app!

Based on beloved stories from Bob Books Beginning Readers, these phonics-based games will show your child how to:
-Combine letters and sounds of the alphabet.
-Read and sound out simple words and sentences.
-Spell the words they’ve read.

Our most popular app continues Bob Books’ commitment to bringing kids a satisfying, successful first reading experience, with easy first steps, wholesome values, phonics-based methodology, authentic hand-drawn illustrations, and engaging stories.

Your favorite Bob Books story characters in engaging animations encourage children in kindergarten and preschool along their path to literacy. Teachers, parents, homeschoolers, and librarians love Bob Books’ powerful use of phonics in our stories for young readers. Kids love the simple drag-and-drop gameplay.

The game includes twelve scenes for a total of 32 words to read and spell using phonics. Four game levels provide increasing literacy challenges to preschoolers and kindergartners as they play. All of the content has been vetted by teachers and literacy experts.

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

Bob Books Reading Magic follows the same early literacy methods and principles as the #1 bestselling Bob Books series published by Scholastic. Bob Books were created over 40 years ago to guide children in preschool and kindergarten to the moment when letters first turn into words. By slowly introducing new letter sounds and 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!”®

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  • Bob Books Reading Magic #1
    Jeanette Medina Published date: January 2, 2017 longer Update: 2 Jan 17, After talking with the tech team, it appears the app just didn't work well on my phone, LG G5. I downloaded it on our Galaxy Tablet and it works perfectly. Thanks! Old: If it worked like the lite version it would have 5 stars. Unfortunately it's very buggy. Arrows don't work, doesn't repeat words and sentences, most of the chapters don't open. I hope they fix it. My 3 yr old loves the free version and actually learned from it. She can read "Mat sat," like a champ. Full Review

  • Bob Books Reading Magic #1
    Published date: August 26, 2017

    Was expecting to get more from a paid app. My 4yo went through all the books in like 15 minutes. I thought it would actually have different activities or at least more pages, not just one from each book. Totally not worth it unless it was a free app. Wish I could get my money back! Full Review

  • Bob Books Reading Magic #1
    Robin Petersson Published date: September 5, 2016

    Too expensive, too simple, buggy Terrible app. After my daughter finished the first page the app took her to book 2 page 1, and after finishing that it took her to book 3 page 1. So the level of difficulty is too steep. Looks like a bug. Why allow a child to progress so quickly when she can't read the first page? App doesn't allow us to read page 2? A good reading app would test a child's skills and adjust accordingly, not just let them roam around freely between pages and books. Full Review

  • Bob Books Reading Magic #1
    Angela Lang Published date: September 15, 2017

    Don't expect the full books but not a bad little app. Sure with they had more sets available. At the end it says level up and play more but there doesn't seem to be any more available. :( Full Review

  • Bob Books Reading Magic #1
    Leslie Michael Published date: December 8, 2016

    Great app! My 4 and 2 year old love this app. You can change the settings so that the letters are either named or sounded out. This is great in addition to the books we have :) Full Review

  • Bob Books Reading Magic #1
    KaraLee Boudreaux Published date: November 22, 2017

    I love the books, but after paying for app, it would not download. Waste of money. How do I get a full download, or refund? Prefer download. Full Review

  • Bob Books Reading Magic #1
    Chris Castle Published date: November 25, 2016

    Sound is Bad on Tablet - Demo Version is Fine The demo version that convinced me to buy this app has no issues. This version, barely plays sound at all and most of the times it tries, it plays a split second in a loop. Full Review

  • Bob Books Reading Magic #1
    Jennifer Alexander Published date: August 6, 2017

    Great App! My son loves it. Gives my voice a break and makes these well known books more interactive! Full Review

  • Bob Books Reading Magic #1
    Kathleen Lyle Published date: July 5, 2017

    Perfect to have the kids do while shopping, instead of just mindless games Full Review

  • Bob Books Reading Magic #1
    Hudson Schoolhouse Published date: November 15, 2016

    My kids are addicted to READING Full Review

  • Bob Books Reading Magic #1
    Mia Mac Published date: July 2, 2015

    Dont pay $4 for an app that doesnt work App loads just fine until you select a picture, then it freezes and force shuts down. Garbage app! Full Review

  • Bob Books Reading Magic #1
    Danielle Peterson Published date: November 17, 2016

    I like that there real books to go along with this app. I have the box set of Bob books and this app makes the books way better in my four year old's eyes. I like that there are four stages to build up to actual reading. Full Review

  • Bob Books Reading Magic #1
    Mary Cutler Published date: March 5, 2016

    Amazing Free version opened for me, so I made a leap and this one does too. I never pay for apps, but since my son is beginning to read with bob books I felt like paying for something educational would be a worthy investment. This app turns out to be amazing and it makes me so ecstatic that my son's having so much fun learning! I highly reccomend this app! Try the free version first though to make sure it's compatible with you phone. Full Review

  • Bob Books Reading Magic #1
    Julie Hartman Published date: November 22, 2014

    App won't open It doesn't even open. Says app has stopped. I just wasted $3. Full Review

  • Bob Books Reading Magic #1
    C R. Published date: July 8, 2015

    My resistant reader love the Bob's Books I got her this app to give her something to learn in a way I know she already likes. Full Review

  • Bob Books Reading Magic #1
    Aneesh’s World Published date: April 15, 2015

    Wasted $4..keeps saying it stopped working Full Review

  • Bob Books Reading Magic #1
    Tracie Kelley Published date: March 28, 2016

    Pricey Nice ap..but not worth the price..too short... Full Review

  • Bob Books Reading Magic #1
    Penelope Miller Published date: November 8, 2015

    Great app 5 stars if it would move to sd card. Full Review

  • Bob Books Reading Magic #1
    Amanda McCannon Published date: August 19, 2015

    Great tool I am a teacher and love this app Full Review

  • Bob Books Reading Magic #1
    Tania Reed Published date: October 29, 2014

    Bob books My kids love this Full Review

  • Bob Books Reading Magic #1
    Kimberly Pritchard Published date: October 19, 2014

    Bob books on the it! Full Review

  • Bob Books Reading Magic #1
    Pauline O'Hagan Published date: July 20, 2015

    Speech therapist Fabulous Full Review

  • Bob Books Reading Magic #1
    Joseph Rizzo Published date: February 13, 2014

    Great for early readers! Not free but high quality. There are basically 12 different scenes directly from the Bob Books series. There are four levels, each with a slightly more difficult task for the child to complete on each of the twelve scenes . This app teaches consonants and short vowel sounds. A perfect level for kids that are starting to learn letter sounds and who are starting to sound out words. My son seems to be enjoying it. . Full Review

  • Bob Books Reading Magic #1
    Pat Paasch Published date: January 6, 2014

    Not worth $ I cant believe I paid 3.99 for an app that comes with no online books. There are literally the same 12 short sentences used for 4 only slightly different levels. My kids will be done with those games in two days! You do not get access to any books. Very disappointed. Full Review

  • Bob Books Reading Magic #1
    Neisha Heidelberg Published date: January 2, 2014

    Relaxing for mommy I've tried other "free" apps but with advertisements popping up all the time I was worried what my kids would be exposed to. It's worth paying for a system that works and you can let your kids explore on their own. Full Review

  • Bob Books Reading Magic #1
    Alicia De Pedro Published date: May 10, 2014

    I bought the same app in Apple Store for my ipad and it is great but since I have an android phone I thought that would be nice have it too in this device. The android app is worthless.. doesnt make any sound for letters and doesnt have enough slides for the learning purpose. Because doesnt make any sound kids cannot use it alone. Full Review

  • Bob Books Reading Magic #1
    Julie Long Published date: April 9, 2014

    Waste of money Crashes every time I open it. Rip off! Full Review

  • Bob Books Reading Magic #1
    Sara O'Hearn Published date: December 25, 2013

    A great learn to read app for toddlers! Full Review

  • Bob Books Reading Magic #1
    Rebecca Johnson Published date: January 28, 2014

    I really like that there are not a lot of filler games, its all reading. Full Review

  • Bob Books Reading Magic #1
    Clo Perales Published date: July 19, 2015

    Does not work I just wasted my money. It does not open. Do not buy this app. Full Review

  • Bob Books Reading Magic #1
    A Google User Published date: January 21, 2015

    Having problem downloading. Got to 100% then msg download was unsuccesful. Tried multiple time on wifi without success. Full Review

  • Bob Books Reading Magic #1
    Andrew Cole Published date: November 4, 2016

    Great graphics...'s one of the best apps out there. Unusually, the apps are better than the actual books. Full Review