Bookbot Phonics Books for Kids 4+

Learn to Read Epic Story Books

Bookbot Pty Ltd

Designed for iPad

    • 4.8 • 20 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Bookbot is a book-reading app for practising readers. Use this learning app to access a virtual reading assistant that will listen to your child read out loud, helping them as they go along. Also included in the app is a library of specially written books that will guide your child through their reading journey.

Bookbot is an English learning app with a difference: it actually listens to your child as they learn to read, highlighting the words and stopping when they make a mistake. Readers can either have another go at reading the word correctly or listen to the word being read by Bookbot before they continue.

Bookbot was developed by a team that is passionate about creating the best learn-to-read app based on scientifically proven techniques. Using a phonics approach endorsed by numerous reading experts, Bookbot will develop your child’s reading confidence at their pace. Bookbot was inspired by children who need a dyslexia app, but it works for everyone.


‘Just right’ reading levels - Individually selected books based on your child’s current reading ability - your child can enjoy success whilst stretching them just enough.

Guided progress - The line your child is reading is highlighted as they speak, encouraging focus and fluency. It’s like having your finger following their reading.

Immediate feedback - Words are de-emphasised as your child reads them correctly - they get an instant sense of confidence and achievement.

No more guessing - Words that are Incorrectly read are identified and spoken by Bookbot before your child can continue reading.

Easy on the eye - specially chosen fonts, careful use of spacing and page colours all make the reading experience as easy as possible.

** Bookbot Subscription **

• The subscription period is monthly from when the subscription is confirmed.
• Payment will be charged to the iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase.
• Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period.
• Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period and is charged at the subscription you have selected.
• The user may manage subscriptions, and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase.

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What’s New

Version 3.2.24

Added a conversation feature at the end of each book to help develop critical thinking skills.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

squigsquonk ,

Great for independent practice

I teach and tutor ESL learners, and I have found this to be an excellent tool for reading practice. For any reader with extra challenges, being able to have a book be a personal and private experience is rare. The system gives them guidance and structure while still allowing them to be independent. I look forward to more titles being available as I think the app has a lot of potential.

Otokfuku ,

Good concept and has been working for our grade 2

Even though we still do reading practice with our son, we like to encourage him to read by himself. After a few practice runs we found Bookbot gives him that independence. We would like to see more books in the library, but this is a good start.

bigyahu ,

Really interesting solution

I love that BookBot uses voice recogniztion to supervise a kid’s reading because supervised reading is still really the only way to help kids improve their reading deficit, and we just don’t have the resources to have a 1:1 relationship between kid and supervisor often enough to make good progress. BookBot can really help.

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