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

Millions of kids have learned to read with the Bob Books beginning reader series. Kids can watch their favorite Bob Books stories and characters come to life with Bob Books Reading Magic #1!

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 learn-to-read 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 10 million children who can proudly say, “I read the whole book!”®

Parents and educators rave about Bob Books apps:
"Bob Books #1 - Reading Magic is an excellent introduction to phonics for young children... This app will grow with your learning child, and keep their interest as they read and re-read the sentences on each page."
--- Common Sense Media

"A fantastic tool for a pre- or early reader -- and a fun way to occupy your toddler during a doctor's visit."
--- Infant Bibliophile

"Bob Books #1 - Reading Magic is a top learning app for toddlers and for sure one of the best apps for toddlers and preschoolers to learn how to read."
--- Fun Educational Apps

"One of the best learning app for kids."
--- Everything Mom

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What’s New

Version 3.0

Bug fixes and update for iPhone X screens

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
63 Ratings

63 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!

Goddessx3 ,

Perfect for Special Needs

My youngest daughter has Down Syndrome. She is four years old and is beginning reading and spelling with this app. There are multiple levels that build on each other so my six year old (typically developing) uses the fourth level to practice spelling. It's very reinforcing to have the pictures colorized upon completion of the child's task, then the whole picture does something reinforcing. Annabelle laughs out loud and makes the hen jump on the bed again and again! She shouts "JUMP!" which is a new one I'll have to report to out speech therapist! The app is a bargain compared to the printed books (mine will soon be donated to the preschool) and there is so much more for the kids to do with the app. My eight year old finds it amusing enough to sit with Annabelle for quite a while and help her, although it is intuitive enough that she hardly needs any. I LOVE this app!

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.


Bob Books Publications LLC
365.1 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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