Bob Books Reading Magic Lite 4+

Learning to read with Phonics

Bob Books Publications LLC

Designed for iPad

    • 4.4 • 124 Ratings
    • Free



Millions of kids have learned to read with Bob Books. Now Bob Books is available for the iPhone and 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.

This free LITE version of the game includes the first three scenes from the Reading Magic #1 game for a total of 8 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 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.

*** If you like Bob Books Reading Magic LITE, please buy one of the full versions for more scenes, more learning, and more fun! ***

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What’s New

Version 3.3

UI updates

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
124 Ratings

124 Ratings

P.G. Wodehouse ,


I got this app for my son because my sister had used these books to learn to read. I like the app but my son is having a little difficulty putting in the letters. He is only two but I wanted to introduce the idea of reading early and see how he does.
It would be nice if the app were able to use more than one finger to place the letters. Is this possible?

greek goddess mom ,


I purchased the original bb magic and feel it unfair that I have to purchase the same material in the new apps. I should be able to download the new apps which contain the old material that my son has been playing with for 5 yrs since he was 6 months old. I was a loyal bob book parent until I saw this.

Developer Response ,

Hi there, we're unsure which app you had previously purchased and which one you were trying out as a new app, but keep in mind that apps 1, 2, and 3 as well as our latest app, Spin and Spell, all have unique stories and pictures based on the corresponding book sets. Feel free to write to us at and we can gift you one of the apps you haven't tried before. Thanks!

Dr Duane ,


It is incredibly helpful for young children learning how to read!

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The developer, Bob Books Publications LLC, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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