How the BOB Books Series Teaches Kids to Read

Inspire early reading success at home with these book sets, which feature short words and brilliantly simple layouts.
Feb 22, 2022



bob books

Feb 22, 2022

The genius brainchild of a teacher, the BOB Books series is designed to help children easily build basic reading skills, without it feeling like a chore.

These books introduce your child to the alphabet, sounds, word families, and much more with simple phrases like "Sam sat" or "The cat ran zig zag" that make use of repetition. In fact, these books are often the very first ones children can finish on their own!

Even Chrissy Teigen shared videos on Instagram of her daughter, Luna, reading her very first books with BOB Books. "Luna has been so hard on herself for not being able to read yet," Teigen wrote in her caption. "She just learned to read these bob books [sic] and she is SO PROUD of herself."

A go-to for kids in preschool to second grade (and a great way to get your child ready for kindergarten), each book in the series features a fun, simple story, as well as bright illustrations to turn your child into an avid reader. There is a book set for any level your early reader is at, and for extra practice, you can pick out BOB Books that focus on certain topics like long vowels, sight words, or rhyming words. 

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