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.

Jul 09, 2024



bob books

Jul 09, 2024

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, which instills confidence in their own abilities and encourages them to want to continue reading on their own.

Learn more about how to practice phonics with beginner readers at home.

A go-to for kids in preschool to third 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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BOB Books Sets


BOB Books: Stories

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