FREE BOB Books Printables

FREE BOB Books Printables for Sets 1-5 | This Reading Mama

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What are BOB Books?

A little background trivia: BOB Books were created by Bobby Lynn Maslen and John Maslen. While working in a preschool, Bobby began making the books for her preschoolers to learn how to read.  John Maslen, an amazing water-color painter, drew the pictures.  They were first published in 1976 and have now become VERY popular among beginning readers.  There are even apps for the BOB Books!

BOB Books are used by many to teach reading, even to the young child.  Starting with the earliest set, phonics features and sight words are introduced slowly to make it easy for your child to pick up the book and read.

Purchase BOB Books

If you’d like to purchase BOB Books for your home or classroom, please consider doing so through my affiliate links below.  There is no extra cost to you, but I receive a small percentage of the sale. :)  Thank you!

Bob Books, Set 1: Beginning Readers

Bob Books Set 2: Advancing Beginners

Bob Books Set 3: Word Families

Bob Books Set 4: Complex Words

Bob Books Set 5: Long Vowels

 FREE BOB Book Printables

Even though BOB Books are extremely well-known, there simply aren’t many FREE printables to go with them…UNTIL NOW!

I’ve had the honor of working with a team of bloggers to create FREE printable activities for the BOB Books. Below is a list of all the FREE printables we’ve worked on thus far.  Click on each link to visit each post, where you can download my free printables. Within each blog post, I also share the links of the other bloggers’ free printables.


Teach Reading with BOB Books

FREE Lesson Plans and Outlines for BOB Books - This Reading Mama

{Updated} Lesson Plans & Outlines for these BOB Books printables. Click HERE or on the image above to read more and download the 3-day lesson outlines for each book, Sets 1- 5!



Starting September 2, 2014, I’ll also have FREE printables for BOB Books Rhyming Words! Click HERE or on the image above to read more about and download the printables.




Books 1-2: Mat & Sam

Book 3: Dot

Book 4: Mac

Book 5: Dot and Mit

Book 6: Dot and the Dog

Book 7: Jig and Mag

Book 8: Muff and Ruff

Book 9: 10 Cut-Ups

Book 10: Peg and Ted

Book 11: Lad and the Fat Cat

Book 12: The Vet



Books 1-3: Fun in the Sun, Up, Pup, & Pip and Pog

Books 4-6: Bow-Wow!, The Big Hat, & Sox the Fox

Books 7-9: OK, Kids, Rub-a-Dub, & Go, Bus

Books 10-12: The Red Hen, The Sad Cat, & 0 to 10

Build-a-Word Letter Tiles and Set 2 Round Up


BOB Book Set 3 Header

Books 1 & 2 – Floppy Mop & Lolly-Pops

Books 3 & 4 – Frogs & The Red Car

Books 5 & 6 – Summer & Kittens

Books 7 & 8 – Funny Bunny & Bed Bugs


Books 1 & 2 – Ten Men & Bump!

Books 3 & 4 – Cat and Mouse & The Swimmers

Books 5 & 6 – Samantha & Willy’s Wish

Books 7 & 8 – Jumper and the Clown & Max and the Tom Cats

FREE 1-2-3 Flip It! (with blends and digraphs)


Books 1 & 2 – The Game & Joe’s Toe

Books 3 & 4 – Bud’s Nap & The Picnic

Books 5 & 6 – The Train & The Visit

Books 7 & 8 – Chickens & The King

Round-Up and FREE Long Vowel BINGO Game

While I am not affiliated with BOB Books, I have their permission to use the BOB Book logos and various images throughout my printables.


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  1. Thank you, thank you, thank you ladies for all your hard work and generosity to all of us! I love seeing all that you ladies come up with to help us homeschool our children. I am a grandmother of five and am now homeschooling the first two starting in August and I cannot wait to use all of these wonderful resources you have so generously written and shared for FREE!!! Thank you, thank you again!

  2. Thank you Thank you Thank you!! THese are wonderful!!!!

  3. I have downloaded every single one from every single blog!! Love this series. Thank you so much for creating these.

  4. I had a question about purchasing the Bob books. I am not just not sure where to start. My daughter knows all her letters (all uppercase, most lowercase) and about 75% of the sounds they make. We are going through your curriculum for reviewing letter sounds and learning sight words. Can you maybe tell me what set of bob books I should buy? I would love to use your affiliate link to thank you for all you have given to your readers. This is certainly one of the best literacy websites ever in my opinion!

    • Thank you for your kind words. My son {the one that use Reading the Alphabet last year} is going through Set 1 this year. We’re going pretty quickly and it’s been good review for him. How far are you through Reading the Alphabet now? My Set 1 printables overlap Reading the Alphabet just a bit, so when you feel she is ready to add more, I’d say go for Set 1. :)

      • I just now saw this reply! I must have missed in my email somehow. We are only on week 4 of your curriculum (we are taking about a week and half to go through each one) so I think i will go for set 1. Thanks for your advice!

  5. Knowing first hand all the time, work, and effort it takes to run a classroom, I appreciate all the more the extra time you ladies have taken to make these resources available to us. Thank you so very much!!! This answered a few prayers as to where to start with reading for my son and our homeschooling program. Thank you for sharing. All your hard work was worth it and greatly appreciated.

  6. YOU ARE AMAZING. Thank you so much for all your hard work. I am a student teacher at UCF and your efforts are beyond what I’ve seen in my field. I am homeschooling my daughter and am inspired by your work. My kids learned how to read with Bob Books (and Starfall). I am so pleased to see some hands-on activities to compliment them.

  7. They now have BOB sight words.


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