The complete, award-winning series
Designed to be the easiest learn-to-read book series on the market, this phonics series uses an innovative, research-based format to ease children into reading. Previewing a book improves reading comprehension, so Book 1 in each set is a wordless picture book. Repetition aids brain development, so Books 2-10 retell the story with a gradually expanding vocabulary. Children can easily learn more than 60 words including dozens of common sight words, many of which cannot be sounded out and must be memorized.
Budding Reader Book Set 1:
Cat and Rat
The first set in the Budding Reader eBook series, Cat and Rat, introduces the short “a” vowel sound and is designed to be a child’s very first reader. With only eleven words (and, at, can, cat, look, rat, see, stop, that, the, you) introduced over the course of ten books, Cat and Rat aims to provide even the most reluctant reader with a positive first introduction to reading.
Budding Reader Book Set 2:
Wit and Kit
The second Budding Reader book set, Wit and Kit, introduces the short “i” vowel sound and 13 new words (bit, by, did, good, he, hit, I, it, Kit, no, quit, she, Wit). Four simple words previously introduced in the series (and, see, that, you) are reviewed.
Budding Reader Book Set 3:
The third Budding Reader eBook set, Bugs, features the short “u” vowel sound. It introduces 14 new words (big, bug, bugs, down, give, go, her, hug, hugs, on, out, past, them, to) and reviews four simple words previously introduced in the series (and, by, see, the).
Budding Reader Set 4:
The fourth Budding Reader eBook set, Hop!, features the short “o” vowel sound. It introduces 11 new words (Bop, do, hop, hops, looks, Mop, Pop, not, they, up, will) and reviews seven simple words previously introduced in the series (and, at, down, go, look, on, stop).
Budding Reader Book Set 5:
The fifth Budding Reader eBook set, Hens, features the short “e” vowel sound. It introduces 14 new words (are, chick, chicks, egg, eggs, Em, hen, hens, house, in, is, Jen, next, who) and reviews eight simple words previously introduced in the series (at, look, looks, see, that, the, them, to).
Ready? Get Set. Go!
A Brief Guide to Working with New Readers
This free guide gives parents and caregivers research-based tips for making learning to read easier and more fun for children. Specially formatted for mobile devices, this eBook takes only minutes to read but can save hours of frustration for emergent readers. The guide covers six important pre-reading skills, ten ways to promote reading readiness, three partner reading techniques, and more.
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