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Designed to be the easiest learn-to-read book series ever.

Given that reading is a neurologically complex skill, it isn’t surprising that many children find learning to read difficult. Award-winning Budding Reader eBooks were designed to make it easier and more fun by incorporating effective principles identified by the research of the National Reading Panel.

Developed in consultation with the former Director of Literacy and Language at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and featuring whimsical illustrations by an award winning artist, Budding Reader eBook sets use research-based best practices to ease children into reading. By repeating vocabulary and gradually increasing complexity, this series helps emergent readers, even reluctant ones experience success from the very start.

By reading all five Budding Reader book sets — one for each short vowel sound – 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. After reading each book set, visit our freebie page to download companion worksheets which reinforce and extend learning through writing practice. Help the young reader in your life get started on a lifetime of reading with Budding Reader eBooks.

Gold Winner: The Mom’s Choice Awards has named each of the five Budding Reader eBooks as among the very best in family-friendly media, products and services.

Available at your favorite online book store. Click on a cover to learn more.

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