From the May/June, 2011 issue of Touchstone
childrens books Opening Day by Kathie Johnson

Opening Day

One of the special moments I often get to see in my children’s library is when a child first begins to read. I have a large collection of “just-beginning-to-read” books, some of them using phonics, others using sight words. I have most of the regular series, including Bob Books, Step into Reading, School Zone, and many others. However, there are several special sets that have been particularly successful in helping to launch new readers. Different children with different learning styles will respond better to one over another, so when parents ask me what to try, I generally show them all of these.

Two sets are from England and are part of the massive Ladybird se . . .


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