SeriesBob Books:Stage 1: Starting to Read
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Bob Books - Set 1: Beginning Readers Hardcover Bind-up | Phonics, Ages 4 and up, Kindergarten (Stage 1: Starting to Read)

Illustrated by Bobby Lynn Maslen, Illustrated by John R. Maslen
ISBN: 9781339027401 Pages: 176 Ages: 4-6 Dimensions: 4.544" x 5.772"

About this book

Perfect for children who are just learning letter sounds, each book in this set contains two- and three-letter words that can be sounded out. The first story uses only four sounds (M, A, T, S) and one sight word! Sounds are added gradually until all letters of the alphabet have been introduced (except q). The very simple stories and funny pictures allow kids to read a whole book and build their confidence. Kids can't wait to read these books to everyone they know!

Inside this sturdy hardcover you'll find:

  • 12 easy-to-read, hilarious stories; 12 pages each; 4-27 unique words per book

  • A parent guide with tips for helping your child learn to read

Each story includes:

  • Decodable text: Two- and three-letter words with short vowels that can be sounded out (on, sat, can, ran)

  • Very simple sentences (Sam sat.)

  • Very limited sight words (a, the)

  • New letter sounds added gradually until young readers have read stories with all letters of the alphabet (except Q)

  • Friendly, simple illustrations that add fun and do not distract from the words

Guided Reading Levels: A, B, C | Lexile® Measure: BR - 180L | Bob Books Level: Stage 1

Ages: 4-6 | Grade Levels: PreK, Kindergarten

Bob Books' phonics-based method aligns with the body of research known as the Science of Reading, which proves that systematic phonics instruction is crucial to children’s reading success. With simple phonics, playful stories, and silly illustrations, Bob Books keep young readers' confidence high, leading to continued success and a love of reading. Your child will soon join the millions of happy kids who say, "I read the whole book!"®


Praise for Bob Books:

"Bob Books use fool-proof, evidence-based methods to teach kids how to read -- and they're fun!" -- Emily Oster, author of New York Times bestseller Cribsheet and parent of two

"For over a century, Scholastic has partnered with educators and families to support the literacy skills of young readers. These engaging books capture their attention and are rooted in the research on how children learn to read." -- Amanda Alexander, Chief Academic Officer, Scholastic Inc.

"Bob Books offer a lighthearted, intelligently conceived introduction to reading..." -- Leonard Marcus, Children's Book Review, Parenting magazine

"...Bob Books turns kids into readers..." -- Kate Kelly, USA Today

"The engaging subtle humor, simple repetitive texts, and uncluttered illustrations in Bob Books entice children to read on their own, building their sight word vocabulary." -- Lee Galda, Professor of Children's and Adolescent Literature, University of Minnesota

"Children are charmed by these happy, offbeat stories and fun drawings." -- Parents magazine

"...Bob Books are best of all for teaching children to read." -- Marguerite Kelly, Family Columnist, Washington Post

"Bob Books made our children into avid readers. Best investment I ever made." -- The Lewiston Tribune

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