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Penguin Young Readers / All Aboard Readers

The Penguin Young Readers are sight-word based readers that feature stories about history and literature. They also include suggested activities for teachers or parents to do with young readers after the story to reinforce the words and concepts.

They are classic look-say readers (Penguin even reprints the Dick and Jane stories) and the books are designed to provide as many clues from the pictures as possible so that children will have an easier time guessing. In the guide for teachers, the publisher encourages doing a "picture walk" through the book so that children will already have some idea of what's happening in the story. The earlier levels supposedly do not draw from anything outside of a child's experience. The four levels are:

  • Level 1: Emergent Reader
  • Level 2: Progressing Reader
  • Level 3: Transitional Reader
  • Level 4: Fluent Reader

The later levels in this series have some worthwhile stories, but this should probably not be your go-to reader for earlier grades.

Review by Lauren Shearer
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Dick and Jane readers
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Dick and Jane readers
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Dick and Jane readers
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Dick and Jane readers
from Grosset & Dunlap
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Dick and Jane readers
from Grosset & Dunlap
for Preschool-Kindergarten
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Dick and Jane readers
from Grosset & Dunlap
for Preschool-Kindergarten