|What You Need to Know:
• These learn to read books, Brand New Readers by Candlewick Press, might be the best learn to read series
• As with most of what Candlewick Press does, this is a quality product. Created by what looks to be true experts.
Lots of publishing companies promise experts consult on their books, but looking at the background of the creators
of this series, I am confident these books were produced by those who know how to help kids "crack the
• The stories are interesting and the illustrations are very appealing. Clearly thought out to bring new readers great
success and to have fun while achieving it!
• These books are meant to be a shared reading experience between adult and child, until the child is reading the
book on his/her own.
|Sweet Series Background:
Brand New Readers is a quality learn to read product. The creators come from an array of literacy backgrounds, including Harvard, libraries, special education, and perhaps most importantly, they have a history with the Reading Recovery Program. These books resemble the Learning to Read primers of old NOT AT ALL! Nor do they resemble the boring Learn to Read books still out there on the market (Could somebody do something about those, please?!?) This series stands head and shoulders above the rest.
The books are filled with all the necessary things our young readers need to be successful in their first foray into independent reading. They have sight worlds, repetitive language, picture cues, consistent placement of print, and very clear design - so kids don't have to wonder where to start on the page, and much more. What is unique to this series is the creators and authors do all the above and combine it with interesting stories and appealing illustrations. This has proven to be a winning synthesis, and will have your child experiencing reading success in no time. I especially like that there is an introduction for you to read to your child before each story, to give him/her an idea of what to expect in the story, thus allowing him to make more educated guesses at words he/she does not know.
|Sweet Book Summary:
This Brand New Reader book features a charming bear family who play all day long. Brother Bear, Sister Bear and Baby Bear jump, juggle, eat and build, with Baby Bear always getting the last laugh.
|Author: David Martin Illustrator: Akemi Gutierrez Published: 2010, 48 pages
Themes: Animals, Excellent Read-Aloud
|If You Liked This Book, Try:
Monkey Trouble: Brand New Readers, David Martin
Piggy and Dad: Brand New Readers, David Martin
|This recommendation was written by: Melissa Y.
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