Meet the Author

Pam Holden



Series editor and author of the Red Rocket Readers program, Pam Holden has more than 30 years specialist experience in literacy. As a Reading Recovery teacher she has worked one-to-one with hundreds of children struggling with literacy.

Pam’s pupils have also included those approaching English as a second language, and children who are advanced and require extension. This experience has given the author a rare insight into the literacy process and has enabled her to identify many key elements that consistently block children’s progress, and develop leveled texts specifically for Guided Reading, Reading Recovery and other interventions.

The result is a leveled literacy series containing a balance of fiction and informational texts, ideal for guided reading, reading recovery and remedial programs, including ELL, ESL and other special needs.

Many educators will be familiar with Pam Holden’s earlier work with the Windmill Readers (Heinemann/Wright Group). As well as writing more than 100 titles in the popular series of leveled readers, Pam was also consulting series editor.

Other Authors: More than half of the Red Rocket Readers titles are authored by Pam Holden.  The balance are written by a variety of experienced and talented authors. All titles are rigorously edited by Pam Holden to ensure they meet Red Rocket standards.