At Flying Start Books we believe literacy is the key to success in life, so we’re passionate about giving children a flying start by launching them into literacy. This core belief is at the heart of our Red Rocket Readers Series.
Developed by New Zealand reading specialist and author Pam Holden, this exciting, award-winning reading program offers more than 600 illustrated fiction and photographic non-fiction titles, at meticulously graded levels.
We’ve also partnered with Clean Slate Press to distribute two of their series to schools and libraries in the United States and Canada. The Joy Cowley Club, by the much-loved author of perennial favorite, Mrs Wishy-Washy, features lovable new characters to charm and captivate children and teachers alike. StoryWorld (USA only) is a stunning collection of traditional tales and material centered around countries and cultures. Each book starts with a 16 or 24 page traditional tale from around the world, which then flips over to reveal 8 pages of information text.
Red Rocket Readers, StoryWorld and The Joy Cowley Club are carefully leveled, high-quality leveled text collections, perfect for Guided Reading, Reading Recovery, ESL, ELL and other Special Needs applications. In all, more than 700 leveled readers currently available with regular new releases.