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Bob Books, Set 1: Beginning Readers (BOB Books)

By Bobby Lynn Maslen (Author) & John Maslen (Illustrator)
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Item description for Bob Books, Set 1: Beginning Readers (BOB Books) by Bobby Lynn Maslen & John Maslen...

This 12-book set introduces readers to books with all letters of the alphabet (except Q). Short vowels and three-letter words in simple sentences make this set a fun confidence builder.

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Bob Books are back, now with a bright, unique box display and colored illustrations throughout that make learning to read even more fun
Bob Books Set 1: Beginning Readers
Teach a child letter sounds with Bob Books Set 1 With four letters in the first story, children can read a whole book. Consistent new sounds are added gradually, until young readers have read books with all letters of the alphabet (except Q). Short vowels and three-letter words in simple sentences make Bob Books Set 1 a fun confidence builder. With little books, come big success. (TM)

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Item Specifications...

Format: Box set
Studio: Scholastic
Pages   16
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 5.71" Width: 5.62" Height: 1.66"
Weight:   0.6 lbs.
Binding  Boxed Sets
Release Date   May 1, 2006
Publisher   Harper Collins Publishers
Age  4-8
Series  BOB Books  
ISBN  0439845009  
ISBN13  9780439845007  

Availability  0 units.

More About Bobby Lynn Maslen & John Maslen

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Lynn Maslen Kertell is the current manager of Bob Books and the author of Bobs Books: Sight Words Kindergarten and First-Grade. You can visit her and learn more about Bob Books at
Sue Hendra has illustrated several children's books including Bob Books: Sight Words Kindergarten and First Grade.

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1Books > Special Features > Formats > Boxed Sets > Children's Books > Ages 4-8
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4Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8 > General
5Books > Subjects > Children > Series > Early Reader > Bob Books
6Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Education > Homeschooling > General

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Books > Education (K-12) > General Education > General
Books > Education (K-12) > Language Arts > Reading

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Books > Homeschool > Language Arts > Reading

Reviews - What do customers think about Bob Books, Set 1: Beginning Readers?

Best for new readers  Sep 22, 2007
These books are my first choice for new readers. They don't have dynamic pictures so the children stay focused on the words and they keep to simple sounds and short vowels.
Fabulous for Beginning Readers!  Sep 16, 2007
The entire series is wonderful! It was awesome to see my 5 year old boy read the entire first book all by himself! So far, it has also come up along side the reading program we're currently using, Teach Your Child to Read In 100 Easy Lessons, by Siegfried Engelmann, Phyllis Haddox, and Elaine Bruner. These really are a must have for homeschoolers, and even children who are having a difficult time learning to read in public schools. My mother-in-law is currently using them with my 12 year old sister-in-law who has down syndrome. The books rely heavily on phonics, and are in small bite-size pieces, so young children aren't overwhelmed. It reinforces word families and uses word rhyming to create familiarity with those word families.
Wonderful beginning readers!  Sep 6, 2007
What a fantastic set! My child loves the books. They are so cute and the progression logical. Highly recommend them.
Builds confidence and encourages independence  Aug 31, 2007
I bought these a few weeks for my daughter who turns 3 tomorrow. She is already reading the first book entirely by herself. Initially I was disappointed. I thought the books were small and flimsy, until I gave them to her. It turns out they're just the right size for her little hands and the paperback style allows me to fold the book so she only sees the page she's reading. Better yet, they're easy to take places. These books haven't left her side, in the car, to the grocery store and even to bed. She's so proud of herself when she spells out a word and then tries to sound it out. The repative nature of the books allows her to sound out a word on the first page and then recognize it on all the following pages, buiding confidence and sight recognition. Each box contains 12 books with graduating difficulty. It will take a while to master all the books in this box so at the price, its an incredible value.
Slow, easy progression   Aug 18, 2007
My son is 3 1/2 and just finished the first set of Bob Books and can't wait for more. This series is perfect for him because they stay at a beginner level for so long (silent "e" is finally introduced in the 5th set). I love that the set uses some words that might not be familiar to small children ("keg", "nip") as well as names of characters to encourage reading instead of guessing. As you would expect, there are some awkward sentences, but my son doesn't seem overly bothered by them. And the pictures aren't perfect, but they're cute enough that I can't keep my 18-month-old away from them. I'm very pleased that we chose this series.

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