Awards and Reviews

What Reviewers,
Educators, and Librarians
are saying…

“Your books have helped many of our children to LOVE reading! Our parents are thrilled with the progress they see in their children’s reading, especially their comprehension and interest. Please keep the new books coming!!”
– Marguerite DeSanctis, Episcopal Academy, Devon, PA

“I purchased We Both Read books for my Title I Reading Program to send home as summer reads. I have never seen parents and kids so excited about books before!!”
– Susan Breitigan, Title I Reading Teacher, Arcadia Local Schools

“We Both Read is highly recommended for parent and child.”
– School Library Journal

“We Both Read books have been a great resource for my students with learning disabilities. . . . The students and I are surprised how well and how much they read when using your delightful books.”
– Marilyn Whiteaker, Kellybook Elementary, Kansas City, MO

“All of our students enjoy the We Both Read books. When the 5th graders come to read with the 1st graders, these books are perfect.”
– Betty Lou Berger, Garfield Elementary School, Miles City, MT

“I have had so much success using the We Both Read books. I am seeing tremendous improvement in confidence and reading fluency. . . . I have been recording the DIBELS growth, and it is quite significant.”
– Cynthia Nardiello, Title I Coordinator/Reading Specialist Nadaburg Unified SD, Arizona

“We loved the books. . . . I have two distinct types of students that take these books home. One group has no parental reading support at home. I began sending these books home, and surprisingly, the parents started to read with their children at night. In fact, many of them went through all the books, then requested more . . . . It’s such a great concept.“
– Cynthia Ferguson, Teacher, Discovery Chapter School Chula Vista, CA

“We Both Read is the most appealing and effective innovation for young readers that I have seen in many years!”
– Thelma Reese, EdD, Former Chairperson of the Children’s Literacy Initiative

“Students, tutors, and parents really love the We Both Read books! Our struggling readers constantly reach for them since they feel supported and can access more in-depth topics and subject matter than regularly available at their reading level.”
– Laura Matter, Reading Specialist, The Center for Reading Diagnosis and Instruction, Calif. State Univ. Monterey Bay

“Parents report that children can’t wait to share in the interactive reading experience. . . . The children run to the bookshelves to find more We Both Read books!”
– Lynn Doyle-Curl, Reading Education Specialist, New Boston, MI

“The greatest literature for reading aloud that I’ve seen or heard about.”
– Maxine Duster, Cook County Pediatric Library Program

“This system is really ingenious and was universally embraced by our parent testers, . . . Highest recommendations.”
– The National Parenting Center

“These are fantastic books! I am not sure I can count all the ways we use We Both Read books. The students love them!”
– Mrs. Carolyn Harms , Title 1 Reading Specialist, Henry County School District, Winds or, MO

“Thank you for having created this remarkable concept in children’s literature.”
– Susan Kaufman, Brandeis Hillel Day School, San Rafael, CA

“Parents, children, and teachers eagerly await new titles every year . . . The look of satisfaction on our children’s faces can only be matched by the look of pride on their parents’ faces as they spend this special time together sharing these wonderful books.”
– Cathy Williams, Acting Director and Children’s Librarian, Derby Public Library, Derby, CT

“We loved the books. They worked well with Buddy Reading, cross-age reading, and as “take-home” books.”
– Cynthia Ferguson, Discovery Charter School, CA

“It’s a wonderful way to help parents become more involved in reading with their child.”
– Moon’s Play and Learn, CA

“My Title 1 Library is open for use by all of the Kindergarten, First, and Second grade children. They enjoyed your “We Both Read” books so much that they went up to our principal and asked him to let me order second copies! These books are always the first to go!”
– Marilyn Horinek, Atwood Unified School Dist., Atwood, KS

“Thank you for publishing the We Both Read series. A patron brought your series to our attention, we ordered all available titles and now we cannot keep them on our shelves! We wonder why more publishers are not offering this format, but we are very glad you do.”
– Vicky Collins, Children’s Services, Wornstaff Memorial Public Library, Ashley, OH

“I am pleased to report that the teachers in my district have fallen in love with your books!”
– Carol McGrath, Elementary Curriculum Coordinator, Rockland Public Schools, Rockland, MA

“We look forward to the new We Both Read titles and order them as soon as they are off the press.”
– Carol R. Lechel, Read Assoc. Of Saginaw County, Saginaw, Mi

“These books are winners! Once the parents and children see how they can read together in such a fun and interesting way, they want to read all of the other books in your series. Thank you for this unique and much needed format.”
– Judy Willcox, Youth Services Mgr., Whitman County Library, Colfax, WA

“I love these books. This series is by far the best for low-level readers because they are so interesting and the pictures are fantastic.”
– Jody Goddard, Home School Teacher

“I just want to tell you how much we LOVE your books! They are great fun! They make (my children) feel so grown up!”
– Susie Damitz

“I just wanted to let you all know what a great product you have. The illustrations are fantastic, the quality of the books is great, and the text is perfectly written. The books were a HUGE hit with my son! I just ordered several more and we are anxious for the books to arrive.”
– Bonnie Kempf

“I LOVE YOUR BOOKS! I am just writing because I am a reading specialist and would love to have these books for 3rd to 5th grade students and their parents. This is such a great system to actively involve parents with their children. Thank you for creating the We Both Read series.”
– Kristin Stravinsky, Reading Specialist

”We Both Read books are great! I’m so glad I ordered these books. Parents and children love them!”
– Roberta Cook, Title 1 Parent Coordinator, Disputanta, VA

“The We Both Read books are so popular with my Title 1 students and their parents . . . This concept for shared-reading should be adopted by teachers and parents to help promote reading in school and at home.”
– Mary Ann Hart, Title 1 Reading Teacher, Star Hill Elementary, Star Hill, DE

“It’s always a challenge to find high-interest, low-level readers. These books are perfect for the needs of our students.”
– Judy Zollman, Coordinator, People Of The Book Literacy Project

“The We Both Read books . . . have been actively and regularly used by a cadre of 27 volunteers from our community who come to tutor students . . . These books have been equally loved and praised by the students and the tutors. “
– Ofelia G. Wade, Principal, Leo J. Muir Elementary, Bountiful, UT

“The children get extra attention from their parents as well as getting to read a “hard” book. The children want to read them all and try to get their favorites before someone else gets them.”
– Lila Broz, Reading Teacher, Jonesburg Elementary