The #1 Series
for Family Engagement in Reading

  • Dramatically increases parent involvement in reading
  • Significantly improves reading scores
  • Particularly effective with reluctant and struggling readers
  • Used by over 10,000 schools and over 4,000 Title I programs
  • Titles in fiction and nonfiction for grades Pre-K through 4
  • Helps meet numerous Common Core standards, including fluency requirements

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The We Both Read books are so highly effective because they engage both children and parents in reading—and make it easy for them to be successful. The concept of the series is simple: each book is specially formatted for a parent and child to take turns reading aloud alternate pages. The parent’s pages feature higher-level text (at about a 5th-grade reading level), while the child’s pages feature text that matches the child’s reading level.

This shared experience reduces the frustrations of beginning and struggling readers—and makes reading fun! Children get to practice reading at their skill level and they also have the opportunity to relax and listen as the fluent reading of more complex text is modeled for them. The result is increased comprehension, fluency, and support for their decoding skills, along with increased enthusiasm for reading.

Most schools provide sets of the books for classroom libraries, with teachers sending appropriate levels of books home on a lending basis. However, some schools provide these books to students and parents to help supplement or begin a home library. Plus, We Both Read has proven to be just as effective when used in the classroom for RTI programs, as well as for tutored-reading and buddy-reading programs.

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Winner of Numerous Awards!


Research Results: Using We Both Read
Almost Triple the Increase in DIBELS Fluency
Scores Confirmed by Independent Research

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Prices (before discount):

Paperback (each): $4.99

Paperback Set (1 each of 62 titles): $309.38
Paperback Set #: PB-WBR-62

6-Pack Paperback Set (6 each of 62 titles): $1,856.28
6-Pack Paperback Set #: PB-WBR-372

Hardcover (each): $7.95

Hardcover Set (1 each of 52 Titles): $413.40
Hardcover Set #: HC-WBR-52

All books in this series:

Trim size: 6.75” x 9” • 44 pages in full color • PB & HC Binding: Smyth Sewn • Hardcover Reinforced

“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 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