By Mary Ann Hoberman, Children’s Poet Laureate

Paired Reading for Fun & Easy Family Engagement!

(Also Perfect for Reading Tutors and Reading Buddies)

These books are all Common Core aligned and are specifically designed for a pair of readers to take turns reading. The color-coded text in each book cues readers when to take turns, the illustrations are witty and playful, and the short tales are told with infectious rhythms and rhymes. (Each book contains 8 to 12 humorous stories.)

The books have received numerous awards and accolades from educators and librarians around the country. Very Short Stories to Read Together was a 2002 ALA Notable Book for Children. Very Short Fairy Tales was a 2004 Gryphon Award Honor Book and a 2005 NCTE Notable Book for Children in the Language Arts. And in 2008, the author, Mary Ann Hoberman, was named Children’s Poet Laureate.


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“Delightful choreography of rhythm, rhyme, and repetition that begs to be read aloud in tandem by children and adults, or by any pairing of beginning readers.”

School Library Journal (starr ed review)

“Perfect for “buddy reading,” it also provides teachers a perfect vehicle for working one-on-one with students. Receives our highest recommendation.”

Education Oasis

Prices (before discount):

Hardcover (each): $17.99
Hardcover Set (5 titles): $89.95 (Set #: YR-HC-5)

Paperback (each): $7.99
Paperback Set (4 Titles): $31.96 (Set #: YR-PB-4)

All Books in the Series

Trim size: 8.5” x 11” • 32 pages in full color
Binding: Sewn Binding
Hardcover: Sewn and reinforced