Hameray Publishing Group is featuring an all-new
early reader collection written by award-winning children's author
Joy Cowley. Interesting stories, likeable characters, and humorous
illustrations make these readers an excellent choice!
The Joy Cowley Collection is divided into three sets: Green Set,
Red Set, and Orange Set. Each set (15 books) can be purchased for
$85.00. Six-packs are sold for $35.70 and single books for $5.95.
My daughter and I had the privilege of reviewing 6 books, a couple
from each set. These early readers have, by far, been our favorites!
- Oscar Did It!
- Gruesome House
- Huggles at School
- Meanies in the House
- Fix-It Bear
- Mrs. Wishy-Washy and the Big Wash
The books contain pleasant rhythm, repeated sentence patterns,
repeated refrain, varied sentence structure, and more. Each book
includes teacher's notes in the back, beginning with special features
of the text. Notes also suggest to teachers/parents what to do
before, during, and after reading. Word count is shown on the back
cover, and the reading level for each of the 45 books can be viewed
on the website.
While these books are very educational, they are engaging as well,
which is extremely important in my opinion. I like books that my
daughter is likely to pick up again on her own. I knew these readers
were exceptional when I saw her laughing and sharing some of the
books with her older brothers.
We were also able to listen to the CD featuring the voice of Joy
Cowley reading all 15 titles from the Green Set. Her voice was
exactly as we imagined Mrs. Wishy-Washy's voice! This is a wonderful
accompaniment to the books. The cost of the CD is $14.95.
For education and fun, I highly recommend the Joy Cowley Collection
for early readers. Add appealing variety to your child's early
reader collection today!