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Subject: Other early readers like Dick and Jane?
Date Posted: 4/18/2009 8:28 PM ET
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Any suggestions.

Date Posted: 4/20/2009 9:08 PM ET
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Titles on this page of the Dick and Jane series and other similar series readers, such as Alice and Jerry and others. This will help you find the titles and the series names, it is a site selling them, just so you know.  After you get the titles you can search for them on PBS or wherever.



There is a Wiki page on just Dick and Jane readers with the titles.



In the early 1970s many readers started switching to phonics based and I recall titles from my own 1970s schooling that were text collections of stories, poems, nonfiction and fiction used instead of Dick and Jane type readers. One like that from 1980s is Ride the Sunrise. These are more modern than the old fashioned Dick and Jane type.

One issue is you probably won't find those older books here on PBS as they were school textbooks, back in the day when texts were not replaced frequently, so they got wear and tear and thus are probably not postable due to condition guidelines. Ones I own are torn, damaged covers, written in on interior pages etc all not-postable per PBS.


Subject: Early Readers
Date Posted: 6/3/2009 7:06 AM ET
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I don't have any early readers available on my bookshelf, but I was just wondering if you'd heard of:


It's a wholesale book company that caters to schools, libraries, churches and homeschools.  They only sell new books, but because they're wholesale, everything's really cheap!  They have tons of early readers like some Boxcar children early readers, Childhood of Famous Americans early readers, plus lots of other great books for kids. 

Hope that helps!


Date Posted: 6/13/2009 8:15 PM ET
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Try the McGuffey Eclectic Readers.  I downloaded and printed them for free from Project Gutenberg.

Date Posted: 6/14/2009 6:26 PM ET
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I agree with Alisa - check out Library & Educational Services.  They have incredible prices, especially with their sales (get on their e-mail list).  I tag books I want with "LES $_" with their price in the blank, because I can typically just buy the book and not wait for it forever on my wish list.

The K12 Phonics Works books are like Dick & Jane.  You'll see lots of those posted here.  There are 15 in Kdg & 15 in 1st.


Date Posted: 6/25/2009 12:29 AM ET
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