Leveled Reading Program

Learn To Read With Dear Dragon and Friends

Our Fountas & Pinnell leveled books grow with children from as early as preschool and up. We are passionate about literacy and want to develop a love of books in all kids, starting with the youngest of readers!

All titles are available in hardcover, paperback, and digital formats.

dear dragon steps to reading

Introduce your PK-K readers to the beloved Dear Dragon character with the Dear Dragon Developing Readers series.

The books provide emergent readers opportunities to read for meaning and gain fluency through familiar topics, simple story lines, strong picture support and repetitive high frequency words. Follow a boy and his pet dragon as they visit new places, meet new friends and explore their feelings. Written at the earliest Fountas and Pinnell reading levels of A-D, these are the perfect start to reading before moving on to the next series of Dear Dragon books. Each book contains educators’ resources which include picture glossary, reading reinforcements and activities. Teachers’ notes are also available on publisher’s website. Leveled officially by Fountas & Pinnell.

Continue their reading journey with the classic Dear Dragon series.

Follow the fun as the boy and dragon play and learn together. These Beginning-to-Read books foster independent reading and comprehension. Using high frequency words and repetition, readers gain confidence while enjoying the antics of a boy and his pet dragon. Educators’ resources include reading reinforcement activities and a word list in the back. Activities focus on foundational, language, and reading skills. Sections include phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and reading comprehension. Teachers’ notes available. Written at Fountas and Pinnell reading levels of E-G, these are the perfect step up to reading before moving on to the Astro the Alien books.

Expand their vocabulary and explore more complex text with Astro the Alien.

Meet Astro the Alien! Astro landed on Earth and now lives in Ben and Eva’s backyard in a space pod. In each set of books, the group explores various topics so that Astro can learn more about the world the alien now lives in! Written at a slightly higher level than the introductory Dear Dragon series, Astro the Alien books help early readers build on previous skills, expanding vocabulary and learning more complex concepts. Each book includes a note to caregivers, a word list and activities to promote reading success. Written at Fountas and Pinnell reading levels of H-J, these titles are sure to give readers confidence to move forward and grow their love of reading.