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Dick and Jane

Dick and Jane are the main characters in these popular basal readers written by Dr. William S. Gray. They were used to teach children to read from the 1930s through to the 1970s in the United States. The books rely on sight reading (or “whole word reading”) and repetition, using phrases like, “Oh, see. Oh, see Jane. Funny, funny Jane”.

Mind Your Manners, Dick and Jane (Read with Dick and Jane)

Mind Your Manners, Dick and Jane (Read with Dick and Jane)

By: Micol Ostow
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Level: 8-9

With the familiar faces of Dick and Jane, this little book is a perfectly cheeky take on manners for the modern day. It’s a step-bystep guide to politeness in everyday life, including everything from table manners to tidying up after oneself. For example, the book reminds readers that your mother (who likely works fifty hours a week) is not your maid, so you should always rinse your dishes and put them away in the dishwasher. This witty little book is great for growing children or teenagers–or even adults–and will help …

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Lowercase Letters: Learn with Dick and Jane

Lowercase Letters: Learn with Dick and Jane

By: Danielle Denega
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers
Level: 0-5

Children will love learning lowercase letters with Dick, Jane, Sally, and therest of the family. This activity workbook, complete with reward stickers, is perfect for preschoolers and kindergartners.

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Rainy Day Fun: Dick and Jane Picture Readers

Rainy Day Fun: Dick and Jane Picture Readers

By: Danielle M. Denega
Publisher: Penguin Group
Level: 6-7

Oh! Oh, no! It’s raining, it’s pouring! Dick and Jane are stuck indoors on a rainy day. Don’t worry! There’s plenty of family fun to be had inside-like board games, baking, and story time.

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DICK AND JANE Go, Go, Go

Dick and Jane: Go, Go, Go

By: Grosset & Dunlap
Publisher: Penguin Group
Level: 6-7

Millions of Americans remember Dick and Jane (and Sally and Spot, too!). Now Dick and Jane and all their pals are back with revised editions of these classic readers for a whole new generation of readers to enjoy!

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Dick and Jane: On the Go!

Dick and Jane: On the Go!

By: Grosset & Dunlap Staff
Publisher: Penguin Group
Level: 6-7

Six classic storybooks come in this box with a handle so children can take reading fun along for the ride!

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My First Words (Read with Dick and Jane)

My First Words (Read with Dick and Jane)

By: Grosset & Dunlap
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
Level: 6-7

This oversized board book featuring the classic art of Dick and Jane teaches word recognition to little ones. With the help of fun lift-theflaps on every spread, children will learn to make the connections between objects and the words that describe them. Kids won’t even realize they’re learning as they play along with Dick and Jane!

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Jump and Run (Read with Dick and Jane)

Jump and Run (Read with Dick and Jane)

By: Grosset & Dunlap
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Level: 6-7

Millions of Americans remember Dick and Jane (and Sally and Spot, too!). Now Dick and Jane and all their pals are back with revised editions of these classic readers for a whole new generation of readers to enjoy!

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We See (Read with Dick and Jane)

We See (Read with Dick and Jane)

By: Grosset & Dunlap
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
Level: 6-7

Parents will love revisiting a fond part of their childhoods when they share these classicDick and Jane readers with their children. With charmingly innocent exploits and simple, repetitive declarations, these beloved characters helped entire generations work, play, look, see—and learn! And now they’re available for a whole new generation to enjoy.

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Fun with Dick and Jane (Read with Dick and Jane)

Fun with Dick and Jane (Read with Dick and Jane)

By: Grosset & Dunlap
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Level: 6-7

Parents will love revisiting a fond part of their childhoods when they share these classicDick and Jane readers with their children. With charmingly innocent exploits and simple, repetitive declarations, these beloved characters helped entire generations work, play, look, see—and learn! And now they’re available for a whole new generation to enjoy. “Look, Jane,” said Dick. “Here is something funny. Can you guess what it is?”

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The World of Dick and Jane and Friends (Read with Dick and Jane)

The World of Dick and Jane and Friends (Read with Dick and Jane)

By: Grosset & Dunlap
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Level: 6-7

Our second Dick and Jane treasury is here! The World of Dick and Jane and Friends is acompilation of some of the best-loved Dick and Jane titles. The treasury includes stories parents and grandparents will remember from Guess Who, The New We Come and Go, and The New We Look and See. Share a classic treasury with a new generation of Dick and Jane readers, who will love the Dick and Jane stories as much as you did!

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