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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”.

Fun with Our Family (Read with Dick and Jane)

Fun with Our Family (Read with Dick and Jane)

By: Scott, Foresman and Company Staff
Publisher: Penguin Group
Level: 6-7

Dick, Jane, Sally, Mother, and Father are not the only family having fun. This time, meetMike, twin sisters Pam and Penny, and their parents. Two families mean twice the laughs and twice the fun. Beginning readers will love the way each chapter is an individual story, and parents and educators will appreciate the way this format encourages young readers’ progression.

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Fun Wherever We Are (Read with Dick and Jane)

Fun Wherever We Are (Read with Dick and Jane)

By: Scott, Foresman and Company Staff
Publisher: The Penguin Group
Level: 6-7

At the playground, at the pet store, on a car trip, or at home: Dick, Jane, and Sally alwayshave fun. Will Dick get another dog? Will Sally finally win a game of hide-and-go-seek? And who are Dick and Jane’s favorite friends? With short stories and text from the original Dick and Jane basic readers, this is a perfect chapter book for eager new readers!

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Something Funny (Read with Dick and Jane)

Something Funny (Read with Dick and Jane)

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

Something Funny.  Look, Dick. Look, look. I see something funny. Come and see. Come and see Spot.

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Dick and Jane: I See You

Dick and Jane: I See You

By: Grosset & Dunlap
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
Level: 0-5

Jane and Sally are hiding from Dick. Will Dick be able to find them?

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Go Away Spot (Read with Dick and Jane)

Go Away Spot (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! Go Away Spot Dick said, “Down, Spot. I cannot play. Down, Spot, down. Go away, little Spot. Go away and play.”

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