The Dr. Maggie's Phonics Readers series is rooted in current, cutting-edge phonics research. The combination of fun, high-interest stories that kids read over and over with a progression of skills that build from book to book allows children to read successfully while learning their letters and sounds, rather than only after they learn these concepts. Parents will be thrilled to see how eager their children are to read more and more. Each set includes six 15-page readers and a parent guide: Pete's Street Beat , Twice as Nice , The Little Green Man Visits Pine Cone Cove , Mr. Noisy at the Dude Ranch , Sad Sam and Blue Sue , Out to Gumball Pond , READING FIRST; Phonics.