Issy Books Accepted on Reading Recovery Booklist
Four of the Issy books have been accepted as part of the Reading Recovery program’s official booklist. They include:
Reading Recovery is a program used in schools all over the United States to help first graders who are having trouble learning to read. Teachers are trained in special methods to work with students, and the success rate is great. We’re very proud to have four of the Issy books become part of the program.
Students Thrilled Over Donation of Issy Books
Compass Publishing, the publisher and distributor of the Issy Books, recently donated sets of the books to schools in the northern Vermont area. Students responded with enthusiasm and were inspired to make some of their own drawings.
"I like the books you gave us. You are the best. I liked Harry the Hippo the best. Thanks!"
"I like Oscar the Octopus. It is funny. I like my books. They are asum."
MAY 8, 2013
Live, Laugh I LOVE Kindergarten Lauds Issy Books!
"The first thing I did when I introduced these books was tell my kinders that the illustrator of these books was 5 years old! All of their eyes got wide and a few called out 'I'm five!' They were instantly hooked! We read 'Meet Issy' first so they could learn about her more and all of a sudden Issy was everyone's friend and they 'knew' her in real life. I can't express enough how motivated my kiddos were to read the Issy books. They absolutely loved turning the book over and looking at Issy and her grandma's picture on the back. They could not believe she was just like them and helped make these books!" ... Read more here!
APRIL 23, 2013
Bloggers Praising Issy Books!
"I have been using these books with my firsties and they love them. They think it is so cool that a student around their age illustrated these books."
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