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Red Rocket Readers

An award-winning reading series that’s been carefully crafted and levelled to ensure reading success

Child focused

Child focused

Red Rocket Readers are carefully designed to support children through the use of controlled natural language and appropriately sized, well-spaced and easy-to-read type.

Teacher driven

Teacher driven

Developed by Pam Holden, a literacy specialist, Reading Recovery teacher and author, Red Rocket Readers have authentic teaching experience built-in to every feature.

Strong characters


Strong characters, humour and definable plots combine graduated word-recognition and language development with wonderful stories that children will really enjoy!

The perfect choice for classroom libraries and levelled bookrooms

Red Rocket Readers is an award-winning reading series offering a balanced selection of books, all carefully crafted and levelled to ensure early reading success. Designed for small group instruction, intervention and special education.

  • 590 Levelled readers.
  • Illustrated Fiction and Photographic.
  • Non-fiction readers.
  • Guided Reading Levels A-U.
  • STEM/STEAM topics and themes.
  • Officially levelled by Fountas & Pinnell.
  • Lexile Levels BR40L-1280L.

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The perfect choice for classroom libraries and levelled bookrooms
Ensure the success of reading strategies

Ensure the success of reading strategies

Red Rocket Readers feature colourful, entertaining illustrations and photographs that support the text, launch oral discussion and develop student comprehension. The classic story structure (tension, climax and resolution) ensures children will want to engage with the texts.

  • Enable students to read for enjoyment and information as they access meaning from fiction and non-fiction text.
  • Feature meaningful concepts and experiences that children can relate to.
  • Develop word recognition along with language development.
  • Focus on increasing knowledge of print conventions, phonological patterns and phonic knowledge in context.
  • Ideal for Guided Reading, Reading Recovery, ESL, ELL and other Special Needs and Remedial programs.

Meet the author

Series editor and author of the Red Rocket Readers program, Pam Holden has more than 30 years specialist experience in literacy.

As a Reading Recovery teacher she has worked one-to-one with hundreds of children struggling with literacy. Pam’s students have also included those approaching English as a second language, and children who are advanced and require extension. This experience has given the author a rare insight into the literacy process and has enabled her to identify many key elements that consistently block children’s progress, and develop levelled texts specifically for Guided Reading, Reading Recovery and other interventions.

Pam Holden