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For over 15 years, Treasure Bay has been leading the development of books and materials that support parent involvement in reading. Research has consistently shown that ongoing family involvement results in significant gains in reading achievement and greater success in school.
We provide research-based book series and resources that make it simple and easy for parents to get involved and be successful in helping their children. The results are significantly more parent involvement, improved reading skills, and students who enjoy reading. (For research data on improved fluency score, please click here.)
Most schools use our books for family engagement in reading at home, but our resources can be used with the same effectiveness by reading tutors and reading buddies in the classroom. We have resources for students from Pre-K through 5th grade - including resources that have proven to be particularly effective with reluctant and struggling readers. Plus, we have solutions for ELL/ESL students and their parents.
Below is a brief overview of many of our book series and resources. Please explore our website and if you have any questions, please e-mail us via the "Contact Us" link in the red bar at the top of the site or call us at 1-800-476-6416.
For thousands of schools and school districts across the country, the key to getting parents involved in reading is We Both Read. This series, which features a shared reading format, has proven to dramatically increase parent involvement in reading and has been particularly effective with reluctant and struggling readers.
In addition to its use for at-home reading, the series is also used extensively in classrooms for buddy reading and tutored reading. A large research study on We Both Read has confirmed the success of these books in improving fluency and reading scores. There are over 50 titles in both fiction and nonfiction with 6 different reading levels. Bilingual and e-book versions are also available.
To read more about this series click here.
Parent Involvement with Phonics — Made Fun & Easy!
The We Read Phonics series makes it easy for parents to help their children improve phonics skills and read a decodable story. Each book combines a fun story with simple games for phonics and sight words. The games are easy and quick to play—and they all focus on skills that will help a child successfully read the story. To read more about this series, click here. To browse all the We Read Phonics books, click here.
E-Books Now Available Online!
Treasure Bay now offers two different kinds of E-Books. Our Interactive
E-Book Editions offer a completely interactive experience, while our PDF E-Book Editions are designed to replicate the look and experience of reading a full-color printed book. All of our E-Books are Windows and Mac compatible and our PDF E-Books can also be used on your iPads! Plus, all of our E-Books are now available online for parents to download and use with students at home. To learn more about our E-Books, click here.
Paired Fiction & Nonfiction on the Same Topic in Each Book!
Meet Common Core requirements for pairing two texts on the same topic with this innovative series! The first half of each book is a fictional story. Then, the second half presents nonfiction information on the same subject as the story.
To preview a sample from the Half and Half series, click here.
To browse all the Half and Half books, click here.
We make it easy for you to put on a great play!
Inspire kids to read and parents to get involved with a musical play about protecting the environment! Your students will love the music, which comes on a CD for both rehearsal and performance. And you will love that the play is so educational and so easy to do. To learn more, click here.
Helps meet Common Core requirements!
This series is a nonfiction/fiction hybrid, blending a fictional adventure with fun facts and featuring spectacular photography of baby animals in their natural habitat.
Click here to see the Photo Adventure Books.
By Mo Willems, the author of Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus and winner of three Caldecott Honor Awards.
We guarantee your students will love reading this series—even your reluctant and struggling readers. These books are perfect for independent reading, as well as reading together with a buddy, a tutor or a parent. Each book features a hilarious conversation between two characters, Elephant and Piggie. Two readers can easily take turns reading: each reader simply reads the part of one of the characters (if they can stop laughing!).
To see all the Elephant & Piggie Books, click here.
To download a free reproducible flyer for parents on reading together with a child (including reading the Elephant & Piggie books together), click here.
By Mary Ann Hoberman,
Children's Poet Laureate
Perfect For Fun & Easy Parent Involvement!
(Also Perfect For Reading Tutors and Reading Buddies)
These books are specifically designed for a pair of readers to take turns reading. The color-coded text in the books cues each reader for their turn, the illustrations are witty and playful, and the short tales are told with infectious rhythms and rhymes (each book contains 8 to 12 very short and humorous stories).
You Read to Me, I'll Read to You has received numerous awards and accolades from educators and librarians around the country, including a selection as a 2002 ALA Notable Book for Children.
To see all the You Read to Me, I'll Read to You books, click here.
To download a free Educator's Guide, which includes many curriculum activities that support and complement use of this series, click here.
Help meet Common Core standards and the need for more nonfiction reading with this spectacular nonfiction series for Grades 2 to 5.
This series covers a large variety of nonfiction subjects and each book includes numerous elements that are highly appealing to young students - particularly reluctant and struggling readers.
Click here to see all the Beginners Nonfiction books.
These books offer a fast and effective solution to help all your students meet the new competency standards for Common Core. Each book contains mini-lessons for each standard, followed by reproducible practice material and questions for the students.
Common Core Resource Books
Combining Teacher/Parent Resources & Student Practice Sheets
Perfect for Practice in the Classroom or at Home!
These are the only grade-specific resource books that cover all the Common Core Standards for Reading (both Literature and Informational Text), Writing, and Mathematics for grades 1 to 6 with differentiated levels of support to allow learners to progress gradually to on-grade-level competency.
These are the only grade-specific teacher resource books that cover the new standards in English Language Arts for grades 1 to 6 with text passages for comprehension practice at three different reading levels.
- Mini-lessons include overviews of each major type of text: Narrative, Informational, and Opinion/Argument
- Scaffolded passages for each genre allow students to build their comprehension skills and strategies and progress to more complex text
- Text-dependent and critical thinking questions after each set of passages exposes all students to the same types of questions they will be required to answer on standardized tests for Common Core
Click here to see all the Common Core Comprehension books.
These are the only grade-specific books that cover all the Common Core writing standards for grades 1 to 6 with a focus on reading texts and responding in writing to those texts.
- Mini-lessons for each writing standard teach students how to plan, evaluate, and revise each form of Common Core required writing
- Practice passages help students learn how to read and analyze passages similar to passages in formal Common Core assessments
- Prompts for text-dependent writing give students the opportunity to practice writing as required by the new standards
Click here to see all the Common Core Writing to Texts books.
These books of mini-lessons, followed by practice sheets, offer a fast, effective solution to help all your students meet new competency standards in mathematics for grades 1 to 6.
Click here to see all the Common Core Mathematics books.
- Mini-lessons for each Math standard provide support for teachers and parents to model and assess every needed skill
- Three levels of scaffolded practice sheets allow students to practice the skills required to meet each standard
- Level 1: Full support for each item
- Level 2: Partial support for the target skill
- Level 3: Minimal Support - Meets on-grade-level expectations
- Grades PK-2 (Guided Reading Levels: A-I)
- Covering concepts in Science, Math, & Social Studies
- 16-page books, ideal for use at school or at home
- Each book includes instructions & activities for parent involvement
24 Science Titles
Enrich learning in Life Science, Earth Science, and Physical Science.
24 Social Science Titles
Build real-world connections to maps, citizenship, economics, geography, families, and more.
24 Math Titles
Increase literacy skills while learning about shapes, patterns, counting, time, addition, estimation, and more.
- 24 titles with stories that support social and emotional learning, while also helping to build reading skills
- Designed for reading with parents at home, but also perfect for use in the classroom with small groups or the entire class
- 24 titles cover 4 themes: I Have Feelings, I Get Along with Others, I Am in Control of Myself, and I Believe in Myself
- Appropriate for use with Grades Pre-K to 2. Guided Reading Level: H
Special Resources for Schools
Treasure Bay has many special resources available for schools including:
Click here to view the page on Special Resources for Schools
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Thank you for taking the time to become more acquainted with our books. If you are an individual, you can order on this site using your credit card. Schools and libraries can use this site and pay by credit card or request to be invoiced. Normal purchase orders are also accepted via mail or fax from schools and libraries. Click here to open and print a blank order form.
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