Launch into Literacy!

Entertaining and engaging informational topics and fictional storylines are at the core of this comprehensive series of 600 leveled reading books for Guided Reading, shared and small group reading, and remedial programs such as Reading Recovery.

Red Rocket Readers offer a carefully controlled sequence of challenges throughout the levels to ensure your students progress with confidence and enthusiasm.

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

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

Red Rocket Readers feature colourful, entertaining illustrations 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 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.
  • develop and ensure the success of reading strategies.

Series Overview

A detailed view of the features of every level.

Teacher Tools

In-book tools designed to support and guide the teacher.

Downloadable Tools

Worksheets, Running Records, Lesson Briefs and Lesson Plans.

Reading Levels

Correlations and official F&P Guided Reading and Lexile Levels.


Bookrooms, Classroom Libraries, Sets and Single titles.

eBook Editions

All titles online – subscription options for school and home.

Share the Love

Reviews from literacy experts, teachers and parents.

Series Brochure

View online or download the PDF.

Teaching the teacher

Consulting literacy expert, Dr Bethanie Pletcher writes our blog.

Aotearoa New Zealand – Leading in Literacy

The home of small-group Guided Reading, Reading Recovery, and the Big Book format.

Te Reo Māori Adaptations

24 Fiction and 24 Non-fiction Magenta, Red and Yellow titles adapted to create Māwhero, Whero & Kōwhai editions.

Spanish editions

16 new titles available now!
In total, 32 titles from Magenta through to Verde.