Parents’ Corner

The Reading Mountain® books help parents and guardians to create a positive reading experience for children, using interactive eBook features, a supportive phonics focus and illustrated graphic novel structures. They are designed to empower children and boost their reading confidence.  Reluctant readers can sometimes feel isolated or ‘behind’ their friends. The Reading Mountain® is passionate about engaging children with supportive phonic books as the first step to believing that they can decode and therefore be, successful readers.

Our books have:

  • Practical ways of learning sounds and their letter representations
  • Decodable vocabulary
  • ‘Decodable’ and ‘Up for a Challenge’ levels for each title
  • Cool chapter and graphic novels your child will love
  • Beautiful Illustrations

 

How should the books be used?

Our books can be used as part of a nightly reading ‘cuddle time’ or as part of a school’s home reading program. While our books are ‘Dyslexic friendly,’ they are suitable for all readers up to 7 years of age and provide stimulating graphical stories.

One way of preparing your child for a successful reading experience is to make sure that the first time the books are read is with the support of a parent or carer. This way, your child can be on the ‘look out’ for the special vocabulary that features the focus sounds.

  • A particular sound is being focused on in each book
  • The sound is highlighted in the word using a different colour
  • The same sound may appear in different letter combinations

Once the simpler book is mastered, your child can decide if they are ‘Up for a Challenge’ and attempt the same story but with more complex vocabulary.

Here are a few hints about supporting your child when reading at home: Supporting your Child’s Home Reading.

FREE:

IDA Dyslexia Handbook: What Every Family Should Know

The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) is offering a helpful free handbook about Dyslexia.

Check out their webpage to find out more about the IDA and to download their free handbook.

Click here for a free Dyslexia Handbook from the International Dyslexia Association

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‎Silveanne Beaton‎

‘So today we read two of your delightful books to a new group of children. 66 [children] engaged and totally emerged in the story. I just love them. ❤️ Thanks again Susan!'

Teacher and Mother of four, Melbourne, Australia

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Teacher and Mother of four, Melbourne, Australia

‘So today we read two of your delightful books to a new group of children. 66 [children] engaged and totally emerged in the story. I just love them. ❤️ Thanks again Susan!'

Nikki Benjamin

‘The books arrived today!! Thanks so much!!! [Livi is] absolutely fascinated! She is loving them. As soon as she finishes one she grabs another for my mum to read. I think mum has read them each about 4 times already. I think they are fabulous. Love the concept. And the focus on vowels. My mum is heavily dyslexic and I am a bit so it is so important to me that Livi has all the access to books that help her with her sounds. She loved the counting in Clever Meg… She is so engaged.'

Arbonne Independent Consultant and Mother of two, Melbourne, Australia

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Arbonne Independent Consultant and Mother of two, Melbourne, Australia

‘The books arrived today!! Thanks so much!!! [Livi is] absolutely fascinated! She is loving them. As soon as she finishes one she grabs another for my mum to read. I think mum has read them each about 4 times already. I think they are fabulous. Love the concept. And the focus on vowels. My mum is heavily dyslexic and I am a bit so it is so important to me that Livi has all the access to books that help her with her sounds. She loved the counting in Clever Meg… She is so engaged.'

Claudia Robinson

‘The children were easily able to relate to the concepts explored in the book because they were supported by the illustrations. This enabled the students to problem solve successfully and improve their confidence’

Reading Intervention Teacher, Melbourne, Australia

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Reading Intervention Teacher, Melbourne, Australia

‘The children were easily able to relate to the concepts explored in the book because they were supported by the illustrations. This enabled the students to problem solve successfully and improve their confidence’

Sarah

‘My 5 and 7 year children LOVE the books. Our older son particularly loved ‘Tim and his Sisters’. Even after a short time, he was really confident reading the books, a lot more so than many of the readers he is currently reading at school. I really noticed the difference.’

Mother of three, Melbourne, Australia

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Mother of three, Melbourne, Australia

‘My 5 and 7 year children LOVE the books. Our older son particularly loved ‘Tim and his Sisters’. Even after a short time, he was really confident reading the books, a lot more so than many of the readers he is currently reading at school. I really noticed the difference.’

Leigh Machler

‘I have been reading all of your stories to my boys 6 year old Eli and 1 year old Jonah. Jonah has been babbling the whole time we read and Eli loves it as Tim and Tommy are 6 like him. He also loves that Tim is the middle brother like he is. He doesn’t call ‘Tim and his sisters’ by its title.. He calls it ‘My life’ 😂😂 We are really enjoying practicing Eli’s reading and sitting together to read on the afternoons. Thank you for your great stories!!

Mother of three, Melbourne Australia

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Mother of three, Melbourne Australia

‘I have been reading all of your stories to my boys 6 year old Eli and 1 year old Jonah. Jonah has been babbling the whole time we read and Eli loves it as Tim and Tommy are 6 like him. He also loves that Tim is the middle brother like he is. He doesn’t call ‘Tim and his sisters’ by its title.. He calls it ‘My life’ 😂😂 We are really enjoying practicing Eli’s reading and sitting together to read on the afternoons. Thank you for your great stories!!’

Kirsty Kent

‘My 6yr old is loving that he can read a chapter book and i know my 4yr old will love these too.. I'm excited for the release of the ‘up for a challenge' range '


Mother of two, New South Wales, Australia

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Mother of two, New South Wales, Australia

‘My 6yr old is loving that he can read a chapter book and i know my 4yr old will love these too.. I'm excited for the release of the ‘up for a challenge' range '

Karen Merry

‘Susan Spelic can engage reluctant readers with her well crafted range of books. As I photographed Susan in front of a group of reluctant readers in a school I could see that they were engaged in a really special way. As an ex teacher myself I remember the seeing kids tune out as they found reading a challenge. Susan's range of books have little hooks as well as great stories to keep them engaged while learning about language. If you have a reluctant reader I highly recommend The Reading Mountain range.'

Photographer at Merry Images, Melbourne, Australia

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Photographer at Merry Images, Melbourne, Australia

‘Susan Spelic can engage reluctant readers with her well crafted range of books. As I photographed Susan in front of a group of reluctant readers in a school I could see that they were engaged in a really special way. As an ex teacher myself I remember the seeing kids tune out as they found reading a challenge. Susan's range of books have little hooks as well as great stories to keep them engaged while learning about language. If you have a reluctant reader I highly recommend The Reading Mountain range.'

Shelley Jack

‘Our once reluctant reader, is now more eager than ever , to read books and continue practicing her sounds. 'The Reading Mountain' have a fantastic range of children's books, designed to capture the imagination of every young reader! The books are bright, happy and easy to read and understand. Sophie is now starting to read the books word by word, as well as practice her writing skills. Very proud and happy mum!'

Mother of four, Melbourne, Australia

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Mother of four, Melbourne, Australia

‘Our once reluctant reader, is now more eager than ever , to read books and continue practicing her sounds. 'The Reading Mountain' have a fantastic range of children's books, designed to capture the imagination of every young reader! The books are bright, happy and easy to read and understand. Sophie is now starting to read the books word by word, as well as practice her writing skills. Very proud and happy mum!'
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