Going back to school with HarperCollins books

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Back to School with Mommy Snippets

Encouraging a new reader is so important to motivate him/her to develop a lifetime love for reading. HarperCollins
has recently published Dr Julie Wood’s  Learn to Read with Tug the Pup and Friends box sets that will help do just that.

Harper Collins Publishers

Each box set holds 11 learn-to-read books and a parent’s guide with ideas on how to make the reading journey fun for your young reader. The guide includes reward stickers for your child as well.

Each book deals with developing specific reading skills, using repetitive story pattern for ease, rhyme and bright, colorful illustrations to  engage the young reader.

Tug the Pup

Looking for more fun Back-to-School reads from HarperCollins? 

Check these titles out…


Pete the Cat: Too Cool For School by Kimberly and James Dean

In this fun book, Pete is in a dilemma and doesn’t know what to wear for school. Thanks to suggestions from family and friends he ends up in quite a “hot” situation. Your little one will learn a neat lesson with this book!

Biscuit Loves the Library by Alyssa Satin Capucilli

It’s Read-to-a-Pet day at the local library and Biscuit goes along to have some fun. He’s all set to settle down and read but not before he finds the perfect book.

Flat Stanley: Show-and-Tell, Flat Stanley by Lori Houran

Who doesn’t love Flat Stanley? Join Flat Stanley as he joins his brother at school for Show-and-Tell. Runaway teeth, a ring and a mouse, make for an exciting escapade and yes, trust Flat Stanley to save the day!

Huff and Puff and the New Train by Tish Rabe

Chugga chugga choo choo…Huff and Puff race a fast, shiny new train. Who wins? Your little one would need to read the book to find out.

Riff Raff the Mouse Pirate by Susan Schade

Captain Riff Raff and his hearty mice crew find a map that points out the existence of treasure. A few wrong stops finally leads them to the spot but the treasure is surprisingly not what was expected.

Rosie & Rex: A Nose for Fun by Bob Boyle

Rosie and Rex are adorable. They remind me of my daughter and son when they’re unable to find a game they both agree upon! This colorfully animated story helps young readers understand that they can find a way to play with friends or siblings even when both have varying tastes.

Diary of a Worm: Nat the Gnat by Lori Houran

What happens when Worm is given the responsibility of caring for the class pet and finds out that the gnat’s tank is empty? This sweet story will teach the young reader the importance of telling the truth, even in difficult situations.


To view more HarperCollins children’s publications for 2014, check out my HarperCollins Book Guide For Kids.



Do your kids love books? Does he/she have a favorite book he/she loves to read over and over again?



  1. Oh we have some of those books and my kids love them! We like reading them at night, right before bedtime!

  2. I dont have any little ones but I love to give books as gifts. These look great!

  3. No kids in this house, but my Aunt is a Teacher in Elementary School. I’m sure these would be great for her classroom.

  4. These look great. My one daughter struggles a bit with reading so we’ve really been working with her, these would be great!

  5. My son’s favorite books vary week to week. We love Biscuit stories. And he loves the Very Hungry Caterpillar this week.

  6. We are family that loves to read! Right now the twins have a truck book that we read about 50 times a day! 😀

  7. We love books! My son loves that I read to him every night! I would love to start working on helping him read before the school even does! I will have to look into these!

  8. How I have never heard of these books? My daughter just started kindergarten and she would love these!

  9. I’ve never heard of these books but I want them!!! My preschooler would love these and I could definitely start reading to my 4-month-old too! I love the bright shapes and colors of them all.

  10. I would have loved these for my daughter when she was younger! You can never get too much help when it comes to the education of your child!

  11. These are some super cute books! My daughter loves to read, and I think she would enjoy all of these!

  12. We love the I can read books. We bought a bunch of them last year through scholastic.

  13. Those books are adorable. I’m actually shopping right now for books for my toddler.!

  14. all 3 of my kids love books. It’s taken until 6th grade for my middle one but I’m happy to say he finally does!

  15. my kids love to read. My daughters favorite right now is the House of Night series.

  16. These are all great books. My daughter especially loves Pete the Cat, so it was nice seeing that one on the list!

  17. The books about Biscuit are so cute. I remember reading them with my kids when they were younger.

  18. We have a mix of these but for some reason, I’m finding it hard to find Level 1 Books. We have tons of the Pre-Reader and Level 2 but he;s a solid level 1 now and I can’t find many of those.

  19. We love reading with our son, and I’m currently looking for some new books for him – Pete the Cat is for sure on the list!

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