Build strong readers with the Boost My Reading Skills book series. Approved and recommended by reading teachers for children in grades K and 1, these color concept books are also perfect for library story hour programs. Listed in the back are some of the activities you can do with your child, using the books in this series, to strengthen pre-reading skills.

Red Paints My World

Boost My Reading Skills Series Volume 1


"I loved this book! Gloria Adams captures the essence of the color red with bright pictures and engaging rhymes which will encourage young  children to learn to read, along with looking for all things 'red' in their world."  

~Vera J. Hurst, author

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Yellow Paints My World 

Boost My Reading Skills Series, Volume 2


“Words, pictures, skill building-- all the elements combine for a "just right" series to read in a caregiver's lap or in a story time group!” 

~Nancy Messmore, youth services librarian


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Blue Paints My World 

Boost My Reading Skills Series, Volume 3


“Gloria Adams’ lyrical rhymes and captivating photos will certainly tempt children to learn about the color blue. As an experienced second grade and Title I teacher with a specialization in reading, I highly recommend her books as a means to helping early readers with important skills.” 

~Gloria J. Reichert, B.S., M. Ed.


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Green Paints My World 

Boost My Reading Skills Series, Volume 4


“Green Paints My World is a wonderful book that uses graphic pictures, steady meter,  and perfect rhyme to introduce young children to all things green. The exotic birds are especially beautiful! I’m excited to read Green Paints My World  to all of the young children in my life!” 

~ Lana Wayne Koehler, B.S., Music Education, and children’s author


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Orange Paints My World 

Boost My Reading Skills Series, Volume 5


"Fun rhyming text and bright photos will teach kids about colors and build important pre-reading skills. Includes useful tips for parents and educators on using the series most effectively. Highly recommend!" 


~ Lisa Amstutz, children's author


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Pink Paints My World 

Boost My Reading Skills Series, Volume 6


“PINK is a vibrant introduction to reading using engaging rhyme, meter, and repetition to build word recognition for beginning readers. Gloria Adams’ books are a must have!” 

~Laurie Lazzaro Knowlton, children’s author


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Backyard Biomes Series

Biomes are geographical sections of the world that have similar plants, animals, insects, weather and geology. With bright photos, rhyme, and repetition, The Backyard Biomes Series  introduces young children  to the natural worlds of the Earth's oceans, forests and deserts. Each book includes instructions for making a child's own "backyard biome" book. 

“These books are a beautiful way to learn about biomes. The addition of rhyme makes these a fun read for young children and strengthens pre-reading skills.” 

~ Jean Daigneau, children’s author

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Flutter, Flutter, Butterfly: A Book of Colors


Enhance your child's reading skills through rhyme and repetition. 

 Brightly-colored butterflies introduce preschoolers to basic colors in this short and simple rhyming picture book. 


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One Red Umbrella, Upside Down: 

A Counting & Colors Book


Preschoolers will have fun counting the animals that climb into an upside down umbrella, then counting them again when it starts to rain and they all scatter.  

Simple rhyming text builds strong pre-reading skills. Available in hardback. 

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My Underpants are Made from Plants: Where Stuff Comes From
A fun look at natural resources, written at a 3rd grade reading level.
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Who Sees You at the Zoo?

What animals are looking at YOU at the zoo? Find out in this rhyming, educational look at zoo animals. Now includes QR Codes to see videos of the animals!

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