Dick and Jane Series Found in Children’s Picture Books Millions of Americans remember Dick and Jane and now they’re back with classic readers and various formats. Sign me up to get more news about Children’s books. See Dick and Jane and the whole "Dick and Jane family" introduce a new generation to the joys of reading. A staple in schools in the s and '60s, these renowned readers are filled with the same short, upbeat stories, easy-to-follow vocabulary, and warm illustrations you remember. And what's best, they make learning to read fun.5/5().
The original Dick and Jane series was the idea and creation of Zerna Addis Sharp, (known as the "Mother" of the Dick and Jane Series). William S. Gray, (known as the "Father" of the Dick and Jane Series), was a co-creator and the main author of this series. William H. Elson was a co-author of the Dick and Jane Readers. My youngest made it all the way through book 12 and is a lean mean reading machine at age six. I've tried buying other sets to supplement, but nothing compares to Dick and Jane and I've found that supplementing with other sets has been confusing and unnecessary/5().
Having read Dick and Jane books in elementary school, I remembered the quality of the lessons and the subtle and gradual adding of more and more vocabulary for First and Second graders. But, unfortunately, the Dick and Jane books were published in , and newer books have taken their place/5().