Frequently-Asked Questions

This learn-to-read sample book is one of 72 storybooks designed to help your child read to you.

What is your satisfaction guarantee and return policy?

How The Family Readers Work

The Ordering Process

Other Common Questions


What if I already purchased the Phonics Reading Starter Set?
No problem. If you purchased the Phonics Reading Starter Set for $19.95 and now want to upgrade to the Learn-to-Read Set, we will credit $19.95 toward your purchase. We'll send you the remaining 11 storybook sets of six books each. And remember, when you purchase the Learn-to-Read Set, you will receive the Teacher's Guide as a free gift.

Who uses your books?
The Family Readers have been used by thousands of satisfied family members to teach their little ones to read. Our learn-to-read books have been and currently still are the books of choice at Family Literacy Centers throughout the United States.

Do you have any proof that these readers work?
Yes, the evidence is impressive! A study by the Utah State Department of Education indicated that children using the Learn-to-Read Set can increase their reading proficiency by almost 50 percent every four weeks. The Family Readers really do work!

Do I need a tutor?
You can be the tutor, so can grandparents, or brothers or sisters who read. We're talking about your child's future. Can you reserve just 20 minutes a day? You'll love the time you spend together.

Can I buy your products in retail stores or at Amazon.com?
No, to keep our prices as low as possible, we sell direct to schools and consumers. Our products are not available in retail stores or at Amazon.com.

How much time do I need to spend?

Spending just 20 minutes a day with your child as he or she reads from The Family Readers storybooks pays huge dividends in the future. We've made it easy for you to become a capable teacher. If you can read, you're qualified! Invest in your child's future. Commit today!

How important is learning to read early?

When children learn to read in early grades, they are more likely to become better learners throughout their school years and beyond. Feel the thrill of teaching your child to learn to read by using this award-winning storybook series, which has been used successfully in literacy centers across the United States. This powerful library will change your child's life.

How The Family Readers Work

Based on scientific research

The Family Readers use a phonetic approach with words and sounds gradually introduced in a logical sequence. The stories present the types of real-life experiences that appeal to young readers. Delightful illustrations support the text. At the same time, the stories promote ethical behavior and positive character traits.

Each learn-to-read with phonics storybook includes:

  • Skill previews (vowel sounds, consonant sounds, and new phonics words) that highlight the phonics skills your child will learn .

  • Values: Each book teaches a moral lesson (i.e., sportsmanship or honesty).

  • Memorable, culturally diverse illustrated characters such as Max, Kim, and Razz.

  • Simple sentences so your child can focus on the phonics and the words without getting confused.

  • Comprehension questions to develop your child's phonics recognition and reading understanding.

  • Vocabulary: We introduce new vocabulary words in each book (listed on the front inside cover).

Our Guarantee

BegintoRead.com products are backed by a 30-day satisfaction guarantee.

Our Guarantee

The Ordering Process:

Can I pay online using currencies other than US dollars?
Not yet.

What billing address should I enter in the form?
For credit card verification, you must enter the address exactly as it appears on your credit card statement.

Can I order without a credit card?
You may send a check or money order. Please use our Fax or Postal Mail Order Form.

Should I put spaces or dashes in the credit card number?
No. Your card number should be entered in as a continuous string of numbers.

My credit card was not accepted.
The reasons for a failed credit card transaction are many. Your card may have expired or reached its limit.

How do I cancel an order that I just made?
Once the submit button has been clicked and the order is complete it can not be cancelled. Please contact BegintoRead.com Support.

What is your satisfaction guarantee and return policy?
We back all of our products with a 30-day money-back guarantee. If you are not completely satisfied with a product for any reason, we will gladly refund your purchase price (excluding shipping, handling and gift-wrapping charges) within 30 days of purchase.


Other Common Questions:

When will I receive my package?
We usually ship within 1 business day and normally ship via the US Post Office.

How much do you charge for shipping?
Standard shipping is FREE for US and Canada orders. Additional shipping options are available at checkout.

What retail stores sell BegintoRead.com products?
None. To keep the cost of our products as low as possible, we have chosen to sell them directly to our customers. See also our order page for phone, fax, or postal ordering options.

Do the books work?
Yes, they are proven to work, and have been used to teach thousands to read. They are the books of choice at Family Literacy Centers throughout the United States.

Do you have any proof?
Yes, the results are huge! Using The Family Readers, a study by the Utah State Department of Education indicates that children can increase as much as .45 reading grade levels every 4 weeks. The Family Readers really work!

Do I need a tutor?
You can be the tutor, so can grandparents, or brothers or sisters who read. We're talking about your child's future. Can you reserve just 20 minutes a night? You'll love the time you spend together.

Can I buy your products in retail stores or at Amazon.com?
No, to keep our prices as low as possible, we sell direct to schools and consumers. Our products are not available in retail stores or at Amazon.com.