My child needed an ongoing supply of systematic phonics books that use an Orton-Gillingham approach. Finding them proved to be a nearly impossible, expensive task so I decided to write them myself. I want to share our books with new readers and their families. I also want to make them affordable. All books are available in both digital and paper editions. The most cost-effective version is a digital collection of five same-step books. The paperback version of the five book collections is a bit more, but is still a lot less expensive than buying the individual paper books. Due to production costs, the individual paperbacks are the most expensive way to buy these books. However, these books give kids a chance to hold a book and say, I read this WHOLE book. Since every family will have different needs and different budgets, I am making the books available in multiple formats. All the paperbacks have black and white pictures to keep prices down. The digital books all have color pictures. As our reading journey progresses I will continue to write books for my daughter and to share them with other families. I was not going to include artwork because that is not my talent. However, my daughter was adamant she wanted her books to include pictures. I may not be able to draw, but I can photoshop. I thoroughly enjoy adapting public domain images to each story. I am grateful to the artists who have made their images available for public domain uses. These sweet images give my daughter a break when the reading is challenging. I hope other new readers will be entertained by these stories as they practice, and master, each step of their reading journey.
Lynne E. Jaffee, PHD, co-author: Woodcock-Johnson IV: Reports, Recommendations, and Strategies (2016), and Comprehensive Evaluations: Case Reports for Psychologists, Diagnosticians, and Special Educators (2011): In the 45 years that I have been teaching students with dyslexia, I'm always looking for reading material. Pamela Brookes has created DOG ON A LOG Chapter Books that follow an incremental, phonics-based pattern and work well with Orton-Gillingham based programs. Ms. Brookes' books will be a great asset to educational therapists, parents, and special education teachers in their work with children and adults with dyslexia.