Home Grown Books is an artistically pleasing book series for early readers that was created by two Brooklyn moms: Kyla Ryman, a reading specialist, and Sarah Rogenes, an art curator who saw a need in the children's market for whole language books. Must-have library additions for tots foraying into the world of the written word, the educational books are beautifully illustrated by two local NYC artists. One of the illustrators, Cecil Dyer was homeschooling Sarah's kids when she started making books for the 4 and 5 year old children in the community to practice reading. After their collaboration, the Home Grown Books project was born.
Each book in the series has pages that feature between one and six words that tell a complete story to captivate your preschooler. What makes the series even more unique is that the books are printed in NYC on recycled paper using no-VOC vegetable inks and renewable wind-powered energy.
The Home Grown Books series are whole language and meaning based books instead of just being phonetic based. Created to inspire the imaginations of early readers and to get them excited about reading while learning all aspects of written language, each reading set includes cards which prompt adults to think about the best way to support their child in a natural, holistic way.
Home Grown Books has two complete book series, Set 1 with artist Cecil Dyer and Set 2 with artist Nathalie Trovato. Set 1 is a nine book series that has one, two, or three words per page accompanied with line drawings and watercolors. Set 2 is a seven book series with one to six words per page and cut paper images.
Pre-orders are now being taken for September fulfillment.