Dear Parents,

Congratulations! Your child is taking the first steps on an exciting journey to independent reading!

Our Step Into Reading® program will help your child get there with five steps to reading success. Each step, now with F&P Text Levels, includes fun stories and colorful art or photographs in books with original fiction, popular characters, top selling, categorized non-fiction, and more.   We have designed this complete literacy program to give every child a successful reading experience. The grade levels are only guides; children will progress through the steps at their own speed, developing confidence in their reading.

Remember, a lifetime love of reading starts with a single step!

Explore the Steps

For children who know the alphabet and are eager to begin reading.

  • Big type and easy words
  • Rhyme and rhythm
  • Picture clues

Preschool–Grade 1

For children who recognize familiar words and sound out new words with help.

  • Basic vocabulary
  • Short sentences
  • Simple stories

Grades 1-3

For children who are ready to read on their own.


  • Engaging characters
  • Easy-to-follow plots
  • Popular topics

Grades 2–3

For newly independent readers who read simple sentences with confidence.

  • Challenging vocabulary
  • Short paragraphs
  • Exciting stories

Grades 2–4

For children who want to take the plunge into chapter books but still like colorful pictures.

  • Chapters
  • Longer paragraphs
  • Full-color art

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Reading Tips for Parents

What NOT to Do… If You Want Your Kids to Love Reading

By Linda Ravin Lodding

Sometimes, despite our best intentions, our kids still resist reading.  But what you may not realize is that your best intentions may be backfiring.  So read on to find out how to avoid these reading pitfalls at...

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Reading for Reluctant Readers

By Amy Sessler Powell

I was never the parent bragging about my three-year-old reading chapter books. I was not the parent talking about my children being bored in school.

When I heard this talk, I wondered. Could a child really read...

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Ten Ways to Help Your Child Become a Reading Success!

Encouraging children to read helps transform reading from a basic skill to a learned behavior and an intellectual habit. Educational experts agree that the more children read, the more they’ll enjoy it, and the...

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9 Tips for Reading with Your Grade School Child

Keep reading a fun and positive experience!


  • Start by picking books at an easy reading level for your child so that reading together will be good practice and build confidence.

  • Make sure to turn off...
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10 Tips to Encourage Reading Love!

By Linda Ravin Lodding

Some kids love to read. Others don’t. Not all children take to reading with the same enthusiasm, but, by trying these 10 tips below, your child just might fall in love too.


1. Turn it on! Broaden your...

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