My husband and I have a daughter who turned 8 this November and she still couldn't read. She was held back and was placed in the first grade with her 6 year old sister. Seeing her struggle was heartbreaking! We as parents tried EVERYTHING to get her to read. We had her vision checked, we took her to specialist and to tutors and even placed her in summer school. We bought hooked on phonics, and subscribed to all kinds of online "reading programs". We tried the "Teach your kids to read in 100 easy lessons" and NOTHING was working. We were beyond frustrated. Then one day I fell upon BOB Books on Amazon and decided that for 15 bucks it was worth a shot. What did we have to lose? As soon as I started my daughter on these books it was like a light went off! She was READING!! These books are small, short and eaisly laid out so children do not get overwhelmed with too much. Its been about 2 weeks and my daughter is begging to read to us every night. The same daughter who we bribed and begged to sit through just a paragraph of a book just weeks prior with no success. My daughter is now in the process of being moved into second grade and I couldn't be more proud with her success. I'm now buying these books for every mom I know. Thanks BOB Books!