"I have never had students pay such close attention to print this early in the year. I appreciate that the pattern changes right away."

Welcome to Short Books

Our goal is to provide books that teach children the key high frequency words so that they recognize them by sight. Teacher created, simple text, and child illustrated books designed to be used as cumulative series, and priced affordably for children to take home and keep.

Series 4: Next Words

The original high frequency sight word books consist of three series: First Words series (Red books) that introduce the 29 most common sight words; the Companion series (White books) that give additional practice with 10 words; and the Early Words series (Green books) that introduce 10 new sight words.

The Next Words series introduces 24 new high frequency sight words. These books continue to have text that is not predictable, with simple illustrations, and most importantly are inexpensive enough for each child to take home and keep!

Mother and son reading

The best Blank Books on the market
16 pages of thick paper with sight words printed on inside front cover for student reference.

First Words Game Pack
Three games (Bingo, Go Fish, & Memory) designed to teach sight words – a big hit in classrooms.

My ABC Book
The first ABC book that the children create – simple drawings provide the cues for students creating their own ABC book.

Parent Pack
A set of books and games to teach the first 41 sight words at home.