Series: Rocket


ROCKET THE BRAVE! by Tad Hills
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 31, 2018

"Rock on, Rocket! (Early reader. 5-7)"
Into the woods…. Read full book review >
ROCKET'S 100TH DAY OF SCHOOL by Tad Hills
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 23, 2014

"Rocket's fans will enjoy practicing their skills and their own countdowns to (and collections for) Day 100. (Early reader. 5-8)"
Rocket, the dog of reading fame, spends the first few months of school collecting 100 "special things," but when the 100th day of school finally arrives, five are missing. Read full book review >
DROP IT, ROCKET! by Tad Hills
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 8, 2014

"Rocket's fans should enjoy this book geared directly to children who, like their hero, are tackling the hard work of reading. (Early reader. 5-8)"
The irresistible, black-and-white puppy named Rocket moves into the early-reader market following his wildly successful picture-book learning experiences, How Rocket Learned to Read (2010) and Rocket Writes a Story (2012), and a board book, Rocket's Mighty Words (2013). Read full book review >
ROCKET'S MIGHTY WORDS by Tad Hills
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 9, 2013

"Nothing really new here, but Rocket fans—at least those who don't consider themselves too old for board books—may enjoy using this as a tool for practicing word recognition with the sweet puppy they've come to love. (Board book. 3-6)"
Hills' adorable black-and-white spotted dog named Rocket (How Rocket Learned to Read, 2010; Rocket Writes a Story, 2012) returns in this oversized vocabulary primer. Read full book review >
ROCKET WRITES A STORY by Tad Hills
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 24, 2012

"A perfect choice to inspire new readers and writers. (Picture book. 4-8)"
For new reader Rocket, every new book is a treasure and an adventure, "like a place he'd never been to, like a friend he'd never met." Read full book review >
HOW ROCKET LEARNED TO READ by Tad Hills
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 21, 2011

A digital version of a 2010 tree-book about a small dog set on the road to reading by a clever avian educator. Read full book review >
HOW ROCKET LEARNED TO READ by Tad Hills
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 27, 2010

Rocket is as cute as can be, and he's all dog. He plays with leaves and sticks, sniffs everything around him, listens to the birds and takes long naps. Then an enthusiastic yellow bird appoints herself his teacher, coaxing him with alphabet banners and singing him captivating stories that leave him wanting more. Through the summer and autumn, he learns his letters and some useful words. During the winter, Rocket is on his own, practicing his letters, sounding out and spelling words. When his teacher returns in the spring, they read happily ever after. Hills's gentle, sweet tale is a paean to the joy of reading and the teachers that inspire it. He emphasizes Rocket's steady progress and patience with admiration and gentle humor. His soft oil-and-colored-pencil illustrations create a sweetly warm and fuzzy atmosphere. Teachers and librarians will read this book to youngsters just beginning their first encounters with "the wondrous, mighty, gorgeous alphabet," and those new readers will identify with Rocket's accomplishment. Lovely. (Picture book. 3-7) Read full book review >