If you watched Nickelodeon in the ‘90s, you could probably recite Hooked on Phonics’ commercials that would relentlessly appear between episodes of “Ren & Stimpy” and “Rugrats.”  

Hooked on Phonics was the original “decodable reader,” which we’re thrilled to announce are enjoying a sturdy comeback.

Simply stated, decodable readers are books designed for those learning to read; they contain only phonetic code that the student has already learned. You can’t build a house on air — you first need the foundation, then walls, then a roof. Decodable readers apply this same concept to learning to read.