Penny and Rio
“Creating Interactive Books for Exceptional Readers.” Award-winning Penny and Rio early chapter books provide wholesome entertainment and exciting learning fun for children.
All three of the books in the Penny and Rio series are recipients of the Mom’s Choice Awards for Juvenile Fiction—Early
Reader. In addition, the books have also been awarded The
Dove Foundation’s Family-Approved Seal. Reviewers rave
about the books.
“I can Highly Recommend this cute dog detective series
to all families, especially animal lovers. The Mysterious Backyard Meeting and The Locked Doghouse Mystery will keep your
children happily engaged and may even inspire them to write
their own stories about their pets. We can’t wait until the next
installment of the Penny and Rio series comes out.”—Jenny
Thompson, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, October 2010
On the website, teachers and parents will find curriculum
aids. Designed by the author, Jennifer Swanson, M.S. Ed., the
packet includes exciting and interesting ideas for how to use
the Penny and Rio books in homeschool classrooms. Provoking discussion questions, interactive role-playing assignments, and even suggestions of similar books for text-to-text
connections will engage students and get them thinking like
the dynamic canine detectives.
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