Meg and Greg

  • Features of the Meg and Greg Books

    Orca Two Read Books have many special features to help all kids who are learning to read, and especially kids who have the added challenge of dyslexia or who are learning English as an additional language:


    • Appealing text and graphics for 6-9 year olds
    • Text at a beginner reading level
    • Multiple levels of text
    • Phonics based
    • Stories with short chapters
    • Each story introduces one new phonogram
    • Each story builds on the previous one (cumulative)
  • The big idea behind Orca Two Read Books

    Learning to read is one of the most important things a child does. For many kids, learning to read happens with time, patience and practice. But for some kids, learning to read is tough — really, really tough. These kids often have dyslexia or another language-learning difficulty that adds an extra challenge to learning to read.

    Kids who are having a hard time with reading benefit from learning to read and spell incrementally and without spelling exceptions or advanced spellings thrown into the mix. Ideally, these kids learn and practice one phonogram at a time.

    These kids also tend to be learning the basics of reading and spelling at an older-than-average age. Imagine how tough it is to be on the basics when most of your peers are well beyond this stage. And then imagine that the available books at your reading level are stories written for much younger children. Not only is this boring, but it’s also demoralising. Older kids deserve content appropriate to their age, regardless of their reading ability.

    Enter the Meg and Greg series! The stories in these books are designed with exactly the kids described above in mind.

    The rules used to control each layer of text

    Each story includes adult or buddy reader’s text, kid’s text and illustration labels. Read a full explanation of how the different layers work.


    More Meg and Greg

    More Meg and Greg books are on their way! Books in the series will focus on these phonograms:

    Meg and Greg: A Duck in a Sock (available) has four digraphs: ck, sh, ch, th
    Meg and Greg: Frank and the Skunk (available) has four more digraphs: nk, ng, tch, dge
    Meg and Greg: The Bake Sale (August 2021) will cover magic “e” words: a-e & e-e, i-e, o-e, u-e
    Meg and Greg: Theft at the Market (August 2022) will cover “r” controlled vowels: ar, or, er, air

    • You could see how proud she was of herself and how the book encouraged her to read because she was actually doing it on her own.

      Chantale F., parent of a 9 year old