Bug Books, controlled decodable books

Bug Books, controlled decodable books

These brightly illustrated, contemporary, controlled, decodable books engage even the youngest reader. For use with direct, explicit instruction. Designed with Orton Gillingham practitioners in mind, but perfect for classroom or home reading. These books are approximately 25 pages, with large text on one page and a corresponding, colored illustration on the other. They consist of CVC short vowel words, no blends or digraphs. Also included are a few irregular words, such as the, listed at the back of the book. 

 

  • For short a books, click here
  • For short i books with short a, click here!
  • For short o books with short  a and i, click here!
  • For short u books with short  a, i, and o, click here
  • For short e books with short  a,  io, and u, click here

 

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 Free Teacher Guides are now available for all BugBooks! 

Read more about these books here! https://laughingogrepress.com/blogs/thoughts-from-my-notebook/decodable-readers

Lex Bianchi does all the cute illustrations. You can find more of Lex's work here

 

Digital Book Bundles are Now Available!

Please note: digital books are not meant to be printed or reproduced






Nat short a book 7
$6.99

Nat short a book 7

Laughing Ogre Press

The last book in this series involves several of the characters we have met in past books. Nat owns a hat shop. She has just posted an ad on an app...

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Cal short a book 1
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Cal short a book 1

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  Cal is an animal lover!  This is book one in a set of 7 short <a> books. This is the simplest text. Perfect for the first decodable reader....

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Cam short a book 2
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Cam short a book 2

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Cam is a farmer! In book 2 of the set of 7, we find Cam dealing with his naughty pig, Ham. Ham is big and round and sure to bring a smile to your s...

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Tam short a book 5
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Tam short a book 5

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Book 5 of 7 in this series. Tam is an intelligent businesswoman. She is always on the go! We met her earlier in book 4, Sal. In this book, we see t...

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Sal short a book 4
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Sal short a book 4

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Sal is book 4 of 7 books. In this book, we will also meet Tam.  Sal owns a cab, or maybe he drives for Lift or Uber. He offers a much-needed servic...

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Val short a book 3
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Val short a book 3

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Val is a scientist! Book 3 of 7 in the series, Val is hard at work in her lab. Donned in a white lab coat and safety glasses she is poised to creat...

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Sam short a book 6
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Sam short a book 6

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Book 6 of 7 taps into trendy cultures. Sam has a job as a tattoo artist. He is very creative! Sam receives a text from his friend Nat. Nat would li...

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Short a Bug Books Bundle
$45.00

Short a Bug Books Bundle

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The bundle includes all seven short a Bug Books. Also available as a download!  Books may be purchased individually too!  Cal Cam Val Sal Tam Sam ...

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Short a Bug Books Bundle Digital Download
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$48.00
$45.00

Short a Bug Books Bundle Digital Download

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   These books now come in the fun flip book format!  The bundle includes all seven short a Bug Books. This is a one-time download.  Don't forget t...

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Miss Kim short i book 6
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Miss Kim short i book 6

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Miss Kim is Kip's school teacher. She has a big personality and is an exceptionally talented teacher. One of her many talents is rapping. You and y...

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Jill short i book 5
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Jill short i book 5

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Jill is the local doctor. She never knows who she will be treating. Today it is Cam; it appears his naughty pig, Ham, has been up to no good.  This...

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Kip short i book 4
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Kip short i book 4

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Kip is a cool kid. His dad is Sal, the cab driver. Most mornings, Sal is up and ready to take Kip to school. But not this morning; Sal looks a litt...

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Liz short i book 3
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Liz short i book 3

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This is Liz; she lives on a hill. Like a lot of prospectors, she is alone searching for precious metals.  With the help of her GPS and online maps,...

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Lil short i book 2
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Lil short i book 2

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Lil is in a band, and her brother, Sam, plays in the group with her. Sam is running late for the show and needs to grab a cab. Sal is there to help...

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Biff short i book 1
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Biff short i book 1

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Biff is book 1 of the short <i> books. As we can see, Biff, the chef, is a caterpillar. His partner Tam is a ladybug. Like all the families i...

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Sid short i book 7
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Sid short i book 7

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Sid is an aspiring fashion designer. This year's trend is bib overalls. Sid designs clothes for Lil. She wears all Sid's clothes at her gigs. But s...

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Short i Bug Book Bundle
$45.00

Short i Bug Book Bundle

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This bundle contains all short i Bug Books. You may purchase the books individually, too!  Biff Lil Liz Kip Jill Miss Kim Sid  Also available as a...

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Short i Bug Books Bundle Digital Download
$45.00

Short i Bug Books Bundle Digital Download

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 These books now come in the fun flipbook format!  This bundle contains all seven short i Bug Books. Don't forget the Teacher's Guide!  Please note...

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Dom short o book 7
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Dom short o book 7

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Dom is a mob boss, and he is an unlikeable fellow.  Nat's Hats was just robbed. Was Dom behind this job?  Bob and Oz are on the lookout for the thi...

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Bob and Oz short o book 6
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Bob and Oz short o book 6

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Bob is a police officer; his dog, Oz, is a cop dog! Sometimes there isn't much to do for a cop dog, so Bob and Oz while away the time playing until...

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Tod short o book 5
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Tod short o book 5

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Tod, the bodybuilder, spends a lot of time at his gym. Tod logs the workout on his activity tracker! He owns a gym; he also owns a slick hot rod. U...

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Roz short o book 4
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Roz short o book 4

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Roz drives a compost truck. It is a hot, stinky job, but composting is also important! Her route takes her past Biff, the chef's house. What does B...

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Rob short o book 3
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Rob short o book 3

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Rob is the star player on the Blue Sox. Miss Kim is a big Sox fan. The team has tied up the game. Rob is up! Will Rob make it out of the hot box? T...

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Jon short o book 2
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Jon short o book 2

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Jon owns a hotdog food truck! All the kids, including Kip, love the hotdogs. Sadly, Kip puts a little too much on the top of his hotdog. Read how h...

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