Cambridge Reading is a major new reading scheme providing stimulating books and support materials for the teaching of reading throughout the primary years. Key features include: a coherent yet flexible structure for teaching and learning; a variety of attractive picture books; a balance of text types and genres, including stories, poems and information books; an integrated phonics programme; comprehensive support materials.The thirty Beginning to Read books give children a first experience of reading. Four of these by Juliet Partridge, feature the everyday activities of a young girl in the Lee family, all with enchanting illustrations by Sami Sweeten. The text of A Very Hot Day and The Picnic is kept simple whilst that of Blowing Bubbles and That’s Me! is slightly more advanced.