Modelled on the proven and highly successful PM Books series, the new PM Gems have been written especially for emergent and early readers. These beautifully crafted and carefully levelled texts feature the favourite characters from the PM Story Books, including the much loved Sally, Max, Kitty Cat, Little Chimp and the highly popular Bear family, to provide another 50 fiction titles at the earlier levels.

Books that have recurring characters are ideal for literacy instruction as children want to read about their favourite characters again and again!

The PM Gems also contain the proven strategies and engaging features that are used throughout the PM series to ensure gradual progression and promote confidence in the reader.

  • Carefully levelled text with 1:20 new word introduction

  • Steady growth of sentence structure in order to ensure achievement

  • Repetition and review of high-frequency words

  • Consistent instructional path: small group instruction, informal assessment, independent practice.

PM is used extensively throughout Ireland and the UK for Reading Intervention programmes such as Reading Recovery, Fischer Family Trust, Catch Up, Better Reading and more.