Parents and children who have travelled the road of learning to read in the past few decades will know the Ready to Read books. Introduced in the 1960s, they are used in the first years of school and guide readers through gradually increased levels of difficulty.
Since their inception, the "readers" have evolved. They've become colour-coded and the content and themes have changed to better reflect Kiwi culture and remove gender stereotypes.
Now, the series is up for another refresh. In a Request for Proposals for a new series of books, the Ministry of Education is seeking new content