Make learning to read an exciting adventure. Immerse your little learners in the Start to Read. Early Reading Program. Each level in the series includes a Read-Along & Songs CD, offering Two Great Ways to Learn. Originally developed by educator and School Zone co-founder Dr. James Hoffman, the updated sequence-based series, which consists of storybooks and complementary materials across three progressive reading levels, is designed to build a solid literary foundation for any child while teaching kids that reading is fun.