The In Bloom series are curriculum-based chapter books that ease younger readers into reading. Each book uses decodable text, a repetition of sight words, and vowel sounds to raise recognition and confidence. Original illustrations help guide readers through the text. Cecilia Minden, Ph.D., a literacy consultant and former director of the Language and Literacy program at Harvard Graduate School of Education, created the text and format. Books include author biography, phonetics, and teaching guides.