Reading Boat, Train and Rocket combine to make a nine-level reading series for young learners of English. In each book, carefully graded reading passages are supported by a variety of exercises. By completing these exercises, students build vocabulary, extend grammatical knowledge, and progressively consolidate their reading skills. To make this easier, the authors have created fun, same-aged characters who lead each passage and capture the imagination of young learners. Reading Boat, Train and Rocket also provide an easy-to-follow lesson format which enables students to actively take part in the reading and thinking process. In the higher levels fictional passages are alternated with non-fiction passages to help scaffold students towards academic reading.