One copy of each book in Level 9 of the decodable InitiaLit Readers sequence, designed for children in their first year of school, focusing on blending consonants in words with four sounds (CVCC, CCVC). The 8 titles included are: 9.1a Swim in the Flags (Shared) / 9.1b The Black Shells 9.2a The Croc / 9.2b The Lost Pup 9.3a Mick and Dan / 9.3b Fish Snack 9.4a Floss and the Band / 9.4b The Band Plays These Readers are carefully scaffolded for children to practise their developing reading skills, following the InitiaLit–Foundation phonic sequence, and should be purchased by schools using the InitiaLit–Foundation program. Full sets of Readers (Levels 1-9), bundle sets for each level (1-9) or individual titles can be also be purchased by parents wishing to support their child’s reading, or by any school wishing to provide decodable readers to support an evidence-based synthetic phonics approach to teaching reading. Each title includes instructions and pre- and post-reading activities to help teachers and parents use the books effectively. In addition, the first Reader in each level is a Shared Reader, allowing an adult to provide extra support by reading together with a child (alternating pages).