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Dorbooks, Inc. was founded in 1985, and is dedicated to the proposition that everyone can learn how to read, no matter what their age or problem.

Dolores HiskesDolores G. Hiskes, the author, illustrator, and creator of all Dorbooks products, has been involved with education most of her adult life, ever since teaching her own children how to read. She has tutored reading for over thirty years with 100% success, and collected classic old reading and spelling books from English-speaking countries all over the world.

During this time she developed a unique teaching method that prevents or corrects reversals, which is similar in effect to exercises often prescribed by specialists to treat dyslexia. Finally, she organized and simplified all of this information into one comprehensive reading and spelling text--the award-winning and best-selling Phonics Pathways.

Phonics Pathways is now being used by parents and professionals worldwide, and recently has been honored by winning its fifth national first-place award as "Best Phonics Program in the Country." Starbucks and Hewlett-Packard have made a video clip of students using Phonics Pathways at the highly-successful YES Reading Center in Palo Alto.This promotional video clip encourages volunteerism, and it was shown on every United Airline flight in the country.

Learn more about Dolores Hiskes in this new video interview:



Dolores continues to write new material, set up school and community tutoring programs such as the YES Reading Center, and write articles for professional journals such as The California Reader (California Reading Association), Education Matters (Association of American Educators), The National Right to Read Report and many others. She also writes and publishes a free e-mail newsletter, "Phonics Talk" and her new Phonics-Talk Blog.

She has received a number of honors and recognition for her contributions to education, including being featured in five different Marquis Who's Who directories: Who's Who in American Women, Who's Who In The West, Who's Who In Education, Who's Who in America, and finally Marquis Who's Who in The World.

Dolores lives in Marin with her fat, spoiled, black and white fuzzy tuxedo cat Josi (named for her publisher). She is near her family of two beloved children and two adored grandchildren, and has taught every one of them how to read! Dolores loves to travel, hike, read, visit with friends and family, and see good movies and plays. She also loves to paint with watercolors--if and when she can ever find time to do so!

Questions or comments? Call Dolores at 415-888-8121 or - Write to Dolores

Dewey® and Dewey Decimal Classification® are proprietary trademarks of OCLC Online Computer Library Center, and are used with permission. Dewey the Bookworm, Dewey D. System, Bookwormus Giganticus, and the design mark of the character Dewey are trademarks of Dolores G. Hiskes. Copyright © 1982 by Dolores G. Hiskes.

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