ARO Publishing is delighted to tell you a little about ourselves. We've had the privilege of creating and publishing books for young children for over 25 years. More than 200 stories and characters have been brought to life by our authors and illustrator.
Even though its pretty hard work, we've had lots of fun along the way as we've worked to fulfill our mission. Our mission is to lead children to love reading by providing preschool and beginning readers with imaginative, delightful illustrations and easy to read stories which meet high educational standards.
Our founder is Bob Reese, a former Disney artist who is an author, and also a creator of wonderful and exciting illustrations, that keeps kids interested and engaged. I
Janie Spaht Gil, Ph.D., won the 2005 Teacher's Choice Award. She and Bob Reese have teamed up to produce two unique series of children's readers: the 15 Decodable Phonics books and the 6 Monkey Tales. which you will find on this site. Both are super fun and engaging for the youngest readers.
Sharon Oberne is also a gifted member of the ARO Publishing team. She has been nationally recognized as the winner in Nickelodeon's Bright Orange Teacher Contest, Cox Cable's Educator of the Year, National Daily Point of Light winner, among many other outstanding accolades. She writes science fiction books for more advanced and somewhat older children, 2nd through 4th graders.
We want to wish you happy reading!