Milly, Molly is a series of early reader books suitable for Key Stage 1 aged 5 to 7. It is broken down into 6 levels with 10 books in each set, to slowly build up children’s confidence and teach them to think about what they are reading. It was first published in 2000 and has been translated into 40 languages. They are a series of New Zealand children’s books written by Gill Pittar and beautifully illustrated by Cris Morrell. It was published by Sweet Cherry Publishing on 15 April 2014.
Milly and Molly are both good friends from different ethnic backgrounds, and they promote the acceptance of diversity and the learning of life skills. Milly is a 7 year old girl of dark skin and hair who love cats and the colour yellow. Molly is a 7 year old girl of light skin and bright blonde-orange hair. She likes princesses, cats and yellow too. Each book promotes learning of life skills.