Carnival is a series that goes hand in hand with Tales of Youth; however, the series differs by introducing the concepts of Silent E, R Family, and Diphthongs using only one syllable words. Readers progress from Primer level to a 1.7 grade level. The stories range in genre, sometimes detailing everyday life as a child; other times stretching imaginations with tales of incredible fantasy.
- Books end with numbered lines to facilitate Words Per Minute tests
- Books end with lines of Nonsense Words addressing respective concept
- Books end with lines of Sight Words found in the previous pages
- Back Cover includes pictures of concepts in story, to aid in retelling of story using visual hints