•  Our Interview with Katherine Applegate
    Applegate talks about books for reluctant readers, tackling tough topics, and much more!
  • Welcome Winter!
    10 picture books about the winter season, for kids 3-12 years old
  • Assistive Technology
    Find resources to help kids become strong readers and writers
  • Start with a Book: Read. Talk. Explore.
    Themed books and activities to inspire active learning all summer long
  • Reading Tips for Parents in 13 Languages
    How to help your kids (babies to grade 3) build their literacy skills!
  • Match Young Readers with Books They Will Love!
    Create custom booklists from our library of 5,000+ books
  • Looking at Writing
    Writing samples from real kids PreK to grade 3, plus teaching tips
  • Literacy in the Sciences
    Simple activities that build literacy and science inquiry skills
  • Reading 101: A Guide to Teaching Reading and Writing
    What every teacher should know

What is the author's message? Does the author explain this clearly? How does this connect to what the author said earlier? Help kids actively engage with what they're reading!

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International Literacy Association Daily | January 16, 2019
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Growing young readers: what matters in early literacy

Kindergarten Readiness

Kindergarten Readiness

All About Pre-K: How to help our youngest children get ready to read! Video, tip sheets, milestones and more.

Great Teaching

Great Teaching

Reading 101: Our guide to teaching reading and writing, including 9 self-paced course modules.

Parent Engagement

Parent Engagement

Growing Readers: Subscribe to our monthly parent tips and help support your young readers! (In English and Spanish)

Start with a Book

Summer Learning

Start with a Book: Awesome books, activities, apps and more to keep kids reading, talking and exploring.

"To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark." — Victor Hugo, Les Miserables