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  • Writing prompts, poetry walks, interviews with your favorite poets and more!
     Learning Through Poetry
    Writing prompts, poetry walks, interviews with your favorite poets and more!
  • Our Green World: Fiction and nonfiction books, hands-on activities, apps and more!
    Our Green World
    Fiction and nonfiction books, hands-on activities, apps and kid-friendly websites
  • Celebrate D.E.A.R. Day on April 12th and year-round with our family reading activities
    Drop Everything and Read!
    Celebrate D.E.A.R. Day with our family reading activities and tips
  • On the Go!
    New Booklist: On the Go!
    All about planes, trains, automobiles, big rigs (and a tugboat)
  • J. Patric Lewis: Our third Children's Poet Laureate, writing poems on every topic under the sun
     Meet J. Patrick Lewis
    Our third Children's Poet Laureate, writing poems on every topic under the sun
  • Nonfiction for Kids
    Nonfiction for Kids
    Great kids' books, tips on reading nonfiction text and more!
  • Literacy in the Sciences
    Literacy in the Sciences
    Simple activities that build literacy and science inquiry skills

Fighting for Your Child

Jennifer Simpson is a mother on a mission. She knows exactly where her daughter Emiliann should be as a reader — and that she's falling behind.

Launching Young Readers Series

Launching Young Readers Series

Our PBS series explores reading and writing development in young children. The programs feature top reading experts, best practices in the classroom, support for struggling learners and how parents can help their kids succeed.

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