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  •  Celebrate Black History Month!
    Video interviews with authors & illustrators, booklists, and activities for school & home
  • New Booklist: The People's House
    Learn about the White House, voting, and the people who helped grow this country
  • Adventures in Learning
    Themed books and activities that inspire reading, writing, and conversations with kids
  •  Our Video Interview with Dr. Rudine Sims Bishop
    A conversation about diverse books, celebrating children through poetry, and more
  • New Booklist! Looking Back, Looking Forward
    Featuring books from by Javaka Steptoe, Nikki Grimes, Ashley Bryan, and more
  • Literacy in the Sciences
    Simple activities that build literacy and science inquiry skills
  • Looking at Writing
    Writing samples from real kids PreK to grade 3, plus teaching tips
  •  Target the Problem!
    Understanding a child's reading problems — and practical ways to help
  • Everyday Conversations
    Activities to encourage speech & language development
  • Nonfiction for Kids
    Great kids' books, tips on reading nonfiction text and more

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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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