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  •  Celebrate Black History Month!
    Video interviews with authors & illustrators, booklists, and activities for school & home
  • Looking at Writing
    Writing samples from real kids PreK to grade 3, plus teaching tips
  • New Booklist: Imagine, Think and Play!
    Killer zucchinis, Frankencrayons, frogs on logs, a scurry of squirrels ... and more
  •  Congratulations, Jerry Pinkney!
    2016 Winner of the Coretta Scott King–Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement
  • Numbers and Measuring
    Fiction and nonfiction books, activities, and educational apps for kids 3-12 years old
  •  Meet Jennifer Holm!
    Co-creator of the very pink Babymouse and the very green Squish
  • Nonfiction for Kids
    Great kids' books, tips on reading nonfiction text and more
  • Literacy in the Sciences
    Simple activities that build literacy and science inquiry skills
  • Everyday Conversations
    Activities to encourage speech & language development
  •  Target the Problem!
    Understanding a child's reading problems — and practical ways to help

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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Dr. Joanne Meier
Dr. Joanne Meier
February 14, 2014
Start with a Book: Read. Talk. Explore.
"When I say to a parent, "read to a child", I don't want it to sound like medicine. I want it to sound like chocolate. " — Mem Fox