For Parents

  • Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage
    Discover rich cultures, humor and traditions in these beautifully-told stories
  • Heroes in Action!
    Explore what it means to be a hero with our newest Reading Adventure Pack
  • Get Ready for Summer!
    Read. Talk. Explore! Booklists and activities for a season of learning
  •  Watch Out for Fish-Stick Nunchucks!
    Meet Jarrett Krosoczka, creator of the beloved Lunch Lady series
  •  Meet Newbery Winner Linda Sue Park
    Sharing family stories, Korean culture and history
  •  Our interview with Grace Lin
    "Books erase bias ... a book makes all cultures universal."
  • Our Green World
    Fiction and nonfiction books, hands-on activities, apps and kid-friendly websites
  • Go Bird Crazy!
    Learn all about birds with our newest Reading Adventure Pack
  • Literacy in the Sciences
    Simple activities that build literacy and science inquiry skills
  • New Booklist! Spring Is in the Air
    Animals awaken. Baseball beckons. March winds begin to blow.
  •  Target the Problem!
    Understanding a child's reading problems — and practical ways to help
  • Portraits of Struggling Readers
    Meet four children who are learning to become strong, confident readers
  • Reading Adventure Packs for Families
    Robots, stars, flight, dinosaurs, oceans, bees, building, music and more!

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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PBS Kids Lab

Lindamood-Bell Learning Centers


Our Literacy Blogs

Dr. Joanne Meier
Dr. Joanne Meier
February 14, 2014
Maria Salvadore
Maria Salvadore
Start with a Book: Read. Talk. Explore.
"Oh, magic hour, when a child first knows she can read printed words!" — A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, 1943