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  • Bright Ideas for Back-to-School Night and Beyond
    Resources and tips for parents and teachers to launch a great year
  • If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School, DON'T!
    Plus 9 more wonderful back-to-school picture books
  • Booklist: School Days
    Getting ready for school means a lot of changes. These books offer fun and comfort!
  • 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
  • Wow! Oceans!
    Celebrate World Ocean Day with books and hands-on activities
  • 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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February 14, 2014
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"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read." — Groucho Marx