For Parents

  • Follow That Map!
    12 picture books that explore maps, geography, our neighborhoods and our world
  •  Joseph Bruchac: Between Earth & Sky
    Bruchac's children's books, poetry and music reflect his Abenaki Indian heritage
  • New Booklist! Wild and Wonderful
    Explore a world of animals on land, in the air, and in the sea
  • Celebrate the traditions and cultures of Native peoples
    Booklists, author interviews, classroom resources and more from Colorín Colorado
  •  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
  • Booklist: School Days
    Getting ready for school means a lot of changes. These books offer fun and comfort!
  • 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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Dr. Joanne Meier
Dr. Joanne Meier
February 14, 2014
Start with a Book: Read. Talk. Explore.
"The man who does not read good books is no better than the man who can't." — Mark Twain