Writer Marc Aronson talks about how reading nonfiction develops critical thinking skills.
Simple activities you can do with kids to build literacy and science inquiry skills.
Hands-on learning with paired fiction and nonfiction books. Lots of STEM themes!
Librarians and the Common Core
Public and school librarians have a critical role in the Common Core classroom: sharing their expert knowledge of quality nonfiction books for kids, how to find primary sources, and information and media literacy.
Children's books and authors
Watch your favorite writers talk about how they research and write their nonfiction books for children. You'll also find tip sheets for parents on how to read nonfiction text, developing research and information literacy, the importance of reading across genres, and more. And, articles for teachers on the best ways to use nonfiction texts effectively in the classroom.
Sometimes it just takes one wonderful book to turn a kid into a reader. Tap into what interests your child. Browse these themed booklists selected by Maria Salvadore, our children's literature expert.
Visit our new companion website, chockfull of great fiction and nonfiction books, hands-on activities, parent tips, and much more. 24 kid-friendly themes to explore, share, and use for children's programs.
Watch Reading Rockets' exclusive video interviews with award winning children's book authors and illustrators. You'll find more than 100 interviews!
From setting a purpose for your study to choosing and researching the author to developing a culminating project, our author study toolkit will help create a rich, engaging classroom experience.
Reluctant and Struggling Readers
Find out what's happening each month in the world of reading. We have lots of resources and ideas for celebrating Read Across America, Poetry Month, D.E.A.R., el día de los niños, Read for the Record, cultural heritage months and more.
Motivate the special children in your life to read and read some more! Send one of the free e-cards below to a child, student, grandchild, colleague, or friend. The e-cards were created for Reading Rockets by award-winning children's book illustrators.