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Summer reading

The long, lazy days of summer offer kids lots of opportunities to discover new interests, new books and the pure pleasure of reading just for fun. Summer is also a great time for hands-on explorations that connect kids to what they're reading — that helps build background knowledge and ensures that children are ready for the challenges of the new school year. Find more resources and ideas in our Summer Reading calendar section.

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Our PBS Television Series:
Launching Young Readers

Explore ways to create a literacy-rich summer for kids, including struggling learners.

Professional Development Webcasts

Professional Development Webcasts

Listen, watch, and learn from top experts in these engaging roundtable discussions. Each webcast features a 60–minute video as well as recommended readings and suggested discussion questions.

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"I feel the need of reading. It is a loss to a man not to have grown up among books." —

Abraham Lincoln