For Parents

  •  Celebrate Black History Month!
    Video interviews with authors & illustrators, booklists, and activities for school & home
  • New Booklist: Winter Tales
    Snow plow races, quiet city walks, wintercakes, snow leopards, polar bears, and more!
  •  Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver: Heart and Humor
    Our exclusive (and fun!) interview with Henry and Lin, co-creators of Hank Zipzer and the new Alien Superstar
  • Start with a Book: Read. Explore. Learn!
    Themed books and activities to inspire active learning all year long
  • Reading Tips for Parents in 13 Languages
    How to help your kids (babies to grade 3) build their literacy skills!
  • Match Young Readers with Books They Will Love!
    Create custom booklists from our library of 5,000+ books
  • 7 Things to Know About Learning and Attention Issues
    How to help the 1 in 5 succeed in school and life
  • Journals and Field Notes for Young Scientists
    Science explorations give kids a chance to record all kinds of observations
  • Literacy in the Sciences
    Simple activities that build literacy and science inquiry skills
  •  Target the Problem!
    Understanding a child's reading problems — and practical ways to help
  • Everyday Conversations
    Activities to encourage speech & language development

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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Start with a Book: Read. Talk. Explore.

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"Reading is not optional." —

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