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  • Books for Martin Luther King, Jr., Day
    Stories about helping others and making a difference in your community
  • Reading Adventure Packs for Families
    Robots, stars, flight, dinosaurs, oceans, bees, building, music and more!
  • Start the New Year with a Chortle
    10 funny picture books featuring gnomes, toucans, orange aardvarks & more!
  • Go Bird Crazy!
    Learn all about birds with our newest Reading Adventure Pack
  •  Meet Jeff Kinney (and His Sidekick Greg)
    The candy and the vitamins: getting kids excited about reading
  •  Brown Girl Dreaming: Meet Jaqueline Woodson
    Woodson's beautiful books are realistic, hopeful and authentic
  • Building Print Awareness Through Read Alouds
    How to guide your child's attention to the print on the page
  • Portraits of Struggling Readers
    Meet four children who are learning to become strong, confident readers
  • Nonfiction for Kids
    Great kids' books, tips on reading nonfiction text and more

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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"Oh, magic hour, when a child first knows she can read printed words!" — A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, 1943