“Summer is a critical time for literacy skills. Things like decoding, letter knowledge, and word reading skills are very susceptible to decay without frequent practice.”
James Kim, an assistant professor of education at Harvard University
The weather outside may be frightful, but planning summer reading can be delightful. ESSER and Title I Funding makes it possible to send students home with take-home book packs that build literacy skills and engage the entire family. Here are some ways to get books into the hands of students this summer:
September 18-24, 2022 marks Banned Books Week, the annual celebration of the freedom to read.
Recent years have seen a significant rise in the number of book bans and challenges in both school and public libraries in the United States. In support of access to books, we’ve previously compiled a list of resources to combat challenges in your school or library.
This September we’re celebrating books that highlight science, math, and real-world problem solving!
When you sign up to participate you’ll receive free STEM and STEAM author videos and activities that will electrify lesson plans. We’ll send an email each week in September with links to videos and activities. Make it an exciting STEM-tember and click here to register!
Keep an eye out for these highly anticipated titles!
We’re excited to launch some really beautiful picture books into the world this fall. From fictional stories of unlikely friendships to true tales of heroism and upbeat calls to inclusivity, there are inspiring pages here for every reader. Take a look at our upcoming fall picture book releases you won’t want to miss.
A few months ago we celebrated Nonfiction November and shared read-aloud videos of some of our favorite nonfiction books. We had so much fun we thought we’d show some love to fiction next! Throughout the month of February we’re sharing read-aloud videos of twenty-eight different fiction picture books! The videos are yours to share with students and readers, whether you’re watching them in your classroom or library or using them for hybrid and distance learning. Featured read-alouds include two laugh-out-loud Monkey with a Tool Belt titles, fan-favorite Dino-Basketball, the celebrated and heartfelt story A Map into the World, and more! Keep reading to see the video release schedule or click here to download a PDF schedule.
Fiction February participants will receive an email every Sunday beginning January 30, 2022 with links to read-aloud videos for every school day that week (along with recommended related titles!) The videos will be available to watch through March 1, 2022.
Ready to join the fiction fun? Sign up now!