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Spread the Joy of Reading
Get tips for reading to children of all ages, find free and discounted books, browse recommended titles by theme, and more!
Use these resources to create lifelong readers.

Reading Tips

Make it a Read Across America to remember with these tips for inspiring young readers at home or in the classroom.

Free Materials

Need help finding books to put into the hands of readers? Check out these resources and bring print and online books to qualifying schools and students.

Books by Theme

Use these lists from NEA and Colorín Colorado to connect children and their families to diverse books, languages, and cultures and spread the joy of reading.
Member Gloria Pereyra-Robertson
These books also change mindsets and help children develop empathy. It allows them to get to know and get along with many different kinds of children and to recognize the beauty of what we all bring to class.
Quote by: Gloria Pereyra-Robertson, Oregon kindergarten teacher
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