Celebrating Youthful Curiosity and Discovery Through Books and Reading

Literacy Resources

The Children's Book Council - An association of children's book publishers, dedicated to promoting children's books and reading. The CBC offers a wealth of resources, for children's book publishers but also for educators, librarians, booksellers, and parents. Visit the website

  • Diverse Kids’ and YA LitFront and backlist children’s and young-adult books that reflect the diverse nature of our world.

  • Building a Home Library - Lists of books for parents to utilize in building their home library, organized by age of the reader.

 

Every Child A Reader - A non-profit dedicated to instilling the love of reading in children. Its national programs are designed around that goal, including Children's Book Week, Children's Book Choice Awards, and the and the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Program. Visit the website

 

 

International Children's Digital Library - A collection of digital children's books in numerous languages, with the goal of making the riches of children's literature available to children anywhere. Books are searchable by country, date, author and illustrator, and more. The foundation also runs several research programs to explore how children's use books to interact and view the world.  Visit the website.

 

International Literacy Association - A global advocacy organization that seeks to empower educators and encourage leaders with resources to make literacy accessible to all. The organization has published countless books and journals in addition to enacting several global literacy initiatives. The website features reading lists and numerous resources for parents and educators. Visit the website.

 

Read Aloud 15 MINUTES - A non-profit organization that is working to make reading aloud every day for at least 15 minutes the standard in child care. WIth this in mind, Read Aloud has started a ten year campaign to increase the average amount of reading aloud time in the nation. Their website features downloads and updates on the campaign's progress. Visit the website.

 

Reading Is Fundamental - A non-profit organization that provides literacy resources as well as running several different programs, such as Books For Ownership which works to get books into children's hands through community centers, clinics, shelters, and so on. The website has a treasure trove of booklists, as well as activities, apps, and more. Visit the website.

 

Reading Rockets - A literacy initiative that provides resources and guides for parents based on literacy research. The website helpfully breaks down resources into broader categories, such as "Teaching Reading" and "Helping Struggling Readers," etc. They provide literacy tools in a variety of formats, from videos to blogs to fun downloadables. Visit the website.