Resources for Developing Readers

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Learning to read is a process that takes plenty of practice, repetition and motivation. We've compiled tips, recommendations, activities and lists of excellent books for kids in Kindergarten-3rd grade to help parents and caregivers support their developing readers in building the important skills of Reading Motivation, Background Knowledge, Decoding, Fluency and Comprehension.

Tips and Recommendations for Supporting Developing Readers

Skills for Developing Readers

Tips and Recommendations for Beginning Readers

How to Find Books for Your Developing Reader

What's the Story With Reading Levels?

Help Your Child Practice Reading at Home


Welcome to Reading Kits

Reading Aloud to Your Developing Reader

STEM Activities Inspired by Beginning Readers

Librarian Recommended Booktalks for K-3rd Graders

Great Books for Developing Readers

Beginning Readers

Best & Brightest Beginning Readers 2017-2019

Dig Into Awesome Beginning Readers!

Must-Read Beginning Readers

Letter Sound Books

Chapter Books

Great Chapter Books for Developing Readers

Must-Read 2nd-4th Grade Chapter Books

Transitional Chapter Books Featuring Kids of Color

Chapter Books to Read Aloud Together

Graphic Novels

Terrific Graphic Novels for Kids K-2nd Grade

If You Liked Narwhal and Jelly


Nonfiction Books for Developing Readers

Fascinating Nonfiction Books for Developing Readers

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