Support children’s learning and engagement with these free downloadable reading guides. Each guide is packed with instructional support strategies to help you enhance the experience of reading with children. New guides are added every month.
Every Day Dress Up
“It's no secret that little girls love playing dress up, but the little girl in this book ditches her princess duds in favor of costumes inspired by great women in history.”
"Elmo and his Sesame Street friends help teach toddlers and the adults in their lives that everyone is the same on the inside, and it’s our differences that make this wonderful world, which is home to us all, an interesting—and special—place."
“Harpreet Singh loves his colors—but when his family moves to a new city, everything just feels gray. Can he find a way to make life bright again? This simple yet sensitive story is about a child coming to terms with things beyond his control.”
Jamie Is Jamie: A Book About Being Yourself and Playing Your Way
"When free-spirited Jamie arrives at a new preschool, all the children learn that gender expression doesn't determine which toys to play with. Join Jamie’s new friends as they learn the importance of cooperation, creativity, empathy, and gender expression."
It Feels Good to be Yourself: A Book about Gender Identity
"This book is a sweet, colorful, straightforward exploration of the fact that some people are boys, some people are girls, and some people are both, neither, or somewhere in between. It provides young readers and parents alike with the vocabulary to discuss this important topic with sensitivity."
8 year old Emma, who recently moved into the neighborhood, wants to meet new friends but the pandemic has made that impossible until her idea ignites a chain reaction showing readers that even small acts of kindness can create big results.
Drawing is what Ramon does. It¹s what makes him happy. But in one split second, all that changes. A single reckless remark by Ramon's older brother, Leon, turns Ramon's carefree sketches into joyless struggles. Luckily for Ramon, though, his little sister, Marisol, sees the world differently. She opens his eyes to something a lot more valuable than getting things just "right."