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."
Gloria is a little girl with a great talent, she can speak both Spanish and English! On her visit to Mexico she learns all about the local food, culture and traditions but struggles to remember some Spanish words when put on the spot. Her wise grandma shares some advice that helps Gloria find her confidence when she's invited to a piñata party! The book will both help readers with their Spanish and to learn about Mexican traditions.
Gloria es una niña con un gran talento, ¡puede hablar tanto español como inglés! En su visita a México, aprende todo sobre la comida, la cultura y las tradiciones locales, pero le cuesta recordar algunas palabras en español cuando se le pone en el lugar. ¡Su sabia abuela comparte algunos consejos que ayudan a Gloria a encontrar su confianza cuando la invitan a una fiesta de piñatas! El libro ayudará a los lectores con su español y a aprender sobre las tradiciones mexicanas.
Omar, el jaguar delivers two powerful messages: the importance of protecting our land, and the fact that accepting diversity enriches us and enables us to connect with other people. Beautifully illustrated, Omar, el jaguar will surely become a favorite in any classroom or home.
Omar, el jaguar transmite dos mensajes poderosos: la importancia de proteger nuestra tierra y el hecho de que aceptar la diversidad nos enriquece y nos permite conectarnos con otras personas. Bellamente ilustrado, Omar, el jaguar seguramente se convertirá en uno de los favoritos en cualquier salón de clases u hogar.
In this charming story about their friendship, Charlotte and Taylor become best friends. They also have challenges as they go through daily life as kids. This story opens up the door for conversations about differences and how they make us stronger together as friends and allies.
Little Allies is a touching tale that reminds us of the importance of accepting each other, celebrating our differences, and working to become an ally. The colorful pictures show Ally’s willingness to stand by her friends, even when she doesn’t know how else to help. Adults in the story are also important allies, helping kids navigate challenges, learn ways to support, and cherish their uniqueness.
When a teacher asks the children in her class to think about what makes their families special, the answers are all different in many ways — but the same in the one way that matters most of all. This story is a warm and whimsical look at many types of families.
Teachers do so much more than just teach academics. They build a sense of community within their classrooms, creating a home away from home where they make their students feel safe, included, and loved. In this book, children will learn that their classroom is a place where it's safe to be themselves, it's okay to make mistakes, and it's important to be a friend to others.