Culturally Relevant Books. 30+ Languages.
We craft our books to help children learn to love reading while developing important pre-reading skills. The book narrations, in English and other languages, offer additional support. There are helpful suggestions for families at the end of each book. Visit Our Library.
Always Free. No Subscription.
The books are always free for all readers, with no login or personal information collected. We ask only that you share this valuable resource with others to increase readership. Books are sponsored by businesses within your community that are committed to helping us improve literacy.
Use in Your Classroom. Share with Parents.
Our library can be used anywhere and the classroom is a great place to start. Even better, send a link home to parents and engage them to read the same books. Think of it as putting an entire library into every child's pocket!
How does the library work?
Simply click on a book and start reading! Press the audio buttons to hear narrations available in more than 30 languages. It's a great way to supplement every young reader's experience.
What devices does it support? Will it work with our school's IT requirements?
Sounds great. So what's the catch?
No catch. No hidden agendas. We work with businesses to sponsor reading so our books will be free to read for everyone and our library, languages and narrations will continue to expand.
Don’t kids have access to enough books already?
Sadly, no. Although most communities have some great resources for access to free books, such as public libraries, 7 out of 10 children live in homes with an inadequate number of books (National Assessment of Educational Progress 2013). You can view the state of book scarcity where you live and work on our interactive Book Desert Map.
Are the books written in languages other than English?
Currently, our initial audience is readers learning in English, with narrated audio support for the wide variety of languages they may speak at home. Eventually, other text languages will be available.
Isn't screen time an issue for young readers?
We know that building a healthy, safe and fun reading environment is key to helping kids learn to love reading. We believe you can do that with both paper and digital books. By creating digital books, we also can provide narration support to enhance comprehension, especially for English language learners.
What information do you collect?
Is there an app?
Currently the website is the only way to access the library. We suggest you bookmark the website on your homepage.