Books & Reading

Read every day with your child

Why is reading so important? Reading to children helps them develop important language and vocabulary skills, enhances social skills, and enriches their lives! Students who don't read over summer vacation lose out on this important skill building and can lose months of learning.

It's never too early to start reading with your child

Within your child's first year, they are able to learn basic language and reading concepts, such as how to hold a book and that you are reading words and not pictures. Studies show academic development improves if children develop enthusiasm for reading at an early age. Children who start kindergarten ready to learn to read have greater success throughout their school years.

Check out these helpful brochures on Reading Aloud from Reading is Fundamental (RIF):

Reading Aloud to your Children

La Lectura del Niño Preescolar

Award Winners
Caldecott Medal - Awarded every year to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children

Newbery Medal - Awarded every year to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children

Reading Lists

100 Great Children's Books - These great titles are timeless. Check them out today!

California Department of Education - Lists and describes recommended books for children K-12.

Online Stories

  TumbleBooks Library is a wonderful way to get children excited about reading, from animated picture books to chapter books, TumbleBooks has a great collection of various e-books for all ages.