Websites Promoting Literacy

American Academy of Pediatrics – information about language acquisition

Beginning with Books – For over 19 years, Beginning with Books has advocated the importance of early literacy as the best way to make a difference in the lives of children, especially of those at greatest risk. This organization continues to be a valuable resource to ensure that parents, teachers, and caregivers make reading a regular part of every child’s life.

Boston Public Library – Over 50 books lists on topics from animals and dancing to dragons and poems.

Carol Hurst’s Children’s Literature Site – a collection of reviews of great books for kids, ideas of ways to use them in the classroom and collections of books and activities about particular subjects, curriculum areas, themes and professional topics.

Center for the Book – a partnership between the government and the private sector to use the resources and prestige of the Library of Congress to promote books, reading, libraries, and literacy.

Children’s Book Council – sponsor of National Children’s Book Week and National Children’s Poetry Week

Children’s Book Project – founded to help build literacy by providing free, new and gently used books to children who need them in the San Francisco Bay area. Since 1992, over 800,000 books have been collected and distributed to children and their shelters, schools, community and daycare centers.

Children’s Literacy Initiative – helping teachers deliver effective literacy instruction and a love of reading to their students, Pre-K through third grade.

Guys Read – Books recommended by guys for guys, young and old.

My Home Library – Everyone needs books at home! This site has lots of information about building your own library, including where to find books, book reviews by children, and dozens of bookplates to print out and use for free!

ImaginOn – A collaborative venture of the Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County and the Children’s Theatre of Charlotte (North Carolina). With cutting-edge services and library collections, award-winning professional theatre and innovative education programs, ImaginOn brings stories to life through extraordinary experiences that challenge, inspire and excite young minds. Colorful, whimsical and unexpected!

International Reading Association – A professional organization for those involved in teaching reading and promoting literacy.

Parents’ Choice – The non-profit consumer guide to children’s books.

Raising a Reader – The Raising A Reader mission is to foster healthy brain development, parent-child bonding and early literacy skills critical for school success by engaging parents in a routine of daily “book cuddling” with their children from birth to age five.

Reach Out and Read – pediatric literacy initiative based in Boston

Reading is Fundamental (RIF) – Find reading activity calendars, parent guides to reading with children, read-along stories, literacy games and book list. También hay muchos sitios de Internet en español para niños y adultos.

Reading Rockets – Launching young readers by offering a wealth of information for families and teachers about books and the joy of reading, as well as interviews with authors and lists of books and book buying guides.

Tompkins County Public Library – book lists on themes