Start with a Book

Ricky Rocket

Books and activities to build background knowledge — from Reading Rockets

collage of images of kids learning through books and hands-on activities
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Afterschool and summer learning ... starts with a book!

Blocks of photos of children doing activities.
“Not only does Start with a Book recommend excellent age-appropriate books, it makes it easy to make the crucial real life connections to those books that build the background knowledge and vocabulary kids need. I love how this useful tool has helped the parents and volunteers we work with to motivate kids and excite them about books and reading.”
— Eileen Hanning, literacy consultant and founder of Read, Learn, Reach