Start with a Book

Ricky Rocket

Books and activities to build background knowledge — from Reading Rockets

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Afterschool and summer learning ... starts with a book!

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“Start With a Book is an exceptionally helpful site for parents and teachers who are looking for book suggestions, reading activities, and practical tips for teaching kids to read. Books are categorized by theme so you can choose subjects that you know interest your kid.”
— Common Sense Media