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.
“To add learning to the summer … I recommend visiting Start with a Book. It’s my lifesaver — maybe yours, too. Use it to get ideas for books to read, activities to do, apps to try, and a free texting plan that texts 3-4 literacy tips per week for the summer. Amazing, right?”
— Melissa Taylor, parent and blogger at Imagination Soup