Start with a Book

Ricky Rocket

Books and activities for summer reading and learning from Reading Rockets

Start With a Book: Books and activities for summer reading and summer learning

Read. Talk. Explore!

Guest blogger Carol Shen, is a stay at home mom of two, creator of the blog, blueberrymom.com and serves on the Board of Directors of The Reading Connection. She'll be sharing her kids' learning adventures on Start with a Book inspired topics like gardening, the night sky, If I were President, and other ideas she and her kids are excited to explore.

Journey to the International Space Station with Astronaut Annie

Jul 15, 2019

Suzanne Slade

This month, in celebration of the anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing, we’re launching some out-of-this world reading fun that starts at Start with a Book with a new Space Rangers resource to help your young learners blast off on an adventure to explore, read, play, invent, build, and learn all about stars, our solar system, and space exploration! Join the mission!

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And … We’re Off!

Jul 03, 2019

Rebecca Burton

While books can transport you through space and time, sometimes you just have to get behind the wheel and go! Always a great bonding experience, the summer family road trip can also be a learning adventure full of meaningful and authentic opportunities for kids to read, write, listen, and talk.

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Sharks in Socks?

Jun 17, 2019

Erica Perl

portrait of Erica Perl

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Summer Reading Chills and Thrills

Jun 05, 2019

Rachael Walker

Rachael Walker

Children's literacy consultant Rachael Walker and many of the authors, parents, and educators she’s met and worked with talk about how books have changed their lives, how to bring books to life for young readers, and how to enrich kids’ lives with good books. (Also visit Rachael at her blog, Belle of the Book.)

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