Learn more about children’s literacy by exploring the following online resources.
National Children’s Book and Literary Alliance
Created by award-winning children's book authors and illustrators, the organization creates and develops special projects and events that promote literacy, literature, libraries, and the arts; educates the public about practical literacy and education solutions; and ensures young people's right to read.
Reach Out & Read
Doctors, nurses and medical professionals prescribe books for children, with a special emphasis on low-income families. At each regular check-up from 6 months through 5 years of age, the child receives a new book to take home.
Read Across America
The National Education Association’s (NEA) year-round program focuses on motivating children and teens to read through events, partnerships and reading resources. At the national level, the NEA spearheads the program with support from more than 50 national nonprofit and association partners. Locally, everyone from community centers to hospitals is invited to host local events to celebrate and promote children's reading. Contact your local school, library, bookstore, or local chapter of NEA's Read Across America partner organizations about events that are taking place in your community.
Reading is Fundamental
The largest children’s literacy nonprofit in the United States delivers free books and literacy resources to those children and families who need them most. Their vision is a literate America in which all children have access to books and discover the joys and value of reading. Planting seeds of inspiration in our nation’s most vulnerable children is what RIF and a network of more than 400,000 volunteers do. Whether in schools, homeless shelters, or community centers—wherever you find children—RIF volunteers distribute books, stage reading motivation activities, and promote the importance of literacy in their communities.
The Reading Tub
The volunteer-run nonprofit offers more than 2,500 in-depth book review profiles by reader type (advanced, dormant/reluctant, remedial, middle grade), reading level (Flesch-Kincaid standards), subject, title and author.
Save the Children
The hallmark of Save the Children's literacy initiative is the Literacy Block, which consists of an hour of activities that support increased reading achievement including guided independent reading practice, fluency-building support and listening to books read aloud.
Offers free videos of well-known actors reading children’s books accompanied by dynamic graphics. They also provide supplemental activity guides for each book, developed by an early-age literacy specialist.
The United Nations World Food Program site offers a vocabulary-building trivia game for students at any level. For each correct answer, FreeRice donates ten grains of rice to those in hunger around the world.