By Christina Brownlee

February 3, 2022

We Need to Read

It’s no secret that we love books here at Kids Read Now. We love watching kids pick their own books. We love sending those books straight to their homes. We love seeing kids get excited to get new and exciting books in the mail. Most of all, we love how this process helps kids beat […]

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By Robert Bensman

January 21, 2022

We Are More Than This

  We sometimes want to give up, feeling like the world isn’t fair and there’s nothing we can do about it. With the pandemic not only continuing but worsening, wildfires and tornadoes damaging communities in winter, political tensions rising, and our own personal struggles going on, it’s no wonder life can get us down.   […]

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By Dr. Anne Marie Ristow

January 14, 2022

The Secret Strength of Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

There’s this widgetsmith on the opening screen of my iPhone that reads, “As long as we’re creating it’s not too late to change our story.” People’s stories motivate and inspire but they also connect us, help us grow. Throughout my years of being an educator, tucking in beside my fellow professionals, really hearing their journey, […]

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By Dr. Kelly Moran

January 7, 2022

My Resolution is Booked

Rejoice! We have made it to a new year.  Many of us educators were itching for 2020 to come to a rapid close only to find ourselves wishing 2021 away just as quickly.  Despite the recent challenges we have encountered, many of us still had the pleasure of ending the year with some sort of […]

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By Christina Brownlee

December 17, 2021

Embracing Nonfiction

At first glance nonfiction books can seem intimidating – facts, numbers, research, real-world stuff, EEK! – but nonfiction doesn’t have to intimidating or overwhelming. In fact, it can be quite fun with several benefits that kids may not even realize they’re gaining! Embracing nonfiction is one of the best things any kid can do. Here […]

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By Dr. Andrew Johnson

November 19, 2021

Teaching Critical Thinking Skills – Using Thinking Skills in Reading

Check out this webinar, Teaching Critical Thinking Skills – Using Thinking Skills in Reading, where Dr. Andrew Johnson examines how critical and creative thinking skills enhance learning. By the end of the webinar, you will: Understand what a thinking skill is Understand the difference between critical thinking and creative thinking Know how to teach thinking […]

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By KRN Admin

November 12, 2021

Kids Read Now projects 7 million books delivered by 2024

Kids Read Now started as a small, local nonprofit organization and has rapidly grown into an impressive leader in the fight against K-5 learning loss. Most students, particularly those from lower income families, experience steep reading skill loss over the summer break. Creating home libraries and engaging parents are key ways to accelerating summer learning […]

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By Dr. Andrew Johnson

November 5, 2021

How to Teach Writing

Are you looking for an effective way to teach writing for students in kindergarten through graduate school using an easy 5-step process? Look no further! This recorded webinar, How to Teach Writing by Dr. Andy Johnson, can show you how easy writing can be when you follow the 5-step process.

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By Dr. Mechiel Rozas

October 29, 2021

Books, Bricks, and Politics

I recently caught up with a dear colleague. When I asked her what she saw as she worked closely with our teachers and teacher leaders, her immediate answer was “politics”.   The concept that everything is political started with Aristotle and is consistently restated today. Although I avoid them, I cannot deny that what I […]

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By Christina Brownlee

October 22, 2021

The Top 10 of 2021

The Kids Read Now 2021 summer reading program was our best reading program to date! We mailed over 690,000 books to over 77,000 students all over the country. That’s pretty awesome, right? Here are the top 10 books requested this year.   #10 – Stone Fox By: John Reynolds Gardiner Illustrated by Marcia Sewell Little […]

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