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Proven, Affordable, Turnkey Summer Reading Program


Let Kids Read Now handle all the logistics and summer work for you. We have developed a streamlined, step-by-step process to let your students choose nine books from the most popular titles. We bundle the first three books with printed parent guidebook and family reading night videos to build excitement. Our system handles registration, weekly summer parent contact, weekly shipments to the home and real-people multi-lingual help line for parents.

The Choice is yours

Better readers are the catalyst to engaged learners.

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The Real Cost of the summer slide

Kids who are not reading at grade level by fourth grade are four times more likely to drop out of high school. Only one in twenty-five will graduate from college, and one in ten will end up in jail.

Well-off students get ahead and keep moving up!

Disadvantaged students fall behind each summer and get dragged further down each year. Most are a full year behind in reading by the time they reach 4th grade.

Students saw “significant and substantial improvements in reading scores, especially in high poverty populations”


Dr. Richard Stock, Executive Director

University of Dayton Business Research Group

How our streamline program helps your child


Program Preparation

Students with teacher, select 9 books they want to read

Parents provide summer contact info, and agree to help with summer reading

Families attend reading night and receive first 3 books

Summer Engagement

Students read a book and talk about it with parents

Parents engage – responding to texts/calls/email – what book was read

Read a book, get a book. All summer long

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Managed Logistics

We make it easy on your staff by managing program logistics.



  • Teachers help students select nine books from the Wish List
  • Building Coordinator confirms student enrollment info in the Kids Read Now portal
  • Principal hosts a Family Reading Night.
  • SIS Manager shares reading scores so we can prove the program worked in your district.

Our Team


  • Each school gets a free book pack with every title on our Wish List
  • We train school staff to execute a successful program from start to finish
  • We provide enrollment materials so sign-up is easy
  • We bundle all Family Reading Night materials for easy distribution
  • Every week, we contact your students to ask if they read a book and encourage them to keep reading!
  • We mail a new book each week to every student who reports reading a book
  • We offer multi-lingual support for parents, provided by real people
  • We provide educators and parents with real-time data in the Kids Read Now portal
  • Each student who reads all nine books gets an end-of-program prize
  • Independent data analysis shows whether Kids Read Now worked in your district.




Book Wish List

Kids are given a Wish List to choose which books they want to receive through the summer

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Discovery Sheets

Every book includes Discovery Sheets to encourage discussions about the book with your child.

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Parents LOVE Kids Read Now!

Educators LOVE Kids Read Now!

Nearly 90% of educators who have used the program would recommend the program to other school districts.


A complete turnkey program for $60 per student

You can serve 33 students for the same cost as just one student in a typical summer school program.

KRN costs 3% of what the cheapest summer school/camp costs