We believe that each child is a rising star in the world of reading, and we want to encourage them to reach for the stars as they launch their reading journey.

Nothing will get kids more excited about reading than a great, engaging story. And who better to shine a spotlight on the world of reading than the stars kids already know and love? That’s why the Ready-to-Read list features the stars kids want to read about.
Click here to view Ready-to-Read books of these favorite characters!

We hope you’ll join us as we blast off on our journey to help kids become reading stars.
The reading universe awaits them!
Why you should reach for the
STARS
All books have been vetted by educational experts to adhere to latest beginning reader guidelines

Great stories spur imagination and encourage storytelling

Motivational star-themes leveling system and supporting materials will make all kids feel good about learning to read...

...even those who are a bit reluctant or who struggle at first.

Stellar feedback for

“Ready-to-Read has levels that really are reliable for teachers and useful tools for our newest readers.”
—Ed Spicer,
first grade teacher and reading specialist, Allegan, Michigan


“There’s just enough story here to keep very beginning readers’ interest without overwhelming them with words.”
—Booklist
(Review of Katy Duck and the Tip-Top Tap Shoes, Star/Level 1)

“Easy sight vocabulary with good rhyming words will support young readers, and the illustrations are colorful and expressive.”
—School Library Journal
(Review of Inch and Roly and the Very Small Hiding Place, Star/Level 1)

“An affectionate, upbeat tone and irresistible subject matter make this a must for easy-reader collections.”
—School Library Journal
(Review of Hello, Mommy ZooBorns!, Star/Level 1)

EDUCATOR RESOURCES

ACTIVITY SHEETS

OLIVIA Word Search
Inch and Roly Coloring Sheet
Bugs Coloring Sheet
A Team Stays Together Maze
Katy Duck Mother’s Day Coloring Sheet
Trucks Connect the Dots
Really Rotten Princess Image Search
Henry and Mudge Matching Game
Robin Hill School Back to School Connect the Dots
Friday the Scaredy Cat Maze
OLIVIA Thanksgiving Drawing Sheet
Annie and Snowball Snowflakes
Eric Carle Maze
ZooBorns Connect the Dots
Trucktown Licenses
Assorted Mike the Knight Activities
Daniel Tiger Coloring Sheet
Brownie & Pearl Matching Game
Henry and Mudge Maze
Assorted Hero Dog Activities
Annie and Snowball Word Search

CLASSROOM GUIDE DOWNLOADS

Classroom Guide for Educators
Sticker Template Sheets

E-CARDS AND CERTIFICATES

I’m a Rising Star! E-Card
I’m a Reading Star! E-Card
I’m a Reading Superstar!
E-Card
I’m a Reading Megastar!
E-Card
Rising Star Certificate (Educators)
Star Certificate (Educators)
Superstar Certificate (Educators)
Megastar Certificate (Educators)