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The Power of Home Libraries: Closing the Achievement Gap Through Book Gifting Programs

In March 2023, Scholastic released a groundbreaking white paper titled "Home Libraries," which highlights the transformative potential of home libraries ...
Print-to-Speech and Speech-to-Print: Mapping Early Literacy

Print-to-Speech and Speech-to-Print: Mapping Early Literacy

By: Jeannine Herron, et al. In this overview, learn how early literacy benefits from both print-to-speech and speech-to-print instruction, creating ...
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2022 Survey Shows Troubling Drop in Print Books at Home

Parents and educators alike need timely information about how reading today may be different than it was in the past ...
BookSpring Book Giveaway

New Research Links Book Giveaway Programs to Early Childhood Literacy

By Jayme Carrico Studies have found a child’s access to books plays a significant role in early childhood literacy. One ...
Revealing the 2020 Central Texas Reading Survey

Revealing the 2020 Central Texas Reading Survey

The BookSpring 2020 Central Texas Reading Survey provides valuable information about the reading habits of families in Central Texas.  Conducted ...
Exploring the 2019 Central Texas Reading Survey

Exploring the 2019 Central Texas Reading Survey

BookSpring’s 2019 Central Texas Reading Survey offers insight into the state of reading in Central Texas and early literacy efforts ...
Summer Reading Enriches Future Academic Success

Summer Reading Enriches Future Academic Success

It is no mystery that summer break can result in an exponential loss of academic skills or the “summer slide.” ...
Reading is Complex: And That's Good!

Reading is Complex: And That’s Good!

by Emily Ball Cicchini, Executive Director Reading isn't simple. I am noticing more discussion lately in education circles about reading ...
Highlights from 2018 The Central Texas Reading Survey

Highlights from 2018 The Central Texas Reading Survey

BookSpring’s Central Texas Reading Survey offers intriguing insights into the state of reading in Central Texas, and the implications for early literacy ...
20 Books at Home Significantly Impacts Success

20 Books at Home Significantly Impacts Success

by Christy Anderson The Number of Books at Home Impact a Child’s Educational Success It has long been asserted that ...
New Study on Book Gifting for Babies

New Study on Book Gifting for Babies

By Emily Ball Cicchini, Executive Director The tradition of book gifting has been studied scientifically by researchers in education and ...
Targeting Summer Slide with New Program

Targeting Summer Slide with New Program

By Joel Gross  Photos by Tyler Schmitt / The Mill Photography BookSpring is excited to announce the launch of Summer Success, ...
Central Texas Reading Survey

Results of the 2017 Central Texas Reading Survey

Over Half of Austin Children Reading on Mobile Devices A wide body of research consistently shows that reading is one ...
New Reading Program Shows Promising Results

New Reading Program Shows Promising Results

BookSpring has just completed preliminary evaluation of the pilot Read For Success program in Central Texas and the results are ...
Read Aloud Infographic

Troubling New Study on Reading Aloud

by Mateo Ibranji 54% of parents do not read aloud A new survey shows how far we have to go to ...
Reading to Young Children Makes Lasting Impact

Reading to Young Children Makes Lasting Impact

by Christy Anderson It makes sense: the more a child reads, the better a child gets at reading. But studies ...
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