BookSpring | Launching children into a world of reading

Literacy Statistics

A wealth of research provides evidence for the effectiveness of the core activities of BookSpring, including books-for-ownership programs; reading aloud practices; anticipatory guidance from doctors; parent engagement outreach; and family enrichment events that motivate young children to become readers and learners for life.

Here are just a few examples:

  • Higher reading exposure was 95% positively correlated with a “hub” region supporting semantic language processing in the brain, controlling for household income. Hutton, J. S., Horowitz-Kraus, T., Mendelsohn, A. L., DeWitt, T., & Holland, S. K. (2015). Home Reading Environment and Brain Activation in Preschool Children Listening to Stories. Pediatrics, 136(3), 466-478. Learn More

Children's Book Reviews


My Favorite Childhood Reading Story: Ramona and Her Father

Submitted by: Vickie L. When I was a little girl, it was my dad who read to me every night before bed. We sat in his little den, which consisted of floor to ceiling bookshelves, every square inch… Read More

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Learning to Say “Pooh-Pooh”

Submitted by: Hannah and her amazing mom I started reading Madeline to my daughter Hannah when she was tiny, around 2 months old.  We’d read it two to three times a week before bedtime until she was at… Read More

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Atticus Finch and Superman

Submitted by: Garrett Lenderman I didn’t fall in love with reading until I was forced to read To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. I read this great American novel for an English course in middle school because,… Read More

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