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Free Books For Kids

BookSpring recommends that families explore reading together at home online. Digital children’s books can be a terrific online addition to a print library, if the e-books are simple (without lots of pop-up distractions) and if they are used… Read More

Ready for School?

By Jill Gonzalez, Associate Director Ready for School BookSpring’s Top 10 Back to School Read-Alouds It’s that time of year again! It’s time to head back to school, see old friends, and make some new ones. Whether your… Read More

How to Create a Reader Friendly Home

Mariela Rodriguez, Communications Director  The promotion of literacy at home has long term benefits for the whole family. Reading together not only has developmental benefits, it increases the parent-child bond, creating healthier relationships and a more solid sense… Read More

How a Chaotic 15 Minutes Turned into “Book Time”

By: Rebecca Shah In our house there are about 15 minutes after supper and before we start the bedtime routine that are often challenging for our five-year-old and two-year-old (and, frankly, for us). The kids are tired and… Read More

Over Half of Austin Children Reading on Mobile Devices

Central Texas Reading Survey

Results of the 2017 Central Texas Reading Survey A wide body of research consistently shows that reading is one of the most important indicators of personal and professional success, and yet, historically we have known very little about… Read More