A love of reading has been proven to have far-reaching benefits for children, emotionally and academically. And children who enjoy reading become confident readers and read more often.

Each of the three levels in our Start to Read! series contains stories with picture clues and vocabulary words chosen specifically for that reading level. As kids gain confidence, they can progress to the next level with ease.
Start to Read! Advantage: reading improves learning in other areas

Effective early reading experiences have a positive impact on long-term, overall academic success and lifelong learning. School Zone’s Start to Read! Series maximizes a young child’s natural curiosity and love of amusing stories and characters.

According to a 2010 Fact Sheet published by the Center for the Study of Social Policy, “…68 percent of our nation’s 4th graders cannot read proficiently – a devastating statistic when research confirms that a child who is reading poorly in 4th grade is unlikely to graduate from high school.”