Colorin Colorado: Helping children read... and succeed!

Teachers who work with English as a Second Language learners will find ESL/ESOL/ELL/EFL reading/writing skill-building children's books, stories, activities, ideas, strategies to help PreK-3, 4-8, and 9-12 students learn to read.

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Books for Kids

These booklists for children celebrate a wide range of cultures, languages, and experiences. They are perfect for read-alouds and bedtime stories, as well as for author studies! You can also get to know some of the featured authors in our Meet the Authors section.

To see more recommendations, take a look at the following:

Featured Book of the Month

Rock and Roll Highway: The Robbie Robertson Story Rock and Roll Highway: The Robbie Robertson Story By: Sebastian Robertson Illustrated by: Adam Gustavson Age Level: 9-12 Reading Level: Independent Reader

Canadian guitarist and songwriter Robbie Robertson is known mainly for his central role in the musical group The Band. But how did he become one of Rolling Stone's top 100 guitarists of all time? Written by his son, Sebastian, this is the story of a rock-and-roll legend's journey through music, beginning with the songs and stories he learned from his mother's family as a child on a Six Nations reservation north of Toronto. Rock and Roll Highway is the story of a young person's passion, drive, and determination to follow his dream — and the story of how he became a beloved rock icon in the process.

Let's Read

Check out our Let's Read section for fun ideas and reading activities you can do with your child!

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