We believe that each child is a rising star in the world of reading, and we want to encourage them to reach for the stars as they launch their reading journey.

Reading opens a new galaxy for kids, and we want them to know that wherever they are—as a Stellar Starter at Ready-to-Go!, a Rising Star at Pre-Level One, a Star at Level One, a SuperStar at Level Two, or a MegaStar at Level Three—they are all reading stars.

Nothing will get kids more excited about reading than a great, engaging story. And who better to shine a spotlight on the world of reading than the stars kids already know and love? That’s why the Ready-to-Read list features the characters that kids want to read about:

  • Stars from television and movies like Olivia, PJ Masks, Peanuts, Batman.
  • Stars from our classic books like Katy Duck by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, David Carter's Bugs, and Eric Carle.
  • And familiar stars from our Ready-to-Reads like Henry and Mudge, Annie and Snowball, and the Robin Hill School gang.
  • We also welcome new rising stars that kids will quickly fall in love with: Hamster Holmes, the Dino School bunch, and The Adventures of Otto.
  • Don’t forget to check out our nonfiction Ready-to-Read series: History of Fun Stuff, Science of Fun Stuff, Secrets of American History, and the Living In… series.

Click here to view Ready-to-Read books of these favorite characters!

We hope you’ll join us as we blast off on our journey to help kids become reading stars. The reading universe awaits them!

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