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1000 Books Before Kindergarten

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Get your child ready to read by sharing books together.

Read anything – even the same story over and over!

Read Every Week!

Week 1: Read 1000 Books Before…

We have a wide array of picture and board books for you to read with your child. Read 1000 Books Before Kindergarten!

Week 2: 1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Looking for a new book for baby and you to enjoy together? Here are a few of our favorites to keep the ball rolling for 1000BBK!

Week 3: 1000 Books Before Kindergarten

When you love what you read with your child, they’ll love it too! Discover a new favorite with the latest for 1000BBK!

Read Every Week!

What Does It Mean To Be Thankful?

Gratitude helps us feel happier and get the most out of life. When kids are feeling down, or forget their manners, read these books about…

Talk to Me!

The more words kids hear, the bigger vocabulary they will have. Knowing words makes them easier to recognize when they are learning to read.


Pairing classic video storybooks with related nonfiction e-books, BookFlix helps your early reader develop essential reading skills.

Week 50: 1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Reading to your child helps build their word bank. Make it rich with these books for 1000 BBK.

Week 49: 1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Play, sing, rhyme and read! Get baby’s mind moving with these stimulating picture and board books for 1000 Books Before Kindergarten.

Week 48: 1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Letters. Numbers. Colors. Shapes. The bright patterns and fun language in these picture books introduce your child to new ideas.

Week 47: 1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Create life-long memories reading with your child. It’s fun and a great time for bonding. Start here.

Week 46: 1000 Books Before Kindergarten

49. As your child’s first and best teacher, explore the world by sharing these picture books together.

Week 45: 1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Two million. That’s how many new connections a toddler’s brain creates each second. Share these stories and engage your child’s active mind.

Week 44: 1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Keep reading with your baby for 1000 BBK! Interactions with caregivers are so important for building little brains.

Week 43: 1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Who says learning can’t be fun? Bring out your inner actor and perform these show-stopping stories to fire up your baby’s brain.

Week 42: 1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Your child can enter kindergarten ready to read. Talking about picture books is a great way to start.

Week 41: 1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Wow! Birth to five are the most important years to build brains. Help your child fire it up with this new round of picks for 1000 BBK.

Week 40: 1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Set your toddler up for success with these fun and colorful reads for 1000 BBK! Your growing little one will love to learn!

Week 39: 1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Reading to babies and toddlers gets them ready to learn. Start now with these books about giving thanks to build their brains.

Week 38: 1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Your little one’s brain is like a sponge. Share this new round of books with your baby or toddler.
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