November 13, 2018

It’s November, the season of Thanksgiving! Raising A Reader thanks you for your dedication and support for children and families across the country. As you continue this great work, know that Raising A Reader is available to help you along the way.

Between now and November 30th, for every purchase you make, your organization will be entered into a raffle to win a FREE Wordless Book Collection!   That’s over a $200 value!   Join us weekly on Facebook “Live” as we announce the Affiliates who are entered into the drawing and be sure not to miss the “Big Reveal” on December 3rd.

Don’t forget to submit your orders by December 1st to receive materials by the end of the year. Any orders placed during November/December should include shipping instructions during the holiday season.

Annual Affiliate Check-In:

Thank you to everyone who completed the 2018 Annual Check-In. We appreciate your prompt response! The winner of the Early Bird Drawing is: Tammy Vaughn from Anderson County First Steps. Congratulations, Tammy Vaughn!   She will receive a $100 credit towards Raising A Reader materials!

Please remember if you complete your survey by the final deadline on December 14,  you will be entered into the Book Worm Drawing and a chance to win a 2018 Refresher Set.

Need to complete the Check- In? Click here:  Survey Link

Contact Tymisha at if you have any questions or need assistance.

Winter Webinar

How to Improve your Raising A Reader Program: Efficient Use of Team Members

Join the discussion on Thursday, November 15th  to learn about the characteristics of  a productive and impactful team and how the Raising A Reader program can utilize these concepts to implement a successful program while maintaining fidelity.      


Cricket Magazines

Wondering what to give the children you serve or work with this holiday season?   While supplies last, Raising A Reader is offering Affiliates the opportunity to purchase 100 Cricket Magazines for $75. We have a full selection of magazines you can choose from.

Click –   Introduce your children, ages 3-6, to STEAM topics such as science, art, nature, and environmental issues with CLICK magazine.
Babybug – English/ Spanish 0-3 : Read aloud stories for babies and toddlers.
Ladybug –   English/ Spanish for Ages 3-6: Engaging stories, poems and activities for preschoolers.

To order, check out the  Ordering Site.

Affiliate Spotlight

Buffalo Public Schools launches Raising A Reader!

Buffalo Public Schools (NY), launched Raising A Reader during their Saturday Academy at two of their Community Schools. Families were invited to sign up for programming which takes place over four bi-weekly sessions during Saturday Academy. Children were invited to create a “reading buddy” craft while parents learned the process of the programming and the importance of creating reading routines in their homes. Families were given the Red Book Bag along with additional keepsake books for their home library.

Following Saturday Academy, the teachers and staff at BPS Community Schools attended professional development and Implementer training for the Raising A Reader program which they will begin to implement in their classrooms. Staff learned the research and theory that supports the program along with how to begin implementation in their classrooms. Lastly, they were guided as they set up their classroom book bag rotation and began packing their Red Book Bags.

For more information on how to integrate Raising A Reader into your Community School, contact us at

In Person Coordinator Training

Feb 12-13

Welcome to Raising A Reader’s Newest Affiliates:

La Escuelita Elementary School (CA)  

Solano County Office of Education (CA)  


November 15
2018 Winter Webinar