About Raising a reader

Family engagement is at the core of what we do. Our evidence-based programs help caring adults set their children up for success by creating shared reading routines, fostering social emotional learning, healthy family relationships and learning skills needed to thrive in school and beyond.

Through easy-to-use, multilingual materials and diverse stories, we meet families where they are and make shared reading more engaging and accessible for all children.  

Classic Red Book Bag

Classic Red Book Bag Program is designed to help families develop, practice and maintain home reading routines.

Children receive a Red Book Bag each week filled with award-winning, multicultural books to take home and book share with the caring adults in their life.

FAMILY shared reading program


Family Shared Reading Program is a fun way to support early literacy and school readiness through reading routines and meaningful home-school connections.
Family Shared Reading Program is designed to help families build home libraries. This bilingual English and Spanish program includes a family guide to support caregivers with strategies to maximize shared reading time together with their child.

super summer learning adventures

Super Summer Learning Adventures reinforces early learning skills through investigation, critical thinking, imagination and meaningful family experiences.

Super Summer Learning Adventures activates summer learning and builds home libraries. Families receive bilingual English and Spanish easy-to-use tools and resources to support language, literacy and math development, social emotional learning and wellness activities.


Bring Raising A Reader’s turn-key and flexible program to your community. When you join the network of national Affiliates you will receive our support every step of the way. Together, we will help children become kindergarten ready and 3rd grade reading proficient.

Contact Raising A Reader National at 650-489-0550 or email  rarinquiry@raisingareader.org