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Hook Your Kids on Poetry for World Poetry Day

Posted on 17.Mar.22 in Book Recommendations

Does the thought of reading antiquated love poetry fill your kids with dread? Let’s break down the poetry barrier with verses that are accessible and engaging. With LightSail’s incredible selection of poetry for kids, there’s a poem for every reader. 1. Modern Poems If your students are worried that poetry is going to be dry […]

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Explore the Past Through Graphic Novels

Posted on 2.Mar.22 in Book Recommendations

Are graphic novels on your radar when you’re looking for historical fiction books for kids? If you say no, you’re not alone. Many parents don’t equate comic books with academic lessons. Now’s the time to change your thinking on that, though. Graphic novels can be an incredible way for young readers to gain a new […]

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10 Must-Read Books About Ancient Egypt

Posted on 1.Mar.22 in Book Recommendations

Ancient Egypt is an incredibly intriguing period to study. With pyramids, pharaohs, mummies, and hieroglyphs, this era is right up many kids’ alley. Here are 10 books that are sure to hook your children on learning the secrets of Ancient Egypt. 1. 50 Things You Didn’t Know About Ancient Egypt Families who are looking for […]

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Take a Look at Top Earth Science Books

Posted on 1.Mar.22 in Book Recommendations

Earth science is a broad category, but there are no lack of books to pique your students’ curiosity. If your children have earth science projects to complete for school, they might be able to focus on oceans, volcanoes, rocks, or outer space. The problem often lies in narrowing down where you want to focus.  Where […]

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African-American Non-Fiction Book Lists

Posted on 28.Feb.22 in Book Recommendations

Are you looking for the best African-American non-fiction books online? Look no further! We’ve pulled together an extensive collection of top titles for kids of all ages. Whether you’d prefer picture books, audio narratives, or classic autobiographies, you’ll find plenty to choose from in the categories below. 1. Picture Books Start your children with African-American […]

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Must-Read Series about the African-American Experience

Posted on 28.Feb.22 in Book Recommendations

Finding one good book featuring Black culture and characters is a treat, but finding a whole series is even better. To help you out, we’ve pulled together a list of 10 incredible series — both fiction and non-fiction — that you’ve got to check out. They feature page-turning stories, relatable African-American characters, must-know leaders, essential […]

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Chemistry Books for Every Kid

Posted on 28.Feb.22 in Book Recommendations

Chemistry keeps the world turning. Every day, plants, oceans, soil, air, and even the human body are home to chemical reactions. Chemistry is also involved in producing food, medications, and household products. To help your kids learn more about this essential branch of science, check out the chemistry book ideas below. 1. Solids, Liquids, & […]

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Books to Inspire Love for Planet Earth

Posted on 25.Feb.22 in Book Recommendations

We have only one planet, so it’s up to all of us to take care of it. Books can teach your kids valuable lessons about environmental topics. If you’d like your kids to become good stewards of the planet, these environmental science books are a great place to start. 1. Starting Young: Environmental Science Books […]

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Must-Read Weather Books for Kids of All Ages

Posted on 25.Feb.22 in Book Recommendations

Do you have a meteorologist-in-training on your hands? Is your family working on a weather-themed science fair project? Would a scientific explanation help soothe your child’s fear of thunder? No matter the reason, weather books for kids may be just what you need. Books written on a young reader’s level are just right for explaining […]

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By honing in on a child’s precise Lexile reading score, LightSail can match them with books that are at that “just-right” level to promote optimal reading progress.

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Every book and article in LightSail contains 6 layers of added features that let your child experience books.

By adapting to a child’s precise reading ability, offering them content that is at that “just-right” reading level to promote literacy growth, and providing a fully customizable, rewarding reading experience, LightSail unlocks the magic of reading in ways no physical book or static e-reader can.

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LightSail contains an entire suite of parental control features that govern every aspect of the platform from video viewing, to chats, to what content can be seen and accessed.

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