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LightSail Classics


Classics are an ingrained part of our educational system. They teach history, context, vocabulary, and help to develop higher order comprehension skills. Your child will encounter these texts throughout their educational career, from elementary school to graduate school. Classics at all levels are used to spark discussions about philosophy, history, government, art, science, and more. These texts will challenge your child’s understanding of the world.

LightSail has over 3,500 classics from all levels. This includes both fiction and non-fiction works that span from Ancient Greece to Progressive America. Within the collection, LightSail supports your child with seven layers of educational features, such as text-to-speech for unknown words, an integrated dictionary, and related audio or video clips. Let LightSail provide the foundation for your child as they learn through the Classics.


Click on a classic to experience . . .
. . . how children on LightSail answer one of the thousands of thought-provoking questions written by highly experienced educators and designed to spark critical thinking and a deeper analysis of the text than just reading alone.

A Tale of Two Cities
Anne of Green Gables
Pride and Prejudice
Romeo and Juliet
The Secret Garden
The Velveteen Rabbit
Twelve Years a Slave

Sample Book Questions


Author: William Shakespeare

Included in the book:

8 Multiple Choice Questions

  • RL.3, Location 28%
  • RL.5, Location 44%
  • RL.2, Location 66%
  • RL.2, Location 85%
  • RL.1, Location 100%

3 Short Response Questions

  • SNE, Location 18%
  • MIT, Location 35%
  • SNE, Location 100%
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How do I know what books are right for my child?

LightSail takes the guesswork out of choosing books for your child by tailoring each child’s library to their precise reading level.

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.

And because LightSail contains such a wide-ranging array of content, there is always a vast selection of books for any topic or interest.

What ages/grades is LightSail for?

LightSail’s Premium and Standard subscriptions are designed for children in grades 3 through 12 (ages 8-18).

We also have a World Book Kids subscription for grades 1 through 2 (ages 5-7) and a World Book Early Learners subscription for PreK through K (ages 2-5).

Is LightSail different from an Amazon Kindle or other e-readers?

Unlike static e-readers, LightSail doesn’t just offer children books.

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.

What types of parental control do I have over my child’s activity and content?

In short, complete control.

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.

Additionally, LightSail’s revolutionary ChildSafe Content Controls lets parents screen and block content according to dozens of nuanced subcategories based on maturity factors, family values, and religious topics.

How can I make reading fun for my child?

LightSail incorporates gamification features into every aspect of the platform, especially reading!

By integrating badges, goals and milestones, social sharing options, motivational messages, and the ability for parents to add customizable gift rewards, LightSail incentivizes reading, writing, and learning just like kids’ favorite games.

Parental Controls

Parental Controls allows you to relax while your child is in LightSail. You have complete oversight of all of your child's activities. The ChildSafe matrix lets you control the content your child is allowed to read. You will be guided through the Parental Controls set up, so you never have to worry about whether a book is not appropriate for your child.

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We are LightSail for Reading at Home-a literacy and language arts platform adapted from LightSail Education. LightSail Education has been working to advance literacy skills in K-12 schools since 2012.


LightSail has built gamification into every step of your child’s journey. They can set goals, earn badges, use social sharing, and gift rewards. These practices make learning in LightSail fun and rewarding. Your child will be encouraged and excited to read.

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