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Features to Know

LightSail has state of the art parental controls, tools for struggling readers, and automatic and integrated comprehension checks, as well as many other features that make LightSail stand apart from the crowd.

A world of books is waiting for you!

Tens of thousands of books from dozens of your favorite publishers, including faith-based content.

LightSail is Lexile® Driven

A scientifically-validated metric for matching children with the perfect books to promote reading progress.

Learn how LightSail’s library is tailored to your child’s reading level!

Age Range

Age Range

LightSail for Reading at Home is designed for ages 8-18, but we also have World Book Kids for ages 5-7 and World Book Early Learners for preschool and kindergarten ages.

15-Day Lexile Cycle

15-Day Lexile Cycle

LightSail keeps track of and automatically updates your child's Lexile level every 15 days to ensure that your child is reading at the optimal level for growth.

Your Data

Your Data

LightSail gives you information you can understand about your child's reading skills.

Power Texts & Zone of Proximal Development

Power Texts & Zone of Proximal Development

Never again worry about what level books your child is reading. LightSail's Power Texts keep your child in that just right zone for learning.

Reading Comprehension

Reading Comprehension

LightSail has built in automatic comprehension checks which allow you to know what your child understands from the text.

Social Media

Social Media

LightSail allows both parents and children to display their accomplishments on social media platforms.



LightSail makes reading fun with the ability to earn badges, gift rewards, motivational messages, and more!

Parental Controls

Parental Controls

LightSail gives you complete control over the content your child can access.

Age Range

Age Range

LightSail for Reading at Home is designed for ages 8-18, but we also have World Book Kids for ages 5-7 and World Book Early Learners for preschool and kindergarten ages.

Offline Reading

Offline Reading

Your child will be able to choose books to read offline, so they can take their reading with them wherever they go.

Struggling Readers

We help struggling readers with:

ADD and ADHD | Wandering Mind
CVI (cortical vision impairment) |Autism | Dyslexia

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Motivate children to read and write by incorporating fun challenges and rewards.


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Money back

Our 90 day money back guarantee

30 Minutes a Day + 5 Days a Week + 3 Months = GUARANTEE your child’s independent reading level will improve.*

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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.

About Us

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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