The LightSail Library

Thousands of high-quality fiction and non-fiction texts free for LightSail users

We’ve made it a priority to include an extensive selection of diverse, high-quality content with your purchase of LightSail so that every student has access to exceptional texts. Through partnerships with leading content providers like News For Kids and Antares Reading, The LightSail Library gives classrooms thousands of e-books and articles written across topics and genres at a wide range of Lexile measures for students from grades K-12. With unlimited copies of each title available to students and LightSail’s assessments embedded throughout every text, the instructional possibilities are endless.

News For Kids
Written expressly for elementary students, this news source exposes kids to world news and a range of topics. LightSail users receive three daily articles, each written at three different Lexile measures, in English and one daily article in Spanish, plus 200 additional archived Spanish articles. These articles are ideal for elementary classrooms from 1st – 5th grade.

LightSail Classics
The LightSail Library offers more than 300 classic titles from authors such as William Shakespeare, Jack London, and Charles Dickens. With unlimited copies of each title available and assessments embedded in every one, these texts are ideal for whole class novel study and guided groups. LightSail’s annotation and discussion tools allow teachers to make these texts accessible to more readers than ever before.

In Partnership with
Antares Reading

Antares Reading provides short-form books across a wide variety of topics in English and Spanish that are exquisitely illustrated to engage and support young readers. These texts allow students to make connections between their everyday world and increasingly complex ideas, building foundational literacy skills, comprehension, and world knowledge. Antares Reading takes kids seriously, treating concepts with fidelity while honoring the age of its readers. The books prioritize diversity and reflect contemporary society, depicting a spectrum of races, ages, and family structures.

Ready to Expand your LightSail Library?

LightSail is designed to scale with your content needs. We help schools and districts improve literacy outcomes by embedding assessment into books that students want to read and that teachers routinely teach. Our instructional team has assessed another 4,500+ of the most popular titles across 71 publishers to help you build out a custom supplemental library when you are ready to expand. Click below to access our premium content book list, curated by our team of instructional experts, for elementary, middle school, and high school classrooms.