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Reading to a child is one of the most powerful predictors we have of later reading ability. And while reading a story over and over again is known to help children build their vocabulary, Haskins Global Literacy Hub arrives with an expertly curated and growing list of books for infants to adolescents that will be new favorite reads to the child in your life.

Haskins Global Literacy Hub's (HGLH), a partner of The Windward School and The Windward Insitutecurated book list is a new and free resource to help parents, grandparents, caregivers, and educators find book titles that are fun, engaging, appropriate, and diverse (in style, subject, and authorship).

To make things even more accessible and to help instill a lifelong love for reading for all, many of the titles chosen are widely accessible at public libraries. HGLH has even made it easy enough for you to click on the book image, and it will take you to a corresponding WorldCat page, connecting you to more than 10,000 libraries worldwide.

The children's book resource page also features favorite children books by scholars and literacy advocates like Professor Maryanne Wolf, PhD, a longtime supporter and friend of The Windward School and The Windward Institute. We'll give you a hint as to what her favorite book is - "Three decades after my own children begged for it to be read the fiftieth time, I can still recite it and still remember where the little mouse hides from page to page."

And don't just visit the Curated Book List once! HGLH says they will be growing the number of books with trusted partners.

Visit the Haskins Curated Book List Here


About the Windward & Haskins Partnership

Our partnership with The Haskins Global Literacy Hub allows us to further collaborative dialogue with leading educational institutions to bridge the research and educational worlds. This supports a core pillar of The Windward Institute, a division of The Windward School, toward providing all students with language-based learning disabilities with their right to research-based instruction.  

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