Independent Reading Center

Reading materials that support independent reading, brought to you by Reading Is Fundamental.

Independent readers are cool! People of all ages benefit from spending time reading every day, and we've created four high-interest categories to inspire young readers. In addition to books and resources, each category has a Kids' Activity Center where children can explore the topic independently through read alouds, puzzles, and coloring pages.

Reading Is Fundamental is committed to ensuring that every child can read and our Independent Reading Center supports that mission. These book suggestions and related activities will help children chart their own path for reading!

Tips & Tools

Resources to help you encourage and support children that are developing their independent reading skills. From read-aloud activities to suggestions for tracking success, this section helps you help them.

Research & Rationale

Resources that provide more information about the benefits of independent reading: research that highlights the results and rationale that makes practical arguments for the practice.