March 2nd is Read Across America Day- also known as Dr. Suess Day! It’s a day designated to help celebrate young readers and encourage them to continue on their reading journey.
If you want to participate, but need help finding books for your students on a tight budget, here is a short list of free & low-cost books for your classroom.
5 Free & Low-Cost Book Websites:
First Book – is a non-profit organization for children in need. The First Book Marketplace offers thousands of brand new resources at 50-90 percent off retail price including books, school supplies, e-devices, teacher resources, games, and other educational materials.
WNDB in the Classroom – provides free, diverse books to low-income schools around the country.
Epic! – has over 35,000 eBooks, Learning Videos, Quizzes, and more for K-5- all available on their website for free!
Open Library – is a non-profit internet archive for books for adults and children. The website offers over 20,000 different free ebooks for children.
Literacy Empowerment Foundation – assists educational programs by providing inexpensive books. Recipients get free books – in sets of 100 – all they have to pay is shipping, handling, and administrative costs.
You can find the full list of free & low-cost books at https://www.readacrossamerica.org/free-books-for-kids-classrooms/
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