Growing Readers

Uncovering the World Through Books

At Bright Horizons, we help children, families, and teachers share the joy of reading. Our monthly book recommendations and storytelling tips bring books to life at home; we inspire young minds to develop compassion and acceptance through the work of diverse authors and illustrators; and our Growing Readers: Ready to Read curriculum supplement supports pre-reading and reading skills in our classrooms. 


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Growing Readers Review

Take a look at our monthly round-up of top book recommendations for every age group. Plus, find out what to talk about as you read with your child and how to extend their learning.


May's Book of Excellence, “Grandma and Me,” by Carole Boston Weatherford and Ashleigh Corrin, captures the love between grandmother and child with brilliant illustrations and vibrant, rhyming prose. This glorious celebration of family offers playful ideas for young children and the people who care for them.  

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Growing Readers: Ready to Read

Based on joy, confidence, and skills, this proprietary program connects Growing Readers books to strategic literacy concepts and provides a wide variety of language-rich experiences to prepare preschoolers for reading success.

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Growing Readers Book Club

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Join featured authors and Bright Horizons teachers as they read beautiful and engaging Growing Readers books for children of all ages.

  • Grandma and Me

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  • Brown

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  • Wonder Walkers

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  • Calm

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  • Listen

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  • On the Go!/ ¡A moverse!

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  • Animal Architects

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  • Rainbows in Bloom: Discovering Colors with Flowers

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  • Animals from A to Z: Exploring the Americas

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  • Langston Dances

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  • Who Takes Care of You?

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  • May Your Life Be Deliciosa

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  • Red House, Brown Mouse

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  • Everybody in the Red Brick Building

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  • Animals Go Vroom!

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  • We All Play

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  • Shapes

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  • So You Want to Be an Owl

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  • The Elephant's New Shoe

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  • Mayhem at the Museum

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  • Peekaboo Farm

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  • My Family, Your Family

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Grandma and Me

This month's Growing Readers Book Club video features the book “Grandma and Me” by Carole Boston Weatherford. Join Teacher Nate for a celebration of grandparents and other special adults by creating a keepsake with pictures or words that remind you of your special person.

Growing Readers Archive

Explore the past ten issues of Growing Readers Review for book suggestions and storytelling tips — click below to get started.

View the May 2023 Issue

View the April 2023 Issue

View the March 2023 Issue

View the February 2023 Issue

View the January 2023 Issue

View the December 2022 Issue

View the November 2022 Issue

View the October 2022 Issue

View the September 2022 Issue

View the August 2022 Issue

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