Designed for students who are almost ready to read, regardless of age or first language, and illustrated with bold, engaging photographs, ARC Press books provide extensive picture and pattern support for your newest readers. ARC Press Books bridge the gap between listening to books read by others and beginning to read on your own.
With more than 600 books in English and Spanish, we offer a breadth and depth with an abundance of choice in deciding what book to read next. Choice is important to young readers because it instills a sense of ownership and pride in making decisions about learning to read. From marine life to sports to ecosystems to fictional tales about the family dog, our high-interest collections are designed to appeal and educate. Download the ARC Press Catalog.
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Hippo Moms in English & Spanish
ARC Press helps students read like scientists and historians as they explore the world around them. Our Science and Social Studies books teach grade-level concepts and reading skills side-by-side.
As seen in Barnes & Noble! The Training Wheels Series takes your child from 'Can't Read' to 'Can Read'.
More than 250 unique ARC Press en español titles are available for beginning Spanish readers, 24 of which have been selected as exemplar texts for the Common Core en español initiative.
Our fiction books span multiple levels so students can continue to read about their favorite characters as their skills grow.
We provide students with authentic texts to teach specific decoding skills, word work, and word recognition in reading levels K-2. Learn more about the Foundational Skills Toolkit here.
Students that write and illustrate their own books during American Reading Company’s RESEARCH LABS have a chance to get their book published by ARC Press. Only the best are chosen!
August 24, 2015, American Reading Company
In an ongoing partnership with the Free Library of Philadelphia, American Reading Company (ARC) was excited to have three of their authors visit and speak with the Back to School Jumpstart Campers on August 24th.
July 22, 2014, American Reading Company
24 Spanish titles are now part of the Common Core Exemplar Literature and Informational Texts recommended by the team of experts and educators responsible for the Common Core en español initiative.
February 26, 2014, American Reading Company
September 10, 2013, American Reading Company
American Reading Company is quickly becoming the go-to provider of customized curricular support and residency-model professional development for schools and school districts, and a sought-after partner for school districts, corporations, foundations...
March 21, 2013, American Reading Company
What’s your newest favorite book? Imagine the author coming and reading it with you and your friends—what a fun way to enjoy a good read together!
November 30, 2012, I'm a full time mummy
If you’re like most parents visiting our site, you have questions you’d like to ask fellow caregivers: How do I introduce my child to reading? What if they don’t yet recognize the alphabet? What is the American Reading at Home experience really like?
November 13, 2012, Parenting
American Reading at Home was featured in Parenting.com’s Class Notes blog today; the post’s author, a passionate supporter of literacy, went from skeptic to supporter over the course of her research.
September 16, 2011, American Reading Company
As a nationally recognized leader in research-based programs for schools, American Reading Company today announced the launch of its direct-to-consumer website for parents: American Reading @ Home.
December 16, 2010, American Reading Company
Thanks to Camden City Public School ESL teacher Khadijah Sidiqi, students in Pakistan are now using American Reading Company’s ARC Press titles to help them learn English.
June 21, 2010, American Reading Company
ARC Press author Trace Taylor recently visited a second grade classroom and met a reluctant reader who got hooked on a ARC Press books.
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