ARC Press

Parents and teachers across the country have used these books to take thousands of children from "CAN’T READ" to "CAN READ."

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

High-Interest Nonfiction Texts

High-Interest Nonfiction Texts

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.

Training Wheels Series

Training Wheels Series

As seen in Barnes & Noble! The Training Wheels Series takes your child from 'Can't Read' to 'Can Read'.

Authentic, Emergent Reader Texts in Spanish

Authentic, Emergent Reader Texts in Spanish

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.

Fun and Engaging Fiction Series

Fun and Engaging Fiction Series

Our fiction books span multiple levels so students can continue to read about their favorite characters as their skills grow.

Books to Teach Specific Foundational Skills

Books to Teach Specific Foundational Skills

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.

Student Created Titles

Student Created Titles

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!

ARC Press News

ARC Press Authors Visit Printing Partner AZ Litho

August 25, 2015, Arizona Lithographers

ARC Press, American Reading Company’s emergent reader publishing arm, had a unique opportunity this week to do a press check on site at AZ Litho...

ARC Press Visits Student Authors at READ! By 4th Back to School Jumpstart Camp

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.

24 ARC Press Titles Selected as Spanish Common Core Exemplars

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.

Two Pennsylvania Firms Team Up To Help Beginning Readers Across The Country

February 26, 2014, American Reading Company

Online and television retail giant QVC, headquartered in West Chester, PA, is now partnering with American Reading Company, an educational solution and services provider based in...

Pennsylvania Firm Sees Great Growth in Education Space, Forecasts 30% Revenue Increase

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...

Take Your ARC Bookshelf With You!

April 9, 2013, American Reading Company

Our recently released ARC Bookshelf app makes it fun and easy for parents and kids to read together.

ARC Press Author Gee Johnson Visits Cramer College Preparatory Lab School in Camden, NJ

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!

Product Review - American Reading at Home

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?

From Skeptic to Enthusiast: American Reading at Home

November 13, 2012, Parenting

American Reading at Home was featured in’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.

American Reading Company Launches Direct-to-Consumer Business to Guide Parents in Teaching Kids to Read at Home

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.

American Reading Company’s ARC Press Titles Make Their Way to Pakistan

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.

Reluctant Reader Discovers ARC Press Books

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.

ARC Press Books:

Spanish: 400+
English: 500+
Training WheelsSeries

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